Hamilton

Legal Services and Courts

HAMILTON COUNTY COURT SYSTEM (AOC)
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HAMILTON COUNTY COURT SYSTEM (County)

HELP4TN.ORG
Website where you can find forms, legal information, and other legal help.

TN FREE LEGAL ANSWERS
Get free legal advice over email if you qualify.

LEGAL AID OF EAST TENNESSEE
535 Chestnut St.
Suite 360
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 756-4013

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

COMMUNITY RECONCILIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 390
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Phone: (423) 209-5144
Fax: (423) 309-5240

A community mediation center.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA)
1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 209-5100
Fax: (423) 697-7876

HAMILTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY RESOURCE DIRECTORY

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE LEGAL SERVICES

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 JUSTICE CENTER
211 7th Ave N, #100
Nashville, TN 37219
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.

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Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER OF HAMILTON COUNTY
909 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: (423) 423-266-6918
Fax: (423) 265-0620

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County (CACHC) is dedicated to serving children who are alleged victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through prevention, education, and intervention.

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.

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 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

Links to information and resources for victims of domestic violence.

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Resources for People with Disabilities

DISABILITY RIGHTS TENNESSEE
(800) 342-1660

East Tennessee Office
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN  37923
Phone: (865) 670-2944
Fax: (865) 470-7028

Disability Rights ennessee (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.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 608
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 891-4724
Fax: (615) 891-4730

NAMI Davidson County is a grassroots, mutual help organization that provides support, education and advocacy for those with mental illness, their families and friends in order to improve their quality of life.

ORANGE GROVE CENTER
615 Derby Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404-1678
Phone: (423) 629-1451
Fax: (423) 624-1294
Emergencies: (423) 443-8885

Orange Grove Center is a private, non-profit organization serving adults and children with developmental disabilities.

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.

Resources for Families

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
Maximus Child Support Services of Hamilton County
5751 Uptain Road, Suite 206
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Phone: (423) 508-6500
Fax: (423) 508-6521

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
311 E. Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 301
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: (423) 634-6200
Fax: (423) 634-5868

Services: Food Stamp; Families First; Child Care Certificate; Medicaid; and TennCare

Branch Office
540 McCallie Avenue, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37402

TN Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services
Mailing:
P.O. Box 80097
Chattanooga, TN 37414

Physical Address:
5127 Marlin Road, 6100 Building, Suite 3800
Chattanooga, TN 37414
Phone: (423) 634-6149 Ext. 126
Fax: (423) 634-3067

PARTNERSHIP FOR FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND ADULTS
1800 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 755-2822
Fax: (423) 697-3812

The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is a comprehensive non-profit human services agency offering 20 programs. Our programs touch the lives of vulnerable individuals – from unborn children to seniors – through professional counseling, crisis intervention, and education and prevention services. Even with the wide reach and range of our offerings, the Partnership continually seeks to collaborate with partner agencies to provide the best possible care for our clients.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
6183 Adamson Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: (423) 855-6113
Fax: (423) 855-6115

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County Government

CHATTANOOGA RESOURCE GUIDE
A comprehensive guide to area employment, training, community, and legal resources.

HAMILTON COUNTY CLERK

HAMILTON COUNTY MAYOR

HAMILTON COUNTY WEBSITE

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Resources for People Looking for a Job or Out of Work

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT CHATTANOOGA
5600 Brainerd Road, Suite A-5
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Phone: (423) 894-5354
Fax: (423) 894-2758
TDD: (423) 894-6639 Ext. #2323

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.

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

Information on how to file for unemployment insurance. 

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.

Other Resources

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter
801 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: (423) 265-3455
Fax: (423) 265-8952

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

CHATTANOOGA AREA FOOD BANK
2009 Curtain Pole Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 622-1800
Fax: (423) 622-5874

Need food assistance? Call United Way 211
Phone: (423) 265-8000
Toll Free: (866) 921-3035
TTY: 771

CHATTANOOGA HUMAN SERVICES
501 West 12th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 757-5551
Fax: (423) 757-5294

Programs include: Social Services, HUD Housing Counseling, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Temporary Emergency Food Assistance (TFAP), Child Care, Foster Grandparent Program, Head Start/Early Head Start

SALVATION ARMY
Social Services Ministry
2140 East 28th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Help Line: (423) 305-6200
General Information: (423) 756-1023.
Volunteer Information: (423) 756-1023 x1102

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
1290 Premier Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Local Number: (866) 964-0029
National Toll-Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (423) 954-9364

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
2531 Main St, .Old High School
P.O. Box 88
Pikeville, TN 37367
Phone: (423) 447-2444
Fax: (423) 447-6168

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

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 GREATER CHATTANOOGA
630 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Phone: (423) 752-0300

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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