Hamilton

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

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

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

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.

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

A community mediation center.

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

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.

HAMILTON COUNTY CLERK
William F. (Bill) Knowles
625 Georgia Avenue
Room 201
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6500
Fax: (423) 209-6501

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTS:

Chancery Court:

The Honorable Jeffrey M. Atherton
Chancellor
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 311
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7385

The Honorable W. Frank Brown
Chancellor
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 311
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7380

S. Lee Akers
Clerk and Master
300 Courthouse
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6600
Fax: (423) 209-6601

Circuit Court:

The Honorable Jacqueline E. Bolton
Circuit Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 308
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7393

The Honorable Jeff Hollingsworth
Circuit Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 206
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6760

The Honorable Don W. Poole
Criminal Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courts Building
600 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7555

The Honorable Barry A. Steelman
Criminal Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courts Building
600 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7574

The Honorable Rebecca J. Stern
Criminal Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courts Building
600 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7560

The Honorable W. Neil Thomas
Circuit Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 206
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6755

The Honorable L. Marie Williams
Circuit Court Judge
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 308
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6747

Paula Thompson
Circuit Court Clerk
625 Georgia Avenue, Room 500
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6700

Gwen Tidwell
Criminal Court Clerk
600 Market Street, Room 102
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7500

General Sessions Court:

The Honorable David E. Bales
General Sessions Court Judge
General Sessions Court
600 Market Street, Suite 203
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7660

The Honorable Ronald W. Durby
General Sessions Court Judge
203 Hamilton Co. Courts Bldg.
600 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7660

The Honorable Johnny D. Houston
Municipal Court Judge w/ General Sessions Jurisdiction
Flatiron Bldg., Suite 301
707 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 267-6715

The Honorable Robert L. Moon
General Sessions Court Judge
Hamilton County Courts Bldg.
600 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7660

The Honorable David W. Norton
Municipal Court Judge w/ General Sessions Jurisdiction
Hamilton Co. Courthouse, Suite 204
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6150

The Honorable Arvin Reingold
Municipal Court Judge w/ General Sessions Jurisdiction
Reingold, Clements & Cross
1010 Market Street, Suite 401
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 756-3452

The Honorable Mark G. Rothberger
Municipal Court Judge w/ General Sessions Jurisdiction
615 Lindsay Street, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 756-8815

The Honorable Christie M. Sell
General Sessions Court Judge
County-City Courts Bldg.
600 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7660

The Honorable Clarence E. Shattuck
General Sessions Court Judge
County-City Courts Bldg.
600 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7660

The Honorable Kevin B. Wilson
Municipal Court Judge w/ General Sessions Jurisdiction
2810 Walker Road, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: (423) 899-4424

Juvenile Court:

The Honorable Suzanne Bailey
Juvenile Court Judge
1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 209-5107

The Honorable Misty Harris
Juvenile Court Magistrate
1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 209-5106

The Honorable Troy McDougal
Juvenile Court Magistrate
1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 209-5106

The Honorable Bruce Owens
Juvenile Court Magistrate
1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 209-5106

Gary Behler
Juvenile Court Clerk
1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423)209-5100

Juvenile Court - Child Support Division
1221 East Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 209-5970

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

HAMILTON COUNTY MAYOR
Jim Coppinger
208 Courthouse
625 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-6100
Fax: (423) 209-6101

HAMILTON COUNTY WEBSITE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

Eastgate Branch Library
5900 Building, Suite 1500
5705 Marlin Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Phone: (423) 855-2686
Fax: (423) 855-2696

South Chattanooga Branch Library
925 West 39th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37410
Phone: (423) 825-7237
Fax: (423) 825-7239

Northgate Branch Library
520 Northgate Mall
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Phone: (423) 870-0632
Fax: (423) 870-0619

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
1001 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 757-5310
Fax: (423) 757-4994

East Ridge City Library
1517 Tombras Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412
Phone: (423) 867-7323

Collegedale Library
9318 Apison Pike
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Phone: (423) 396-9223
Fax: (423) 396-9242

Signal Mountain Public Library
1114 James Boulevard
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Phone: (423) 886-7323
Fax: (423) 886-3735

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.

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 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.

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

TN 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 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.

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

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