Ensuring Health, Safety and Stability

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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



AveNew is a collaborative effort to provide drug education, prevention

and connection.

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2022 Member Agency Programs

American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee - Disaster Response Program: $116,847 
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: $9,030
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: $47,250
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: $34,608 
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: $9,780
Provides counseling and assistance to the non-offending parents or caregivers of victims.

Contact 211 of Northeast Tennessee - Information and Referral Program: $17,905
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.

Friends in Need Health Center - Appalachian Miles for Smiles: 22,800
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: $58,900
Provides affordable dental care to the working uninsured of the Greater Kingsport area.

Friends in Need Health Center - Medical Services Program:  $22,510
Provides affordable medical care to the working uninsured of the Greater Kingsport area. 

Holston Counseling (Frontier Health) - Substance Abuse Counseling Program: $55,870
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: $11,810
Provides emergency first responder and vehicle extrication services to accident and trauma victims in the Greater Kingsport area

Legal Aid of East Tennessee - Kingsport Domestic Violence Program: $17,131
Provides family safety and stability for victims of domestic violence through court orders.

Link House (Frontier Health) - Core Program: $40,720
Provides food, shelter, crisis intervention, diagnostic, and evaluation services as well as counseling to adolescents who are neglected, abused, runaway, unruly, or delinquent.

Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center - Speech-Language Scholarship Program:  $60,535
Provides diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, feeding, and hearing disorders to provide the highest quality care for treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders regardless of the client’s ability to pay.

SAFE House (Frontier Health) - Domestic Violence Shelter Program: $57,675
Provides a temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. The shelter is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Other services include information and referral for victims via the 24-hour crisis line, transportation, advocacy, follow-up services, and community education.

The Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter Program: $33,673
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.

The Salvation Army - Social Services Program: $66,767
Provides basic human needs - clothing, food, rent, mortgage, utilities, and medicine - without discrimination.


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