A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition is a non-profit organization located in Mountain City, TN. We take great pride in providing our community with the resources it needs for a healthy, happy, drug-free Johnson County.
Uniting our community towards a healthy, happy, drug-free Johnson County.
Trish is a Certified Prevention Specialist and is currently working towards a license in Alcohol and Substance Use counseling and is also a certified M.R.T. facilitator.
Kandas is our Director of Prevention Services and a certified M.R.T. facilitator, Naloxone overdose prevention trainer, and coordinates prevention activities for Johnson County. Kandas also has her CPS 1 and CPS 2 (Certified Prevention Specialist).
Kelsey is our Program Coordinator and helps coordinate prevention activities in Johnson County. She is also in charge of our Lock Boxes and Drug Takeback Day. Kelsey holds several certifications in prevention work and continues her education.
Elizabeth is a Project Coordinator and helps coordinate prevention activities in Johnson County. Elizabeth is a certified Suicide QPR Gatekeeper, Red Cross DAT member, and has several certifications in Prevention work. She is currently working towards her Mental Health Coaching license and continues her education in prevention framework.
Kelsie is our Naloxone Distribution Coordinator.
Kim is a Intake Coordinator for AmeriCorps, she has a passion for helping find housing for the homeless in Johnson County. Kim will be actively involved in the outreach for the ARCH to locate the homeless population and guide them to stability. She is certified in Housing Crisis Response System, has completed the MRT program and the Nurturing Parenting classes. Kim has also been in recovery for a year and a half. She has personally battled with housing options and is very passionate about helping others in a similar situation. With Kim's lived experience, she can personally relate to others going through similar situations and will be a huge asset to their journey.
office: (423) 342-3891
Shawna is a ARCH Outreach/Case Manager, she has been actively helping with the homeless community in Johnson County out of the goodness of her heart and now has been given the opportunity to turn her passion in to her career. She successfully started the non-profit Journey To Empowerment, which is a homeless coalition. Shawna is MRT certified, Nurturing Parenting, Living in Balance, Seeking Safety, Helping women Recover and much more! Her goal is to reduce the population of homeless in Johnson County.
office: (423) 342-3891
Mental Health Sector
Johnson County is made up of seven “communities” within our county. Each rich in heritage and tradition.
Trade- generally considered Tennessee's oldest community, Trade was established as a trading outpost in the 18th century and was visited by English-speakers as early as 1673.
Butler- known as “the town that wouldn’t drown” as it was relocated to higher ground to make way for Watauga Lake.
Laurel Bloomery- known for its beautiful mountains and secluded valleys.
Shady Valley- known for its cranberry bogs that it celebrates each year during the Cranberry Festival. Also known for “The Snake”, a 489 twist, turn, and curve motorcycle ride through some of the most beautiful country in the United States.
Doe Valley- so named for the expansive population of deer.
Roan Creek/Forge Creek- both communities have rich histories dating back to Civil War times and before.
All of these communities connect to the County Seat which is Mountain City. The Population of Mountain City proper is 2485 people with approximately 500 residents living in one of 7 lower income housing developments, within the city limits. Our community is focused on developing a reputation in the Southeast area as a cultural center where community members can develop their crafts and skills with the opening of the new Johnson County Center for the Arts and Heritage Hall Theater, known region-wide for its beautifully restored theater and stage.
We are a community that values our traditions and works to maintain a “simpleness” to our life and lifestyle.