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:

McDowell Center for Children
711 Hwy 51 By-pass South
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: 731-286-2861
[email protected]
Paula Pardue, Civil Rights Coordinator

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

Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.