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Community Services

No doubt, this is a difficult time for health, financial and career stability.  Listed in this section is local community services that are charitable non-profit organizations 501(3)(c).  Scott county schools are in no way affiliated or represent in any way the charitable organizations listed below.  We collect names and contact information of services, for informational purposes, that could potentially help our student's families to provide a "whole child" approach to education.  Please note, some services may not be available currently during COVID-19 shutdowns.  However, these groups are established to help their residents get back on their feet when services are continued.    

Listed is the most current information on file for the non-profit.  Please call, email or visit the organizations website for further information. 


Food Banks

Scott Christian Care Center

101 Marcum Road, Oneida, TN 37841


Food pantry items: Canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned meats, soups, pastas, pasta sauce, breakfast cereal, cornbread mix, flour, sugar, and instant potatoes. When possible, fresh or fresh frozen produce is given out to families and individuals.


Household pantry items: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soaps, diapers, feminine hygiene products, deodorant and more.

Pantry Hours: Tuesdays - 10 AM - 3 PM

Phone:  (423) 539-2491 or (423) 223-1677




First United Methodist Church Mission House

234 N. Main Street

Oneida, TN - 37841

Phone: 423-569-8828

The Mission House Food Pantry provides food to local families and individuals in need. It is located between the church and Oneida High School. Hours: 1st Thursday of the Month 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ALL other Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12 NOON


Scott County Homeless Shelter Food Bank

1513 Jeffers Road

Huntsville, TN - 37756

Phone: 423-663-3333



Food Pantry Location: 13.24 miles from Oneida

The pantry serves 80-100 families a week. Call for hours....


Morgan Scott Project


1022 Old Deer Lodge Pike

Deer Lodge, TN - 37726

Phone: 423-965-3131


Food Pantry Location: 24.26 miles from Oneida

Assists families with food and personal hygiene items as well as helping prepare public-assistance applications for such services as food stamps. Call for hours. ...


Surrounding Areas*

McCreary County Christian Care Center Food Pantry


53 Medical Lane

Whitley City, KY - 42653

Phone: (606) 376-8742

Food Pantry Location: 15.48 miles from Oneida

Located in the Southfork Center. Provides a monthly box of food items. Sue Singleton, Director...


McCreary Christian Center


53 Medical Lane

Whitley City, KY - 42653

Phone: (606) 376-8742

Food Pantry Location: 15.48 miles from Oneida

Provides a food pantry. ...


Fentress County Food Pantry

Fair Grounds Rd

Jamestown, TN - 38556

Phone: 931-879-1934

Food Pantry Location: 19.05 miles from Oneida

Food pantry. Call for hours. ...


Food Life Services of Campbell County


206 Indiana Ave.

Lafollette, TN - 37766

Phone: 423-566-0937

Food Pantry Location: 16.99 miles from Huntsville

Food Life Services is a mission that began 12 years ago. In collaboration with other Churches in the community we participate both in time and monitary assistance. This mission offers food for the hungry in the community. To gain assistance you simply have to provide verification of residency in Campbell County. Food Life Services of Campbell...

Storehouse Ministry Food Pantry

710 Main Street

Wartburg, TN - 37887

Phone: 423-346-5267

Food Pantry Location: 19.22 miles from Huntsville

Call for pantry hours. ...


Crazy Quilt Friendship Center

2967 Hwy. 297

Newcomb, TN - 37819

Phone: (423) 784-6022

Food Pantry Location: 20.11 miles from Huntsville

Food pantry Wed, Thursday 9am - 4:30pm. ...


Clothing Banks Free/or Reduced Pricing


Salvation Army

Thrift Store

 475 Industrial Ln,

Oneida, TN 37841

Phone:(423) 569-5938


Whitley City Family Resource

2819 N Highway 27,

Whitley City, KY 42653

(606) 376-9490

Scott County Women’s Shelter

19218 Alberta St

Oneida, TN 37841

(423) 569-3355


Salvation Army -Services Offered

  • Adult Program Services

  • Adult Rehabilitation Centers

  • Correctional Services

  • Disaster Services

  • Domestic Violence Services

  • Emergency Assistance

  • Family Counseling Services

  • Family Stores

  • Health Services

  • Housing/Residence Services

  • Older Adult Services

  • Worship Center

  • Youth Services


Oneida Service Unit (See also location at thrift store)    

