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AMERICAN RED CROSS – HIWASSEEE CHAPTER
304 20th Street, SE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 472-1595
Fax: (423) 476-1539

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

CHATTANOOGA AREA FOOD BANK
2009 Curtain Pole Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 265-8000
Fax: (423) 622-5874

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
Main Office (Bradley and Polk Counties)
285 Church Street, NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 479-8144
Fax: (423) 559-0266

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) FOR CHILDREN

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

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
240 Cherokee Circle
Benton, TN 37307-3913
Phone: (423) 338-5332
Fax: (423) 338-0979

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, the agency 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.

ETSU FAMILY SERVICES
619 Francis Street # 3
Athens, TN 37303-7208
Phone: (423) 744-9992

FAMILY RESOURCE AGENCY/HARBOR SAFE HOUSE
3680 Michigan Avenue
Cleveland, TN 37323
Phone: (423) 479-9339 or (423) 476-3886
Fax: (423) 472-4823

GOODWILL – CLEVELAND STORE & DONATION CENTER
220 Grove Avenue SW
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 479-7634

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Polk Benton Center
2279 Parksville Road
Benton, TN 37307
Phone: (423) 338-4533
Fax: (423) 338-1959 F

Polk Copper Basin Center
840 Cherokee Trail
Copperhill, TN 37317
Phone: (423) 496-3275
Fax: (423) 496-4442

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.

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.

POLK COUNTY CLERK

POLK COUNTY COURTS:

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

Chancery Court

Circuit Court

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

POLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE

POLK COUNTY WEBSITE

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

West Polk Public Library
Polk County Courthouse
6239 Highway 411
Benton, TN 37307-0128
Phone: (423) 338-4536

East Polk Public Library
Physical Address:
136 Main Street
Suite A
Ducktown, TN 37326

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 369
Ducktown, TN 37326
Phone: (423) 548-4004

SALVATION ARMY-CLEVELAND
699 17th Street Northwest
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 339-2907

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
529 Inman Street West
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 339-0519
Toll-Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (423) 479-5501

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
1250 Old Chattanooga Pike
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 478-3053
Fax: (423) 339-2431

Services include housing and shelter, low-income home energy assistance, homeless assistance, nutrition services, family caregiver support, and public transportation.

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 ATHENS
410 Congress Parkway
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-2028
Fax: (423) 745-0938
TDD: (423) 745-1231

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.

UNITED WAY OF BRADLEY COUNTY
85 Ocoee Street, SE
P.O. Box 193
Cleveland, TN 37364-0193
Phone: (423) 479-8576
Fax: (423) 339-1110

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION
Street Address:
6042 Highway 411
Benton, TN 37307-0189

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 189
Benton, TN 37307-0189

Phone: (423) 338-4503 or (423) 338-4504
Fax: (423) 338-4502

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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