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.

Also, check out these additional resources for seniors:

Assited Living Facilities

Senior Health

Retirement Resources

Benefits for Veterans

Financial Assistance for Disabled Homeowners and Tenants

Practical tips to help seniors back into the workplace

Travelers’ Health: Senior Citizen

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Financial and Legal Planning for Patients and Families

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.

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.