Ensuring Health, Safety and Stability

Our Goals:

  • Basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, and transportation) are met for all residents.
  • Residents are able to live, work, and play in a safety-focused environment.
  • Residents are made aware of available healthcare-related resources and encouraged to use these resources to improve their individual and family health outcomes.
  • Residents are prepared to handle personal emergency situations that involve an individual or family.
  • Children and adults are encouraged to achieve healthy (nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation) lifestyles.


Vision Council Initiatives

Appalachian Miles for Smiles is a collaborative effort to provide both

emergency and preventative adult dental care to the uninsured at no cost.

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2019 Member Agency Programs

American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee - Community Resilience Program: $60,000
Helps people prevent, prepare for, or respond to emergencies to achieve a positive health outcome, ultimately helping to create a more resilient community.


American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee - Disaster Response Program: $85,500
Serves people affected by disaster and continually strengthens its own capacity and the capacity of communities for disaster, response and recovery.


Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department - Medical First Responder Program: $19,116
Provides emergency medical services as licensed First Responders per guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee & Sullivan County EMS.  


CASA for Kids - Core Program: $46,001
Supports and promotes professionally-trained community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children’s best interest within the Juvenile Court and ensure safe and stable placements. 


Children’s Advocacy Center of Sullivan County - Counseling Program: $33,115
Provides trauma-focused treatment to the child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse in a child-friendly environment that focuses on the well-being of the child.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Sullivan County - Victim Services Program: $10,119
Provides counseling and assistance to the non-offending parents or caregivers of victims.


CONTACT 211 of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. - Information and Referral Program: $42,587

Administers a telephone helpline staffed by trained volunteers who provide information and referral, a listening ear to distressed callers, crisis intervention, and daily reassurance calls in the 8-county service area.  


Friends in Need Health Center -  Appalachian Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental Unit: $25,000

Provides quality dental care and eye examinations at no cost to uninsured residents of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. 


Friends in Need Health Center - Dental Services Program: $62,500

Provides affordable dental care to the working uninsured of the Greater Kingsport area.  

Friends in Need Health Center - Medical Services Program:  $25,000
Provides affordable medical care to the working uninsured or underinsured of the Greater Kingsport area. 


Holston Counseling (Frontier Health) - Crisis Assessment Program: $15,427
Mobile Crisis Response Team provides 24-hour crisis intervention counseling and referral services for persons experiencing a psychiatric crisis or co-occurring disorders.  


Holston Counseling (Frontier Health) - Substance Abuse Counseling Program: $51,857
Provides services to individuals who are experiencing interpersonal, family, employment, or legal difficulties due to substance abuse or dependence.  

Kingsport Lifesaving Crew - Emergency Medical, Rescue and Extrication Program: $30,000
Provides emergency first responder and specialty extrication services to accident and trauma victims in the Greater Kingsport area.  

Legal Aid of East Tennessee - Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Program: $17,740
Provides family safety and stability for victims of domestic violence through court orders granting a divorce or order of protection.  

Link House (Frontier Health) - Core Program: $41,116
Provides food, shelter, crisis intervention, diagnostic and evaluation services as well as counseling to adolescent females who are neglected, abused, runaway, unruly, or delinquent.  

Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center - Speech-Language Scholarship Program:  $69,202
Provides infants, children and adults with highest quality and cost effective evaluation, treatment and education for speech, language and swallowing disorders regardless of their ability to pay.

SAFE House (Frontier Health) - Domestic Violence Shelter Program: $53,524
Provides a safe, confidential, and temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. 24/7 services may include crisis services, transportation, advocacy, follow-up and community education.


Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter Program: $40,045
Provides lodging, meals, personal hygiene items, clothing, counseling, job placement, financial planning, and survival skills as well as long-term care to assist individuals/ families in becoming self-sufficient.

Salvation Army - Social Services Program: $80,321
Provides basic human needs--clothing, food, rent, mortgage, utilities, and medicine--without discrimination.