Cocke

Legal Services and Courts

COCKE COUNTY WEBSITE

COCKE 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 EAST TENNESSEE
311 W. Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN  37604
Phone:  (423) 928-8311

Provides wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy for elderly, abused, and low income persons.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ELDERLY PROGRAM
East TN Human Resource Agency, Inc.
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: (865) 691-2551 ext. 4224

Legal Assistance for the Elderly is a federally-funded program that provides legal advice, representation, and/or referral to seniors in specified elder law legal matters. Clients must be age 60 or above.

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) FOR CHILDREN

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

HOPE FOR HEALING
153 E Broadway Boulevard, #113
Jefferson City, TN  37760
Phone:  (800) 656-HOPE

Offers support for rape and abuse survivors.

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.

SAFESPACE
636 Middle Creek Road, Suite 3
Sevierville, TN  37862
24 Hour Crisis Line:  (800) 244-5968
Newport Office:  (423) 623-3125

SafeSpace is a safe, secure, and confidentially located shelter.  These shelter services include: 24-hour assistance with a professionally trained staff to assist residents with physical and emotional support, including food, personal items, first aid, and clothing; individual and support group counseling for both adults and children; assistance  with long-term goal making including safety planning, education, employment, and housing.

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

East Tennessee Office
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN  37923
Phone:  (865) 670-2944
Fax:  (865) 470-7028

Disability RightsTennessee (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 AND FAMILY TENNESSEE
901 East Summitt Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN  37915
Phone:  (865) 524-7483

Services include help for drug, alcohol, and mental problems; safety and recovery from family violence; professional counseling.

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
1052 S. Highway 92
Dandridge, TN  37725
Phone:  (865) 397-9434
Toll-Free:  (877) 987-8200
Fax:  (865) 397-5013

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
330 Heritage Boulevard, Suite A
Newport, TN  37821-4257
Phone:  (423) 623-1291
Fax:  (423) 625-4548

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

HELEN ROSS MCNABB CENTER
600 Arthur Street
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: (423) 231-2040
Fax: (865) 523-6827

Offers the Nurturing Parenting program, a free six-week parenting class.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
360 East Main Street, Room 110
Newport, TN 37821
Phone:  (423) 623-7531
Fax:  (423) 623-7505

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

COCKE COUNTY CLERK
111 Court Avenue #101
Newport, TN  37821-3159
Phone:  (423) 623-6176
Fax:  (423) 623-6178

COCKE COUNTY MAYOR
111 Court Avenue
Newport, TN  37821
Phone:  (423) 272-7359
Fax:  (423) 623-8792

PUBLIC LIBRARY
Stokely Memorial Library
383 East Broadway
Newport, TN  37821
Phone and Fax:  (423) 623-3832

Resources for People Looking for a Job or Out of Work

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT NEWPORT
440 Eastern Plaza Way
Newport, TN  37821
Phone:  (423) 623-1108
Fax:  (423) 623-1187

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 – LAKEWAY AREA CHAPTER
1103 West First North Street
Morristown, TN  37814
Phone:  (423) 586-2442
Fax:  (423) 586-2443

EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
386 E. Main Street
Newport, TN  37821
Phone:  (423) 623-7296

Services include assistance for the elderly; provision of food to eligible households; rental assistance to low income families.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
430 College Street
Newport, TN 37821-3797
Phone:  (423) 623-8733
Fax:  (423) 623-0874

REACHOUT
400 W. Main Street, Suite 312
P.O. Box 731
Morristown, TN  37815
Phone:  (423) 587-7307

Services include oroviding individuals, families, and communities with information on basic health care, health education, health promotion/prevention; assist individuals and their families in identifying their needs; linkage and referral to needed medical, social, and community services; provide information and resources to meet pregnancy related expenses; free pregnancy testing and prenatal vitamins.

THE SALVATION ARMY KNOXVILLE
409 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN  37917
Phone:  (865) 525-9401

THE SALVATION ARMY SEVIERVILLE
806 W. Main Street
Sevierville, TN  37862
Phone:  (865) 908-4010

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF EAST TENNESSEE
922 Delaware Avenue
Knoxville TN  37921
Phone:  (865) 521-0000
Fax:  (865) 521-0040

Provides food to agencies that feed senior citizens, poor children, struggling parents, the homeless, the disabled, and those recovering from addiction, allowing the agencies to devote more resources to caring for people and fewer resources on food.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE
127 Dillon Court                                                            
Gray, TN  37615
Phone:  (423) 477-4053
Fax:  (423) 477-3467

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
3112 Millers Point Drive
Morristown, TN  37813
Phone:  (423) 581-0258
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (800) 325-0778

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 HAMBLEN COUNTY
P.O. Box 1794
3780 West Andrew Jackson Highway
Morristown, TN 37816
Phone:  (423) 581-8601
Fax: (423) 585-0536

UNITED WAY OF SEVIER COUNTY
P.O. Box 6458
Sevierville, TN  37864-6458
Phone:  (865) 430-5727

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