WHEN YOU GIVE TO UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH’S COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND, YOUR SUPPORT HAS ITS GREATEST IMPACT.

Helping United Way in Driving The Dream ensures more people escape generational poverty and live the life of their dreams. These United Way agencies and their programs improve education, financial stability, and health – boosting our local economy by reducing poverty, one person at a time. When you give to the Community Impact Fund, you’re providing vital funding to the work of these agencies. 

2-1-1 LINC
Driving The Dream Partner
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-1-1 or alternate phone number: (901) 415-2790
Counties served: SH, CR, DE, FA, LA, TA, TI, TU
Your “one call” for health and human service information! 2-1-1 provides community information and referral service to our Mid-South area. Simply dial 2-1-1 or call 901-415-2790 or 866-735-7211. This service is made possible through the partnership of United Way and the Memphis Public Library system.
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Alliance Healthcare Services
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 354-7370
Counties served: SH

Provides mental health treatment and case management to residents of all ages in the Memphis and Shelby County areas.
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Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 726-6820

Counties served: SH
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.
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American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
(901) 726-1690
Counties served: CR DE FA LA SH TI TU
Provides disaster preparedness education and relief; health and safety training and education; youth programs; as well as assistance to the armed forces and their families.
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The ARC of Northwest Mississippi
(662) 510-8989
Counties served: DE
Promotes the education, welfare and quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. Provides job placement assistance, referral services, summer camps, family support, advocacy, job readiness classes, and disability prevention workshops.
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The Baddour Center
(662) 562-0100
Counties served: TA
Offers an environment that promotes maximum growth intellectually, spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and vocationally. This residential community is for adults with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities.
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Boy Scouts of America, West Tennessee Area Council
(731) 668-3787
Counties served: FA LA TI
Strives to instill values in young people ages 6-18 based on the Scout oath and law utilizing volunteers and community organizations.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
Driving The Dream 
(901) 278-2947
Counties served: SH
Provides after-school, summer, and technical training programs to youth and young adults ages 6 to 24 at clubs located in some of the most impoverished areas in Memphis, including a Technical Training Center. Members participate in various programs that focus on Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

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Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Inc.
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 722-4702

Counties served: SH
A comprehensive social services agency that serves West Tennessee.
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Children and Family Services, Inc.
(901) 476-2364
Counties served: FA  TI
Provides services to low-income families of West Tennessee with focus areas in Tipton, Lauderdale, and Fayette counties. It provides social and recreational services under a family of inter-related services.

Coldwater Volunteer Fire Department
(662) 622-5541 (Dial 9-1-1 if calling about an emergency)
Counties served: TA
Provides fire protection, prevention, and education services in Tate County, Mississippi (primarily in the 38618 zip code area).

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DeltaArts
(870) 732-6260
Counties served: CR
Provides arts education and imaginative learning experiences to residents of all ages in East Arkansas, West Tennessee, and North Mississippi.
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DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc.
(662) 429-4414
Counties served: DE
Enhances the quality of education in DeSoto County by providing funding and assistance for enrichment programs.
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DeSoto County Literacy Council, Inc.
(662) 429-2354
Counties served: DE
Serves the literacy needs for DeSoto and surrounding counties. Helps individuals with basic employability skills, GED, basic computer skills and tutoring through peer, group and one-on-one teaching and computer-instructed programs.
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Dewitt Community Coalition, Inc.
(901) 854-1223
Counties served: FA
Teaches young people the long term benefits of personal and social responsibility, as well as to provide charitable acts for homebound seniors. Provides services within Fayette for youth and seniors.

District One Volunteer Fire Department. 
(662) 562-4528
Counties served: TA
Provide fire and EMR service to our district which consists of approximately 3500 residents, 25 businesses, churches, and a school that serves kindergarten through 12th grade. We cover 73 square miles in our fire district.

