Monroe

AMERICAN RED CROSS – MONROE COUNTY CHAPTER
203 Monroe Street, Suite 10
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Phone: (423) 337-9011
Fax: (423) 337-9013

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

BRANCHES OF MONROE COUNTY, INC.
106 Main St.
P.O. Box 64
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: (423) 442-8644

Provides shelter to women and their dependent children fleeing domestic violence.

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
123 ½ North Jackson Street, Suite 2
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 744-2819
Fax: (423) 744-9934

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) MONROE
301 College Street
P.O. Box 929
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: (423) 442-2750
Fax: (423) 442-2750

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

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
123 Pedigo Road
Madisonville, TN 37354-4426
Phone: (423) 442-7403
Fax: (423) 442-7408

Services: Food Stamps, Families First; Medicaid; and TennCare

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 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.

DOUGLAS-CHEROKEE ECONOMIC AUTHORITY
534 E. First North Street
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 587-4500 or (800) 637-2656

ETSU FAMILY SERVICES
225 Hiwassee College Drive
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: (423) 442-6567

EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
415 Isbell, Suite F
P.O. Box 423
Madisonville, TN 37354
Probation: (423) 442-5311

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

GOODWILL – ATHENS STORE & DONATION CENTER
1500 Decatur Pike
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 746-0611

HAVEN HOUSE, INC.
P.O. Box 134
Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 983-6818
Fax: (865) 983-9177

Services include a 24-Hour Crisis Line, Emergency Shelter, accompany victims to court for orders of protection and criminal assault cases, advocate on behalf of victims, Adult Victims Support Group, Children’s Support Group, Prevention Programs for Children & Teens,and Counseling.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
3469 New Highway 68
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: (423) 442-3993 or (423) 442-5934
Fax: (423) 442-9468

THE H.O.P.E. CENTER
P.O. Box 1561
Athens, TN 37371
Phone: (423) 744-0599 or (423) 745-5289 (hotline)
Fax: (423) 744-8284

LEGAL AID OF EAST TENNESSEE
166 N. Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 303-2266

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.

MONROE COUNTY CLERK

MONROE COUNTY COURTS:

You can also find information on the Monroe County courts here.

Chancery Court:

Circuit Court

Drug Court:

10th JUDICIAL DISTRICT DRUG COURT
The Honorable Carroll Lee Ross
P.O. Box 1356
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 744-2835
Contact: Jill Barrett
Phone: (423) 339-0480

General Sessions and Juvenile Court

MONROE COUNTY MAYOR

MONROE COUNTY UNITED WAY FUND, INC.
695 New Hwy. 68
P.O. Box 722
Sweetwater, TN 37874-0722
Phone: (423) 337-7690

MONROE COUNTY WEBSITE

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.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

Madisonville Public Library
4023 Hwy 411 N., Unit C
Madisonville, TN 37354
Phone: (423) 442-4085
Fax: (423) 442-8121

Sweetwater Public Library
210 Mayes Avenue
Sweetwater, TN 37874-2620
Phone: (423) 337-5274
Fax: (423) 337-0552

Tellico Plains Public Library
209 Highway 165
Tellico Plains, TN 37385-0658

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 658
Tellico Plains, TN 37385-0658
Phone: (423) 253-7388
Fax: (423) 253-6274

Vonore Public Library
611 Church Street
Vonore, TN 37885-2324
Phone: (423) 884-6729
Fax: (423) 884-6729

SALVATION ARMY-LENOIR CITY
109 Kingston Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771-2927
Phone: (865) 986-1692

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
921 Congress Pkwy., North
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (866) 964-7431
Toll-Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (423) 745-4883

SOLOMON FAMILY SOLUTIONS
210 Railroad Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Phone: (423) 834-8774
Fax: (423) 794-5331

A TN nonprofit organization that provides income based family mediation, supervised visitation, safe exchange, and parent coordination.

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE LEGAL SERVICES
29 Patten Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 756-0128
Fax: (423) 757-9063

A public interest law firm that operates as a nonprofit legal organization. Gives advice and files lawsuits in state and federal courts.  Principal programs are for the victims of domestic violence and some consumer cases.  Offers sample forms on website.

SOUTHERN MIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES
311 Plus Park Blvd, 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 VONORE
59B Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
Phone: (423) 884-2400
Fax: (423) 884-2416
TTY: (866) 868-3830

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 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.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
310 Tellico Street, South, Suite 3
Madisonville, TN 37354-1451
Phone: (423) 442-2433 or (423) 442-5931
Fax: (423) 442-9972

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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