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.


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...

Driving The Dream in Action

Elizabeth was having a hard time supporting her two daughters who are enrolled in public school.  Her family’s lack of transportation and the cost of school uniforms created a significant financial burden. Through a referral, Elizabeth began working with a Care...

Historical $28 Million to Support Our Neighbors in Need in Memphis and Shelby County

United Way of the Mid-South's Driving The Dream program is partnering with the City of Memphis and Shelby County to provide access to resources and supportive services for families needing emergency rental and utility assistance.   The U.S. Department of Treasury has...

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...



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