UW network agencies improving income, poverty & financial stability

Your gift to United Way’s Community Impact Fund supports our entire network of nonprofit partners, providing improvements to:

  • Education
  • Income, poverty & financial stability
  • Health and safety

United Way nonprofit network partner agencies/programs working primarily to improve income, poverty & financial stability:

2-1-1/LINC
In Memphis, just dial 2-1-1.
Alternate phone numbers (901) 415-2790 & (866) 735-7211
Provides community information and referral services for the greater Memphis metro area by simply dialing 2-1-1. For more information about 2-1-1 on our United Way website, click here.

Adult Education Council
(731) 635-3368
Provides free GED/literacy services. Strengthens adults basic skills, GED preparation, workforce education, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), life-coping skills and provides refresher courses.

Alliance Healthcare Services
(901) 353-5440
Provides comprehensive mental health and case management to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, counselors, support and administrative staff.

Alpha Omega Veterans Services
(901) 726-5066
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.

American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
(901) 726-1690
Provides immediate disaster response and disaster preparedness training and around-the-clock emergency communications for members of the Armed Forces with health and safety education.

Binghampton Development Corporation
(901) 229-1774
Addresses the severe poverty and lack of economic assets in the Binghampton community by
1) building healthy residential neighborhood.
2) facilitating the economic redevelopment.
3) enhancing resident’s employment prospects.
4) empowering residents through a “bottom up” community building program.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Inc.
(901) 722-4700
A comprehensive social services agency that serves West Tennessee.

Children and Family Services, Inc.
(901) 476-2364
Provides social/recreational services and programs to low-income families in Tipton, Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Haywood counties.

Collierville Literacy Council
(901) 854-0288
Offers free individual and small class tutoring in reading, writing, GED preparation and ESL instruction to adults 17 and older.

DeSoto County Literacy Council, Inc.
(662) 429-2354
Serves the literacy needs for DeSoto and surrounding counties. Helps individuals with basic employ-ability skills, GED, basic computer skills and tutoring through peer, group and one-on-one teaching and computer-instructed programs.

District One Volunteer Fire Department
(662) 562-4528
Provides fire protection service to the people in District One in Tate County, MS. Also provides mutual aid to the surrounding communities.

Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Inc.
(731) 668-4000
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.

Fayette Cares, Inc.
(901) 465-3802
Offers relief to neighbors in need through emergency food, shelter, domestic violence intervention assistance and other services.

Fayette County Citizens for Progress
(901) 465-6131
Provides health, nutrition, education, social and
recreational services and housing to low-income residents and families to improve lives in Fayette County.

Fayette Literacy
(901) 813-8126
Supports programs in adult education, ESOL classes, Books from Birth through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Fayette County Public Library and tutoring programs for basic reading and math skills.

Frayser Community Development Corporation
(901) 354-9401
Works to restore the Frayser community as a healthy and vital part of Memphis through housing and commercial revitalization.

Feeding Fayette
( 901 ) 877-3263
Distributes food to needy families throughout Fayette County, TN.

House of Grace
(662) 253-0242
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.

LaGoshen Family Life Skills and Enrichment Center
(901) 877-3555
Offers an after-school program that aims to raise children’s self-confidence as well as academic performance and provides a wide array of benefits to children, their families, schools, and the community.

Latino Memphis
(901) 366-5882
Coordinates interested agencies, institutions, businesses, organizations and individuals in order to build relationships between Spanish speakers and the larger Memphis community.

Lauderdale County Family Resource Center
(731) 635-2352
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 disablility and utility payments.

Legal Aid of Arkansas
(870) 972-9224
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.

Literacy Mid-South
(901) 327-6000
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.

Memphis Crisis Center
(901) 274-7477
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 link them with long-term resources needed to cope and overcome.

 

Memphis Urban League, Inc.
(901) 272-2491
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.

Olive Branch Community Food Ministry, Inc.
(662) 895-2913
Provides emergency food for up to seven days to Olive Branch-area residents who are having a difficult time providing food for their family.

Sacred Heart Southern Missions
(662) 781-1472
Assists the economically disadvantaged through advocacy, social services, affordable low-income housing and educational opportunities in its schools.

The Salvation Army
(901) 543-8586
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.

Samaritans
(662) 393-6439
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.

Search Dogs South
(662) 564-2212
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.

Tennessee Poison Center
(1-800) 222-1222
This emergency information hotline number for possible poisonings is monitored and followed-up every day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week utilizing specially trained health care professionals, and also provides public education programs and materials.

The WORKS, Inc.
(901) 946-9675
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.

Tunica County Community Development Coalition, Inc.
(662) 363-5990
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.

Tunica County Literacy Council, Inc.
(662) 363-1296
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.

United Housing, Inc.
(901) 272-1122
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.

Volunteer Memphis (an initiative of Leadership Memphis)
(901) 523-2425
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.

YWCA of Greater Memphis
(901) 323-2211
Provides programs which strengthen women and families and ensures a community safety net for women who are in imminent danger.

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