Adult Day Services (ADS) is a wonderful program of personalized care for adults who are physically, socially, emotionally and mentally challenged, or frail due to advanced age. ADS helps older people maintain their independence by providing stimulating activities including daily exercise and craft projects. We offer an opportunity for our clients to shop for themselves with outing to the local Wal-Mart and K-Mart.
Adult Day Services also gives family caregivers a break from their daily care giving routine, allows them to shop, pay bills, seek medical attention for themselves, or simply rest from their ongoing care-giving duties. This program provides our clients the ability to remain where they want to be and that is home. The stimulating activities increase our clients’ self-worth and helps their caregivers by providing them with time and an opportunity to be able to maintain their own lives.
We have lots of volunteers who enjoy sharing their talents with our clients. Linda Hammonds, an engaging storyteller, is a frequent visitor who enthralls our clients with her outlandish tales and songs. And there is Hero, a friendly pet therapy dog who loves all the attention he receives at each visit. We enjoy lively music from the ETSU Bluegrass Band the ETSU Flute Choir on a regular basis.
“Adult Day Services has been a Godsend for me and my family…the staff is trained to provide for people with special needs as well as giving and environment that stimulates the mind and body.”
“I would encourage any family to consider Adult Day Services as an alternative to in home nursing care. My hat is off to these wonderful people.”
The program serves families from Carter, Greene, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties. ADS provides wheelchair accessible transportation as well. Nutritious breakfast, snacks and lunch are also provided each day.
Funding sources include TN Department of Human Services, City of Johnson City, Social Services Block Grant, Veteran's Administration, United Way, City and County Governments, Medicaid Waiver Funds, Private Pay, Community Contributions and fundraising activities.
ADS is located at 603 Bert Street, Johnson City, in the old Keystone School. We encourage you to visit our facility at any time. We also encourage you to share your time with our clients and volunteer! Please call 423.928.8855 for more information.
The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) provides financial reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children enrolled in a participating daycare home.
Ask your daycare provider if they participate in the program.
No Licensing Required
Children 12 and younger are eligible to participate in the program. Approved providers can receive reimbursement for up to 2 meals and 1 snack per day, per child. In addition to receiving reimbursement for your daycare children the program allows reimbursement for your own children per these guidelines:
Home daycare providers receive monthly direct deposits based on the number of meals and snacks served to each child per day. The rate at which home providers are reimbursed is annually set by the federal government.
For any and all inquiries call: Renée Fox at 423-218-7782.
The CIGP grants program was created in 2000. Originally it was established as a way to “give back” to other nonprofit organizations within the community. In 2013-2014 this grant was expanded to included, schools, local city and county governments and courthouses. By funding projects within their service area, the mission of the program is to use funds generated by the Misdemeanor Probation Program of First Tennessee Human Resource Agency to build a better community by providing financial assistance for one time program projects and re-investing in the vital institutions within the communities we serve.
For more information and the application process please download the PDF.
Correctional Counseling Institute
Please leave a message with your contact information if there is no answer. Please allow 24 hours for a return phone call.
12-hour class cost is $200
Classes offered in:
The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 and older from all economic, educational, and social backgrounds to serve children and teenagers who have special needs as well as their families.
Foster Grandparents help young people increase their self-confidence and achieve personal independence so that they can learn to overcome their problems and become productive members of society.
Foster Grandparents volunteer an average of 1,040 hours every year (15 to 40 hours weekly) through local community non-profit agencies in both community-based and in-home settings. Volunteers who meet certain income guidelines receive a small, non-taxable stipend, which enables those living on limited incomes to served at no cost to themselves. Assistance with the cost of transportation, a daily meal, an annual physical exam, and on-duty accident and liability insurance are also provided to all volunteers.
Volunteers serve through programs sponsored and managed by local agencies in eight Tennessee counties:
To learn how you can become a foster grandparent or to learn more about the program, please call 423-639-8462.
Good nutrition is important to everyone and homebound seniors are especially at risk. FTHRA's Nutrition Program is partnered with Meals on Wheels to help seniors not go hungry. We provide nutritious meals that meet USDA guidelines for seniors. Wonderful volunteers in all our communities deliver the meals to each person.
Meals on Wheels is available in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties. Volunteers are always needed in each of these counties. Volunteers are essential to the program because not only do they deliver a meal to the recipients, often they are the only people the recipients see each day.
