A Letter from the Resource Development Director

At United Way of the Mid-South, Resource Development is laying the foundation for another year of critical support for our community. While many of our workplace campaigns occurred between August and December 2020, we are still engaged in supporting our corporate...

United Way of the Mid-South’s Free Tax Prep Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

United Way of the Mid-South’s Free Tax Prep is happy to celebrate Financial Literacy Month in April. This national initiative promotes financial well-being for people at every stage of life. The Free Tax Prep program offers their services free to those who qualify in...

Driving The Dream Partners With Workforce Mid-South

Driving The Dream recently announced its partnership with Workforce Mid-South to offer job seekers access to opportunities.  Workforce Mid-South will function as a Care Coordination hub and refer families to appropriate services. They will provide overall service...

Building A Trauma Sensitive Community

United Way of the Mid-South recognizes that in order to reduce poverty in our community, we must tackle root causes.  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) are a root cause of poverty.  When a child is raised in an environment of great adversity, one where there are...

Resource Development partners with Geico for blanket drive

If the frigid temps are good for one thing, it might be to remind people there are those who could use some help staying warm. Geico kicked off their new partnership with a warm blanket drive to benefit local United Way agencies serving the homeless and displaced. The...

Driving The Dream and Catholic Charities of West TN honor late case manager

United Way of the MId-South’s Driving The Dream, in coordination with DTD agency, Catholic Charities, would like to honor the life and legacy of Mrs. Deloris.  “Deloris had a heart of gold. She was a faith-filled woman who had compassion for each of her clients and...



of people in the City of Memphis live in poverty


of children under 18 in Memphis live in poverty


of people in Shelby County live in poverty


of children under 18 in Shelby County live in poverty


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


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.


had more stable employment


had better financial management strategies


reported higher income