UWGK Member Agencies

The United Way of Greater Kingsport is proud to support thirty nonprofit Member Agencies who provide community impact that help us improve lives and create a better life for all by tackling root-cause issues throughout Greater Kingsport and the region. Below is a full list of the agencies the United Way of Greater Kingsport supports. To learn more about these Member Agencies, their programs, and how they are helping the community, please visit our community impact pages: Helping Children & Youth Succeed, Promoting Self-Sufficiency, Ensuring Health, Safety and Stability, and Supporting Aging with Choices.


2018 MEMBER AGENCY Programs

American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee - Community Resilience Program: $65,874
Delivers prevention, preparedness, and education services to individuals and the community with a goal of lessening the impact of emergencies.


American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee - Disaster Response Program: $91,930 
Serves people affected by disaster and continually strengthens its own capacity and the capacity of communities for disaster, response and recovery.

American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee - Services to Armed Forces: $11,483 
Provides critical assistance and resources to service members, veterans, and their families.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities - Community-Based & Site-Based Mentoring Program: $73,000
Provides at-risk children with friendship, guidance, and fun by uniting them with a caring adult mentor – their Big Brother or Big Sister.


Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department - Medical First Responder Program: $20,000
Provides emergency medical services as licensed First Responders per guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee & Sullivan County EMS.


Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport - Building Successful Adults Program: $38,800
Provides a safe environment helping teens realize their fullest potential by providing quality programs which enhance health, social, and educational development.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport - Licensed Childcare Program: $127,944
Helps children realize their fullest potential by providing childcare programs which enhance their health, social and, education development.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport - Satellite Program: $42,060
Focuses on building successful adults at satellite site locations in Greater Kingsport.

Boy Scouts of America, Sequoyah Council - Youth Development Program: $18,304
Teaches participants life-long skills and values so they can become responsible, caring, and productive adults as a result of the Scouting comprehensive methodology.


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 - Child Abuse Prevention Program: $11,600
Works to educate children and adults about the problem of abuse and available resources and provides information on preventative measures that can be taken.


Children’s Advocacy Center of Sullivan County - Counseling Program: $34,800 
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: $11,000
Provides counseling and assistance to the non-offending parents or caregivers of victims.


2-1-1 CONTACT CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee - Information and Referral Program: $44,460

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.


Family Promise of Greater Kingsport (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) - Family Self-Sufficiency Program: $19,000
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.


First Tennessee Human Resource Agency - Personal Support Service Program: $21,429 

Promotes self-sufficiency and prevents institutional placement by providing cost-effective in-home care for individuals in threat of harm due to abuse or neglect.


Friends in Need Health Center - Dental Services Program: $60,483

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

Friends in Need Health Center - Medical Services Program:  $30,000
Provides affordable medical care to the working uninsured of the Greater Kingsport area. 


Frontier Industries (Frontier Health) - Vocational Developmental Services Program: $54,440
Offers vocational, employment, residential, developmental, and community integration services to individuals who have developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities.


Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians - Leadership Experience Program: $18,304
Provides a leadership model specifically designed to help girls develop 21st century leadership skills they need to be successful.


Girls Inc. of Kingsport - Core Program: $185,000
Provides facility based and outreach programs after school, after hours, off site and during the summer for girls ages 4-19 that enhance their educational, occupational, and physical development. 


Holston Children & Youth Services (Frontier Health) - School Based Prevention Program: $35,023
Provides clinical services for at-risk students with academic, social, and/or behavioral problems; helps schools maintain safe, disciplined learning environments; and provides consultation for teachers and collaboration with counselors.


Holston Counseling (Frontier Health) - Crisis Assessment Program: $16,720
Mobile Crisis Response Team provides 24-hour crisis intervention counseling and referral services for persons experiencing a psychiatric crisis.


Holston Counseling (Frontier Health) - Substance Abuse Counseling Program: $56,197
Provides services to individuals who are experiencing interpersonal, family, employment, or legal difficulties due to substance abuse or dependence.


Hope Haven Ministries - Work Program:  $30,000

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: $23,525

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: $23,525
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: $41,600
Provides adult, male offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated, a special needs facility featuring a highly structured residential treatment program.


John R. Hay House - Hosanna House for Females Program: $40,100
Provides adult, female offenders who would otherwise be incarcerated, a special needs facility featuring a highly structured residential treatment program. 


Kingsport Child Development Center - Sliding Fee Scale/Income-Based Childcare Program: $122,342
Provides quality childcare and pre-school services implementing developmentally-appropriate programs meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of all children served at affordable rate for parents/guardians. 

Kingsport Lifesaving Crew - Emergency Medical, Rescue and Extrication Program: $50,000
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: $16,500
Provides family safety and stability for victims of domestic violence through court orders.

Link House (Frontier Health) - Core Program: $43,000 
Provides food, shelter, crisis intervention, diagnostic, and evaluation services as well as counseling to adolescents who are neglected, abused, runaway, unruly, or delinquent.


Literacy Council of Kingsport - Tutoring Program: $31,000
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.


Meals on Wheels of Kingsport - Core Program: $123,694
Provides hot nutritious meals and human contact to isolated, incapacitated senior citizens and, if appropriate, other home-bound, disabled persons to facilitate safe independent living.

Mountain Region Speech and Hearing - Hearing Aid Assistance Program: $7,000
Provides hearing aids to qualifying seniors who need financial assistance.

Mountain Region Speech & Hearing Center - Speech-Language Scholarship Program:  $75,000
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: $55,000
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.


Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter Program: $43,400
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: $84,051
Provides basic human needs - clothing, food, rent, mortgage, utilities, and medicine - without discrimination.


Shepherd Center of Kingsport - Assistance to Older Adults Program: $21,915
Provides services such as transportation, medical equipment loan, and minor home repairs, which enable older adults to remain living independently and safely in their homes.


Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Equine-Assisted Positive Youth Development Program: $14,039
Enhances the lives of children and youth at-risk of not succeeding by developing character and life skills through a strength-based program utilizing unmounted, experiential equine-assisted activities and therapies.


Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies Program: $18,749

Enhances the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through both mounted and unmounted equine-assisted activities and therapies.


Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Horses Empower Heroes Program: $9,500

Empowers veterans to gain self-sufficiency, emotional, and social growth through strength-based experiential unmounted equine-assisted activities and therapies.



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