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Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Inc.
(731) 668-4000
Counties served: FA TI LA
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.
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Families in Transition, Inc.
(870) 732-4077
Counties served: CR
Provides safety, shelter, support services, public education, social and legal advocacy within a Domestic Violence Shelter.
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Family Biz Builder
(662) 671-8688
Counties served: TU
Provides character, life skills, creative arts, and educational training programs to children and families.
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Fayette Cares, Inc.
(901) 465-3802
Counties served: FA
Provides shelter and supportive housing, domestic violence intervention, training and life skills classes, emergency food, rent and utility aid, clothing, housewares, furniture and other forms of aid.
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Fayette County Commission on Aging
(901) 465-3554
Counties served: FA
Promotes the mental and physical well-being of the elderly people of Fayette County through a broad range of programs, services and learning opportunities to enhance seniors’ knowledge, independence, self-esteem, growth, and dignity.
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Fayette Literacy
(901) 465-5595
Counties served: FA
Supports programs in adult education, high school equivalency diploma, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, Books from Birth through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Fayette County Public Library and tutoring programs for basic reading and math skills.
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Frayser Community Development Corporation
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 354-9401

Counties served: SH
Works to restore the Frayser community as a healthy and vital part of Memphis through housing and commercial revitalization.
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Friends For Life Corporation
(901) 272-0855
Counties served: SH
Provides an array of services including medical treatment, housing, clinical, support, and HIV prevention services to persons affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Girl Scouts Heart of the South
(901) 767-1440
Counties served: CR DE FA LA SH TA TI TU
Offers a values-based program that is open to all girls 5-17. Guided by caring adults, girls discover fun, friendship and their courage and strength.
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Goodwill Homes Community Services
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 785-6790

Counties served: SH
Provides Adult Day Care, Foster Care for Children, Senior Center activities, supportive and affordable housing for seniors, and Head Start for Children and Families.
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Grace House of Memphis, Inc.
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 722-8460

Counties served: SH
Helps women overcome alcohol and drug problems through a residential treatment center for women 18 years of age and older.
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Harwood Center, Inc.
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 448-6580

Counties served: SH
Enables children with special developmental needs to reach their full potential. Children ages birth to three receive home, community and center-based educational and therapy services.
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Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
662-349-1555
Counties served: DE
Provides a safe and child-friendly atmosphere for child victims of abuse and assault to tell their story. A skilled team of professionals work together to investigate serious child abuse allegations, conduct forensic interviews, aid in prosecuting offenders, and provide therapy and victim assistance services to the child abuse victims and their non offending caregivers.
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Hernando Excel by 5 / Dolly Parton Imagination Library
(662) 429-9092
Counties served: DE
Hernando Excel By 5 offers a free children’s health fair, new parent resource guides, child care trainings, early literacy workshops, car seat safety checks, bicycle safety instruction, distributes child development bags to parents of newborns and promotes early literacy by offering free children’s books at Excel By 5 community wide events
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Historic DeSoto Foundation
(662) 429-8852
Counties served: DE
Preserves DeSoto County history from Hernando DeSoto’s time in 1541 to today by operating the Historic DeSoto Museum in Hernando, MS. Exhibits include Hernando DeSoto, the Civil War, African-American history and famous county residents.
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Hope House
(901) 272-2702
Counties served: SH
Offers family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. Agency provides daycare and preschool services, transportation assistance to services and wrap around services for the family
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Kindred Place
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 276-2200

Counties served: SH
Serves families from Shelby and DeSoto County, MS working through the trauma of child abuse and/or domestic violence.
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Knowledge Quest, Inc.
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 942-1512

Counties served: SH
Provides a fun and exciting after school program that offers an awesome experience of intellectual advancement and character development through an innovative, hands-on learning strategy and engaging artistic and sport
activities.
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LaGoshen Family Life Center
(901) 877-3555

Counties served: FA
Provides resources to the community that will enhance the well-being of individuals in their daily lives through expanded ministries, counseling and outreach ministries.