PO Box 2229, Louisville, KY 40201

216 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202



Telephone: 502-357-8538




Monticello Service Unit

PO Box 2229, Louisville, KY 40201

216 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202



Telephone: 502-357-8538




Harriman Service Unit

PO Box 2229, Louisville, KY 40201

216 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202



Telephone: 502-357-8538




Somerset Service Unit  

PO Box 2229, Louisville, KY 40201

216 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202



Telephone: 502-357-8538



Middlesboro, KY             

118 N. 18th St



Telephone: 606 248 4925



Services Offered:

Worship Services - Church


Middlesboro, KY             

118 N 18th St

PO Box 148



Telephone: 606.248.4925



Services Offered:

Worship Services - Church


Camp Paradise Valley, KY           

1881 Salvation Army Camp Rd



Telephone: 270.406.6730


Website: http://

Services Offered:

Worship Services - Church


Crossville Service Unit

PO Box 2229, Louisville, KY 40201

216 W Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202



Telephone: 502-357-8538




Knoxville, TN    

409 N. Broadway

P.O. Box 669, 37901-0669



Telephone: 865 525 9401 ext. 111



Services Offered:Worship Services – Church


Knoxville Are Command, TN

409 N. Broadway



Telephone: 865 525 9401



Services Offered:

Worship Services - Church

Knoxville, TN Area Command    

409 N Broadway

PO Box 669, 37901-0669



Telephone: 865.525.9401




Services Offered:

Domestic Violence Services

Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Shelter

Food & Nutrition Programs

Transitional Housing

Worship Services - Church

Character Building Programs

Community Recreation Programs

Morgan Scott Project

Additional Resources…

Emergency Aid

Provides emergency help on a case-by-case basis for items such as hearing aids, glasses, food, utility bills, and medication costs.

Job Training/Continuing Education

Providing tuition and support services for job training at the Tennessee Technology Centers in the area, to equip our families with the skills needed for better paying jobs.

Thrift Store

Provides reasonably priced clothing and household items to hundreds of families each year. Proceeds from the store fund the Emergency Aid and other programs.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – Friday

10:00 – 11:30 am


9:00 – 12:00

Located at the MSP Center

1022 Old Deer Lodge Pike

Deer Lodge, TN 37726

Home Repairs

Provides volunteers who assist approximately 20 families a year with repairs to their homes.


In 2008 Morgan Scott partnered with the Unicorn Fund and the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts to 2,410 children. Thanks to a lot of wonderful individuals and groups that donated toys in 2008. the cost to MSP was only $6,500.00.



Scott County Women's Shelter

19218 Alberta St

Oneida, TN 37841

(423) 569-3355


Scott County Homeless Shelter

1513 Jeffers Rd

Oneida, TN 37841

 (423) 663-3333

Medical Services-Free or Reduced Pricing

Scott Christian Care Center

101 Marcum Road, Oneida, TN 37841

Phone:  (423) 539-2491 or (423) 223-1677


Purpose: The Free Medical Clinic at Scott Christian Care Center seeks to provide basic medical services to individuals who lack any access to medical insurance. This Clinic is a free clinic and there is no co-pay, charges for exam or lab work.

Clinic Services: At this time, the clinic does not provide routine physicals (such as CDL, DOT, school, etc.) and immunizations such as flu shots.

  • This clinic does not treat any emergencies.

  • The clinic does not have a pediatric doctor and does not treat children less that sixteen years of age

  • The clinic does not dispense any medicines. Filling prescriptions is a patient responsibility.

  • This clinic does not prescribe any narcotics.

  • This clinic does not have mental health or dental services.

  • The clinic does not provide any birth control.


Eligibility Requirements:

1. No medical insurance.

2. American citizenship or have a “green card”.

3. Photo ID.

Clinic Hours:

Wednesdays - 10 AM – Until the last patient is seen (By Appointment Only)

Continuing Education, Help Resources


Morgan Scott Project

1022 Old Deer Lodge Pike

Deer Lodge, TN - 37726



Job Training/Continuing Education

Providing tuition and support services for job training at the Tennessee Technology Centers in the area,

to equip our families with the skills needed for better paying jobs.


State Services

Listed in this section is state provided services that are non profit organizations.  Some services may not be available currently during shutdowns.  However, these groups are established to help their state residents become healthy and productive members of the state and society. Most of these services you may currently be able to contact by phone.    



