Promoting Self-Sufficiency


Our Goals:

  • Individuals have and utilize fundamental life skills to achieve independence in daily living and become productive members of society.

  • Individuals gain and maintain employment.

  • Employers have access to an appropriately educated, accountable, and dependable workforce.

  • Individuals have access to transportation that is affordable, readily available, and easily accessible.

  • Individuals have the opportunity to gain secure, safe, and affordable housing.


2022 Member Agency Programs

Frontier Industries (Frontier Health) - Day Services Program: $29,556
Offers pre-vocational, employment, residential, developmental, and community integration services to individuals who have developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities.

Hope Haven Ministries - Work Program:  $24,297
Provides emergency shelter and assistance to individuals so they may obtain gainful employment, build self sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness.

Hope House - Fresh Start Program: $20,091
Offers support through walk-in services for pregnant women, new parents, and extended family members in our community who are in crisis concerning pregnancy, parenting, and providing basic needs for themselves and their young children.

Hope House - Restart Program: $20,372
Reaches out with love and support to moms and babies in our community with what they need to grow, succeed, and become self-sufficient.

Family Promise of Greater Kingsport (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) - Family Self-Sufficiency Program: $17,293
Enhances the lives of homeless in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia by providing families with children temporary shelter and assistance so they may become self-sufficient.

Literacy Council of Kingsport - Tutoring Program: $ 33,033
Helps adults and children improve their literacy skills and assists students in learning to speak and read English through one-on-one tutoring with trained volunteers.

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Horses Empower Heroes Program: $9,500
Promotes the recover, stability and self-sufficiency of veterans by assisting with the transition from mere survival-mode into resiliency and hope through trauma-focused, relationship-rich, equine-assisted activites and therapies (EAAT)

Vision Council Initiatives

Life BRIDGE brings together education, training, and services to assist individuals who are focused on building responsibility, creating independence, exercising discipline, and growing personally and professionally with the ultimate goal of securing in-demand careers. 

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Homeless Coalition

The United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) has long supported homeless-serving organizations, from nationally-recognized Salvation Army and Family Promise to Frontier Health's domestic violence shelter, Safe House, to most recently adding Hope Haven, a local homeless shelter for both men and women. Both UWGK and the City of Kingsport share a common vision of a safe and compassionate Kingsport that offers a well-resourced path to self sufficiency for individuals experiencing homelessness. This common vision led to the creation of the Kingsport Homeless Coalition.

To learn more, visit their page here