Fentress

Legal Services and Courts

FENTRESS COUNTY WEBSITE

FENTRESS COUNTY COURT SYSTEM
Click on your county on the map of TN.

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 SOCIETY OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE AND THE CUMBERLANDS
9 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone:  (931) 528-7436 or (800) 262-6817  

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

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) FOR CHILDREN

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

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:  (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

AVALON CENTER
100 Woodmere Mall # 105
Crossville, TN  38555-4234
Phone:  (931) 456-0747 or (877) 296-0199
TTY:  (931) 337-5824
Fax:  (931) 787-1057
Crisis Line:  (800) 641-3434

A domestic violence and sexual assault program.  Provides a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, support groups, community education, counseling, crisis intervention, and children's programs.

THE FAMILY MISSION, INC.
P.O. Box 1195
Jamestown, TN  38556
Phone:  (888) 880-3020

Domestic violence agency.

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.

SCOTT COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER
P.O. Box 5402
Oneida, TN  37841
Phone:  (423) 569-3355
Fax:  (423) 569-3347

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

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.

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 SUPPORT OFFICE
2792 Baker Highway
P.O. Box 310
Huntsville, TN  37756
Phone:  (423) 663-2532
Fax:  (423) 663-9487

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
240 Colonial Circle, Suite B
Jamestown, TN  38556-3924
Phone:  (931) 879-9976
Toll-Free:  (866) 246-3119
Fax:  (931) 879-2955

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

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
Street Address:
207 Smith Street N.
Jamestown, TN 38556-1127

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1127
Jamestown, TN 38556-1127
Phone:  (931) 879-9117
Fax:  (931) 879-2212

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

FENTRESS COUNTY CLERK
101 Main St South
P.O. Box 823
Jamestown, TN  38556
Phone:  (931) 879-8014

FENTRESS COUNTY EXECUTIVE
101 Main St South
P.O. Box 1128
Jamestown, TN  38556
Phone:  (931) 879-7713
Fax:  (931) 879-1579

PUBLIC LIBRARY
306 South Main Street
Jamestown, TN  38556
Phone:  (931) 879-7512
Fax:  (931) 879-6984

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Resources for People Looking for a Job or Out of Work

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT JAMESTOWN
308 Main Street South
Jamestown, TN  38556-3739
Phone:  (931) 879-9594
Fax:  (931) 879-9157

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 – CUMBERLAND COUNTY CHAPTER
65 East Street
Crossville, TN  38555
Phone:  (931) 484-6348
Fax:  (931) 484-0681

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

EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
1248 Gay Street
P. O. Box 1367
Dandridge, TN  37725
Phone:  (423) 562-2948

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

GOODWILL – ONEIDA RETAIL STORE
18095 Alberta Street
Oneida, TN  37841   
Phone:  (423) 286-8737

GOODWILL – COOKEVILLE STORE & DONATION SITE
575 S. Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone:  (931) 520-8968

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
240 Colonial Circle, Suite A
Jamestown, TN 38556-0636
Phone:  (931) 879-9936
Fax:  (931) 879-9938

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.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
1145 Perimeter Park Drive
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone:  (888) 717-1528
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (931) 372-8459

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 PUTNAM COUNTY
P.O. Box 8
Cookeville, TN  38503-0008
Phone:  (931) 526-2723
Fax:  (931) 528-4265

UPPER CUMBERLAND HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
308 Main Street South, Suite 101
Jamestown, TN  38556
Phone:  (931) 879-8040
Fax:  (931) 879-9157

Services include low income home energy assistance; child and adult care food programs; home delivered meals; public transportation services, Head Start.

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