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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.
Haven of Hope
Haven of Hope provides emergency shelter, security and basic necessities to meet the immediate needs of those fleeing domestic violence. In collaboration with other agencies, Haven of Hope offers: court advocacy, therapy, education and employment sevices.
636 Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
The primary purpose of SafeSpace is to provide emergency shelter, crisis intervention, court advocacy, resource referrals and counseling to victims of domestic violence. Contact the crisis line at (800) 244-5968 or the nearest office in your area at: Sevierville Office: (865) 453-9254 / Dandridge Office: (865) 397-8546 / Newport Office: (423) 237-6626
YWCA - Greater Memphis
766 South Highland Street
Memphis, TN 38111
The YWCA - Greater Memphis is the primary provider of domestic violence services in West Tennessee. Offering 24 hour emergency domestic violence shelter in Shelby County. 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 1-901-725-4277. The YWCA provides additional services to help victims become safe and self-sufficient: 24-hour Crisis & Support Helpline, emergency shelter, one-on-one case management services, adult and children’s counseling, legal referral services, financial literacy education and career counseling.
The Journey Center
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 AM to 4 PM
Abuse Alternatives, Inc.
Abuse Alternatives, Inc. provides a 24/7 crisis hotline and emergency shelter, information and referral services, crisis intervention, counseling, court advocacy, and safety planning to residents of Upper Sullivan County.
Contact 211 of Northeast Tennessee, Inc.
Contact 211 of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. provides direct phone line with volunteers that will assist you locating the services that are best suited to your unique needs. In situations such as: loneliness, abuse, depression, temporary financial assistance, medical direction, support group information, crisis intervention and homelessness.
Salvation Army provides shelter in Johnson City.
HomeSafe - Sumner County
HomeSafe - Sumner County provides risk assessment and safety planning, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, court and law-enforcement advocacy and accompaniment services, help obtaining an order of protection, case management, community education, children and youth services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Helplines available 24 hours a day: Domestic Violence (615) 452-4315 / Sexual Assault (615) 454-0373 / Assistance in Spanish (615) 969-3260
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, closed Saturdays & Sundays
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