TN Dept of Human Services - Scott County - SNAP Program

104 Fire Hall Drive

Huntsville, TN 37756

(423) 663-2821

Primary Function-Food Stamps



Oneida Development/Housing Authority

420 North Oneida Circle

Oneida, TN 37841


After-hours emergency calls: 423-562-2261

Oneida is a 151-unit development comprised of efficiency, 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments.

Management Staff

Emily McCulley, Property Manager


Melanie Berry, Assistant Property Manager


Phone: 423-562-2261 or 865-523-5287

Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LaFollette main office lobby hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Public Housing

  • What is public housing?

Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible families/households, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

  • Who is eligible?

Public housing is limited to income qualified families/households, elderly individuals, and persons with disabilities. In addition, our housing authority determines eligibility based on:

  • Annual gross income

Family background information – this includes current and prior landlords, personal references, and performance meeting financial obligations (especially rent)

Criminal history (Persons who are 18 or older and have a criminal record may be denied admission or evicted from our public housing units.)

Income limits are set by HUD. (See tables below.) Persons wanting to live in our public housing must have a gross income at or below the “Low Income” limit for the appropriate family/household size and location desired.


FY 2015 HUD Income Limits

  • Income Limits For All Developments By Number of Family Members


Anderson and Union Counties

1              2              3              4              5              6              7              8

Extremely Low  12950    15930    20090    24250    28410    32570    36730    40700

Very Low Income             21600    24650    27750    30800    33300    35750    38200    40700

Low Income       34550    39450    44400    49300    53250    57200    61150    65100


Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress and Scott Counties

1              2              3              4              5              6              7              8

Extremely Low  11770    15930    20090    23450    25350    27250    29100    31000

Very Low Income             16450    18800    21150    23450    25350    27250    29100    31000

Low Income       26250    30000    33750    37500    40500    43500    46500    49500


Morgan County

1              2              3              4              5              6              7              8

Extremely Low  11770    15930    20090    24250    26700    28700    30650    32650

Very Low Income             17300    19800    222250  24700    26700    28700    30650    32650

Low Income       27650    31600    35550    39500    42700    45850    49000    52150


  • How do I apply?

At present, all applications are made in person by visiting one of our site offices. The application process includes completing forms to capture information needed to determine eligibility, providing necessary documents to verify identity, and completing a brief interview with LHA staff.


  • When/how will I be notified?

Once the background check is completed, your application will be reviewed. If it appears that your family/household is eligible, your name will be placed on the waiting list(s) you choose. Your placement on the waiting list is based on date and time of your application, and you will be contacted by phone and/or letter when your name reaches the top of the waiting list. If circumstances change between your placement on the waiting list and your being contacted regarding an available unit that negatively affect your eligibility for housing, you will be notified by letter. You may speak with a housing authority representative regarding your application status in person Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; phone inquiries are accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • Will I have to sign a lease?

If you are offered an apartment and accept it, the head of household and spouse/co-head, if applicable, will be required to sign a lease with LHA. You will pay rent for the remaining days in the current month in addition to a security deposit of $100.00.

  • How is rent determined?

Rent is based on family/household anticipated gross annual income less deduction, if any.

HUD allows LHA to exclude from annual income the following allowances:

$480 for each dependent (under 18 years of age, or 18 or over and a full-time student or a person with a disability)

$400 per family where the head of household or spouse (or co-head) is at least 62 years of age or a person with disabilities

Some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly or disabled person

Childcare deduction for out-of-pocket expenses for child(ren) under the age of 13

Disability assistance expense deduction (if necessary to enable a family member to be employed and provided that the expenses are neither paid to a member of the family nor reimbursed by an outside source)

Tenant rent is the greater of:

30% of adjusted gross monthly income

10% of gross monthly income

The minimum rent of $50

The prevailing flat rent based on unit size and location

The prevailing ceiling rent based on unit size and location (same as the flat rent)

The maximum rent for a mixed family

Household income is reviewed at least annually, and rents may be adjusted accordingly.

  • Are Pets Allowed?

Certain types of pets are permitted, but only one pet is allowed per household. Proof of vaccinations, spay/neuter documentation and payment of a $50.00 pet deposit will be required before the pet can be brought on to housing authority property. This does not apply to service animals.



Scott County Health Department is located on the Courthouse Square in Huntsville (344 Court Street). Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address: 344 Court St, Huntsville, TN 37756

Phone:(423) 663-2445


Adult Health- Adult health services include blood pressure screenings and education, immunizations, breast and cervical cancer screenings and presumptive TennCare eligibility for breast and cervical cancer.

