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.


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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2019 Member Agency Programs

Family Promise of Greater Kingsport (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) - Family Self-Sufficiency Program: $18,300
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. 


Frontier Industries (Frontier Health) - Vocational/Developmental Services Program: $46,900
Offers pre-vocational, employment, residential, and community integration services to individuals who have intellectual, developmental, emotional and/or physical disabilities.


Hope Haven Ministries - Work Program:  $27,300

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: $20,500

Offers support services for pregnant women, new parents, and extended family members who are in crisis concerning pregnancy, parenting, and providing basic needs for themselves and their young children.


Hope House - Restart Program: $20,500
Reaches out with love and support to moms and babies in our community with what they need to grow, succeed, and become self-sufficient.  


John R. Hay House - Brown Annex for Males Program: $39,000
Provides adult, male offenders with recovery and rehabilitation services in a highly structured residential treatment program.  


John R. Hay House - Hosanna House for Females Program: $39,000
Provides adult, female offenders with recovery and rehabilitation services in a highly structured residential treatment program.  


Literacy Council of Kingsport - Tutoring Program for Adults: $31,000
Helps adults 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, Inc. - Horses Empower Heroes Program: $9,500

Promotes the recovery, 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 activities and therapies (EAAT).