Welcome to Family Focus with Mr. Edwards!With so many people in our community now working from home, working remotely, and doing online school work, here is a list of some resources you may need.
Virtual Family Forum
💫Trailblazer Family, join us for the @scsk12unified Virtual Family Forum on this Saturday, May 22nd from 10am-12pm. Topics such as Recruitment, Summer Literacy, Student Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning, RTI2-B, and more will be discussed💫Parents, if you have any questions in advance about this event, please submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.orgLink for Event: scsk12.org/familyforum
Agape Child & Family Services
Agape serves families in the following areas: Hickory Hill, Whitehaven, Frayser and Raleigh Contact: (901) 323-3600 | http://agapemeanslove.org/ Agape provides assistance with food, clothing, emergency housing, rent, utilities, job assistance/training, homeless services, medical/healthcare, mental health/substance abuse, and support services for moms, dads, and children. Please contact the following to confirm eligibility and request assistance: 3160 Directors Row Memphis, TN 38131, (901) 323-3600
The Salvation Army is offering a hotline for anyone needing emotional or spiritual care. It’s staffed from 9 AM to 9 PM and is available for anyone across the country.The Salvation Army officers and employees will be available to talk to anyone needing help, advice or prayer. The number is 844-458-4673.
Free/Reduced Internet Access
Here is a list from a variety of internet providers if you need to sign up at a free or reduced cost:
- Comcast Internet Essentials
- AT&T (Phone: 855-220-5211)
- How to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot (be sure to check with your cell phone provider regarding possible charges)
Greater Memphis Chamber is keeping a list of available job postings in Memphis. Click here to see the list!
Mid-South Food Bank: 901-527-0841MIFA: 901-527-0208St. John’s United Methodist Church: 901-726-4104First Presbyterian Church: 901-525-5619Scott Center: 901-323-4993Catholic Charities: 901-722-4700Memphis Union Mission: 901-526-8434Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: 901-272-7425Brinkley Heights Ministries: 901-458-0617
Department of Human Services - DHS
DHS is the beginning point for all of the following services. In order to receive assistance, the main number must be contacted first. DHS can link a Participant Mom with the following resources:1) Food Stamp Program (SNAP)2) Families First: Families First provides assistance to families and their children who are experiencing financial difficulties with an emphasis in work, training, and personal responsibility.3) Child Care Certificate Program: Child care assistance program for children of low income participating in the Families First Program offers child care providers and rates. Child care resources for parents. Location: 2003 Corporate Ave. Memphis, TN 38132 7:00 am – 4:30 pm4) The Family Assistance Service Center – (866) 311-4287 Call (615) 743-2000 for grievances or www.tn.gov/humanservices
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has a special section of their website dedicated to child care issues. You can apply for COVID-19 essential employee child care payment assistance, view a directory of active childcare providers, locate YMCA and Boys & Girls Club temporary/ emergency care locations and moreClick here to be taken to the Tennessee Department of Human Services site.
Coronavirus Testing Locations
Feeling feverish or like it’s hard to catch your breath? Did a coworker test positive for COVID-19 and now you’re worried you might have it, too?New COVID-19 testing sites seem to be opening weekly across the Mid-South. Below is the closet site to the Whitehaven community as well as the criteria for testing at the location.Case Management Inc. 3171 Directors Row Memphis, TN 38131By appointment only, call (901) 821-5880 -OR- email COVID-19TestCMI@cmiofmemphis.org