Children’s Home to cut ribbon on Crossroads Transitional Living

The Blount County Children’s Home will host a ribbon cutting for their new Crossroads Transitional Living Program on Aug. 22.

The Crossroads Transitional Living Program will be situated in a house constructed beside the Children’s Home at 901 McCammon Ave., and will serve homeless young men in Blount County.

“Crossroads Transitional Living Program is a service for young men between the ages of 18 and 21 to help them become emotionally, physically and economically self-sufficient,” board member John Huffman said. “Since we are no longer serving kids at the Home, this is the first time anyone will be living on site in the several years since the state changed residential program requirements.”

Mayor Jerry Cunningham is scheduled to cut the ribbon at noon on Saturday.

Crossroads is a new program funded by grants, Huffman said. “We are using the house built beside the Children’s Home.”

To celebrate the new program, a motorcycle ride will be held that morning starting at the American Legion Post 13 at 224 Waters Road, Maryville. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the riders will leave out at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 865-681-6323.

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