Benton

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Benton County Chapter
115 South Church Street
Camden, TN 38320-0528
Phone:  (731) 584-6333

Provides blood services, first aid, CPR, disaster relief, and services to armed forces.

BENTON  COUNTY CLERK
1 East Court Square, Room 101
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-6053

BENTON COUNTY COURTS:

Chancery Court:

Chancellor Carma Dennis McGee
55 Court Street, Suite
Savannah, TN 38372
Phone:  (731) 926-3360

Timothy R. Burrus
Clerk & Master
1 Court Square, Room 206
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-4435

Circuit Court:

The Honorable Charles Creed McGinley
Circuit Court Judge
166 Guinn Street
P.O. Box 548
Savannah, TN 38372
Phone:  (731) 925-1176

The Honorable Donald E. Parish
Circuit Court Judge
21460 East Main Street
P.O. Box 9
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone:  (731) 986-7801

Sam Rainwaters
Circuit Court Clerk
1 East Court Square, Room 207
P.O. Box 685
Camden, TN  38320
Phone:  (731) 584-6711
Fax:  (731) 584-2081

General Sessions and Juvenile Court:

The Honorable John W. Whitworth

General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
116 East Main Street
P.O. Box 208
Camden, TN  38320-0208
Phone:  (731) 584-6013
Fax:  (731) 584-6014

BENTON COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE
1 Court Square, Room 102
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-6011
Fax:  (731) 584-4640

BENTON COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE
110 Armory Drive
Camden, TN  38320
Phone:  (731) 584-7744

An area food bank.

BENTON COUNTY OFFICE - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER
138 College Avenue
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-1100

BENTON COUNTY WEBSITE

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
100 Court Square
P.O. Box 99
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone:  (731) 986-2233
Fax:  (731) 986-5343

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA)

Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates representing the best interests of children in court proceedings.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
P. O. Box 897 (38320-0897)
272 Highway 641 N. (38320-1330)
Camden, TN
Phone:  (731) 584-4712
Fax  :    (731) 584-3055

Services: Food Stamp; Families First; Medicaid; and TennCare

DISABILITY LAW AND ADVOCACY CENTER
(800) 342-1660
West Tennessee Office
2693 Union Avenue, Suite 201
Memphis, TN  38112
Phone:  (901) 458-6013
Fax:  (901) 458-7819

Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society. For people who qualify, DLAC may be able to assist with problems related to their disability like abuse and neglect outside of the home; discrimination in housing, transportation, employment; and access to public and private programs and services.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
Lexington Store & Donation Site
657 W. Church Street
Lexington, TN 38351
Phone:  (731) 967-3665

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
225 Hospital Drive
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-4944 or (731) 584-4539
Fax:  (731) 584-8831

THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Toll-Free:   (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TTY:  (800) 787-3224

The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

Benton County Library
121 South Forrest Avenue
Camden, TN 38320-2055
Phone:  (731) 584-4772
Fax:  (731) 584-1098

Big Sandy Branch Library
Physical Address:
12 Front Street
Big Sandy, TN 38221-0115

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 115
Big Sandy, TN 38221-0115
Phone:  (731) 593-0225
Fax:  (731) 593-0226

SALVATION ARMY PARIS TN., SERVICE UNIT
Wanda Myers, Business Unit Volunteer
Phone:  (731) 642-4105

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
186 Commerce Street
Paris, TN 38242
Local:  (731) 642-3226
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (731) 641-0406

SOUTHERN MIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES
311 Plus Park Boulevard, Suite 135
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone:  (615) 750-1200
Fax:  (615) 366-3349
Toll Free:  (866) 721-7828

Provides free legal services to migrant and seasonal farm workers.

TENNESSEE ALLIANCE FOR LEGAL SERVICES
50 Vantage Way, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone:  (615) 627-0956 or (888) 395-9297
Fax:  (615) 627-0964

TALS is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. TALS is committed to increasing equal access to justice across Tennessee. TALS is an alliance of the federally-funded legal aid programs, independent providers of civil legal services, and supporting agencies in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT HUNTINGDON
470 Mustang Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone:  (731) 986-8217
Fax:  (731) 986-2055

Tennessee has a network of centers across the state where employers can go to find workers they need and job seekers can get career information and services. Each center offers computerized labor market information, Internet access, workshops, an on-line talent bank, job placement, recruitment and training.

TENNESSEE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ABUSE
2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 425
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone:  (615) 386-9406
Fax:  (615) 383-2967
In State:  (800) 289-9018

TENNESSEE  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Phone:  (877) 813-0950

Information on how to file for unemployment insurance.

TENNESSEE DISABILITY PATHFINDER

A statewide database of disability services including social service agencies, low-income medical clinics, and a multitude of other valuable resources updated daily. Information is organized by both geographic location and type of service provided.

TENNESSEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

Links to information and resources for victims of domestic violence.

TENNESSEE ECONOMIC COUNCIL ON WOMEN

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women assesses Tennessee women’s economic status. It develops and advocates solutions to address women’s needs in order to help them achieve economic autonomy.

TENNESSEE JUSTICE CENTER
301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone:  (615) 255-0331
Toll Free Phone:  (877) 608-1009
Fax:  (615) 255-0354

Non-profit, public interest law and advocacy firm serving families in need.

UNITED WAY 2-1-1
Phone:  (800) 318-9335

Teleinterpreter and Spanish speaking staff available.  One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.

UNITED WAY OF BENTON COUNTY
P.O. Box 212
Waverly, TN 37185
Phone:  (931) 296-4588

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
119-B Cole Avenue
Camden, TN 38320-0428
Phone:  (731) 584-4601
Fax:  (731) 584-0332

UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state of Tennessee. Working with farmers, families, youth, and communities, Extension helps improve people's lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state, and national levels.

WEST TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER
60 North Church Avenue
Camden, TN 38320
Phone:  (731) 584-1711 or (731) 584-6058

Services include workforce training, how to apply for unemployment, helping find jobs, information for employers.

WEST TENNESSEE LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
210 West Main Street
P.O. Box 2066
Jackson, TN 38302-2066
Phone:  (800) 372-8346

A non-profit organization that provides assistance in civil cases to individuals, families and communities.

WOMEN'S RESOURCE & RAPE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (WRAP)
62 Directors Row
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone:  (731) 668-0411
Fax:  (731) 668-0006
HOTLINE:  (800) 273-8712

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