Domestic Violence Shelters

National Resources

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

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.

Carter County

Shepherd’s Inn Domestic Violence Shelter

  • Address: 610 W G St., Elizabethton, TN 37643
  • Phone: 423.542.0180 

Johnson County

Safe Haven

Domestic violence shelter, help get orders of protection, and legal advocate is available.

  • General Location: Mountain City
  • Phone: 423.727.1914 

Sullivan County

Abuse Alternatives, Inc.

Serves Bristol, TN/VA, Washington County, VA and Upper Sullivan County, TN.

  • General Location: Bristol
  • Phone (English or/o Español): 423.764.ABUSE (2287) or 1.800.987.6499
  • Phone (TTY): 423.652.9750 
  • Website: 

SAFE House, Inc.

A confidential and free temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Unicoi County

CHIPS (Change is Possible) – Domestic Violence Shelter

Washington County

Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter

Provides a safe, secure and confidential haven for women, men and children; transportation when needed; food and clothing for women, men and children as needed; assistance as a liaison between the client and Johnson City Police Department, Department of Human Services, Housing Authority, School System, Health Department, Physicians and Utility companies to establish new living arrangements; works with Legal Services and Court Systems as an advocate to gain Orders of Protection and other Legal Documents; on-site counseling, one-on-one and in groups, and support groups in the community for after-care; works with a National Hotline to help victims leave their home area whenever necessary.Provides Information and Referrals to off premises counseling for persons who do not need the protection of a shelter. All services are FREE.

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 162, Johnson City, TN 37605
  • Phone: 423.232.8920  
  • 24 Hour Hotline: 423.926.7233 
  • Website: 

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