Fayette

Legal Services and Courts

FAYETTE COUNTY WEBSITE

FAYETTE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM
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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.

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

Provides of civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and the elderly in Southwestern Tennessee.

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) FOR CHILDREN

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

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

FAYETTE CARES
13300 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 326
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone:  (901) 465-3802
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (901) 466-0015 
Fax:  (901) 466-9934

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.

Resources for People with Disabilities

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.

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
1361 West Market Street
Bolivar, TN 38008
Phone:  (731) 659-3215
Fax:  (731) 659-3737

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
P. O. Box 278 (38068-0278)
18125 Highway 64 (38068-1210)
Somerville, TN  38068
Phone:  (901) 465-7334
Fax:  (901) 465-7376

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

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE

Street Address:
302B Midland Street
Somerville, TN 38068-0008

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8
Somerville, TN 38068-0008

Phone:  (901) 465-5233
Fax:  (901) 465-1757

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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County Government

FAYETTE  COUNTY CLERK
County Courthouse
16755 Highway 64, Ste 101
P.O. Box 218
Somerville, TN  38068
Phone:  (901) 465-5213

FAYETTE COUNTY MAYOR
P.O. Box 218
13095 N. Main St.
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone:  (901) 465-5202
Fax:  (901) 465-5229

PUBLIC LIBRARY
Somerville-Fayette County Library
216 W. Market Street
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone:  (901) 465-5248
Fax:  (901) 465-5271

Resources for People Looking for a Job or Out of Work

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT SOMERVILLE
121 West Court Square
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone:  (901) 465-7347
Fax:  (901) 465-7371  

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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Phone:  (877) 813-0950
*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 at  (877) 813-0950
Fax:  (615) 253-0808

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.

Other Resources

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.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
783 W. Poplar Avenue
Collierville, TN 38017

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
P. O. Box 188
90 Yum Yum Road
Somerville, TN 38068
Phone:  (901) 465-5243
Fax:  (901) 465-5245

SALVATION ARMY
Donation Center
N Germantown Parkway & Dexter Road
Cordova, TN 38016
Phone:  (901) 737-8232

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
3220 Players Club Parkway
Memphis, TN 38125
Local:  (866) 320-2591
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (901) 746-6507

UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH
PO Box 750730
Memphis, TN 38175-0730
Phone:  (901) 433-4300

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.

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