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AMERICAN RED CROSS – HIWASSEEE CHAPTER
304 20th Street, SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 472-1595
Fax: (423) 476-1539

Provides blood services, first aid, CPR, disaster relief, and services to armed forces.

THE CARING PLACE
130 Wildwood Avenue, SE
Cleveland, TN 37312
Phone: (423) 472-4414

Local food bank.

CHATTANOOGA AREA FOOD BANK
2009 Curtain Pole Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 622-1800

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
Serving: Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe Counties
Main Office (Bradley and Polk Counties)
285 Church Street, NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 479-8144
Fax: (423) 559-0266

COORDINATED CHARITIES
109 Rocky Mount Road
P.O. Box 1023
Athens, TN 37371-1023
Phone: (423) 745-9625

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) CORRIDOR
110 North Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 746-9037
Fax: (423) 746-9037

Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates representing the best interests of children in court proceedings.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
P.O. Box 929
1008 Knight Road, Suite B
Athens, TN 37303-4634
Phone: (423) 744-2800 or (877) 723-5557
Fax: (423) 744-2596

Services: Food Stamps; Families First; Medicaid; and TennCare

DISABILITY LAW AND ADVOCACY CENTER
(800) 342-1660

East Tennessee Office
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite A-220
Knoxville, TN  37923
Phone: (865) 670-2944
Fax: (865) 470-7028

Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society. For people who qualify, DLAC may be able to assist with problems related to their disability like abuse and neglect outside of the home; discrimination in housing, transportation, employment; and access to public and private programs and services.

FAMILY RESOURCE AGENCY/HARBOR SAFE HOUSE
Serving Bradley, Polk and McMinn Counties
3680 Michigan Avenue
Cleveland, TN 37323
Phone: (423) 479-9339 or (423) 476-3886

GOODWILL – ATHENS STORE & DONATION CENTER
1500 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 746-0611
Fax: (423) 472-4823

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 665
393 County Road 554
Athens, TN 37303-0665
Phone: (423) 745-7431
Fax: (423) 744-1604

THE H.O.P.E. CENTER
P.O. Box 1561
Athens, TN 37371
Phone: (423) 744-0599 or (423) 745-5289 (hotline)
Fax: (423) 744-8284

LEGAL AID OF EAST TENNESSEE
85 Central Avenue, NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 479-8577

Provides wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy for elderly, abused, and low income persons.

MCMINN COUNTY CLERK
Evonne Hoback
McMinn Courthouse Annex Bldg.
5 South Hill Street, Suite A
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-4440
Fax: (423) 744-1657

MCMINN COUNTY COURTS:

Chancery Court:

The Honorable Jerri S. Bryant
Chancellor
McMinn Co. Courthouse
6 East Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 746-5412

Patty S. Gaines
Clerk & Master
Courthouse
6 East Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-1281
Fax: (423) 744-1652

Circuit Court:

The Honorable Larry H. Puckett
Circuit Court Judge
Bradley Co. Crthse., Suite 207
P.O. Box 846
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 476-0537

The Honorable Amy F. Reedy
Criminal Court Judge
155 North Ocoee Street
Bradley County Courthouse
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 559-3016

The Honorable Carroll Lee Ross
Circuit Court Judge
130 E. Washington Avenue, Suite #3
P.O. Box 1356
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 744-2835

The Honorable J. Michael Sharp
Circuit Court Judge
Bradley Co. Crthse., Suite 207
P.O. Box 846
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 476-0537

Rhonda J. Cooley
Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 506
6 East Madison Avenue, Room 211
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-1923
Fax: (423) 744-1642

Drug Court:

10th JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG COURT
Serving Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties
The Honorable Carroll Lee Ross
P.O. Box 1356
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 744-2835
Contact: Jill Barrett
Phone: (423) 339-0480

General Sessions and Juvenile Court:

The Honorable James F. Watson
General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
McMinn County Courthouse
6 E. Madison Street, Room 211
Athens, TN 37303-0506
Phone: (423) 744-1604
Fax: (423) 744-1642

MCMINN COUNTY MAYOR
John Gentry
McMinn County Courthouse
6 East Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-7634
Fax: (423) 744-1600

MCMINN COUNTY WEBSITE

THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Toll-Free:  (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TTY:  (800) 787-3224

The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public.

