Partner agency/program information

This listing is based on information as of Summer, 2016 and is also available as a PDF download.

Note: Nonprofit partners change web addresses and phone numbers, and sometimes websites experience technical difficulties. Some agencies do not have websites. United Way is not responsible for the content or maintenance of agency partner sites. “Areas of impact” and “counties served” codes are related to work agencies perform with United Way funding. Many agencies do work beyond the scope of what is reflected in these codes.

2-1-1 LINC
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I
2-1-1 or alternate phone number: (901) 415-2790
Counties served: SH
Your “one call” for health and human service information! 2-1-1 provides community information and referral service to our Mid-South area. Simply dial 2-1-1 or call 901-415-2790 or 866-735-7211. This service is made possible through the partnership of United Way and the Memphis Public Library system.
website or www.211.org

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Adult Education Council
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, H
(731) 635-3368
Counties served: LA
Comprehensive Counseling Network & SE Mental Health Center have merged and provide outpatient mental health treatment and case management services, housing for the mentally ill and disabled, crisis assessment services, diversion services for the Memphis Police Department, jail diversion for Shelby County, crisis stabilization, crisis respite, and medically monitored detoxification.

Alliance Healthcare Services
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 353-5440
Counties served: SH
Provides mental health treatment and case management to residents of all ages in the Memphis and Shelby County areas.
website

Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(901) 726-5066
Counties served: SH
Provides food, shelter, clothing, housing
and rehabilitative services to homeless and displaced veterans with the goal of enabling them to return to permanent housing and stable, productive lives.
website

American Heart Association, Shelby County Chapter
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, H
(901) 383-5400
Counties served: SH
The country’s largest, not-for-profit, voluntary health agency dedicated to combating heart diseases and stroke.
website

American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I, H
(901) 726-1690
Counties served: CR DE FA LA SH TI TU
Provides disaster preparedness education and relief; health and safety training and education; youth programs; as well as assistance to the armed forces and their families.
website

The ARC Mid-South
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(901) 327-2473
Counties served: SH
Promotes the education, welfare and quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. Provides job placement assistance, referral services, summer camps, family support, advocacy, job readiness classes, and disability prevention workshops.
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Baddour Center (see section T for “The Baddour Center” below)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 323-5440
Counties served: SH
Develops positive, mentoring relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people, ages 5 to 18. Provides strong role models for children and adolescents who desperately need someone in their lives who will make a difference for a happy and successful future.
website

Binghampton Development Corporation
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 347-0504
Counties served: SH
Addresses the severe poverty and lack of economic assets in the Binghampton community by:
1) building healthy residential neighborhoods.
2) facilitating the economic redevelopment.
3) enhancing resident’s employment prospects.
4) empowering residents through a “bottom up” community building program.
website

Boy Scouts America, Chickasaw Council
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 327-4193
Counties served: CR DE SH TA TU
Offers a comprehensive youth development program, emphasizing personal growth, self-confidence and service to others. Prepares young people to make ethical decisions over their lifetime.
website

Boy Scouts of America, West Area Tennessee Council
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(731) 668-3787
Counties served: FA LA TI
Strives to instill values in young people ages 6-18 based on the Scout oath and law utilizing volunteers and community organizations.
website

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 278-2947
Counties served: SH
Provides after-school and summer programs to youth ages 7 to 17 at clubs located in some of the most impoverished areas in Memphis, including a Technical Training Center. Members participate in various programs that focus on Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
website

Boys & Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
901-476-0180
Counties served: TI
Provides programs to Tipton County youth ages 7 to 17 focused on Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports/Fitness/Recreation.
website

BRIDGES
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 452-560
Counties served: SH
Serves as a catalyst for empowering youth and adults to reach their potential through education, leadership, diversity, and workshop development.
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Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 722-4700
Counties served: SH
A comprehensive social services agency that serves West Tennessee.
website

Children and Family Services, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty:  E, I, H
(901) 476-2364
Counties served: FA LA SH TI
Provides services to low-income families of West Tennessee with focus areas in Tipton, Lauderdale, and Fayette counties. It provides social and recreational services under a family of inter-related services.

Coldwater Volunteer Fire Department
Primary areas of impacting poverty:  H
(662) 622-5541 (Dial 9-1-1 if calling about an emergency)
Counties served: TA
Provides fire protection, prevention, and education services in Tate County, Mississippi (primarily in the 38618 zip code area).

