Safe at Home Application Assistants

Prospective Applicants can find a list of all partnering agencies with Certified Application Assistants below. 

Partnering Agencies By County as of 01/29/2020 2:00 pm


How do I become an Application Assistant?

  • Those who want to become application assistants must submit an application to the Office of the Secretary of State and complete a training program designed to prepare them to assist applicants in the application process and taking full advantage of the program.
  • An application to become a Certified Application Assistant can be found here. If you are interested in becoming a Certified Application Assistant, please contact the Safe at Home Program directly for more information on upcoming trainings or to schedule a training in your area.. 

Application Assistant Responsibilities

  • Meet in person with a potential participant and complete the Safe at Home application materials
  • Work with the client to determine whether the Safe at Home Program should be a part of their overall safety plan
  • Explain the Safe at Home Services and statutory guidelines to clients
  • Forward the completed application to the Safe at Home program on behalf of the applicant. 
  • Adhere to the terms and conditions of the Safe at Home Application Assistant agreement
  • Notify the Safe at Home program of any changes in their contact information or if they no longer wish to serve as an application assistant



Application Assistant Trainings



Knoxville Family Justice Center

March 2, 2020 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm est

400 Harriet Tubman St, Knoxville, TN 37915

HOST: Stacy Scruggs, Safe at Home Program Coordinator



Metro Office of Family Safety

March 26, 2020 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm cst

610 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37210




Application Assistants are not permitted, at any time, to provide legal advice to potential program participants, unless otherwise authorized to do so by law. If you have any questions concerning the Safe at Home Program or the information contained here, please contact the Safe at Home Program directly or seek advice from your own attorney or advisor.