Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

“Nurse Connect 24/7” & Community Resources – There Is Help!

Here are some local and National help-lines, local feeding program locations, and other emergency-related phone and online contacts. These are especially helpful during the current COVID-19 Crisis. This information will be updated as we receive changes.

  • The Disaster Distress Helpline – The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The number is 800-985-5990.
  • National Crisis Hotline – The National Crisis Hotline deals with all types of emergencies and people in crisis. Answered by trained people and totally confidential. 24/7 and 365.  The number is 800-273-8255.

Local Information and Resources/Links:

Local Information and Resources

Downtown Bristol has free wi-fi hotspots. You may need to sign in, but there is no charge.

Charging station at First Baptist Church near food pantry open 24/7

City of Bristol TN Information

City of Bristol VA Information: Community preparedness page

United Way of Bristol TN/VA: Limited assistance may be available

BTES: Temporarily suspended service disconnections

BVU Authority: Temporarily suspending service disconnections extended through June 14 per State Corporation Commission (see order here)

AEP: Temporarily suspending service disconnections

First Presbyterian Church Response Team Model

City of Bristol TN Press Release 03-16-20

Believe In Bristol

Regional Joint Response to COVID-19 03/19/20

Bristol Chamber of Commerce

Haven of Rest Thrift Store open for vouchers only M-W from 1p-3p

Bristol Faith in Action by appointment only

Frontier Health Service Locations

Serving Tri-Cities Regional – Where to find help in the Appalachian Highlands

Appalachian Regional Commission COVID-19 Page

Hot showers are available Tues and Thurs from 1p – 4p at Haven of Rest (shower trailer site) and Anchor Baptist Church (single showers)

Feeding Programs (Updated 6/22/2020)

NE Tennessee School Closure Feeding Sites Map

Bristol TN Schools Feeding Program

Bristol VA Schools Feeding Program

As of 04/06/20, food pickup for Washington Lee Elementary has been moved to the front entrance of VA High School.

Kingsport City Schools Feeding Program

Washington County (TN) Schools Feeding Program

Washington County (VA) Schools Feeding Program

Sullivan County Schools Summer Feeding Program

Haven of Rest Meals: Regular schedule. Please call before traveling: (423) 968-2011

Sharing Christ Ministries: Take-away meal available starting at 4pm on Saturday 03/19

Salvation Army: Regular schedule. Please call before traveling: (423) 764-6156

Feeding Southwest Virginia: Hot meals Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10am-1pm – take away only. Abingdon location.

DAV Chapter 39 Food Pantry: 630 Carden Hollow Rd., Bristol, TN – Open 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6pm

House of Prayer Worship Center: Food pantry 3rd Thursday from 5pm-6:30pm, drive through only, requires photo ID and proof of income.

Bristol Emergency Food Pantry: Open daily from 1pm until 4pm on first-come, first serve basis.

Rockhold United Methodist Church 3rd Saturdays starting at 9:30am

First Trinity Pentecostal Church 3rd Saturdays starting at 9:00am

Little Free Pantries/Blessing Boxes

Covenant Fellowship Church “The Little Free Pantry” at the following locations:

2004 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA.

103 Memorial Drive. Bristol Tn

2004 Lee Highway. Bristol Va

807 Park Street Bristol, Va

Highland View Elementary School

1405 Eads Avenue. Bristol, Va.

First Baptist Church “Blessings Box” located at 1 Virginia St., Bristol VA

Hiltons Missionary Baptist Church located at 135 Cul-de-sac Dr., Gate City, VA

Addilynn United Methodist Church, 3225 Avoca Rd, Bristol, TN (on the front, right side of the building)

United Companies Soup Kitchen

Serving Tri-Cities Regional – Where to find help in the Appalachian Highlands

Community Center of Abingdon: Drive through food pickup on Fri., 05/15/20 11am until gone. 300 Senior Drive, Abingdon, VA

Pet Food Donation Sites

Appalachian: Mission Pawsible Providing 2 weeks of pet food on a case-by-case basis for those impacted by COVID-19

Good Samaritan Ministries, Johnson City, TN (423) 928-0288. Please call before traveling.

Nurse Connect is the toll-free line that connects you with experienced nurses around the clock!

Call Nurse Connect at 833-8-BALLAD (833‑822-5523) when you need to ask a nurse for:

  • Expert medical advice – anytime, day or night.
  • A referral to a new primary care provider – with a location and hours convenient for you.
  • A referral to a physician specialist – when you need advanced local medical care.
  • Health information and resources – including health screenings and immunizations.
  • An urgent care clinic – to see a doctor near you today.