Frontier Health’s Family Links Planned Respite Services received the First Tennessee Human Resource Agency Community Investment Program Grant to support activities for children with severe emotional disturbances as part of community re-investment dollars. Family Links provides short-term respite services for parents and caregivers of children 2 to 15 years old with severe emotional disturbances or mental illness. The program works with families to improve behavioral issues and social skills. Activities help children develop positive behavior and social skills. “We are extremely grateful for the support of First Tennessee Human Resource Agency. This grant will help us give the children in our program opportunities to experience new things and learn skills that will help them for the rest of their lives,” said Lisa Christian, Family Links Respite program coordinator. The grant program sponsored by the Correctional Counseling Institute, a division of First Tennessee Human Resource Agency, was established in 2000 to give back to other non-profit organizations within the community. It was expanded in 2013-14 to include schools, local and city governments, and courthouses. Family Links serves children in the Tri-Cities area. If you would like more information about Family Links respite services, call 423-232-2700.