Supporting your neighbors to turn their lives around.


  • Emergency assistance for rent, food, and utilities.
  • Social Work Case- Management with Life Skills Planning
  • Budget Counseling
  • Assistance Filling out Forms and Applications
  • Employment Assistance
  • Current Job Listings
  • Thanksgiving Food Boxes
  • Christmas Food Boxes
  • Emergency Food Pantry


  • Social Work Case Management
  • Referrals to Shelters and Homeless Programs
  • Food pantry
  • Hot meals at the Melting Pot
  • Coats
  • Assistance obtaining ID’s, Social Security Cards or Birth Certificates



  • Social Work Case Management
  • Home Visits (weekly)
  • Information on Referrals and Community Programs
  • Heisse Johnson Hand Up program
  • Hot Lunch to Shut-Ins at John Sevier Center
  • Toiletries, Paper Products, Blankets


  • Counseling
  • Vision Care Clinic
  • Vouchers for Glasses
  • Furniture for Victims of Floods and Fires [when available]
  • Legal Clinic
  • Bus and Transit Tickets [for job interview or doctor appointments]

Legal Clinic 


Good Samaritan Ministries in Johnson City is one of many host locations of the legal advice clinics provided by Legal Aide of East Tennessee.

​Volunteers who staff Advice Clinics meet with clients who have routine legal questions. If the client’s legal problem cannot be resolved at the Clinic, the volunteer has no further obligation to the client. Legal Aide of East Tennessee may be able to offer the client additional assistance later, depending on the nature of the legal issue.​

Limited AssistanceRule of Professional Conduct 1.2 allows a lawyer to limit the scope of representation offered to a client if the client is properly informed of the limitation. Advice Clinic clients sign an acknowledgment explaining the limited scope of representation available to at the Clinic.

Conflicts of Interest: Volunteers may not have an opportunity to check conflicts before meeting with a client, but Rule of Professional Conduct 6.5 relieves lawyers from compliance with the standard conflict-of-interest rules when volunteering at an advice clinic conducted by a legal aid program.

First Saturday of each month
Contact (423) 631-0451

Unless otherwise noted, all Advice Clinic clients are “low income persons” as defined by Legal Services Corporation regulations.