Community Resources

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability

FTAAAD’s mission is to assist older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities in Northeast Tennessee with information and services that promote quality of life and independence.

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.

Appalachian Learning Initiative

The Appalachian Learning Initiative (APPLI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on conducting research regarding, reporting on, advocating for, and building technological solutions to address issues related to adult literacy, adult numeracy, health literacy, and access to public services in the 13-state, 423-county Appalachian Region.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is launching its updated website design, with a more accessible URL – – and plenty of interactive features to make finding resources, service providers, and community events easier for individuals with disabilities and their families. New features of the Pathfinder website make their database of more than 3,500 agency resources across Tennessee more accessible and searching for information has been made more customizable. Users can tailor their search to be as broad or as narrow as they’d like, using criteria such as:

  • Stage of Life: Choose from Prenatal/Infancy, Early Childhood, School Age, Transition/Young Adult, Adulthood, or Aging;
  • Topic of Interest: Twenty service categories to select, with a text box to type keywords;
  • Diagnosis: Type of disability or health condition;
  • Benefit/Payment Options: Forms of payment accepted by the agency provider, such as health insurance, government program, private pay, or no cost; and
  • Service Area: Select counties where services are provided.

Getting the information and support you or a loved one needs can make a positive difference in your lives now and in the future. Start your journey today!

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.

Feed Kingsport

Feed Kingsport provides information about community resources for food assistance.

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

The mission of Legal Aid of East Tennessee is to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low-income people by providing a broad scope of civil legal assistance and advocacy. LAET has been part of the community fabric of East Tennessee for more than 40 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City. With offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown, LAET provides civil legal representation to East Tennesseans who would otherwise have no one to help them secure their basic legal rights.


HELP4TN is a  web portal designed to provide Tennesseans with a broad range of legal and social services resources in a one-stop venue.  The site was conceived and created by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) in partnership with West Tennessee Legal Services through a Technology Initiative Grant from Legal Services Corporation.

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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Go Vote TN

Register to vote online from your computer, tablet or mobile device! Tennessee’s online voter registration system offers a convenient way for people to easily register to vote or change their address if they move. The system allows U.S. citizens with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to register online.

You can also download a Tennessee voter registration application and submit it to your county election commission.

Tennesseans must still register online or use a paper form at least 30 days before an election to vote.

You can also check your status or learn more about the registration process.