Elder Abuse

See also Action Guide, page 14. For agencies that offer short-term emergency shelter, see Crisis & Hardship Assistance.

Adult Protective Services (APS) Statewide (toll-free): 1-888-277-8366

TN Dept. of Human Services
7175 Strawberry Plains Pike, Suite 200, 37914
Call APS to report suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect of any adult (age 18+) who is unable to protect self. Call is confidential. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Website »

Family Violence Help Line: 521-6336

24-Hour Help Line: 637-8000

Knoxville Family Justice Center
400 Harriet Tubman Street, 37915
Provides a coordinated, comprehensive approach to ending the cycle of family violence. | Website »

Legal Aid of East Tennessee: 637-0484

607 W. Summit Hill Dr., 37902
Legal assistance for elderly persons who are victims of abuse or exploitation by anyone–a neighbor, relative, caregiver, home repair worker, sales company, etc. Services may be requested by victim, relative, or power of attorney agent. Free. | Website »

Samaritan Place: 684-1880

Program of Catholic Charities of East TN, Inc. 3009 Lake Brook Boulevard, 37909
Temporary emergency housing for people age 60+. | Website »

TN Vulnerable Adult Coalition (TVAC)

A statewide coalition made up of professionals and other concerned volunteers that promotes awareness and prevention of elder abuse in TN. | Website »

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. Victim support groups for women. Free. | Website »