Our United Way mission is to improve lives by addressing local health and human services needs and the AveNew Initiative was created to make the Greater Kingsport area a safer, healthier, and more resilient community by addressing substance misuse through education, prevention, and connection to community resources.

If you need immediate assistance for yourself or a loved one, call or text

TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789


Sullivan County Overdose Response Team at 423-408-8134 https://sites.google.com/scadcoalition.org/sullivanod/home

Ballad Health 24 Hour Respond Crisis Hotline: 800-366-1132

Ballad PEERhelp Warmline M - F Noon to 10pm: 877-733-7457



If you are looking for resources related to drug education, prevention, or recovery in the area, please see below.


Family Resource Guide


United We Heal

Substance Use Disorder Resource Flyer

Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition

Insight Alliance

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

TN Together: Ending the Opioid Crisis 

LifeLine Coordinator & Northeast Tennessee Resource Guide