Collierville Literacy Council
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I
(901) 854-0288
Counties served: SH
Offers free basic reading/writing, numerics, GED, and English as a Learned Language instruction to adults in Collierville and the surrounding Mid-South area.
website

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DeltaArts
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(870) 732-6260
Counties served: CR
Transforming the Delta through Imaginative Arts Education. Two national programs, Delta Wolf Trap and Delta Aesthetic Education Institution, serve East Arkansas, West Tennessee, and North Mississippi.
website

DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(662) 429-4414
Counties served: DE
Enhances the quality of education in DeSoto County by providing funding and assistance for enrichment programs.
website

DeSoto County Literacy Council, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I
(662) 429-2354
Counties served: DE
Serves the literacy needs for DeSoto and surrounding counties. Helps individuals with basic employability skills, GED, basic computer skills and tutoring through peer, group and one-on-one teaching and computer-instructed programs.
website

Dewitt Community Coalition, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, H
(901) 854-1223
Counties served: FA
Teaches young people the long term benefits of personal and social responsibility, as well as to provide charitable acts for homebound seniors. Provides services within Fayette for youth and seniors.

District One Volunteer Fire Department
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(662) 562-4528
Counties served: TA
Provides fire protection service to the people in District One in Tate County, MS. Also provides mutual aid to the surrounding communities.

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East Arkansas Youth Services, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(870) 739-4219
Counties served: CR
Provides positive alternatives to institutionalization for children who are involved or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. Both residential and nonresidential services are offered to male and female, 8 to 18 years of age, at-risk and delinquent youth.
website

Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(731) 668-4000
Counties served: FA TI
Helps families in preventing and dealing with child abuse. Helps parents and children meet practical needs of preserving and improving the quality of family life.
website

Exchange Club Family Center of the Mid-South
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 276-2200
Counties served: DE SH
Serves families from Shelby and DeSoto County, MS working through the trauma of child abuse and/or domestic violence.
website

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Fayette Cares, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 465-3802
Counties served: FA
Provides shelter and supportive housing, domestic violence intervention, training and life skills classes, emergency food, rent and utility aid, clothing, housewares, furniture and other forms of aid.
website

Fayette County Commission on Aging
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 465-3554
Counties served: FA
Promotes the mental and physical well-being of the elderly people of Fayette County through a broad range of programs, services and learning opportunities to enhance seniors’ knowledge, independence, self-esteem, growth, and dignity.
website

Fayette County Schools Alumni Association, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(731) 376-0264
Counties served: FA
Provides assistance to students enrolled in the Fayette County school system. Assists with scholarships for college, tutoring and provides enrichment programs to enhance learning.
website

Fayette Literacy
Primary areas of impacting poverty:    E, I
(901) 813-8126
Counties served: FA
Supports programs in adult education, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, Books from Birth through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Fayette County Public Library and tutoring programs for basic reading and math skills.
website

Feeding Fayette
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   I, H
(901) 877-3263
Counties served: FA
A food pantry housed in the Moscow Commons Mall in Moscow, TN which serves all qualifying residents of Fayette County, TN. The pantry is volunteer-operated and donation-sustained.
website

Frayser Community Development Corporation
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   I
(901) 354-9401
Counties served: SH
Works to restore the Frayser community as a healthy and vital part of Memphis through housing and commercial revitalization.
website

Friends For Life Corporation
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   H
(901) 272-0855
Counties served: SH
Provides a comprehensive continuum of prevention and supportive services to persons affected by HIV/AIDS under two major divisions; Aloysius Home Housing Services and the Wellness Program. Housing services include permanent supportive housing for homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS.
website

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Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   E
(901) 767-1440
Counties served: CR DE FA LA SH TA TI TU
Offers a values-based program that is open to all girls 5-17. Guided by caring adults, girls discover fun, friendship and their courage and strength.
website

Girls Incorporated of Memphis
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   E
(901) 523-0217
Counties served: SH
Provides girls programs focused on teen pregnancy prevention, economic literacy, career planning, leadership, sports and culture and heritage. These programs are comprehensive, researched, outcome based, and age-progressive and equip girls with the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.
website

Goodwill Homes Community Services
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   H
(901) 785-6790
Counties served: SH
Provides Adult Day Care, Foster Care for Children, Senior Center activities, supportive and affordable housing for seniors, and Head Start for Children and Families.
website

Grace House of Memphis, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   H
(901) 722-8460
Counties served: SH
Helps women overcome alcohol and drug problems through a residential treatment center for women 18 years of age and older.
website

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Harwood Center, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty:   E
(901) 448-6580
Counties served: SH
Enables children with special developmental needs to reach their full potential. Children ages birth to three receive home, community and center-based educational and therapy services.
website

Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
662-349-1555
Counties served: SH
Provides a safe and child-friendly atmosphere for child victims of abuse and assault to tell their story. A skilled team of professionals work together to investigate serious child abuse allegations, conduct forensic interviews, aid in prosecuting offenders, and provide therapy and victim assistance services to the child abuse victims and their non offending caregivers.
website

