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Places that Help: Tennessee
This page has contact information for programs that offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. If you plan to contact a program via email, please review our Safety when using email page first.
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Please note that we list the organizations by the town, city or county where the office is located – however, many offices serve multiple towns or counties. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.
Community Health of East Tennessee - Family Services Center
The Community Health of East Tennessee - Family Services Center offers a residential program of 45-day emergency housing program to victims of domestic abuse. Residents are provided with essential needs during their stay such as toiletries, food, clothing, personal hygiene, and even transportation. Additional services include: court advocacy, educational workshops and life-skills training.
Cannon County Services & Domestic Violence (S.A.V.E.)
Provides court advocacy, orders of protection, networking/referral assistance, ensure safe housing, counseling, support groups and assistance with clothing, food, diapers, transitional housing, continued education (GED Prep. Computer Skills, Literacy) and job skills training (Resumes, Interviewing Skills, Job Search, etc). SAVE does not have a shelter and currently utilizes Rutherford County DV Shelter.
Contact Ministries is a non-profit volunteer based telephone helpline ministry serving the upper-east Tennessee region as well as parts of southwest Virginia. Help is available by calling 2-1-1 telephone hotline, resource referrals for those in crisis, seeking comfort and reassurance.
Salvation Army provides shelter in Johnson City.
The Sheppard's Inn
The Shepherd’s Inn is Carter County and Elizabethton’s only shelter for woman and their children who are displaced by domestic violence or temporary homelessness. Call 9-1-1 to receive an escort to the shelter.
Safe Haven Cheatham County - Courtney's House
Safe Haven - Courtney’s House is a domestic violence shelter in Cheatham County, Tennessee for woman and their children. Core services offered: 24-hour confidential crisis line; safe, temporary shelter; court advocacy; transportation; education about the dynamics of domestic violence; support groups, referrals to community resources; and advocacy. Serves Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery and Robertson counties.
Haven of Hope
Haven of Hope provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Contact 24 hour crisis line at (931) 680-3011. Shelter serves the following counties: Coffee, Franklin, Moore, Lincoln, Marshall and Bedford.
Avalon Center - Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program
196 Tenth Street
Crossville, TN 38557
Avalon Center - Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program provides trauma informed advocates available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide emergency assistance, support, options, information, education, safety planning, and a safe haven for victims of violence. Crisis line (hotline) is available 365 days a year. The Avalon Center emergency shelter is available based upon bed openings. Shelter placements for other shelters in the area is also provided through the crisis line by calling 1- (800) 641-3434. The Avalon Center serves residents of Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fentress, Morgan, Roane, Rhea, and Van Buren counties.
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