Child Health-Children are a major priority of the health department. Well child checkups include physical exams, health screenings and immunizations. These screenings are available to assure normal development and to detect any medical conditions for children from birth to age 21. The health department strongly recommends regular checkups and makes appropriate referrals for medical services to ensure all children are as healthy as they can be.


Child Health and Development-(CHAD) The CHAD program assists children up to age 5 and at-risk and at-risk prenatal clients by making home visits to help ensure proper child development and give helpful parenting tips.


Children's Special Services-The CSS program assists with medical treatment for children from birth to age 21, when they have special medical needs and the family is financially unable to provide for necessary care. The program also includes speech and hearing services.


Dental Services

Help Us Grow Successfully (HUGS) Home visits are made by a public health worker to families whose infants may be at risk for medical or developmental problems. The follow-up begins during the prenatal period. Teen mothers and their infants are given highest priority.


Immunizations-Immunizations against polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), Haemophilus (meningitis), Hepatitis B among others are provided for children. Flu and pneumonia vaccines and tetanus-diphtheria boosters are also given.


Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


Additional Services include-Family Planning, Birth Control, Nutrition and Special Needs such as Diabetes, Pre-natal Services, Infectious Disease Control, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control such as testing, Tuberculosis Control, General Health, and Vital Records 


Low Income Insurance Health/Dental


You can apply for TennCare at You can also call 1-800-318-2596. If you want to apply by mail, you can use a paper application.

Need help applying? There are at least three ways that you can get help:

  • You can go to any DHS office in any of Tennessee’s 95 counties. A trained staff person there will help you apply. Over 350 state employees are trained to help you to find the DHS office in your county.

  • You can get help from private groups near you. You can also call 1-866-720-1711.

  • You can call also 1-800-318-2596 to apply directly over the phone.


If you have a disability, someone can even come to your house to help you apply for TennCare. Just call your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) at 1-866-836-6678.


Helpful numbers

East Tennessee

AMERIGROUP: 1-800-600-4441

BlueCare: 1-800-468-9698

UnitedHealthcare: 1-800-690-1606

TennCareSelect: 1-800-263-5479

DentaQuest is the TennCare Dental Plan for enrollees under the age of 21. If you need help finding a dentist, scheduling an appointment or assistance with any dental services, visit DentaQuest's website. You may also call DentaQuest Customer Services at 1-855-418-1622. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is TTY/TDD 800-466-7566. - See more at:

Continuing Education


Job Training Office

180 Eli Ln,

Oneida, TN 37841

Phone:(423) 569-9348

Communication and Transportation

East Tennessee Human Resource Agency


Social Services Organization

727 W 3rd Ave, Oneida, TN 37841

(423) 286-6929



Now, thanks to the national Lifeline Program, you can get a free government cell phone in Tennessee, including free monthly minutes and a set number of texts. There are three major service providers that participate in the program currently.

•Access Wireless

Customer Care:  1-888-450-1838


•Assurance Wireless



•Safelink Wireless

Phone Numbers:

 For Enrollment and Plan Changes Support: 1-800-Safelink


If you receive public assistance from one of the following programs in Tennessee, you may be eligible for your free government cell phone.


•Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka Food Stamps)

•Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

•Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

•Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

•National Free School Lunch Program

•Section 8 Housing

•HUD and other Federal housing programs may not automatically qualify!


If you do not currently receive assistance from one of the above programs, you may still be eligible if  your gross income (total income) is less than or equal to 135% of the national poverty level, which is determined by the number of people in your household.











Mental Health and Referrals

In this section individuals can access Scott County Schools Counseling Services.  You can contact us through email or leave voicemail for continuing mental health and referrals to outside mental health and medical services.  Some outside offices may currently be closed others may be able to provide tele-med care.  However, we can still provide the paperwork, referrals and set up appointments in the future when you and your child are ready.  

Contact Information:

Fairview, Burchfield, Robbins and Alternative Middle students

Maria J. Bruce

Huntsville Middle, Huntsville Elementary, Winfield and Alternative Middle Students

Kayla E. Flowers

Main Phone: 423-663-2159 for voicemail

Address: 208 Court Street Huntsville, TN 37756

Services Provided during COVID-19 sabbatical

  • If you would like independent curriculum or journals mailed to your home please contact us by email with the child's name, school, address and core issue

  • If you would like a medical or mental health referral form emailed or mailed to you please contact us by email with the child's name, school, behaviors, address and if the child is on medications.  Under TCA 49-6-303(d) The school counselor may refer or help facilitate a referral of a parent or legal guardian's student to a counselor or therapist for mental health assessments or services. If a school counselor refers a student to a counselor or other mental health provider, neither the LEA nor the school counselor shall bear the cost of such services provided to the student.