Historic DeSoto Foundation
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(662) 429-8852
Counties served: DE
Preserves DeSoto County history from Hernando DeSoto’s time in 1541 to today by operating the Historic DeSoto Museum in Hernando, MS. Exhibits include Hernando DeSoto, the Civil War, African-American history and famous county residents.
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Hope House
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 272-2702
Counties served: SH
Offers family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. Includes transportation for day care and medical appointments for the children and their families, as well as social services for the entire family.
website

House of Grace
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(662) 253-0252
Counties served: DE TA TU
Gives women and their children a safe refuge from domestic violence while empowering them to walk in dignity and grace through programs offered at this Christ-centered organization.
website

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Knowledge Quest, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 942-1512
Counties served: SH
Provides a fun and exciting after school program that offers an awesome experience of intellectual advancement and character development through an innovative, hands-on learning strategy and engaging artistic and sport
activities.
website

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Latino Memphis
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 366-5882
Counties served: SH
Coordinates interested agencies, institutions, businesses, organizations, and individuals in order to build relationships between Spanish speakers and the larger Memphis community.
website

Lauderdale County Family Resource Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I
(731) 635-2352
Counties served: LA
Provides residents of Lauderdale County with parenting skills which include helping children perform better in school, preventing dropouts due to teen pregnancy while teaching awareness of HIV AIDS and STD. Parents can also benefit from mentoring and financial management skills. Limited assistance is provided towards adult disability
and utility payments.

Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development – LEAD
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 287-4900
Counties served: SH
Provides a comprehensive array of services and support designed to meet the needs of children who are typically developing and children with developmental delays and their families.
website 

Legal Aid of Arkansas
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(870) 972-9224
Counties served: CR
Offers free civil legal assistance to low-income residents, helping qualified people with legal matters which often lead to an improvement in their quality of life.
website

Literacy Mid-South
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I
(901) 327-6000
Counties served: SH
Offers private tutoring, classes, and computer-aided instruction to adults wanting to improve basic reading skills; encourages family literacy; works with other groups to expand literacy services in the Mid-South.
website

Lowenstein House, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 274-5486
Counties served: SH
Offers a vocational skills training day program for adults with mental illness. The agency also provides social, recreational and educational activities designed to help people achieve self-sufficiency in the community.
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Madonna Learning Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 752-5767
Counties served: SH
Provides vocational programs for individuals with disabilities, ages 5-25, in the Mid-South community.
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Memphis Child Advocacy Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 525-2377
Counties served: SH
Provides a child-friendly, welcoming place serving children who are victims of sexual or severe physical abuse. A team of law enforcement officers, child protection case managers, therapists, investigators and prosecutors work together to ensure the best possible outcome for victimized children. Educators work to prevent abuse of children by equipping adults and children with information to help keep kids safe.
website

Memphis Crisis Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(901) 274-7477
Counties served: SH
Serves as an emotional lifeline through compassionate, non-judgmental 24-hour live telephone support, providing intervention, information, and referral. Assists clients with immediate problems and links them with long-term resources needed to cope and overcome.
website

Memphis Jewish Community Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 761-0810
Counties served: SH
Provides social group work; leisure activities; health and physical education; individual, group and family counseling; childcare; day camp; family life/informal education; cultural and social programming.
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Memphis Jewish Home
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 758-0036
Counties served: SH
Provides rehabilitation to attain and maintain individual independence for the elderly. Memphis Jewish Home is a skilled and intermediate care nursing home including dementia and rehabilitation.
website

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 758-2228
Counties served: SH
Empowers deaf children to listen, learn, and talk. For more information log on to:
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Memphis Recovery Centers, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 272-7751
Counties served: SH
Provides substance abuse treatment to adults, adolescents, and families in a caring and confidential atmosphere by licensed and trained staff.
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Memphis Urban League, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 272-2491
Counties served: SH
Assists African Americans and other ethnic groups to expand economic opportunities and secure parity, power, and civil rights. Education and Youth Development offers supplemental education services that address academic achievement and leadership among high school students. Workforce and Economic Development offers job readiness,
job placement assistance, and computer training.
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Meritan, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 766-0600
Counties served: FA SH LA TI
Offers innovative programs for people of all ages. Services include in-home care, employment assistance, foster care, fitness and wellness programs, information and referral, assistance for the blind and visually impaired, and a senior center.
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Olive Branch Community Food Ministry, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(662) 895-2913
Counties served: DE
Provides emergency food for up to seven days to Olive Branch-area residents who are having a difficult time providing food for their family.
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Porter-Leath
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 577-2500
Counties served: SH
Empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent life-style through Early Childhood Education, Foster Care, Special Needs Adoption, Residential Services, Child/Adult Food Care and Foster Grandparent programs.
website