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

E. G. Fisher Public Library
1289 Ingleside Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-7782
Fax: (423) 745-1763

Fort Loudoun Regional Library Center
718 George Street, NW
Athens, TN 37303-2214
Phone: (423) 745-5194
Toll Free: (800) 624-1982
Fax: (423) 745-8086

Calhoun Public Library
Physical Address:
746 Highway 163
Calhoun, TN 37309-0115

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 115
Calhoun, TN 37309-0115
Phone: (423) 336-2348
Fax: (423) 336-1527

Englewood Public Library
Physical Address:
35 Carroll Street
Englewood, TN 37329

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 834
Englewood, TN 37329-0834
Phone: (423) 887-7152

Etowah Carnegie Public Library
723 Ohio Avenue
Etowah, TN 37331-1345
Phone: (423) 263-9475 or (423) 263-2128
Fax: (423) 263-4271

Niota Public Library
Physical Address:
11 East Main Street
Niota, TN 37826-0146

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 515
Niota, TN 37826-0146
Phone:(423) 568-2613
Fax: (423) 568-3026

SALVATION ARMY-LENOIR CITY
109 Kingston Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771-2927
Phone: (865) 986-1692

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
921 Congress Pkwy., North
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (866) 964-7431
Toll-Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (423) 745-4883

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
1250 Old Chattanooga Pike
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 478-3053
Fax: (423) 339-2431

Services include housing and shelter, low-income home energy assistance, homeless assistance, nutrition services, family caregiver support, and public transportation.

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE LEGAL SERVICES
29 Patten Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 756-0128
Fax: (423) 757-9063

A public interest law firm that operates as a nonprofit legal organization. Gives advice and files lawsuits in state and federal courts. Principal programs are for the victims of domestic violence and some consumer cases. Offers sample forms on website.

SOUTHERN MIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES
311 Plus Park Blvd, Suite 135
Nashville , TN 37217
Phone: (615) 750-1200
Fax: (615) 366-3349
Toll Free: (866) 721-7828

Provides free legal services to migrant and seasonal farm workers. 

TENNESSEE ALLIANCE FOR LEGAL SERVICES
50 Vantage Way
Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: (615) 627-0956 or (888) 395-9297
Fax: (615) 627-0964

TALS is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. TALS is committed to increasing equal access to justice across Tennessee. TALS is an alliance of the federally-funded legal aid programs, independent providers of civil legal services, and supporting agencies in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT ATHENS
410 Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-2028
Fax: (423) 745-0938
TDD: (423) 745-1231

Tennessee has a network of centers across the state where employers can go to find workers they need and job seekers can get career information and services. Each center offers computerized labor market information, Internet access, workshops, an on-line talent bank, job placement, recruitment and training.

TENNESSEE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 425
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone:( 615) 386-9406
Fax: (615) 383-2967
In State: (800) 289-9018

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Phone:  (877) 813-0950

Information on how to file for unemployment insurance. 

TENNESSEE DISABILITY PATHFINDER

A statewide database of disability services including social service agencies, low-income medical clinics, and a multitude of other valuable resources updated daily. Information is organized by both geographic location and type of service provided.

TENNESSEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

Links to information and resources for victims of domestic violence. 

TENNESSEE ECONOMIC COUNCIL ON WOMEN

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women assesses Tennessee women’s economic status. It develops and advocates solutions to address women’s needs in order to help women achieve economic autonomy.

TENNESSEE JUSTICE CENTER
301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 255-0331
Toll Free Phone: (877) 608-1009
Fax: (615) 255-0354

Non-profit, public interest law and advocacy firm serving families in need.

UNITED WAY 2-1-1
Phone: (800) 318-9335

Teleinterpreter and Spanish speaking staff available.  One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.

UNITED WAY OF MCMINN AND MEIGS COUNTIES
111 Church Street
P.O. Box 1681
Athens, TN 37371-1681
Phone: (423) 745-9606

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
107 W. College Street
Athens, TN 37303-3502
Phone: (423) 745-2852
Fax: (423) 744-1615

UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state of Tennessee. Working with farmers, families, youth, and communities, Extension helps improve people's lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state, and national levels.

 

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