Listed below are resources that can assist in times of need.   Click the + for each category


Academic Support

Achievement School District Academic Instructional Support provides academic support in collaboration with school-based content leads in MathematicsScience, and English & Language Arts.

Bullying & Violence Prevention

Memphis Crisis Center-Call4Kids is a hotline where trained volunteers are ready to take calls about children and youth in trouble. What kind of trouble? Just about any kind.  Every call is confidential. Even if you’re unsure whether something is wrong, make the call. Remember, every call is potentially lifesaving.  (901) 274-7477.

Homeless Support Services

Memphis Inter-Faith Association offers a 24-hour Hotline for Homeless Families that helps connect families with minor children in Memphis and Shelby County to shelter and other resources. (901)529-4545

Salvation Army provides various residential services: AutoZone Single Women’s Residencies, a specifically designed residential assistance program for single women in Memphis and houses up to 20 individuals.  With a capacity of 45,  Renewal Place helps families to stabilize two generations of both addicted and drug-exposed individuals.  Located at the Purdue Center of Hope, New Directions houses up to 17 families, women, and children nightly, with a maximum stay of up to 2 years. (901)543-8586

Catholic Charities offers various veteran services: St. Sebastian Veteran Services serves Veterans, and their families, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Genesis Homeless Services serves homeless individuals, including homeless Veterans who are ineligible for VA-sponsored programs.  (901)722-4700


OUTMemphis provides navigation, peer-led social support groups, and LGBTQ+ affirming referrals for all demographics. They believe that access to holistic, affordable health resources is a human right.

Mental & Emotional Health Support

Alliance Healthcare Services is the largest comprehensive behavioral health provider in Shelby County. We offer outpatient, intensive outpatient, home-based, and community-based programs, including a continuum of crisis services to over 22,000 residents of Shelby County and the surrounding areas. (901) 369-1400

Case Management Inc. offers a full array of outpatient services to the mentally ill in the Memphis and Shelby County area. (901) 821-5600

Memphis Mental Health Institute is a medical group practice located in Memphis, TN that specializes in Psychiatry and Family Medicine. (901) 577-1800

National Alliance on Mental Illness is a grassroots, self-help organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with mental illness, their families, and communities. All NAMI Support Groups are free! (901) 652-0312

Lakeside Behavioral Health System allows each individual to gain the education and skills needed to manage their symptoms, problem solve, recognize life stressors, and cope effectively with their illness. (901) 377-4700  

Delta Medical Center is a place of hope and healing for individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted by medical and behavioral health challenges. We work diligently to ensure that our hospital is a source of safety and security for each person who heals with us. (901) 881-1303

Crestwyn Behavioral Health is a state-of-the-art acute mental health inpatient hospital where individuals can receive life-changing care for psychiatric and substance use disorders.  At Crestwyn Behavioral Health hospital, patients have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with experienced professionals whose skills are equaled only by their compassion and dedication. (844) 284-4859

St. Francis Behavioral Health Services care for the residents of the Greater Memphis Area, and of the Mid-South. (901) 825-9226

Parkwood Behavioral Health offers a broad continuum of behavioral health services for adult adolescents and children. Their dedicated staff provides compassionate care to individuals, families, and communities of the Mid-south. (800) 477-3422

Nutrition Services and Food Programs

chievement School District  Weekly Meal Distribution Starting September 3, families can visit their school every Thursday (9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.) to get 7-day breakfast and lunch packs. Food items will be prepared in school cafeterias and safely distributed in a drive-thru pick-up line. Parents who cannot pick up on Thursdays may get their meals on Fridays (7 a.m.-9 a.m.)

Midsouth Food Bank Mobile Pantries is changing lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South. By providing food for families, children, and seniors, we impact their lives by solving one of the biggest struggles they face: getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed, and working families.  SNAP helps supplement the monthly food budgets of families with low income to buy the food they need to maintain good health and allow them to direct more of their available income toward essential living expenses.

Suicide Resources

Tennessee Crisis number routes its calls to a trained crisis counselor in your area, who will provide you support and guidance, and work to connect you with appropriate community supports. This service is free!  (855)274-7471

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. (800)273-8255

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is a statewide organization working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of suicide.  They offer different pieces of training specialized for businesses, schools, and organizations alike to detect warning and risk factors of suicide. These sessions are free and you have the autonomy to choose which one you think will best suit your audience.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.  (901) 652-0312


Community Services Agency is committed to helping communities through a variety of programs offering help and support. These programs include food distribution, emergency assistance, and help with energy bills, childcare, education, and helping improve self-reliance in families and individuals. (901) 222-4200

Shelby County 211 is an easy-to-remember number to call when you need non-emergency assistance or access to human services.

Youth Mentoring Programs

Christ Community Health  Services offers physical, mental, and spiritual healing, compassionate care, and the desire to meet the needs of the medically underserved of our community.  Their strategy is to build health centers and relationships in communities that lack access to affordable healthcare.

Immunization Record Information supports preventive health efforts of Shelby County by promoting improved immunization coverage in the community thereby reducing the risk for vaccine-preventable diseases in all ages. Primary services include community outreach, education, perinatal hepatitis B case management, quality monitoring of childhood vaccine coverage, and serving as a resource, coordinator, and monitor for the federal Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program.

TN Health Department provides a copy of an individual’s immunization record in TennIIS.  An immunization record lists all of an individual’s vaccinations recorded in TennIIS.  It is not an Official TN Immunization Certificate.  An Official TN Immunization Certificate must be submitted to childcare centers, preschools, or schools to satisfy attendance requirements for childcare through 12th grade.