Hope VI FreshStart

FreshStart – Schedule of Classes

Homeownership Education

For those interested in learning more about homeownership, feel free to attend an Eastern 8 Homeownership Education class. To confirm dates and times of available classes, e-mail Debbie Perry.


YWCA Bristol Teen Pregnancy Classes

YWCA Bristol offers free, ongoing classes on healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Classes meet once per week. The classes are open to mothers-to-be age 19 and younger in their first pregnancy. Fathers and family may also attend the classes and activities. Transportation may be available. For more information call 423-968-9444.


Quit Tobacco Now

Quit Tobacco Now is a smoking cessation hotline for those interested in breaking the tobacco habit. Hotline operators will assist you in developing a plan to stop smoking and they will offer a variety of support options. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669) to get started.


VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

October 15th is the deadline to apply for the Economic Stimulus Payment. Even if you didn’t file a tax return you may still be eligible to apply for the stimulus payment. To schedule an appointment with SCKCDI’s VITA program contact:

Joe Durant
423-378-2939 (leave a voice mail if Joe is not there).
CLICK HERE to e-mail

Walk-ins are welcome Tuesdays & Thursdays.


Computer Classes

The FreshStart Foundation is now offering FREE computer classes on:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-11am and 2-3pm
  • Thursdays 6-7pm

Whether you have a basic knowledge of computers or none whatsoever, these classes will prove very beneficial.
Joe Durant with South Central Kingsport Development Community, Inc. (SCKCDI) holds the classes, which are self-paced, showing students how to:

  • Use Windows
  • Access the Internet for job searches
  • Type a resume
  • Start an e-mail account
  • Send an attachment

E-mail Joe Durant or call 423-384-6308 to sign up.

FSF’s computer lab is open daily to the public. Usage depends on work-station availability. Come by and improve your computer skills today!