Blountville, TN
Chattanooga, TN
Johnson City, TN
Knoxville, TN
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN


Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County
P.O. Box 867
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: (423) 279-1222
Fax: (423) 323-0972
Executive Director: Gina Fry

The Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County provides services to children who may have been victims of child physical and sexual abuse. In addition to medical exams, the program offers crisis intervention and counseling. The Center provides court training for children and families and community education programs for Sullivan County residents.


Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County
909 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: (423) 266-6918
Fax: (423) 265-0620
Executive Director: Shelley McGraw

The Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County is a child-friendly environment which provides coordination of services for child abuse victims. Children in Hamilton and surrounding counties can receive sexual assault medical examinations, extended psychosocial assessments and crisis counseling. The Center maintains an expansive resource library related to child abuse and provides professional and community education focused on prevention.


Child Protection Team
TCThompson Children's Hospital
910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-2398
Medical Director: Annamaria Church, MD, FAAP

The Child Protection Team at TCThompson Children's Hospital provides consultative services for all patients suspected of being victims of abuse or neglect. The purpose of the team is to assure appropriate evaluation and management of the abuse or neglect victim while allowing the child's primary care provider to focus on the surrounding medical issues.


The Children's Advocacy Center of the First Judicial District
201 East Myrtle Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: (423) 926-6528
Website: www.childrens-advocacy-center.net
Executive Director: Tara Hodges
Medical Director: Debra Quarles Mills MD


East Tennessee Children's Hospital Patient Advocacy Program
2018 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37901
Director: Mary Palmer, MD, FAAP
Phone: (865) 541-8373
Team Coordinator: Kim Christensen, Social Work
Phone: (865) 541-8323

This is a multidisciplinary group that reviews all inpatients referred to the Department of Human Services. Inpatient, emergency, and child abuse pediatricians, nursing services, child life, social work, rehab center, and home health care are all represented. The purpose is to ensure adequate medical evaluation, reporting, and follow-up services to victims of child maltreatment.


Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of East Tennessee
2505 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (423) 637-1753
Fax: (423) 544-7150
Director: Pamela Dickey

Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of East Tennessee offers a free-standing child friendly facility where alleged victims of child abuse and neglect can be interviewed by a specially trained forensic interviewer, and may be medically examined by a pediatric forensic examiner or a pediatric nurse practitioner certified to perform sexual assault examinations. The child and their family may also receive mental health services at the Center following closure of the investigation. Interviews and medical exams are typically scheduled within seven days of referral.


LeBonheur Center for Children in Crisis
50 N. Dunlap
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 287-KIDS (5437)
Director: Gary Cook

As a department of LeBonheur Children's Medical Center exclusively focusing on child abuse issues, medical consultations are provided to LeBonheur inpatients to rule in/out child abuse; family evaluations are conducted by a multidisciplinary team at the request of TN-Children's Services protective service workers; and outpatient treatment services are provided to victims of abuse/neglect and their parents. The Center provides home visitation services to new teen mothers to prevent child abuse.


Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center
1331 Union Avenue
Suite 1150
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 272-2020
Fax: (901) 274-2769
Manager: Dr. Betty Winter

The Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center is a multidisciplinary agency that provides forensic medicolegal evaluations on alleged victims of sexual assault/abuse for the investigating agencies. Other services of the agency include crisis intervention/counseling in the office and 24 hour hotline; legal assistance that includes pre-trial conferences, court escort, victim's compensation, and night court for children; medicolegal/forensic evaluations that include medical screening, physical and material evidence collection; expert witness services to the courts including forensic evaluators and forensic serologists; community education that includes pathology of the crime and prevention instruction; and professional training to medical professionals, attorneys and legal professionals, and social professionals.


Center for Child Protection & Well-Being
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way, VCH 2507
Nashville, TN 37232-9507
Phone: (615) 936-2427
Fax: (615) 936-3020
Director: Deborah Lowen, MD

The Center for Child Protection & Well-Being is responsible for coordinating Vanderbilt University Medical Center's efforts in child abuse recognition, evaluation, education, and prevention. The program's clinicians and hospital social workers work together to perform comprehensive medical evaluations of children suspected of being abused or neglected. The program is involved in education of the local, state and regional health care providers as well as social service, law enforcement, and judicial personnel. The program team members also provide multidisciplinary case review for all patients evaluated as well as expert medical testimony in child abuse and neglect cases.


Our Kids Center
1804 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Clinic: (615) 341-4911
Administrative Office: (615) 341-4917
Fax: (615) 341-4919
Medical Consultant: Deborah Lowen, MD
Executive Director: Sue Fort White, Ed.D.

The OUR KIDS Center provides medical and psychological evaluations and support for children who may have been sexually abused. Between 850 to 1000 children are seen each year from Davidson and surrounding counties. The Center also provides training opportunities for professionals in the medical and psychosocial fields.