Tipton

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Mid-South Chapter
1400 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone:  (901) 726-1690

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

BREAD OF LIFE COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY

Pantry Distribution Days and Locations:

First United Methodist Church, Covington, Education building
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month

Trust Company Bank Building, rear entrance, in Brighton
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
Phone: (901) 476-9694

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
101 Mueller Brass Road
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 475-2535
Fax:  (901) 475-2614

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) OF TIPTON COUNTY
200 W. Washington Avenue
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 476-4114

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

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SERVICES
724 Highway 51 North
Covington, TN 38019-2035
Phone:  (901) 475-2505
Fax:  (901) 475-2617

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

DISABILITY RIGHTS TENNESSEE
(800) 342-1660

West Tennessee Office
2693 Union Avenue, Suite 201
Memphis, TN  38112
Phone:  (901) 458.6013
Fax:  (901) 458.7819

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) 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, DRT 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.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
8051 Highway 51 N.
Millington, TN 38053

6899 Stage Road (Highway 64)
Memphis, TN 38133
Phone:  (901) 323-6221

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
P. O. Box 685
4700 Mueller Brass Road
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 476-0235
Fax:  (901) 476-0229

MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES INC.
Suite 1100, Falls Building
22 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone:  (901) 523-8822

Covington Location:
899-A Highway 51 South
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 476-1808 or (888) 207-6386

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS) is the primary provider of civil legal representation to low income families in western Tennessee.

MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK
239 South Dudley
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone:  (901) 527-0841
Fax:  (901) 528-117

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.

NORTHWEST SAFE LINE
P.O. Box 1831
Dyersburg, TN 38025
HOTLINES:  (800) 957-0055 or (731) 287-7233
Phone:  (731) 285-6470
Fax:  (731) 286-9176

NORTHWEST TENNESSEE CAREER CENTERS

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

Tipton County Public Library
300 West Church Avenue
Covington, TN 38019-2729
Phone:  (901) 476-8289
Fax:  (901) 476-0008

Munford-Tipton County Memorial Public Library
Physical Address:
1476 Munford Avenue
Munford, TN 38004-1902

Mailing Address:
Box B
Munford, TN 38058-1902
Phone:  (901) 837-2665

SALVATION ARMY FAMILY STORE
2679 Kirby Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Phone:  (901) 531-1770

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
3602 Austin Peay Highway
Memphis, TN 38128
Local:  (901) 385-0127
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (901) 373-8695

SOUTHERN MIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES
311 Plus Park Boulevard, 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 COVINGTON
973 Highway 51 North Bypass
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 475-2529
Fax:  (901) 475-2537

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. 

*Most residents in Tennessee can file claims by telephone or online. However, if you live in Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale or Shelby counties, only "lack of work" claims may be filed online. Otherwise, residents in these four counties must file in person at one of these locations:

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER - COVINGTON
724 East Lucky Plaza, Highway 51 North
Covington, TN 38019-0645
Phone:  (901) 475-2529
Fax:  (901) 475-2537

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER - RIPLEY
301-C Lake Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
Phone:  (731) 635-3479
Fax:  (731) 635-3216

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER - SOMERVILLE
121 Court Square
P.O. Box 729
Somerville, TN 38068-0729
Phone:  (901) 465-7347
Fax:  (901) 465-7371

Unemployment Insurance Claims Center
P.O. Box 280870
Nashville, TN 37228

(Phone Claims)
(615) 253-0800 or
Toll-Free:  (877) 813-0950
Fax:  (615) 253-0808

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 them 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.

TIPTON COUNTY CLERK
Mary A. Gaither
P.O. Box 528
Covington, TN 38019-0528
Phone:  (901) 476-0207
Fax:  (901) 476-0297

TIPTON COUNTY COURTS:

Chancery Court:

The Honorable Martha B. Brasfield
Chancellor
116 Munford Street
P.O. Box 971
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 475-2540

The Honorable William C. Cole
Chancellor
185 Wesley Reed Drive, Suite C
Atoka, TN 38004
Phone:  (901) 837-1409

Judy Billings
Clerk and Master
1801 S. College, Suite 110
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 476-0209

Circuit Court:

The Honorable J. Weber McCraw
Circuit Court Judge
16980 Highway 64, Suite E
P.O. Box 729
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone:  (901) 465-8697

The Honorable Joe H. Walker
Circuit Court Judge
105 Lafayette Avenue
P.O. Box 296
Ripley, TN 38063
Phone:  (901) 635-0763

Mike Forbess
Circuit Court Clerk
1801 S. College Street, Suite 102
Covington, TN 38019
Phone:  (901) 475-3310
Fax:  (901) 475-3318

General Sessions and Juvenile Court:

The Honorable William A. Peeler
General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
P.O. Box 763
Covington, TN 38019-0763
Phone:  (901) 476-0251
Fax:  (901) 475-3318

TIPTON COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Jeff Huffman
Tipton County Courthouse
Covington, TN 38019
P.O. Box 686
Phone:  (901) 476-0200
Fax:  (901) 476-0227

TIPTON COUNTY WEBSITE

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 WEST TENNESSEE, INC.
1341 N. Highland Avenue
P.O. Box 2086
Jackson, TN 38302
Phone:  (731) 422-1816
Fax:  (731) 422-1872

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
Street Address:
111 W. Washington Avenue
Covington, TN 38019-0523

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 523
Covington, TN 38019-0523
Phone:  (901) 476-0231
Fax:  (901) 476-0249

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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