Category Archives: Crime

Stories: “There are angels in this building” – clinically depressed after 14 years of abuse, Rosalind finds a better life

This story comes courtesy of Elizabeth Duncan, director of development with The Salvation Army. Names and images are changed to protect privacy. When Rosalind entered the Single Women’s Lodge (the Zone) at The Salvation Army, she was mentally and emotionally … Continue reading

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Stories: Pregnant, alone, and living on the streets, Jennifer thought she had nowhere to go until your giving provided help

This story comes courtesy of Jacquelyn Williams with YWCA. Names and images are changed to protect privacy. Young, pregnant and suffering abuse from her boyfriend, Jennifer had no one to turn to and nowhere to go when she was introduced … Continue reading

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Stories: Daniel seemed doomed to enter the cycle of domestic violence until he was given the tools to recovery

This story comes courtesy of Courtney Murrah, with the Exchange Club Family Center. Names and images have been changed to protect privacy. Daniel was acting aggressively toward his teacher and peers, and his behavior was becoming a problem. At home, … Continue reading

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Stories: Drug addiction was ruining Beth’s life until she was given the tools to sobriety

This story comes courtesy of Darrell Harden with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. Names and images are changed to protect privacy. Beth started using cocaine in her early twenties. It did not take long for her to become an addict, … Continue reading

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Stories: UW partner gave Jim the ‘tools’ he needs to live a victorious life over addiction

This story comes courtesy of Trina McCray, Director of Community Outreach with Memphis Recovery Centers. Names and images have been changed to protect privacy. “By God’s grace, I am 6 years clean and sober.” Those words come from Jim, a … Continue reading

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Stories: Your UW support helps youth avoid gangs, drugs, street violence

This story comes courtesy of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis. Names are changed to protect client privacy. Jason came into this world fighting. He “died” three times shortly after birth, revived each time thanks to the miracles of … Continue reading

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Stories: A family fleeing domestic abuse finds shelter and a new start

This local story was reported to us by Lorine Cady with House of Grace, one of our United Way partner agencies. Names are changed to protect clients. The events are true. Kathy’s ex-husband was behind bars, but she was still afraid of … Continue reading

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From the Archive: UW in the news – Matching grant for Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center equipment & training coverage

Yesterday’s presentation of a matching grant of $7500 to the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the purchase of equipment and training will be featured on WMC TV5 in Memphis (read & see the video of reporter Justin Hanson’s story here). … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way challenge grant is met by Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center, media presentation Dec. 15, 2010

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 15) The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will announce it has met the challenge of raising $7,500 for medical equipment and training for a new medical component. United Way of the … Continue reading

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