Elder Abuse

See also Action Guide. 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 vulnerable adult (age 18+). Central intake is available 24/7. Call is confidential.

CREVAA – Collaborative Response to Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Abuse: 691-2551

East TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability 9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100, 37923
Enter extension 4306. Offers assistance to elderly and dependent adults who are victims of crimes. Services are designed to stabilize and support the victim to recover from the crime and to provide opportunities to create a safer environment. Referrals come to the program from Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, and other community organizations.

Domestic Violence Services: 637-8000

A service of McNabb Center
24 hour hotline for victims of domestic violence to acess safety planning and information about emergency shelter, support groups, and related services.

Family Violence Help Line: 521-6336

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

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 or power of attorney agent. Free.

Rise Above Crime (CAC): 524-2786

2247 Western Ave., 37921
Provides case management and victim advocacy services to older adults who have been victims of elder abuse or crime. Education, public awareness presentations, and referrals also provided.

Samaritan Place: 684-1880

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

YWCA Victim Advocacy Program: 523-6126

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. Services available in Spanish, French and Arabic.