Between 2 and 4 million women are annually victimized by domestic violence. Most children in homes in which domestic violence occurs witness that abuse and suffer secondary psychological effects, including aggressive behavior and depression. Male children who witness abuse are more likely to become abusers themselves as adults, creating a vicious, intergenerational cycle of violent behavior. (ABA Domestic Violence Commission)


If you need help or someone you know is experiencing or in some way involved in domestic violence please recognize that there are measures to take in order to prevent further harm. If you are a victim of violence we strongly urge you to devise a safety plan for a time of extreme emergency, and the following list of Domestic Shelters will be a great start for obtaining help and vital information.

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Tennessee Domestic Violence Shelters:


  • Tennessee Task Force Against Family Violence P.O. Box 120972 Nashville TN 37212 615-327-0805 (800)356-6767 State Hotline

  • Haven House, Inc. P.O. Box 134 Alcoa TN 37701 Business #: 865-983-6818 Hotline/Crisis: 865-982-1087 or 423-442-5096

  • The Health, Opportunity, Protection, Encouragement Center H.O.P.E. P.O. Box 1561 Athens TN 37303 Business #: 615-745-5289 Hotline/Crisis: 615-745-5289

  • Abuse Alternatives, Inc. P.O. Box 3388 Bristol TN 37625 Business #: 615-968-7957 Hotline/Crisis: 615-764-ABUS

  • Women Are Safe P.O. Box 2 Centerville TN 37033 Business #: 615-729-9885 Hotline/Crisis: 615-729-3358

  • Family Violence Services Shelter P.O. Box 6234 Chattanooga TN 37401 Business #: 615-755-2840 Hotline/Crisis: 615-755-2700

  • United Methodist Urban Ministries Safehouse P.O. Box 324 Clarksville TN 37041 Business #: 615-648-9100 Hotline/Crisis: 615-552-6900

  • Harbor Safe House P.O. Box 367 Cleveland TN 37364 Business #: 423-479-9339 Hotline/Crisis: 423-476-3886

  • Hope House Maury County Center Against D.V. P.O. Box 1961 Columbia TN 38401 Business #: 615-381-8580 Hotline/Crisis: 615-381-8580

  • P.O. Box 1183 Cookeville TN 38501 Business #: 615-526-5197 Hotline/Crisis: 615-526-4730

  • Battered Women, Inc. P.O. Box 3063 Crossville TN 38557 Business #: 615-456-0747 Hotline/Crisis: 615-484-4642 Toll Free: (800)641-3434

  • Northwest Safeline P.O. Box 1831 Dyersburg, TN 38025 Business #: 901-285-6470 Hotline/Crisis #: 901-285-7233

  • Hannah's House P.O. Box 152 Fayetteville, TN 37334 Business #: 615-433-6604 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-438-0701

  • Home Safe in Sumner County 650 North Water Street Gallatin, TN 37066 Business #: 615-452-5439 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-452-4315

  • CHIPS Route 1 Box 536 Irwin, TN 37650 Business #: 615-743-4743 Hotline/Crisis#: N/A

  • Wo/Men's Resource & Rape Assistance Pro. WRAP 49 Old Hickory Blvd. Jackson, TN 38305 Business #: 901-664-9727 Hotline/Crisis #: 901-664-9727 Toll Free #: 800-273-8712

  • SAFE House, Inc. P.O. Box 3426 Kingsport, TN 37664 Business #: 615-246-1619 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-246-2273

  • Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center/Child & Family 2460 E. 5th Knoxville, TN 37917 Business #: 615-673-3066 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-637-8000

  • Serenity Shelter P.O. Box 3352 Knoxville, TN 37927 Business # 865-673-6551 Hotline/Crisis #: 865-971-4673

  • Victim Advocacy Program YWCA 420 W. Clinch Ave. Knoxville TN 37902 Business # 615-523-6126 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-637-5263

  • Home Safe in Wilson County P.O. Box 1376 Labanon, TN 37088 Business #: 615-452-5439 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-444-8955

  • The Shelter Inc. P.O Box 894 Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 Business #: 615-766-0795 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-762-1115

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Center P.O. Box 802 Lenoir City, TN 37771 Business #: 615-986-3199 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-988-7867

  • Madison Domestic Violence Shelter Box 419 Madison, TN 37116 Business #: 615-868-1643 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-860-0003

  • Families In Crisis, Inc P.O. Box 621 McMinnville, TN 37110 Business #: 615-473-6543 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-473-6221 Toll Free #: 1-800-675-0766

  • YWCA Abused Women's Services 766 S. Highland St. Memphis, TN 38111 Business #: 901-725-5861 Hotline/Crisis #: 901-458-1661

  • Mid-Cumberland Mt. Ministry Family Violence Hotline P.O. Box 706 Monteagle, TN 37356 Business #: 615-924-3380 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-924-8484

  • C.E.A.S.E (Community Effort Against Spouse Abuse) P.O. Box 3359 Morristown, TN 37815 Business #: 615-581-7029 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-581-2220

  • Domestic Violence Program, Inc. P.O. Box 2652 Murfreesboro, TN 37133 Business #: 615-896-2032 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-896-2012

  • Salvation Army 631 N. 1st Street Nashville, TN 37207 Business #: 615-242-0411 Hotline/Crisis #:

  • YWCA My Sisters House c/o 1608 Woodmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215 Business #: 615-790-9686 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-790-9686

  • YWCA Shelter and Domestic Violence Program 1608 Woodmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215 Business #: 615-297-8756 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-297-8833

  • Safe Space/CCADV P.O. Box 831 Newport, TN 37821 Business #: 615-623-7734 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-623-3125 Toll Free #: 1-800-244-5968

  • YWCA of Oakridge 1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Business #: 615-482-0005 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-482-9922

  • Home Safe in Robertson County P.O. Box 362 Springfield, TN 37172 Business #: 615-452-5439 Hotline/Crisis #: 382-0829

  • Haven of Hope P.O. Box 1671 Tullahoma, TN 37388 Business #: 615-857-9011 Hotline/Crisis #: 615-684-7133



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