Education—Helping Children and Youth Succeed

Caring for Children

  • A safe after-school environment
  • Recreation and fitness programs
  • Educational enrichment
  • A full stomach, clothes and a good pair of shoes
  • Opportunities for friendship and spiritual growth


  • The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County uses the Project Learn strategy to create a Club environment that fosters learning each day to learn more about this program please contact the Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County. 


  • The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.
  • The values that the Boy Scout strives to instill are based on those found in the Boy Scout Oath and Law.
    • Scout Oath—on my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
    • Scout Law—a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

                    BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE GREATER TRICITIES     (423) 247-3240

Health—Aging with Choices

Supporting Seniors

  • Giving a sense of independence and preserving dignity
  • Providing family caregivers peace of mind during the day
  • Empathetic listening and reassurance calls
  • Encouraging self-sufficiency
  • Preventing premature institutional placement

ADULT DAY SERVICES     (423) 928-8855

  • The mission of Adult Day Services is to provide quality community based adult day care to clients who are low to moderate income and physically, mentally or emotionally challenged adults or frail due to advanced age, in an effort to prevent premature institutionalization while maintaining individual client dignity and family care whenever possible.
  • The purpose of the program is to reduce neglect, abuse, and exploitation of adults; reduce the risk of premature institutionalization of challenged adults, and enhancing the quality of life of our senior adults.


  • The mission of the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center is to do everything possible to improve the quality of life for the elderly in our community; by helping promote their ambitions, capabilities, creativity, overall good physical and mental health, and helping to keep them in the mainstream of the community.   Also, keeping them aware of services and assistance available to them from other agencies.


  • The mission of Personal Support Services is to promote self-sufficiency and prevent institutional placement of individuals by providing cost effective in-home care for those in threat of harm due to abuse, exploitation, or neglect while allowing them to remain in the safety and comfort of a setting of their choice-at home.


Income—Ensuring Safety and Stability


  • On-Site disaster relief
  • Hotline crisis intervention
  • Food and shelter to individuals and homeless families

AMERICAN RED CROSS  (423) 378-8700

  • Alleviate Emergency Disaster Caused Needs:  to alleviate the impact on families/individuals affected by disaster through the provision of food, clothing, and shelter, medical and emotional support.
  • Promote Family Support:  assist families to stay together following a crisis decreasing stress and promoting recovery.  Military personnel serving away from the community are able to stay connected and assist family in time of crisis.   It is the American Red Cross goal to have families affected by disasters resuming their school, work and community roles as quickly as possible as it contributes to their full recovery from the event.
  • Emergency Planning Collaboration:  it is critical that the community and each individual are prepared for emergencies and have a plan of action when that time occurs.  The American Red Cross works with other non-profit agencies, businesses, governmental entities, and agencies to develop plans so that we are able to recover more quickly when a crisis occurs that impacts us either individually or as a community. 


  • Assistance & Resource Ministries provides food, clothing, shelter, medicine and utilities to families with low to moderate income. 

CONTACT MINISTRIES     (423) 926-0140

  • Helpline Program—listens non-judgmentally to those who are lonely or hurting; in emotional crisis; in need of support; or simply need to be listened to.
  • 2-1-1—provides a connection between those in need to the agencies food bank and programs designed to meet their needs.
  • Reassurance Calls—allows those who are aged, receiving treatments, or medically fragile to retain a level of independence through a daily call.


  • The mission of Elizabethton Neighborhood Service Center is to provide education, direction and support to individuals, families and organizations in order to strengthen and stabilize the community through collaborative efforts of agency programs and cooperative partnerships.



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