Lauderdale

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.

CARL PERKINS CENTER
168 N Main Street
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 695-9916

Local area food bank.

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

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) FOR CHILDREN

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

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
417 S. Washington Street
Ripley, TN  38063-2049
Phone:  (731) 635-4141
Fax:  (731) 221-0935

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

DISABILITY LAW AND ADVOCACY CENTER
(800) 342-1660

West Tennessee Office
2693 Union Avenue, Suite 201
Memphis, TN  38112
Phone:  (901) 458-6013
Fax:  (901) 458-7819

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.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, INC.
1478 US Highway 51 Bypass East
Dyersburg, TN  38024
Phone:  (731) 285-6001

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
500 Highway 51 South
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-9711 or (731) 635-4661
Fax:  (731) 635-3630

LAUDERDALE COUNTY CLERK
Linda Summer
100 Court Square; Courthouse
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-2561
Fax:  (731) 635-4301

LAUDERDALE 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

Sandra Burnham
Clerk & Master
P.O. Box 265
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-1941

Circuit Court:

The Honorable J. Weber McCraw
Circuit Court Judge
16980 Hwy. 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:  (731) 635-0763

Richard Jennings
Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 509
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-0101

General Sessions Court:

The Honorable Janice C. Craig
Criminal Justice Complex
675 Hwy. 51 South
P.O. Box 509
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-2572
Fax:  (731) 221-8663

Juvenile Court:

The Honorable Rachel J. Jackson
104 Lafayette Avenue
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-3505
Fax:  (731) 635-3047

LAUDERDALE COUNTY MAYOR
Rod Schuh
100 Court Square
Ripley, TN  38063
Phone:  (731) 635-3500
Fax:  (731) 635-9682

LAUDERDALE COUNTY WEBSITE

MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
Claridge House, Suite 200
109 North Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103-5013
Phone:  (901) 523-8822

Covington Location:
899-A Hwy. 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.

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 underrepresented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

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

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

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

Halls Public Library
Physical Address:
110 North Church Street
Halls, TN  38040-0236
Phone:  (731) 836-5302

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 236
Halls, TN  38040-0236

Forked Deer Regional Library Center
Physical Address:
220 North Front Street
Halls, TN  38040-1559
Phone:  (731) 836-5812
Toll Free:  (800) 426-6198
Fax:  (731) 836-7085

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 68
Halls, TN  38040-1559

Lauderdale County Library
120 Lafayette Street
Ripley, TN  38063-1321
Phone:  (731) 635-1872
Fax:  (731) 635-8568

SALVATION ARMY
Dyersburg Service Unit
Mark Oakes, Business Unit Volunteer
Phone:  (731) 285-3233

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
1070 Vendall Road
Dyersburg, TN  38024
Local:  (877) 480-5002
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (800) 325-0778

SOUTHERN MIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES
311 Plus Park Blvd., Suite 135
Nashville, TN  37217
Phone:  (615) 750-1200
Toll Free:  (866) 721-7828
Fax:  (615) 366-3349

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

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
*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

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:  (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 THE MID-SOUTH
P.O. Box 750730
Memphis, TN  38175-0730
Phone:  (901) 433-4300

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
Street Address:
200 Crain Street
Ripley, TN  38063-0027

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 27
Ripley, TN  38063-0027

Phone:  (731) 635-9551; TSU (731) 635-3101
Fax:  (731) 635-3483

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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