Chattanooga Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Chattanooga Tennessee social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Hamilton County Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 5600 Brainerd Road Chattanooga TN 37411 423-634-6200


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Chattanooga Housing Authority 2516 Judson Lane Chattanooga TN 37406 423-752-4191


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Chattanooga Social Security Office 1290 Premier Drive Chattanooga TN 37421 423-899-0649


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Chattanooga Southeast Regional WIC Office 540 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga TN 37402 423-634-3124

Hamilton County Health Department Dodson Ave Health Center WIC Office 1200 Dodson Avenue Chattanooga TN 37406 423-209-8220

Hamilton County Health Department Family Health Clinic WIC Office 921 East 3rd Street Chattanooga TN 37403 423-209-8050

Hamilton County Health Southside Health Center WIC Office 100 East 37th Street Chattanooga TN 37410 423-209-8220