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. She is also our office administrator and volunteer coordinator.
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.
Deanna is our Peer Support Recovery Specialist for the AARRC.
Jennifer is our Recovery Hybrid Lifeline Coordinator for the AARRC.
Alexa is our Recovery Coach and Peer Recovery Support Specialist in training for the AARRC.
Haley is our CYAPSS & Program Assistant.
She is working towards her Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist certifications.
She is also working to be able to support and provide treatment services to those who may be struggling with Substance Abuse Disorder or know someone that does. "Let's work together in your journey to recovery!"
Jeff is our Workforce Project Coordinator. He has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business Management and Psychology) and a Master's in Psychology and Resilience. He is retired from the US Army and has experience in workforce development, asset protection, and resilience training. He is a certified Red Cross DAT member and is part of the TN Federation of Fire Chaplains with the TN Disaster Mental Health Strike Team.
Mental Health Sector
Bringing additional resources to Johnson County to strengthen the community of Johnson County by supporting the mission of Families Free to build the capacity of vulnerable through education, intervention and restoring relationships and empower families affected by substance use and incarceration.
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.