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 at 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 at 800-366-1132

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


Drug Take Back Event




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


Family Resource Guide


Afterschool Heals Tennessee

United We Heal

Substance Use Disorder Resource Flyer

United Way of Greater Kingsport 2018 Drug Education Video - "Know The Truth"

Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition

Insight Alliance

The Tennessee Red Line

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Holy Friendship Collaborative 

TN Together: Ending the Opioid Crisis 

LifeLine Coordinator & Northeast Tennessee Resource Guide

Sullivan County Overdose Response Team