  •  If your child was already in the process of counseling services with the school and was working with the counselor one-on-one, in the middle of the referral, process of completing an FBA/BIP and need to return the forms please email with child's name, school, address and where (medical or mental health) you would like the forms and letters sent

  • If your child was seeing the counselor and had a upcoming court date please email us and the date and we will contact the courts for new dates

  • If your child needs ADHD evaluation scales completed by teacher contact us by email with the child's name, school, and address

  • Final Notes:  If your child was already working with counseling services then a release of information and permission form was already provided.  If you are new you will need to sign the release for us to communicate with mental/medical professionals.


Additional Community Resources

Additional 501(3)(c) Resources within the Scott County Area see ALQI attached list:


Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI)


202 Chester Street // Oneida, TN 37841 // 423-569-2677

Promoting healthcare and education to the under served children of Scott County, Tennessee


22 Programs of ALQI:

Scott County Dental Clinic for Children - 1999

Scott County Telemedicine - 2000

Children's Center of the Cumberlands - 2000

Schools Together Allowing No Drugs (STAND) - 2001

Boys & Girls Club of Scott County - 2002

The Salvation Army-Scott County Service Unit - 2002

Children's Health & Maintenance Plan (CHAMP) - 2003

Data Collection - 2003

Mission of Hope-a Scott County Contact - 2003

Remote Area Medical (RAM) - 2003

Scott County Women's Shelter - 2004

Imagination Library - 2004

Winfield School Academic Fund - 2005

Second Harvest - 2006

Morgan-Scott Project - 2007

FREE Shoe Fence - 2008

FREE Coat Ministry - 2008

Operation Sharing Tennessee - 2008

Appalachian Ministry Center - 2011

Agape Christian Learning Center - 2011

Xylitol Toothbrush Study - 2015

Bible Release Time – 2015





The Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI), a 501(c) (3) corporation, located in Oneida, TN was created in 1999 to bring healthcare, educational, and related services to the underserved in the ten counties of the ELGIN Foundation (formerly B. R. Thompson Charitable Trust) with Scott County, a Federal Empowerment Community, as its program base. The ten counties are: TN-Scott, Knox, Anderson and Blount; KY-Leslie, Clay, Laurel, Bell; and VA-Buchanan and Tazewell. ALQI has a six member Board of Directors to govern the programs in Scott Co that are chosen based on the greater need of the community, especially for children. The following programs are currently supported by ALQI in Scott County, TN.


Scott County Dental Clinic. In 1999 there were over 4,000 children with TennCare which no dentist in Scott County accepted. The Scott County Dental Clinic opened in 2000 with the county paying for the building remodeling, as well as rent and utilities. Dental equipment for the Clinic was donated from all across the state of TN. ALQI is proud to provide support and oversight for this Clinic.


Children's Health and Maintenance Plan (CHAMP): To ensure treatment for those children with caries, the CHAMP program organizes the dental screenings in schools and makes personal family contact until the problem is resolved. The statistical outcomes will be provided to the schools, used for grants, and research. In 2005 CHAMP expanded to include obesity.


Children's Center of the Cumberlands (CCC), a regional accredited children's advocacy center striving to reduce the trauma to physically, sexually, and mentally abused victims, and to promote healing. Working with the District Attorney General, it brings the medical examiner and the investigation teams to the child. Medical examinations, interviews, and counseling takes place on site by a licensed Counselor and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner to prepare the case for prosecution. Educational programs at 8 schools work to reduce incidents of child abuse. This program is over 5 years old and is a self-sustaining program.


Scott County Telemedicine Sixty video units in the homes of congestive heart failure (CHF) and diabetic patients needing frequent monitoring, permitting them to be assessed in their homes eliminating travel for medical visits. A second grant targeting behavioral health, and administered by the University of Tennessee, has seen extremely successful use of Telemedicine between the Scott County Hospital and Ridgeview Mental Health Facility in Oak Ridge, TN. This program is self-sustaining.


Students Together Allowing No Drugs (STAND) Created by Juvenile Judge Jamie Cotton to prevent and stop drug abuse among school children from 6th through 12th grades. The strength of this program is if a student wishes to participate in ANY school activity (sports, clubs, field trips, even parking on school property), the student must submit to drug testing. For those testing positive, counseling after school mandatory. Records are confidential and destroyed at graduation. Now self-sustaining.


