Catholic Charities Counseling
Assistance is available to help meet emergency needs related to household utilities and water and to hunger relief. Food boxes can include items culturally appropriate for Hispanic clients. Additionally, clients may be eligible for assistance with prescription medications, and for furniture, clothing and other household goods, depending on available resources.
Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30. Phone (423) 267-1297. Address 859 McCallie Avenue, Suite #200, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
Chattanooga Human Services
Social Services/Emergency Services provides crisis assistance and support services to low income and vulnerable residents of Chattanooga and Hamilton County. Eligibility is based on income and verification documents. Services provided include assistance with electric, water, gas bills and medications. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00-4:30 PM and Friday 8:00-12:00 PM.
Phone (423)757-5551. Address: 501 West 12th STreet, Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises
Offers counseling services to assist families to avoid foreclosure and sustain their homeownership.
Phone (423)756-6201. Address 1301 Market Street, Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Chattanooga Room in the Inn
This is a women’s and children’s shelter. They only take referrals for women and children who are seeking a transitional program for three to nine months. This program allows the women and their children to find stability and thereby increase their opportunities and chances for independence when they leave the program. Phone (423) 624-6144.
Assists individuals with shelter, food, and health services. For more information about getting assistance, you will need to go to the clinic and be assigned a Case Manager. The office is open Monday through Friday 7:00-5:00, Saturday and Sunday from 7:00-Noon. Meals are served every day 7:00-8:00 for Breakfast, 11:00-11:45 for lunch and 4:00-4:45 for Supper. On the weekends, for Supper you will be given a sack meal.
Phone (423) 756-4222. Address 727 East 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
Hope for the Inner-City
Inner City Ministries serves people Monday through Friday from 9:00-5:00. They help with job support and GED Classes. Phone (423) 698-3178. Address 1800 Roanoke Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37406.
Ladies of Charity
Help with food, clothing, household furnishings and other basic necessities. They run the Greater Good Thrift Store.
Phone (423) 624-3222 Address 2821 Rossville Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37407
Partnership for Families, Children & Adults
A comprehensive agency dedicated to “empowering people to build better lives” through professional counseling, crisis intervention, education and prevention services.
Address 1800 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone (423) 697-3812 or (423)755-2822. Crisis Hotline: (423)755-2700.
The Samaritan center provides emergency assistance with food, rent, prescriptions and utilities for residents of Eastern Hamilton County, Tennessee. It also operates a Thrift Shop, a Clearance Ship and a Toy Connection and holds health events as ministries to the community. Client services are available by appointment by calling (423)238-7777.
The Thrift Store, Clearance Shop and Toy Connection are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 – 7:00, and Sunday 1:00-4:00. Closed Friday and Saturday.
Phone (423)238-7777. Address 9231 Lee Highway, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Shepherd’s Arm Rescue Mission
This is a shelter for homeless women and children who are seeking transitional assistance.
Phone (423) 821-8363. Address PO Box 16758, Chattanooga, TN 37416
St. Catherine’s Shelter
This is a shelter for homeless women and children run by the Community Kitchen in St Paul’s Episcopal church.
Phone (423) 266-0707. Address 304 W 7th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
United Way 2-1-1 (formerly First Call for Help)
This is a free and confidential community helpline. They can connect you to resources dealing with family concerns, housing assistance, food, health services, legal help, transportation, child and senior services. First call for help is strictly a telephone service. They will tell you the number to call in order to receive the help.
Dial 2-1-1, or (423) 265-8000. Toll free: 866/921-3035.