Latino Memphis
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 366-5882

Counties served: SH
Coordinates interested agencies, institutions, businesses, organizations, and individuals in order to build relationships between Spanish speakers and the larger Memphis community.
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Lauderdale County Family Resource Center
(731) 635-2352
Counties served: LA
Provides the following basic needs: food, clothing, housing, limited help with utility payments, limited transportation; parenting skills, discipline, dropout prevention, goal setting and other special requests needs.

Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development – LEAD
(901) 287-4900
Counties served: SH
Provides support services to families and community child care centers with children who have development, medical, and/or behavioral needs.
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Legal Aid of Arkansas
(870) 972-9224
Counties served: CR
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.
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Literacy Mid-South
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 327-600
Counties served: SH
Literacy Mid-South improves the quality of life in the Mid-South through education by providing literacy programs for adults and children as well as a network of collaborative projects with some of the Mid-South’s fines educational organizations. 
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Madonna Learning Center, Inc.
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 752-5767

Counties served: SH
Provides educational/vocational programs for individuals with disabilities, ages 5-45, in the Mid-South community.
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Memphis Child Advocacy Center
(901) 525-2377
Counties served: SH
Helps children victimized by sexual or physical abuse with coordinated, multi-agency services. Also offers Stewards of Children prevention training.
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Memphis Crisis Center
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 274-7477

Counties served: SH
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 links them with long-term resources needed to cope and overcome. Provides 24/7 365 day-a-year volunteer-powered crisis line services; assisting callers in distress with crisis and suicide intervention and emotional support.
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Memphis Jewish Community Center
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 761-0810

Counties served: SH
Provides social group work; leisure activities; health and physical education; individual, group and family counseling; childcare; day camp; family life/informal education; cultural and social programming.
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Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
(901) 758-2228
Counties served: SH
Empowers deaf children to listen, learn, and talk. For more information log on to:
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Memphis Recovery Centers, Inc.
(901) 272-7751
Counties served: All counties in the greater Memphis, TN metro area
Provides substance abuse treatment to adults, adolescents, and families in a caring and confidential atmosphere by licensed and trained staff.
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Memphis Urban League, Inc.
(901) 272-2491
Counties served: SH
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.
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Meritan, Inc.
(901) 766-0600
Counties served: FA SH LA TI
Offers innovative programs for people of all ages.  Services include in-home care, senior employment and job training, foster care, family model residential services for those with intellectual disabilities, coordinated response to elder abuse, and COVID & flu vaccinations for the homebound.
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Olive Branch Community Food Ministry, Inc.
(662) 895-2913
Counties served: DE
Provides emergency food for up to seven days to Olive Branch-area residents who are having a difficult time providing food for their family.
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Porter-Leath
(901) 577-2500
Counties served: SH
Empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent life-style through Early Childhood Education, Foster Care, Special Needs Adoption, Residential Services, Child/Adult Food Care and Foster Grandparent programs. Books from Birth program, and Professional Development for early childhood educators.
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Sacred Heart Southern Missions
(662) 781-1360
Counties served: DE MA TA TU 
Assists the economically disadvantaged through advocacy, social services, affordable low-income housing and educational opportunities.
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The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South
(901) 543-8586
Counties served: SH
Serving Memphis and the Mid-South, The Salvation Army provides distinct services and programs in three locations to address the critical challenges of poverty, homelessness, addiction and violence — The Adult Rehabilitation Center work therapy program, the Purdue Center of Hope for homeless women and children and the Kroc Community Center. Focusing on long-term solutions and incorporating empathy, education, effective case management and experience, The Salvation Army is a Christ-centered organization committed to meeting human needs in His name without discrimination.
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Samaritans
(662) 393-6439
Counties served: DE
Gives assistance to needy families in the form of help with utilities, food and clothing due to poverty, disaster, domestic strife and emergency.
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Search Dogs South
(662) 564-2212
Counties served: CR FA TA TI TU
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.
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Southwest Human Resource Agency
(731) 989-5111
Counties served: FA TI
Enhances the lives of our consumers through such programs as Transportation, Nutrition, Foster Grandparent Program, Community Outreach, Homemaker/SSBG Program, Head Start, Community Services and WIOA.
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Special Olympics, Greater Memphis
(901) 683-1271
Counties served: SH
Provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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SRVS
(901) 869-7787
Counties served: SH
Provides comprehensive services for people with disabilities. Services include residential living programs, a day center, community participation activities, sheltered workshop services, job training and placement, and a family support program.
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Sweet Cheeks Diaper Rescue Ministry
(901) 628-9413
Counties served: FA, SH
Meets the basic needs of Mid-South families by providing diapers, wipes, formula, and other necessities for their babies and improving their quality of life.
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Synergy Treatment Centers
(901) 332-2227
Counties served: SH
Helps people battling alcoholism and drug dependency with a one-year residential treatment program based on a work ethic model. Also provides outpatient services, transitional housing, and treatment for repeat DUI offenders.
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Tennessee Poison Center
(800) 222-1222
Counties served: FA LA SH TI