Boys & Girls Club and Community Center - To meet a critical shortage of daycare facilities, on August 18, 2002 Boys & Girls Clubs were activated at two sites after school for all six of the Scott Co. Elementary students-enrollment was over 700 for ages K-6. Having outgrown the allotted space at the two schools, an ALQI grant purchased property on which a new $3.8 million 40,000 sq.ft. facility was opened on January 29, 2006. Grades 7-12 were added and membership has grown to over 1,000 with average attendance of 150 per day. The 121' x 81' collegiate sized gym will seat 600 and may be rented. The community has use of the facility when children are not present. The facility was made possible through pledges, donations, grants and bond issues.


Salvation Army-Scott Co. Service Unit Organized in 2002 through ALQI, Bell Ringing funds are used for assistance on past due utility bills and burnouts for families in need. Each year up to 20 underserved children attend Camp Paradise at Dale Hollow Lake (TN), in Burkesville KY and a full scale toy distribution effort is made in December. Furniture, clothing and sometimes food are usually available.


Scott County Women's Shelter In 2004 a grant provided a Counselor for over 800 women and children seen at the shelter annually. Furniture, food, clothing, office supplies and other items are also supplied to the Shelter for the use of them and their extended families that come there.


Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) ALQI is proud to help find the volunteers to work at the clinic, provide the food, funding, and be the contact for RAM in Scott County. The next RAM Clinic is scheduled for June11+12, 2016


Mission of Hope: They bring back packs filled with school supplies and at Christmas, toys for the children. ALQI participates and serves as a contact point for the many services and goods they donate to the county.


Imagination Library: Dolly Parton's program that mails a book a month to every child from birth to age five. Beginning with an ALQI grant, Scott County leads the state in numbers having registered over 1,414 of the 1500 eligible children.


School Academic Fund: Where each teacher in one of our neediest schools may apply to ALQI for grants up to $300 to be used in the classroom to enhance learning.


Second Harvest: ALQI assisted with the backpack program where children were able to take needed food home.


Data Collection: Working with the schools using privacy ID numbers of the students in gathering dental screening results, grades, attendance, self-esteem pre/post testing, and Short Form Assessment for Children, the program provides quantifiable objectives, outcome evaluation methodologies, performance indicators, financial sustainability strategies, and time lines. This information is used in the schools, for grants, and for research.


ALQI works and supports the chosen programs not only with grant writing and administrative needs, but with information for assessment of health needs, data collection, program development, and establishing self-sufficiency. In the years of ALQI, we have received various donations from the local and surrounding communities totaling over $1,500,000; worked with UT on Federal grants in the amount $1,143,000; and obtained other grants of over $7,000,000. An active, excited, and diverse Board of Directors, with the support of ELGIN Children's Foundation and its long-range vision, has been vital to the success of ALQI in Scott County.


Suicide/Homicidal Ideations

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24. According to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey in Tennessee, over 1 out of 7 youth seriously considered suicide and almost 1 out of 16 made an attempt. Almost all young people who are contemplating suicide show clear signs before the attempt. If educators are trained to recognize these signs, we have a good chance to identify and help at risk youth.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


If the child is having suicidal/homicidal thoughts please consider, for your childs safety, to  

contact local medical or mental health providers in your area for advice or help.


Local Public Mental Health Providers

Disclaimer: Scott County Schools is in no way affiliated or supports the local businesses provided below.  Below, for informational purposes, is a list of providers in the Scott County area that provides mental health services with state licensed mental health providers on staff.  


Address: 133 W 2nd Ave, Oneida, TN 37841

Phone: (423) 569-7979



Address:311 Directors Dr. NWKnoxville, TN 37923


Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact Us:

Phone: (865) 481-3972

Fax: 865-481-0319

(This group will come to your location)

Oneida Omni Community Health
22510 Alberta Street
Oneida, TN 37841

Faith Bowling


Omni Community Health/Child Advocacy Center-Shared Location

Oneida Omni Community Health
256 Bank Street
Oneida, TN 37841
865-525-0391 Ex. 4701

Mountain Peoples Health Clinic 

Provides additional mental health in conjunction with medical services, call for specific offices that provide the service

Address: 460 Industrial Ln, Oneida, TN 37841

Hours: Opens 8AM 

Phone: (423) 569-3800

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