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Sacred Heart Southern Missions
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(662) 781-1472
Counties served: DE TA TU
Assists the economically disadvantaged through advocacy, social services, affordable low-income housing and educational opportunities.
website

The Salvation Army
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 543-8586 SH
Helps homeless women and their children through the operation of 3 shelters and supportive services. Operates the City of Memphis’ homeless intake system and supportive housing hotline. Provides licensed childcare, utility assistance, food pantry and disaster assistance.
website

Samaritans
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(662) 393-6439
Counties served: DE
Gives assistance to needy families in the form of help with utilities, rent, food, clothing and prescriptions due to poverty, natural disaster, domestic strife and emergencies.
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Search Dogs South
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(662) 564-2212
Counties served: CR FA TA TI TU
Provides trained search dogs and handlers for lost and missing persons within 250 miles of Memphis. Also conducts public safety demonstrations and crime scene investigation at the request of law enforcement.
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Special Olympics, Greater Memphis
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 683-1271
Counties served: SH
Provides athletic training and competitions to individuals with mental delays and/or retardation on a year-round basis at no cost to the athlete, his or her family, school or agency.
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SRVS
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 869-7787
Counties served: SH
Provides comprehensive services for people with disabilities. Services include residential living programs, a day center, community participation activities, sheltered workshop services, job training and placement, and a family support program.
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Synergy Treatment Centers
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 332-2227
Counties served: SH
Helps people battling alcoholism and drug dependency with a one-year residential treatment program based on a work ethic model. Also provides outpatient services, transitional housing, and treatment for repeat DUI offenders.
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Tennessee Poison Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E, I, H
Counties served: FA LA SH TI
Provides an emergency information hotline, 1-800- 222-1222, monitoring and follow-up on possible poisonings 24 hours a day, seven days a week utilizing specially trained, health care professionals and provides public education programs and materials.
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The Baddour Center
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(662) 562-0100
Counties served: TA
Offers an environment that promotes maximum growth intellectually, spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and vocationally. This residential community is for adults with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities.
website

The WORKS, Inc. (See section “W”)

Tipton County Commission on Aging
Primary areas of impacting poverty: H
(901) 476-3333
Counties served: TI
Enriches the quality of life for senior residents of Tipton County. Strives to enhance their independence through advocacy, education and service delivery.
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Tunica County Community Development Coalition, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(662) 363-5990
Counties served: TU
Improve the quality of life for low and moderate income residents of Tunica County by developing, managing and obtaining affordable housing. The agency also provides credit counseling and education of potential homeowners.
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Tunica County Literacy Council, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(662) 363-1296
Counties served: TU
Offers tutoring, childcare services and educational services to Tunica youth and has programs for adults in reading, math, writing, life-skills, and English-as-a-Second Language in a safe environment.

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United Housing, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I, H
(901) 272-1122
Counties served: SH
Provides innovative, affordable housing options to low-to-moderate income families in Memphis and Shelby County. Helps the revitalization of Memphis neighborhoods through the provision of housing production, education, and counseling.
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Volunteer Memphis (an initiative of Leadership Memphis)
Primary areas of impacting poverty:  I
(901) 523-2425
Counties served: SH
This program works with non-profits, churches, schools and other groups that engage volunteers to make community programs stronger. Provides training and support to organizations and offers assistance to individuals seeking to match their skills with a place to serve. Programs include volunteer matching, Disaster Preparedness, Board Member Training, Corporate Volunteer Program Support, Teen and Family Volunteering and Flexible Volunteering.
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West Tennessee Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty:  I
(901) 465-6183
Counties served: FA
Provides community health education and training for consumers, continuing professional education, and recruitment of health professionals for underserved areas of West Tennessee. Programs include: youth initiatives; internships for health professions students; community health volunteer training; consumer education and screenings; and cultural competency training for health care providers.
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The WORKS, Inc.
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 946-9675
Counties served: SH
A community development corporation serving South Memphis and the Greater Memphis area dedicated to the holistic renaissance of the community through the provision of services in areas of housing, economic development, education, and advocacy.
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YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 766-7677
Counties served: DE FA SH
Primary focus areas are: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Provides before/after school care, summer day camp, swimming/water safety, fitness & wellness, youth & adult sports teams and youth development & leadership.
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Youth Villages
Primary areas of impacting poverty: E
(901) 251-5000
Counties served: SH
Helps emotionally troubled children and their families live successfully. Programs include residential treatment, mentoring, in-home counseling, foster care, and adoption.
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YWCA of Greater Memphis
Primary areas of impacting poverty: I
(901) 323-2211
Counties served: SH
Provides programs which strengthen women and families and ensures a community safety net for women who are in imminent danger.
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