Community Resources

Senior Connect Kingsport

Connects Kingsport-area senior citizens, their families and caregivers, and concerned community members with provider and resource information related to aging with choices through one, easy-to-navigate website.

Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc.

The mission of the Literacy Council of Kingsport is to provide free, one-on-one tutoring for adults and children to improve their literacy skills as well as achieve their individual goals. The Literacy Council has three programs: Adult Basic Literacy, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Children’s Tutors in elementary schools and Youth organizations. Tutors also work with students on achieving individual goals, such as improving employ ability skills, getting a driver’s license, becoming more involved in their child’s education, or learning how to manage a checking account. Upon completion of the program, students have a firm base of literacy skills with which to pursue further educational goals, such as earning a GED.

The Health Information Center

In the new University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Heart Hospital – a new home for our Consumer and Patient Health Information Service! The “Health Information Center” will be a premier resource center that will provide the patients and families of the medical center and area citizens with consumer-level health information, computers and Internet access as well as the services provided by medical librarians from the Preston Medical Library.

Our services include assisting patients and families of patients in finding information on health-related topics as well as providing printed information by mail to consumers. This is a public education service of the Preston Medical Library, part of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

211 Tennessee

One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help. 2-1-1 has a database of more than 10,000 health and human services programs, cross-referenced for all sorts of keywords.

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Legal Aid of East Tennessee has launched the online “LAET Anytime Attorney – Legal Information on Demand 24/7.”  Videos on select legal topics are available online through computers, smart phones, game consoles, and any other devices that have access to YouTube. Topics available include: Orders of Protection, Family Law, Income Maintenance, Consumer Issues, Representing Yourself in General Sessions Court, and Housing.

Health Insurance Marketplace

You can apply for healthcare through the website, or you can print off this form and apply by mail.

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options through Obamacare
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