HOTLINE: 423-476-3886 TTY for the Hearing Impaired: 423-476-3822 Polk County residents my call collect. 24 Hours/Day Confidential (for Bradley and Polk Counties)
DON’T KEEP THE SECRET: Talk about it! No one deserves to be hurt—your safety is important! If you are unsure of the next step to take, please call our confidential hotline. An advocate can talk to you about your options and help create a safety plan.
Program staff provide many educational opportunities about program services and the topics of domestic violence and sexual assault. Staff make presentations to church groups, schools, clubs, and other organizations. If your organization would like to schedule a presentation to learn more about our services or domestic violence and sexual assault, please contact the Program Director at 423-303-3525.
In the past, the program presented to inpatient groups at Pine Ridge Treatment Center, the Cleveland Fire Department, Walker Valley High School, United Women of the Ocoee Region, Benton United Methodist Church, Lee University, Cleveland High School, Polk County High School, and many more!
Community Support Goups
Creating a support system is essential to healing from abuse. Our program offers support groups for both women and children that meet once a week in a confidential location. Some of the group topics include education on the dynamics of domestic violence, self-esteem, assertiveness, goal-setting, and safety planning. To inquire about the time and location of our support group call 423-303-3515 for more information.
Court Advocates are available to accompany victims of domestic and sexual violence to court, assist them with filing for orders of protection, prepare them for court hearings, and provide referrals to the legal community. For more information, please call 423-303-3532.
All victims who contact the program receive crisis counseling either through the hotline, face to face sessions, or support groups. Crisis counseling is geared towards assisting clients with safety planning, goal-setting, help navigating the court system, and options that help them work towards a future that is free from abuse. To set up a counseling appointment, call 423-303-3515 for more information.