Domestic Violence Shelters

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National Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Tennessee Domestic Violence Shelters

Domestic violence shelters provide a safe place for women and children for one night up to 30 days. Shelters are an in undisclosed location in order to protect the safety of residents. Women who have transportation may meet the shelter staff in a public place or may be transported to the shelter by the police. Services include food and shelter, counseling, advocacy, assistance to locate permanent housing and secure employment when needed.

The Tennessee Domestic Violence Shelters’ webpage lists shelters by county and other as well as information about recognizing signs of abuse, reactions to abuse, legal options and other resources.

  • 1-800-356-6767

Carter County

Shepherd’s Inn Domestic Violence Shelter

  • 610 W G St.
  • Elizabethton, TN 37643
  • 423-542-0180
  • Directions 

Johnson County

Safe Haven

  • Mountain City
  • 423-727-1914

Sullivan County

Abuse Alternatives, Inc.

  • Bristol
  • 423-764-2287
  • Serving Bristol, TN/VA, Washington County, VA and Upper Sullivan County, TN

Safe House, Inc.

  • Kingsport
  • 423-246-2273

Unicoi County

CHIPS (Change is Possible) – Domestic Violence Shelter

  • Main Ave.
  • Erwin, TN 37650
  • 423-743-0022
  • Hours
    • Monday - Friday
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 24 Hour Hotline
    • 423-388-8281
  • Facebook Page 

Washington County

Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter

  • P.O. Box 162
  • Johnson City, TN 37605
  • Office
    • 423-232-8920
  • 24 Hour Hotline
    • 423-926-7233


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