Giles

Legal Services and Courts

GILES COUNTY WEBSITE

GILES 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.

LEGAL AID OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE AND THE CUMBERLANDS
104 W. 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38402-1256
Phone:  (931) 381-5533

Legal Aid Society offers free legal help to people with low income.

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA)

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

MIDSOUTH MEDIATION SERVICES
P.O. Box 13
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone:  (931) 309-8598

Mid South Mediation Services offers an alternative to the traditional methods of conflict resolution through the provision of mediation services and training. The non-traditional method of meeting face to face offers a service that is beneficial to victims, offenders and the community.

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 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.

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

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.

SAFE HAVEN, INC.
1213 Industrial Loop Road
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone:  (931) 424-8883

THE SHELTER
P.O. Box 769
Lawrenceburg, TN  38464
Phone:  (931) 766-0795
Fax:  (931) 762-8208
HOTLINE:  (931) 762-1115

Services include crisis care, counseling and continuing support for victims of domestic violence.

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

Middle Tennessee Office
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN  37217
Phone:  (615) 298-1080
Fax:  (615) 298-2046

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
232 North Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Phone:  (931) 766-1458
Fax:  (931) 766-1443

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
115 South Cedar Lane
Pulaski, TN 38478-9981
Phone:  (931) 424-4001
Fax:  (931) 424-5993

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

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
132 S. Second Street
Pulaski, TN 38478-0907
Phone:  (931) 363-3523
Fax:  (931) 424-9167

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.

County Government

COUNTY CLERK
222 West Madison St.
P.O. Box 678
Pulaski, TN  38478
Phone:  (931) 424-7000
Fax:  (931) 424-4795

GILES COUNTY HELP CENTER
314 N. First Street
Pulaski, TN  38478
Phone:  (931) 363-8655

Services include local food bank.

GILES COUTY MAYOR
P.O. Box 678
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone:  (931) 363-5300
Fax:  (931) 363-2068

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Resources for People Looking for a Job or Out of Work

SOUTH CENTRAL TENNESSEE WORKFORCE ALLIANCE
#8 Public Square, 2nd Floor
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone:  (931) 375-4201

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT PULASKI
125 South Cedar Lane
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone:  (931) 424-4006
Fax:  (931) 424-4008
TDD: (931) 424-3082

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

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 them achieve economic autonomy.

Other Resources

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Maury County Chapter
302-B West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone:  (931) 388-3500

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

FIRST UNITED METHODIST
200 W. Jefferson Street
Pulaski, TN  38478
Phone:  (615) 329-3491

Second Harvest Food Bank Contact

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Lawrenceburg Store & Donation Site
2006 N. Locust Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Phone:  (931) 766-9799

Lewisburg Store
130 The Acres Shopping Center
Lewisburg, TN 37091

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
209 Cedar Lane
Pulaski, TN 38478-3599
Phone:  (931) 363-5506
Fax:  (931) 424-7020

SAFE HAVEN THRIFT STORE
645 Cleveland Street
Pulaski, TN  38478-4401
Phone:  (931) 207-8834

SALVATION ARMY
Pulaski Service Unit
Darlene Colemans, Business Unit Volunteer
Phone:  (931) 363-5382 or (270) 223-7047

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
109 E. Taylor Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Local:  (931) 766-0072
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (931) 762-5578

SOUTH CENTRAL HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
1437 Winchester Highway
Fayetteville, TN  37334
Phone:  (931) 433-7182
Fax:  (931) 438-0074

Services include assistance to elderly handicapped and low-income persons with energy used to heat their homes through financial assistance; free tax help to low-to-moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns; distributes donated food items to eligible households.

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 MAURY COUNTY, INC.
P.O. Box 222
Columbia, TN 38402-0222
Phone:  (931) 381-0100

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