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Notice of Nondiscrimination

McDowell Center for Children complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. McDowell Center for Children does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

McDowell Center for Children:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

  • If you need these services, contact Paula Pardue, Civil Rights Coordinator

    If you believe that McDowell Center for Children has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

    Paula Pardue, Civil Rights Coordinator
    McDowell Center for Children
    711 Hwy 51 By-pass South
    Dyersburg, TN 38024
    Phone: 731-286-2861
    [email protected]
    You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Paula Pardue, Civil Rights Coordinator, is available to help you.

    You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building
    Washington, D.C. 20201
    1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

    Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.