- 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
2023 Member Agency Programs
Appalachian Miles for Smiles - Mobile Dental Unit: 24,000
Provides quality dental care and eye examinations at no cost to uninsured residents of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
CASA for Kids - Core Program: $48,500
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: $37,929
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: $10,000
Provides counseling and assistance to the non-offending parents or caregivers of victims.
Friends in Need Health Center - Dental Services Program: $62,000
Provides affordable dental care to the working uninsured of the Greater Kingsport area.
Friends in Need Health Center - Medical Services Program: $24,000
Provides affordable medical care to the working uninsured of the Greater Kingsport area.
Holston Counseling (Frontier Health) - Substance Abuse Counseling Program: $57,738
Provides services to individuals who are experiencing interpersonal, family, employment, or legal difficulties due to substance abuse or dependence.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee - Kingsport Domestic Violence Program: $17,500
Provides family safety and stability for victims of domestic violence through court orders.
Link House (Frontier Health) - Core Program: $44,535
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: $65,000
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: $61,350
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: $67,000
Provides basic human needs - clothing, food, rent, mortgage, utilities, and medicine - without discrimination.