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“SNL” at Flenniken Landing

When you see “SNL” or Saturday Night Live you might first recall a popular late-night comedy series, but at Flenniken Landing the name has a much deeper meaning for those who struggle with addiction.

In 2014, Flenniken Landing began hosting a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) support group also known as “Saturday Night Live”. The event, which is open to residents and the community, has already been well received. Each week the group picks a speaker to tell their story and where they are on the journey to recovery.

“When times get tough and it seems easier to just go back to bad habits, listening to someone who shares your own struggles can be a motivator to continue on the hard road to recovery,” said David Ault, KLF's Vice President of Programs. “The group has already been a blessing to our Flenniken Landing residents, but the response from community members has also been overwhelming.”

The NA speakers event has quickly become a success with over 100 people attending each week. “When we started hosting ‘SNL’ we thought we’d have 20-30 people attend. It’s been an incredible experience to help meet such a strong need in the community around us” remarked Charles Rogers, Director at Flenniken Landing.

Flenniken Landing is a 48-unit permanent supportive housing development in South Knoxville. Our full-time case management staff helps residents with the challenges and successes of re-establishing positive life choices, the basis of which housing is provided by Flenniken Landing.

The Flenniken Landing program relies on donations from the community to help with outfitting each apartment for new residents. Knoxville Leadership Foundation will be holding a Household donation drive in April. Items such as towels, bedding, decorative items, dishes and flatware, as well as pots and pans are needed donations throughout the year. Please consider donating your unused items to help welcome our residents to their new home. For more information email Alexa Goddard at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For more information about Flenniken Landing, visit us online at www.klf.org.