Support Hurricane Ida Recovery

Hurricane Ida has taken a devastating toll on many communities in Louisiana and surrounding regions, including Mississippi and Alabama.


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.


A Message from our Campaign Co-chairs

As we enter the 2021-2022 Employee Giving campaign season, United Way of the Mid-South is excited to share with you a special message from our Campaign Co-chairs Chris Anderson and Markova Reed. Chris Anderson, Regional Vice President, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.,...

Driving The Dream Partner Agency, Room In The Inn, seeks ongoing corporate, faith-based, and individual volunteers.

United Way of the Mid-South's Driving The Dream supports Mid-Southerners in various ways to help move people from where they are to where they dream to be. We would not be able to do this without our collaborative network of partner agencies. In addition to giving,...

Trunk or Treat is back at United Way Plaza

We are thrilled to announce that Trunk or Treat will be back again this year! United Way of the Mid-South’s annual “Trunk or Treat on Tillman Street” provides a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween with COVID-19 accommodations. All safety measures and...

Resource Development Workplace Campaign Updates

Evolve Bank and Trust showed out again this year for United Way's Stuff the Bus campaign to benefit Shelby County Schools! Historically the collection bins have overflowed with supplies, and this year was no different! Ramna Martin, SVP, Director of Human Resources,...

Free Tax Prep needs Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

United Way of the Mid-South’s Free Tax Prep is seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season. There are various roles needed. To learn more or fill out an application can be found at The Free Tax Prep team would also like to...

Women’s Shelter Collection Drive

Women United are planning their third annual Women’s Shelter Collection Drive in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Women who are victims of domestic violence often leave their homes quickly without packing. All they take with them are their...



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