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How do you contact the Tennessee Department of Human Services?

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services provides various contact numbers and emails, depending on the particular program or service that is needed. Available contacts include: adult protective services at 888-277-8366, TANF and SNAP issues at 866-311-4287, child support at 800-457-2165 and the public information and legislative office at 615-313-4707. The Tennessee DHS operates a hotline number that is available for anyone looking to report cases or suspicions where fraud is being committed using any kind of human services at 800-241-2629.

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Members of the public can also communicate with specific members of the Tennessee DHS by emailing them directly through addresses provided on the department's Contact Us page at Tennessee.gov/HumanServices. The department provides email addresses for members of its general administration staff as well as members of the department commissioner's office. Alternatively, Tennessee citizens can also visit the DHS Office of Customer Service at the 15th Floor of 400 Deaderick Street in Nashville, Tennessee, to receive support.

Tennessee's DHS is the state's administrative body for various human-related services, such as the TANF program, Child Care Assistance, Rehabilitation Services and the SNAP program. The DHS operates through 133 office locations that is located throughout all of Tennessee's 95 counties. The DHS officially came into existence in May 1975 after the Department of Public Welfare changed its name.

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