Everyone who receive the home delivered meals are assessed by Aging and Resource Connection (ADRC). ADRC is a program through the Area Agency on Aging that do an evaluation to determine what services for which the person is eligible. Please call 1-866-836-6678 for more information about eligibility. Private pay is also available if you have a loved one that could benefit from these meals. The cost of the meals for one month is $130. Please call 423-722-5107 for Information and Assistance.
FTHRA also provides nutritious meals in a community meal setting. These community meals sites are listed below. Anyone over the age of 60 is welcome to enjoy a lunch time meal. Registration with the meal site coordinator is all that is required (at least 24 hours in advance to ensure enough meals are available).
Click on the button below for a printable copy of information for you to share with anyone who may need this service, who may be interested in volunteering or interested in making a donation.
NET Trans operates Monday through Friday with limited service on Saturday.
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday
We are closed on the following dates: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Personal Support Services (PSS) is the exclusive provider of supportive services for the Department of Human Services’ Adult Protective Services APS.
When a referral is made to APS, a State case worker does an investigation. If it is found that the citizen is in threat of harm due to abuse (including physical, sexual, emotional, and/or psychological), abandonment, financial or material exploitation and/or neglect (including self-neglect), a case is opened, and the case worker utilizes as many resources as possible to minimize or eliminate the threat. These are some of the most vulnerable adults in the State of Tennessee
One resource can be a referral to PSS, and we become the “eyes and ears” of the State, on behalf of all citizens, to provide a safer and more secure environment.
Under the supervision of a registered nurse and case managers, our highly trained staff provide in home personal care and housework, certain errands, some financial over-site, observe the activities within the house and the status of the client’s safety and well-being.
Neglect occurs when the basic needs of a dependent adult are not met by a caregiver. Neglect may be unintentional, resulting from the caregiver's lack of ability to provide or arrange for the care or services the adult requires. Neglect also may be due to the intentional failure of the caregiver to meet the adult's needs.
Self-Neglect occurs when a dependent adult is unable to care for him/herself or to obtain needed care. The impairments result in significant danger to the adult and in some situations deterioration can occur to the point that the adult's life may be at risk.
Abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional) generally involves more extreme forms of harm to the adult, including the infliction of pain, injury, mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, or other cruel treatment.
Financial Exploitation occurs when a caregiver improperly uses funds intended for the care or use of the adult. These are funds paid to the adult or to the caregiver by a governmental agency.
Toll Free: 1-888-APS-TENN
The Alternative Community Corrections Programs and services are designed to divert convicted felony offenders from incarceration by providing intensive supervision and structured rehabilitative services in the community. We work with non-violent felony offenders who require intensive intervention and supervision programs to develop the appropriate social skills required to function within the framework of society.
Misdemeanor Probation Program provides services and supervision for clients sentenced by local General Sessions and Criminal Courts for various misdemeanor offenses.
Programs and services provided by the MPP are designed to divert convicted misdemeanor offenders from incarceration by providing supervision and structured rehabilitative services in the community.
Safe Passage is a program provided through The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency which is a non-profit, tax exempt organization. Safe Passage serves Washington County, Tennessee and surrounding counties as a shelter for victims of Domestic Violence. The Shelter began operation in June 1996 and came under the FTHRA umbrella of services in 2006. FTHRA does not discriminate against race, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age or disability. FTHRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Senior Employment Program is a federally-funded training program which assists low-income, unemployed seniors gain viable job skills through paid training at various non-profit and government agencies. SCSEP is operated under a USDOL grant and in cooperation with Senior Service America, Inc. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program.
To qualify for the program, you must meet the following criteria:
Once you have been accepted into the program, you will work with program staff to develop and implement an Individual Employment Plan (IEP) to overcome any barriers you may have for employment. You will be placed in a training position at a “Host Agency” (a non-profit or government agency) and paid minimum wage ($7.25 per hour) for 20 hours a week. You will gain work experience while providing needed services in your community. Program staff will help you with job search skills, interviewing skills, resume creation and other training needs to help you secure employment outside of this program. Your goal will be to secure permanent employment.
Contact us by calling 423-461-7844. One of our Job Developers will call you to further explain the program and the procedures for enrollment.
Please see the You Tube video featuring Pat Gagan, Park Manager for Roan Moutain State Park. His message is positive and reiterates the wonderful qualities of senior adults in the work place.