Community Resources

Kendra Ballard, MSMHC

Polk County Schools

Counseling & Behavior Support

(813)294-2423

LoHi4kids@aol.com

Laura Vacharesse, LCSW

Polk County Schools

School Social Worker

(423)299-0471 ext. 7013

lvacheresse@polkcountyschools.com

CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE

TN Department of Children's Services (REPORT ALL CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT)

(877) 237-0004  or   (800) 422-4453

https://apps.tn.gov/carat

CRISIS HOTLINE

REPORT Harm to Self or Harm to Others to

Youth Villages

(866) 791-9225

CRISIS TEXT LINE

741-741

SUICIDE HOTLINE

(800) SUI-CIDE

(800) 784-2433

(877) 542-SAFE

(800) 273-TALK

TEXT LINE: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

KidCentral TN- HELP for Parents

https://www.kidcentraltn.com

briLIFE

423 Central Avenue

Cleveland, TN 37311

https://www.brilife.org

Regional Intervention Program (RIP)

(423) 339-6781

A parent-implemented, professionally supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors

Cleveland, TN

Harbor Safe House Family Violence Program

3680 Michigan Avenue Rd. NE

Cleveland, TN

(423) 479-9339

http://tn211.mycommunitypt.com/

Polk County Human Resources Agency

(423) 949-4695

(800) 852-6155

United Way Helpline

(423) 800-8008 M-F 9am-5pm

http://tn211.mycommunitypt.com/index.php/contact-us

Benton Family Health Care Center

6784 US Hwy 411

Benton, TN

(423) 338-2831

(423) 338-8995

People Helping People

Clothing Bank, Food Distribution, Community Kitchen, Medical Supplies/Equipment, Crisis Care, Learning Center (PreK Childcare)

184 Mull Rd

Benton, TN

(423) 299-9062

Family Promise Program

Provides food, shelter, and support services to homeless families when possible. There is a waiting list.

Cleveland, TN

(423) 650-4106

Centerstone School-Based Counseling

(TennCare only)

Lauren Ray Young (423) 208-8529

Crisis (800) 681-7444

Beth Secress - Benton area schools

Jeremy Barker- Basin area schools

Centerstone Outpatient Clinic

4160 N. Ocoee St. Suite 8

Cleveland, TN

(423) 464-4357

SETHRA Transportation Service

Benton area (423) 338-2335

Basin area (423) 496-2544

Mental Health Cooperative (TennCare)

2544 Dalton Pike SE

Cleveland, TN

(423) 728-6400 Office

(855) 274-7471 Crisis

Trinity Behavioral Medicine (Psychologist)

4363 Ocoee St. N Suite 3

Cleveland, TN

(423) 464-6272

Lee University Marriage & Family Counseling Center

(423) 614-8112

Health Connect America

Athens, TN

(423) 252-0871

Omni Community Health (TennCare)

Angel Berrios (423) 715-0557

Winter Bunch (423) 298-6934

Bradley County Health Department (TennCare)

Dental Care for Children

(423) 728-7020

KARIS Dental Care for Adults

(423)- 457-8024

Suicide Prevention Info Online:

The Jason Foundation for Suicide Prevention

http://jasonfoundation.com/

Hope Line for Teenagers on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Hopeline4Teens

https://youtu.be/LypezbXBiBI

National Suicide Prevention Lifelife

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Camelot Care Center Counseling (TennCare)

Lisa Terrell

(423) 476-3799

(800) 896-4754

Blue Ridge Psychological Services

Grief/Loss Individual and Group Counseling

Dr. Kyle Raque (Psychologist)

(706) 455-2490

Nancy Chancey (Counselor)

Blue Ridge, GA

(706) 455-4353

Nancy O'Dell (Counselor)

(Blue Care) Murphy, NC

(828) 361-5631

Play Therapy and Counseling Center of North Georgia, LLC

Kim McFarland, LCSE, RPT-S, CAS

Works with children, teens and families

Therapy dog available

Accepts most insurance and Medicaid

Young Harris, GA

(706) 994-3330

Georgia Center for Anxiety

Jim McFarland, MSW, LCSW, CACTP

For adults and teens; specialized in anxiety and stress conditions and depressive disorders

Accepts most insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare

Young Harris, GA (706) 994-7445

Dr Cassandra Simms (Psychiatrist)

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 476-3711

Constance Ratcliff (Psychologist)

Cleveland, TN

(423) 650-3375

June Young (Psychologist)

(423) 479-5053

Dr. Mark Jennings (Psychiatrist)

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 443-4336

Traverse Counseling

Cleveland, TN

(423) 310-8206

Restoration Counseling Services

Amanda Shelton

Athens, TN

(423) 507-8826

Courtney Ferguson (BlueCare/TennCare)

Aptitude Behavioral Services, LLC

3505 Adkisson Drive NW Stuie 156

Cleveland, TN

(423) 438-1372

Heather Carver (BlueCare/Private Ins.)

Anchor Family Counseling

3505 Adkisson Drive Suite 156

Cleveland, TN

(423) 375-8676

Rachel Joffe (Counselor)

Athens, TN

(423) 799-2475

Health Management Services

Dr. Tom Biller (Psychologist)

(423) 479-5672

Transformation Counseling Center

Cleveland, TN

(423) 476-1933

Roots Counseling Center

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 682-8402

www.rootscounselingcenter.com/who-we-are

Siskin Children's Institute

(For children with special needs)

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 648-1700

Signal Centers Child Care Service

(For children with special needs)

(423) 614-0199

Bradford Drug Rehabilitation

Substance Abuse help for teens

(423) 892-2639

Cadas Drug Rehabilitation

Substance Abuse help for teens

(423) 756-7644

Teen & Adult Challenge

Drug Rehabilitation for teens & adults

(423) 756-5558

Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous

www.intherooms.org

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District Office : 423-299-0471

Fax: 423-338-2691

131 Stephens St.

PO Box 665

Benton, Tennessee 37307