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AMERICAN RED CROSS
Heart of Tennessee Chapter
501 Memorial Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone:  (615) 893-4272

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

ARGIE COOPER PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 S. Main Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone:  (931) 684-7323
Fax:  (931) 685-4848

BEDFORD  COUNTY CLERK
Cathy Prater, County Clerk
104 Northside Square (Basement of US Bank)
Shelbyville, TN  37160
Phone: (931) 684-1921
Fax:  (931) 685-9590

The County Clerk offers passport processing, collects business taxes, handles motor vehicle registration and licensing (the County Clerk receives fees for these services). Also, the County Clerk issues marriage licenses, collects the state and any county privilege tax on marriage, and may solemnize a marriage.

BEDFORD COUNTY COURTS

Chancery Court:

The Honorable James B. Cox
Chancellor
112 Main Avenue South
P.O. Box 713
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Phone:  (931) 438-1956

Curt M. Cobb
Clerk and Master
1 Public Square, Courthouse, Room 302
Shelbyville, TN  37061
Phone:  (931) 684-1672
Fax:  (931) 685-1316

Circuit Court:

The Honorable Robert G. Crigler
Circuit Court Judge
Marshall County Courthouse, Room 307
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone:  (931) 270-6012

The Honorable Franklin Lee Russell
Circuit Court Judge
402 Belmont Avenue
P.O. Box 1005
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone:  (931) 684-3836

Thomas A. Smith
Circuit, General Sessions, and Juvenile Court Clerk
Second Floor Courthouse
1 Public Square, Suite 101
Shelbyville, TN  37061
Phone:  (931) 684-3223
Fax:  (931) 684-4141

General Sessions and Juvenile Court:

The Honorable Charles L. Rich
General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
104 East Depot Street
P.O. Box 2234
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone:  (931) 684-8320

BEDFORD COUNTY MAYOR
Eugene Ray, County Mayor
First Floor Courthouse
1 Public Square, Suite 101
Shelbyville, TN  37160
Phone:  (931) 684-7944
Fax: (931) 684-8697

BEDFORD COUNTY WEBSITE

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
103 South Main
P.O. Box 878
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Phone:  (931) 438-1909
Fax:  (931) 438-1934

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) WORKS, INC.
224 West Fort Street
Manchester, TN 37355
Phone:  (931) 728-0126
Fax:  (931) 728-0127

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

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SERVICES
905 Madison Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160-3529
Phone:  (931) 685-5006
Fax:  (931) 685-5028

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

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.

GOOD SAMARITAN OF BEDFORD COUNTY
201 E. Highland
Shelbyville, TN  37061
Phone:  (615) 684-8160

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

Shelbyville Store & Donation Site
108 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone:  (931) 680-7250

Tullahoma Store & Donation Center
1905 N Jackson St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone:  (931) 461-5543

New Lewisburg Store & Donation Site
130 The Acres Shopping Center
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone:  (931) 359-7484

THE HAVEN OF HOPE
P.O. Box 1271
Manchester, TN 37349
Phone:  (931) 728-1133
Fax:  (931) 728-0083

Provides a crisis hotline, emergency shelter, personal and court advocacy, support counseling and housing assistance to victims of domestic violence.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
140 Dover Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160-2607
Phone:  (931) 684-3426
Fax:  (931) 684-5860

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE AND THE CUMBERLANDS
123 NW Atlantic Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone:  (931) 455-7000 or (566) 898-0171

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

THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Toll-Free:  (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TTY:  (800) 787-3224

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.

SALVATION ARMY
Tullahoma Service Unit
Pam Bussell, Business Unit Volunteer
Phone:  (931) 455-2200

SHEPHERD'S HOUSE
712 First Avenue
Tullahoma, TN  37388
Phone:  (931) 393-4818

Provides shelter, clothing and food to homeless people in the area.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
717 Kings Lane
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Local:  (931) 455-3795
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (800) 325-0778

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.

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 CAREER CENTER AT SHELBYVILLE
301 Colloredo Boulevard
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone:  (931) 680-1110

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

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 211
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 BEDFORD COUNTY
P.O. Box 1438
Shelbyville, TN 37162-1438
Phone:  (931) 684-6685

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
2105 Midland Rd.
Shelbyville, TN 37160-3949
Phone:  (931) 684-5971
Fax:  (931) 684-0803

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.

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
301 North Main Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone:  (931) 454-9553

Offers staffing services, employment services and job placement services.

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