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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
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.