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  • SafeSpace Shelter Services

    SafeSpace is a safe, secure, and confidentially located shelter. The shelter services we provide are comprehensive and specifically designed to anticipate the needs of victims in crisis. These shelter services include:
    • 24-hour assistance with a professionally trained staff to assist residents with physical and emotional support, including food, personal items, first aid, and clothing.

    • Individual and support group counseling for both adults and children. The entire family benefits from individual and group counseling, education, and the unique healing and support that naturally develop from informal discussions with other residents.

    • Comprehensive victim advocacy designed to support and implement empowerment. The staff helps clients assess their needs and establish goals based upon their individual circumstances with a primary focus on both short-term and long-term safety for the family.

    • Once basic needs are met, advocates assist residents with long-term goal making including safety planning, education, employment, and housing.

    • Our Children’s Coordinator focuses on the unique needs of children in shelter. The long-term effects upon children who witness domestic violence can be devastating. While in shelter, the residents and their children learn alternatives to violent behavior. Parenting skills are taught and/or enhanced to specifically deal with the problems and behaviors associated with children growing up in abusive homes.

    • Educational advocacy for children including securing a new and safe school environment, assistance with the coordination of safely transferring information from the former school to the new school, tutoring, and any other advocacy necessary to see that their education is interrupted as minimally as possible.

    The SafeSpace hotline is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. It is an invaluable source for information, support, and referrals for victims of domestic violence or those concerned for a friend or family member in an abusive situation.
  • Domestic Violence Shelters

    SafeSpace (Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke Counties)
    (800) 244-5968

    CEASE (Hamblen, Grainger, Claiborne Counties)
    (423) 581-7029

    Serenity House (Knox County)
    (865) 971-4673

    Haven House (Blount County)
    (865) 982-1087
  • Legal Aid

    Cocke & Jefferson Counties
    (423) 928-8311

    Sevier & Knox Counties
    (865) 637-0484

    Hamblen County
    (423) 587-4850

  • Health Departments

    Knox County
    (865) 215-5000

    Cocke County
    (423) 928-8311

    Sevier County
    (865) 637-0484

    Jefferson County
    (423) 587-4850

  • Help Lines

    Sexual Assault Crisis Center
    (800) 656-4673
    (865) 522-7273

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    (800) 799-7233

    Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
    (800) 356-6767

    Tennessee Dept. of Children's Services (to report child abuse)
    (877) 237-0004

  • Departments of Human Services

    Knox County
    (865) 594-6151

    Cocke County
    (423) 623-1291

    Sevier County
    (865) 429-7005

    Jefferson County
    (865) 397-9401