After School Programs

For information on After School Programs in the area pleas contact Community Services at 423-926-3225.

Summer Lunch Program

The JCHA partners with the Johnson City Public School System to provide free lunches for children during the summer months. This program is available at the Carver and Keystone Developments for all children ages 17 and under. Distribution times will be posted on the website or residents can call the JCHA Administrative Office for more information. To register, stop by the Keystone Rec Center to complete an application and meet the staff.


Head Start

Head Start is a comprehensive program for four-year old children and their families who meet the eligibility requirements of the federal income guidelines. Specifically, Head Start promotes school readiness in young children from low-income families by providing them with extra learning opportunities. The Johnson City Housing Authority provides classroom space for Head Start to serve our residents and surrounding communities at the following Johnson City locations:

  • Carver Head Start, 500 Washington Avenue
  • Children First Head Start, 837 Pardee Street
  • Lake Terrace Head Start, 2450 Mint Hill Road
  • Pinecrest Head Start, 500 Angel Place

Learn more about the Head Start program at Or call Bonnie Jones at 423-246-6180 at Head Start of Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency.