Other Services

Outdoor Ropes Course

The Greenwood Challenge Ropes Course is a carefully planned outdoor learning environment where both mental and physical problem-solving activities are designed to resolve group challenges in a safe and supportive environment. There are no special skills required. Events are structured for anyone in normal physical condition.


A minimum of seven people is required. Program sessions are typically four hours however, staff can customize sessions from two hours up to six days with some advanced notice for group reservations. Greenwood Challenge offers after-school groups, weekend groups, community organization events, and employee development opportunities. Everyone is encouraged to participate at his/her own level regardless of age, shape or size. Programs are offered from March to November (weather permitting). Call (423) 232-2700 and ask for the Greenwood Challenge coordinator.


Criminal Justice Liaison

Tennessee Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaisons in Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Sullivan and Washington Counties assist people with mental illness from arrest to probation and/or release including diversion, continuity and standards of care while incarcerated, and consultation with courts, judges, public defenders and district attorneys. The liaison helps identify mental illness and provides assistance, discharge planning and linkage after release. Case management services are also provided.

Law Enforcement Training

The Criminal Justice liaisons and Frontier Health staff help train law enforcement, corrections, court officials, first responder and community agencies how to work with individuals in a mental health crisis.

Peer Support

In Tennessee

The six Tennessee Centers provide support for recovery, advocacy, education, socialization and recreational opportunities.

  • Friendship Connection Peer Support Center
  • Friendship House Peer Support Center
  • Higher Ground Peer Support Center
  • New Start Peer Support Center – Greeneville
  • New Start Peer Support Center – Sneedville
  • Open Arms Peer Support Center

In Virginia

Everyone who participates at Independence House is known as a member. The clubhouse model focuses on rehabilitation through work and socialization at “our place in the community.”  The program has a Kitchen and Communications units that offer training and skill building.

  • Independence House

Housing, Supported Living

Frontier Health provides housing options for adults who are seriously mentally ill or who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in supported living homes, group homes, supervised apartments, and independent living. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, based on need. In Tennessee, short-term housing is also available for children and youth in crisis, runaways, who are court-ordered, or at risk of out-of-home placement.

HOPE for Tennessee

Education and prevention outreach is offered about HIV & other Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Universal Precautions, and Abstinence. Programs are adaptable for any age group or target population and are free of charge. HOPE for Tennessee also offers free HIV screening. We use rapid testing without using needles (swab test) and have results in 20 minutes.  HOPE for Tennessee also offers free Hepatitis C screenings. This screening requires a finger stick, with results in 20 minutes. 

HOPE for Tennessee provides HIV case management services including assessments, financial assistance, linkage, and referrals to other community agencies.

HOPE for Tennessee is funded through Tennessee SAMHSA grant funds, Tennessee Department of Health, Ryan White and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA).

HOPE for Tennessee also works with HOPWA. For more information about eligibility with HOPWA, please visit HOPWA

Children & Youth

Project Basic

Project BASIC targets appropriate expressions of feelings, social skills, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills with fun, challenging activities. Project BASIC offers education and support to families in finding and accessing appropriate services for their children.

Regional Intervention Program

RIP is a parent-implemented, activity-based program for families of young children offered free of charge. RIP is fully funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health for families with children ages 2 through kindergarten who are exhibiting behavior problems. Children are eligible even if they are enrolled kindergarten.

Student Assistance Program

SAP, the Student Assistance Program, staff work closely with teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators to identify students who are at risk. Referrals can be made by faculty, staff, friends, families, peers, and students themselves. The counselor addresses behavioral health issues, ADHD, alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, divorce issues, depression, anger issues, domestic violence, and crisis intervention.

Post Adoption Services

Frontier Health provides Post Adoption Services to residents in the Planning District One Service area through a contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services. During Adoption You May Need These Services We provide services you may need during adoption, including:

  • Assessments, Clinical Services, Respite
  • Parent Trainings, Support Groups
  • Respite, Community Outreach
  • Trained Community Professionals: Adoption-Competent trained staff, clinicians
  • 24/7 Crisis Intervention

Virginia Prevention Services

Prevention Services in Lee, Wise and Scott Counties and the City of Norton, are provided in schools and the community for suicide prevention, alcohol, tobacco and other drug addiction, underage drinking, violence and bullying awareness, parenting education, and child abuse awareness. Prevention Services works with the community to target risks, affect change and initiate and work within community coalitions.

Early Intervention Virginia

Parents and Infant & Toddler Connection professionals work together to help babies birth to 3 years old develop and learn. You or your doctor may call for services. Services are provided in the home and at other places where children and families spend time.

  • Care Coordination
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Physical Therapy
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