Bristol Lifestyle Recovery (BLR) will bring over 35 new jobs to Bristol and approximately 200 drug-free workers to the area workforce.
Approvals and Occupancy Permits have been granted by both cities
of Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA
BLR will be opening soon!
- City of Johnson City – Fairview is a sub-recipient of a Johnson City Emergency Solutions Grant for Rapid Rehousing. Fairview pays up to nine months rent to third party housing providers.
- Veterans Administration – HUD VASH, SSVF, Per Diem, Homeless Coordination (Intensive Outpatient) – The Mountain Home Veterans Administration refers veterans to the Manna House long term recovery program. Normally, more than 50% of Manna House’s residents are veterans.
- ARCH – SSVF (Supportive Services for Veterans and Families) Fairview refers clients to ARCH for veteran’s housing subsidy and ARCH refers veteran clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- The Johnson City Salvation Army – Fairview and The JC Salvation Army work together for client referral and food. Fairview refers potential clients to the Army for emergency shelter and food. The Salvation Army refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery. Because of the close relationship, the two agencies are able to keep many men in housing and off the streets of Downtown Johnson City.
- ETSU Department of Social Work – ETSU provides Fairview with case work interns and also provides the licensed oversight.
- FEMA – Provides Fairview with emergency utility expenses.
- THDA & HUD – Fairview has renewable grants through both agencies for Permanent and Supportive Housing, which pays for approximately 50% of the Manna House operating and program expenses.
- Good Samaritan Ministries – Fairview refers clients to GSM for Rapid Rehousing rents, Emergency Shelter rents, clothing and food. GSM refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- Family Promise (formerly IHN) – Fairview refers clients with children to Family Promise.
- Magnolia Ridge – Fairview refers clients to Magnolia Ridge for the 30-day sobriety residential program. Magnolia Ridge refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery after the 30-day program.
- Woodridge/MSHA – Fairview refers clients to Woodridge for the 5-7 detox program. Woodridge refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- Frontier Health – Fairview refers clients to Frontier Health for mental illness issues. Frontier Health refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- Catholic Charities - Fairview refers clients to Catholic Charities for emergency and long term housing and Catholic Charities refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- Haven of Mercy – Fairview refers potential clients to Heaven of Mercy for emergency shelter. The Heaven refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- REBOS – AA, NA facilitators – Fairview requires clients to attend AA & NA meetings on a regular basis. REBOS refers attendees to Fairview for long term recovery.
- American Legion – The American Legion provides clothing & boots to Fairview clients.
- Second Harvest Food Bank – Fairview, as member agency, is able to purchase food from Second Harvest at 25% to 40% of retail price.
- Summit Leadership Foundation– Summit provides Fairview with blankets for Fairview’s clients.
- Eastern 8 CDC – Fairview refers clients to E-8 for permanent rental housing and E-8 refers clients to Fairview for long term recovery.
- Johnson City Area Home Builders Association – Spearheaded a $100,000 addition to the Manna House.
- Various businesses – EarthFare (daily food), Cannon’s Furniture (donated over $60,000 in beds and furniture in 2014 alone), Starbucks (coffee), One Acres Café (food), Bed Bath & Beyond (many store products), Good 360 (computer software), Lowes (many store products), Walmart (cash donations and many store products), Waste Management (annual cash donation)
- Various churches – Cash and in-kind donations.
Additional Community Partners for Bristol Lifestyle Recovery:
- The Bristol Salvation Army - The Salvation Army will be able to refer their clients to BLR's long term recovery program which should help decrease the downtown homeless population. BLR will refer emergency shelter individuals to The Bristol Salvation Army.
- Haven of Rest Rescue Mission – Same services as The Salvation Army.
- Virginia Employment Commission – Assistance with job skills, job placement, benefits.
- Southwest Virginia Community Partners – Assistance with medical needs for the Virginia residents.
- Virginia Highlands Community College – Interns from multiple curriculum plus on-site supervision.
- Emory and Henry College – Bonner Student program, interns from various curriculums.
- Virginia Dept. of Human Services – Benefits, assistance with care coordination.
- Virginia Dept. Children’s Services – Assistance with Foster care placement and family reintegration.
- Hands and Feet Ministry – Assistance with pre-release from Virginia state correctional facilities.
- Probation and Parole – State of Virginia and SW VA Regional Jail.
- Virginia Dept. of Corrections – Referrals, placement.
- VA Cares – assisting ex-offenders, those returning to civilian life.
- Social Security – Assistance with benefits, reinstating of benefits.
- Cecil’s Market – Donations of fresh produce.
- Second Harvest Food Bank – Provide low-cost food for BLR residents.
- Highlands Re-entry Council – Partnerships and a working group to address issues.
- Highlands Community Services – Assistance with programming, family reintegration and children’s drug prevention services.
- Sullivan County Anti-Drug Task Force – Interaction with members of the Task Force to help reduce addiction issues.
- Bristol Regional Medical Center and HealthSouth Corp – BLR will refer residents and/or applicants that need outpatient addiction services as opposed to longer term residential recovery.
- Several Virginia housing authorities from the “Little 10” will assist low income graduates with housing vouchers, or other types of housing subsidy.
- The ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment – This research group will measure and verify outcomes, or progress, of each resident. Outcomes will be published in a national medical journal. This group also provides networking to many local agencies, county mayors, etc., regarding addiction.
- The Niswonger Children’s Hospital – Working with many medical doctors specializing in addiction of pregnant women, BLR will provide transitional housing to pregnant women to prevent babies born with addiction. This program will be designed and overseen by Dr. Steve Loyd, a leading national addiction specialist who works closely with The Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
- Many churches and civic organizations have come forward to offer assistance with BLR.
- Mt. Rogers Regional Adult Education Program, Abingdon, VA – Will provide GED classes; review and prep for college placement tests and ESL classes.
- Healing Hands Health Center - will provide medical, dental, visions care, eyeglasses, and chiropractic care to our residents who are working but uninsured.
As we move closer to opening, these and many other organizations, groups, and collaboratives will assist BLR in assuring the needs of our residents have been met and will continue to be met as residents launch into society.