For agencies that offer short-term emergency shelter, see Crisis & Hardship Assistance.
Adult Protective Services (APS): 594-5685
or, statewide (toll-free): 1-888-277-8366
TN Dept. of Human Services
531 Henley Street, Suite 325, 37902
Call APS to report suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect of any adult (age 18 plus) who is unable to protect self. Your call is confidential. Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Elder Abuse & Exploitation Project: 637-0484
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
502 S. Gay Street, Suite 404, 37902
Legal assistance for elderly persons who are victims of abuse or exploitation by anyone: could be a neighbor, relative, caregiver, home repair company, sales company, etc. Services may be requested by victim, caregiver, relative, or friend. No charge for assistance.
Family Violence Help Line: 521-6336
Knoxville Family Justice Center
400 Harriet Tubman Street, 37915
24-hour help line. Provides a coordinated, comprehensive approach to ending the cycle of family violence.
Samaritan Place: 684-1880
a program of Catholic Charities of East TN, Inc.
3009 Lake Brook Boulevard, 37909
Temporary emergency housing for people age 55+.
YWCA Victim Advocacy Program: 215-6804
420 W. Clinch Avenue, 37902
Information, emergency assistance, and ongoing support in seeking legal assistance for any victim of domestic violence. Victims’ support groups for women. No charge.