HERE TO HELP
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.
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
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 AND YOUTH
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