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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.
Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 West Springdale Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a not-for-profit provider of mental health, addiction, social services, and assistance for victims of domestic violence.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM to 5 PM
Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center
The Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center provides emergency shelter for women experiencing domestic violence and their children. While at shelter, women receive on-site counseling and case management. Additionally, a 24-hour crisis hotline is available.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries - KARM
Knox Area Rescue Ministries - KARM focuses on providing basic needs such as food, shelter and safety for those in emergency need.KARM provides immediate emergency shelter for families, then works with other family service providers in the East Tennessee area to find additional resources.
Knoxville Family Justice Center
400 Harriet Tubman Street
Knoxville, TN 37915
The Knoxville Family Justice Center provides a safe place with caring and trained staff available to help victims of domestic violence and their children. Some of their services include: safety planning, danger assessment, assistance for order of protection process, prosecution, civil legal assistance, counseling, support groups, language interpretation, access to local shelters, access to emergency pet sheltering, employment assistance, short and long term housing, childcare & services for the elderly, individuals with disabilities and other special populations.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM to 4 PM
Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee - Knoxville
2455 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
The Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee provides services for victims and survivors of sexual violence. Services offered: sexual assault nurse examinations, therapy, advocacy programs, prevention and education.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s - Family Crimes Unit
901 East Summitt Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37915
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s Family Crimes Unit is responsible for investigating incidents of domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. In addition to investigating these incidents, the unit also provides immediate safety crisis counseling information and support to victims.
Turning Point provides emergency shelter.
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley
The YWCA empowers domestic violence survivors to take control of their lives, while offering them safety and the resources to ensure their self-sufficiency. The YWCA operates the largest emergency domestic violence shelter in the state of Tennessee. If you are in danger, need to speak with an advocate, have general questions about domestic violence or a specific situation you would like to talk through, please call the YWCA’s 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline at 1-800-334-4628. Additional services provided include: 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline, emergency shelter at the Weaver Domestic Violence Center (up to 45 days), one-on-one case management services, adult and children’s counseling, transitional housing, community support groups (English & Spanish), community education & outreach programs, financial literacy education and career counseling.
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