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How Do I Apply?

Let Us Help You Get on the Road to Self-Sufficiency

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Family Promise of Greater Kingsport can help you obtain some of these documents if you do not already have them. Background Checks usually take one or more days to complete depending on where you have lived in the past. Family Promise of Greater Kingsport can serve up to 14 individuals in four families. The average stay is 52 days. We maintain a waiting list of those who would like to enter the program. You are encouraged to add your name to the waiting list as soon as you think you might need our services. Because of the preparation that host churches need to do to welcome new Guests, new families can not usually accept immediate shelter admissions on the same day.

You can make initial contact with Family Promise of Greater Kingsport either in person at 601 Holston Street in Kingsport or by calling 423-246-6500. A staff member will explain the program to you. You will give the information necessary to make an application for the program and be asked to sign a Release Form for a background check. Please bring in or fax the following documents for each person in your household if you have them:

  • Social Security Cards

  • Picture ID’s

  • Driver’s Licenses

  • Birth Certificates

  • Award Letters: TANF/SSI/SSA

  • Child Custody Papers/Support Orders

  • Documentation of Abuse (Police Reports/Charges)

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