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Domestic Violence & Related Agencies

Domestic Violence is a type of abuse in which someone close to you is hurting you.

If someone is abusing you emotionally, physically, and/or sexually, get help.  If you are in immediate danger, call 911.  You may also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

For local information about getting out of an abusive relationship, including safety planning and getting a court order of protection (restraining order):

KNOXVILLE/KNOX COUNTY:

Knox County Fourth Circuit Court
City County Bldg
400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Judge Bill Swann
Secretary Rachel King, 865-215-2399
4 th Circuit Clerk’s desk: 865-215-2404
http://knoxcounty.org/fourthcircuitcourt/index.php (There is a menu across the top of the 4 th Circuit Court page, and a pull down menu titled Orders of Protection with helpful information in English and Spanish.)

Family Justice Center (FJC)
HELPLINE 24/7: 865-521-6336
BUSINESS OFFICE:  865-215-6800
400 Harriet Tubman St, Knoxville, TN 37915
www.fjc.com
By partnering with local agencies, the FJC provides wrap-around services for victims and their families.  These services may include (but are not limited to) advocacy, shelter, therapeutic services, and legal representation.

Criminal Reporting Agencies:

Knoxville Police Department (KPD), Family Crisis Unit
OFFICE: 865-215-6810
www.cityofknoxville.org/kpd/domestic.asp

Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Family Crisis Unit
OFFICE: 865-215-6820
www.knoxsheriff.org/family/index.php

Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET)
OFFICE: 865-637-0484
502 S. Gay St. Suite 404, Knoxville, TN 37902
www.laet.org

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of East Tennessee (SACETN)
CRISIS LINE 24/7: 865-522-7273, 1-888-522-5244
OFFICE: 865-558-9040
6215 Kingston Pike Suite A, Knoxville, TN 37919
www.sacetn.org

Abuse Reporting Agencies:  (These numbers should not replace a call to 911)

Child Protective Services
TN Department of Children’s Services

1-877-237-0004 or 1-877-54ABUSE (1-877-542-2873)
https://reportabuse.state.tn.us/

Elder Abuse, Adult Protective Services
TN Department of Human Services

1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366)
www.tn.gov/comaging/elderabuse.html


LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATES:

YWCA of Knoxville, Victim’s Advocacy Program
OFFICE: 865-523-6126
Services in English: 865-215-6383
Servicios en Espanól: 865-257-6785, -6786
www.ywcaknox.com/programs/vap/


LOCAL EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Family Crisis Center/Helen Ross McNabb
865-637-8000

Salvation Army (Joy Baker Center)
865-522-4673

Serenity Shelter
865-971-4673


LOCAL BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SERVICE PROVIDERS

Alternative Counseling Center
865-687-8990
E. Colvin Idol
3105 Essary Dr., Knoxville, TN 37918
www.alternativeshrinks.org
Group counseling in English and en Espanól

Child & Family Tennessee/Helen Ross McNabb
865-524-7483
Rachel Combs
Fort Hill Building, 901 E. Summit Hill, Knoxville, TN 37915
www.child-family.org

Integrous Counseling
865-898-0699
866-521-0008 (toll-free)
Tom Hale
900 East Hill Ave., Regency Business Park Suite 115, Knoxville, TN 37915
www.integrouscounseling.com


SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Metropolitan Drug Commission
4930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
865-588-0891
http://metrodrug.biz

A local nonprofit whose mission is to raise awareness, train professionals, and to reduce youth use and adult abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Knoxville.

Knox Area Adult Children of Alcoholics
865-850-8792

Knox Area Al-Anon
865-525-9040
(answering service, leave confidential message and member will call back)
Meeting List: www.knox-al-anon.org/local-meetings.html

Alcoholics Anonymous East Tennessee
865-522-9667
865-963-8581 En Espanól
www.etiaa.org
Printable Knoxville meeting schedule: www.etiaa.org/docs/knoxaa.pdf

Helen Ross McNabb Centerpointe
865-637-9711
800-255-9711

Addiction and recovery services, including rehab, outpatient care, medical detoxification, dual diagnosis (chemical and mental illness), gambling problems.

Cornerstone of Recovery
HELPLINE 24/7: 855-925-HOPE (-4673)
1214 Topside Rd Louisville, TN 37777


MENTAL HEALTH

Peninsula Psychiatric Hospital/Parkwest Inpatient Medical Center
P.O. Box 2000, Jones Bend Road, Louisville, TN 37777
865-970-9800

“Peninsula Hospital's inpatient program is designed to provide 24-hour nursing/physician care and crisis intervention/stabilization services. Individuals who are admitted into Peninsula Hospital often require medical observation and regulation of prescription medications. Some may seek help because they are severely impaired in their thinking or are suffering from thought disorder. Others may be a danger to themselves or others due to suicidal or homicidal thoughts or psychiatric illness.”

Adult Alcohol/Drug Treatment: “An important feature of Peninsula Hospital's Inpatient Alcohol/Drug Treatment Program is our ability to provide a medically sound detoxification and address accompanying depression or other emotional problems. Peninsula interrupts the life-threatening disease of addiction, identifies contributing factors, and establishes a workable plan for a lifestyle that is free of alcohol and drug use.”

Peninsula Lighthouse Outpatient Programs
1451 Dowell Springs Blvd., Knoxville, TN  37909
865-970-9800
www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org/outpatient

Peninsula Outpatient Centers provide a range of mental health and alcohol/drug abuse services for children, adolescents and adults including: Medication Evaluation and Management; Individual, Family and Group Therapy; Case Management; Intensive Outpatient Programs; Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs; Supportive Employment Services; Independent Living Services

Helen Ross McNabb Center
865-637-9711
800-255-9711

Wide range of adult mental health services, including a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) to render emergency service up to 72 hrs; Adult Indigent Care Program (AICP) for outpatient mental health services; and many other services.
www.mcnabbcenter.org/mental-adults.php


TENNESSEE STATEWIDE:

TENNESSEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
1-800-356-6767

TENNESSE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE (TCADSV)
www.tcadsv.org

TCADSV IMMIGRANT LEGAL CLINIC
615-386-9406, 800-289-9018 (Intakes done Tues & Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm ET)

TNBLUE.ORG
TCADSV’s dating & sexual violence website with info especially for teenagers
www.tnblue.org

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Knox County Courts

City County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2399
All Courts