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Families Free

Families Free is a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to making positive impacts on families in Northeast Tennessee. Families Free is a licensed mental health and substance abuse treatment facility offering intensive outpatient treatment services to women, as well as in-home outpatient treatment, recovery skills and relapse prevention services for individuals. Families Free also provides in-home family preservation services for families in the Northeast region including supervised visitation, family violence intervention, family support services, parenting education and homemaker skills. We provide quality, evidence based services combined with the faith-based principles of compassion, healing and restoration to promote positive life style changes for our communities at-risk and often overlooked populations.

Eligibility Requirements

Clients or Referral sources may contact Families Free at 423-631-0141 to schedule an intake for substance abuse services. Families Free has a wide array of services and eligibility requirements vary for each program.
Substance Abuse Services: Clients seeking alcohol and drug treatment will receive an alcohol and drug assessment (Addiction Severity Index) to determine the need for services and the appropriate level of care. Families Free offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for the treatment of substance abuse as well as Outpatient Treatment, Recovery Support, and Relapse Prevention.
Family Preservation Services: Clients in need of Family Preservation Services will be referred through the Department of Children's Services(DCS). Services will be approved through DCS and Families Free will contact the client to schedule an intake.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Walk-In
    • Fax referrals to 423-631-0157
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

All Ages of Children

Full Family Support


Johnson City

2319 Browns Mill Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm