Support for Youth-Serving Organizations

A Trauma-Informed Approach

Announcing a new training resource!

United Way of the Mid-South is making available to trainers a curriculum developed in partnership with the ACE Awareness Foundation to support youth workers in integrating what they have learned about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and resilience into action through a Trauma Informed approach.

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Free Tax Prep reminds Mid-Southerners of Child Tax Credit changes

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families get advance payments of the credit starting this summer. The IRS will pay half the total credit amount in advance monthly payments beginning July 15. You will claim the other half when you file your...

Driving The Dream’s collaborative partnerships help Mid-Southerners thrive

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Driving The Dream has adapted and continued to support the Mid-South’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Through collaborative partnerships with 84 network partners, City of Memphis 2-1-1, and Memphis Crisis Center,...

Resource Development gears up for 2021-2022 workplace campaign season

A BIG SHOUTOUT to Pfizer's Memphis Logistic Center (MLC). During the 2020-2021 campaign year, MLC went above and beyond the call of duty to help out in our community! They held four different collection drives with different themes: school supplies; and diapers and...

Driving The Dream Network Partner Expansion

Driving The Dream welcomes three new partners in May: Bodine School, Libertas School of Memphis, and Tennessee Voices.  The Erika Center at Bodine School joined the network as a Tier 3 outreach and education partner. The mission of the Erika Center is to provide...

Free Tax Prep remains open for extended season

There is still time to file your taxes for free with United Way of the Mid-South’s Free Tax Prep! Now through June 26th you can visit United Way Plaza at 1005 Tillman Street from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to have your taxes done by an IRS...

Free Tax Prep Extended Season

United Way of the Mid-South’s Free Tax Prep is ready to kick off the extended tax season: May 18th - June 26th, 2021. The service is offered at United Way Plaza at 1005 Tillman Street from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no appointment...

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of people in the City of Memphis live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Memphis live in poverty

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of people in Shelby County live in poverty

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of children under 18 in Shelby County live in poverty

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of people in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

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of children under 18 in our AR, MS, TN metro area live in poverty

The US average for people living in poverty is 12.3%. The 2020 Update of the Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet, Produced Annually by Dr. Elena Delavega of the School of Social Work at the University of Memphis. Data from the 2019 American Community Survey released in September 2020.

(DTD) envisions a Mid-South in which all people have equitable access to resources needed to achieve their hopes and dreams.

DTD is touching thousands of Memphis and transforming lives.

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