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East Tennessee State University College of Nursing

The Johnson City Downtown Day Center is a safe place for homeless individuals to go during the day to receive essential services. These services include: Primary Care and behavioral health services, counseling, Substance Abuse and Trauma groups, case management, washer/dryer services, shower services, and a clothes closet. The Day Center is open to individuals, families, and youth over the age of 18 years old. Case Managers are on site daily to assist all clients with navigating the homeless services process in Johnson City. These services can include obtaining housing, employment, state ID/birth certificate and applying for SSI/SSDI. The Johnson City Downtown Day Center is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.


Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Case Management/Social Services, Flu Vaccinations, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Shelter outreach, Substance Abuse Treatment, Showers, laundry, snacks, phone and mail services/assistance


Linkages include the Veterans Administration Medical Center Mountain Home, Appalachian Regional Commission of Homelessness, Salvation Army, Haven of Mercy, Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Johnson City and Washington County jail systems.


Estimated homeless population: 800

Patients served: 500


Frontier Health Services Woodridge Hospital

403 State of Franklin Road Johnson City, TN 37604
Richard Kirk
(423) 979-7483 

Keystone Dental Care 

603 Bert Street Johnson City, TN 37601 

George Karnes or Rebecca Nunley 
(423) 232-7919

General Info


Silas Tolan

HCH Coordinator

Jennifer Whitehead

Medical Director

Matthew Garrison, MD

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(423) 439-7371



Physical Address

202 West Fairview Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604

Mailing Address

202 West Fairview Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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