On Any Given Day Your Donations Provide HOPE For…

Your donations and support help Frontier Health deliver hope for 374 Children and Youth a day from communities all over Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee that are struggling with mental or behavioral health issues, victims of abuse and neglect, displaced and need of foster care and adoption or suffering from addiction.

Your donations and support help Frontier Health deliver hope for 1,269 Adults a day from communities all over Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee in need of programs and services to help with mental health issues and co-occurring problems, including depression, anxiety, mood and thought disorders.

Your donations and support help Frontier Health deliver hope for 487 Adults a day from communities all over Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee suffering from alcohol and drug addiction on their road to recovery at Frontier Health.

Your donations and support help Frontier Health deliver hope for 156 Adults a day from communities all over Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn to make choices, find friends who understand them, work and earn money, exercise their rights and become an important member in their community.

Our Hope Stories

These are the true stories of hope about real people from within Frontier Health. We have changed the names to protect their privacy.

Children and Youth Services

When “Tommy” first came into the Early Childhood Case Management program with Frontier Health at 22 months old he had already suffered severe child abuse and neglect. At only 12 months old he had been hospitalized for septic shock along with intentional first- and third-degree burns. His case management team worked directly with his custodial family to complete his developmental screenings along with educational activities to support his development. “Tommy” is now flourishing in the program despite facing that amount of trauma so early in his little life. The Frontier Health Foundation supports the Children and Youth programs of Frontier Health like this one that gave “Tommy” a second chance at life.

Adult Mental Health Services

“Richard” came to Watauga Behavior Health, a Frontier Health location, looking for help after a trauma left him dealing with anxiety and fear for years. He constantly felt out of control and on edge unable to live his life in a productive way. His case manager helped coordinate care with our therapists where he began therapy and skill development that would help him stay calm and heal from his past. “Richard” reported he was happy with the progress he was making after only five sessions and believed he would finally heal from his past. “Mary” experienced a horrific event that left her feeling shaken, alone and overwhelmed. A friend advised her to try therapy, so she reached out to Frontier Health for help. Her therapist reported she is progressing very well and is so thankful to, “just have someone listen to my story and give me comforting feedback.” She said that therapy made all the difference and has saved her from the dark place she was in before she started. The Frontier Health Foundation supports the Adult Mental Health Services of Frontier Health helping individuals like “Richard” and “Mary” heal from their past and look forward to their futures.

Addiction Services

“Amy” struggled with opioid and meth addiction for 20 years of her adult life. “I lived each day without purpose and destroyed anything good that came my way.” “Amy” found herself in drug court and was referred to Frontier Health’s Turning Point facility to begin her recovery program. There she began her residential treatment, went to group therapy, worked with her case manager and began to see a glimmer of hope. She stayed with the program and within the groups she met others struggling just like her. Through laughter, tears, hope and wisdom her trust was restored, and true friends were made. “From the day I entered into recovery until now, I have grown into a different person. My desires, my heart, and my soul have changed.” The Frontier Health Foundation supports Addiction Services of Frontier Health with programs like this one that led “Amy” on the road to recovery.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

“Rachel” was 57 years old when she moved into our supported living services provided through
Frontier Health on February 2012. For many years “Rachel” attended our vocational services
and later moved into our employment services through Frontier Industries. She made many friends
in the vocational program and when she was ready to transition permanently into her new home with residential services, her community employment job hours were increased to five days a week giving her a new-found sense of accomplishment. After a few months in her new home, the staff realized that she had never been anywhere on vacation or even visited any of the attractions in her home town of Bristol, TN. The staff got together and planned local day trips and a week-long vacation to Charleston, SC for “Rachel” and 10 of her new friends. This is the Frontier Way, we treat our people like family. The Frontier Health Foundation supports the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services of Frontier Health like this one that gave “Rachel” the full life and independence she deserves.