Provides a toll-free medical hotline for poison emergency and information calls (1-800- 222-1222), monitoring and follow-up on possible poisonings 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls are fast, free, confidential, and are answered 24/7 by a registered nurse, pharmacist, or physician. The TPC also provides public education programs and materials.
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YWCA Greater Memphis
Driving The Dream Partner
(901) 323-2211

Counties served: SH
Meeting local needs through Domestic Violence Programs, Workforce Development, Childcare, Training and Advocacy.
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YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South
(901) 766-7677
Counties served: DE FA SH
Primary focus areas are: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Provides before/after school care, summer day camp, swimming/water safety, fitness & wellness, youth & adult sports teams and youth development & leadership.
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Agencies by County

Service area for United Way of the Mid-South

 

Crittenden County, AR
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
DeltaArts
Families in Transition Inc.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.
Search Dogs South

DeSoto County, MS
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education
DeSoto County Literacy Council, Inc.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
Hernando Excel By 5 Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Historic DeSoto Foundation
Olive Branch Community Food Ministry
Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Inc.
Samaritans
The ARC of Northwest Mississippi

Fayette County, TN
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
Boy Scouts of America, West TN Area Council
Children & Family Services, Inc.
Dewitt Community Coalition, Inc.
Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center
Fayette Cares, Inc.
Fayette County Commission on Aging
Fayette Literacy
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
LaGoshen Family Life Center
Search Dogs South
Southwest Human Resource Agency
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry
Tennessee Poison Center

Lauderdale County, TN
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Lauderdale County Family Resource Center

Shelby County, TN
Alliance Healthcare Services
Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Inc.
Frayser Community Development Corporation
Friends For Life Corporation
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Goodwill Homes Community Services, Inc.
Grace House of Memphis, Inc.
Harwood Center, Inc.
Hope House
Kindred Place
Knowledge Quest, Inc.
Latino Memphis
Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development (LEAD)
LINC 2-1-1
Literacy Mid-South
Madonna Learning Center
Memphis Child Advocacy Center
Memphis Crisis Center
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Memphis Recovery Centers, Inc.
Memphis Urban League, Inc.
Meritan, Inc.
Porter-Leath
Special Olympics, Greater Memphis
SRVS
Synergy Treatment Centers
Tennessee Poison Center
The Salvation Army Memphis & The Mid-South
YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South
YWCA Greater Memphis

Tate County, MS
Coldwater Volunteer Fire Department
District One Volunteer Fire Department
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center
Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Inc.
Search Dogs South
The Baddour Center

Tipton County, TN
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
Boy Scouts of America, West TN Area Council
Children & Family Services, Inc.
Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Search Dogs South
Southwest Human Resource Agency
Tennessee Poison Center

Tunica County, MS
American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter
Family Biz Builder
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Inc.
Search Dogs South

Note: Nonprofit partners change web addresses and phone numbers, and sometimes websites experience technical difficulties. Some agencies do not have websites. United Way is not responsible for the content or maintenance of agency partner sites. “Areas of impact” and “counties served” codes are related to work agencies perform with United Way funding. Many agencies do work beyond the scope of what is reflected in these codes.