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Lashanta Rudd is a visionary and entrepreneurial serving throughout the city with a heart of compassion. She is the Founder of Serving In Christ Outreach Ministry. She started the ministry serving the homeless in 2010 out of her home.

MIFA partners with congregations across the city to provide food pantry services for individuals and families in crisis. The Emergency Services department screens clients for eligibility and provides vouchers that can be redeemed for non-perishable food at the participating pantry nearest the client’s home.

Our faith-based ministry is designed to lift children and families in need through unconditional love, the very meaning of our agency.

The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) serving the Greater Memphis Region is a community resource that prepares job seekers for jobs and helps connect them with employment opportunities in Memphis, Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties. We identify and pre-screen qualified talent for local businesses.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible.

The Domestic Violence Unit (DV) is responsible for investigating incidents involving domestic violence. The DV Unit works closely with the Citizens Dispute Office and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office regarding Domestic Violence warrants and protective orders. In 2012, the DV Unit reviewed 21,375 cases which included 1,984 aggravated assaults and 12,124 simple assaults.

  The Domestic Violence Unit (DV) is responsible for investigating incidents involving domestic violence. The DV Unit works closely with the Citizens Dispute Office and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office regarding Domestic Violence warrants and protective orders. In 2012, the DV Unit reviewed 21,375 cases which included 1,984 aggravated assaults and 12,124 simple assaults.

 The Dorothy Day House keeps homeless families together, creating a safe haven and a community for entire families. 

In typical shelters, homeless families are often separated.  Men are sent to one shelter while women, girls and little boys are sent to another shelter. Parents often must place their teenage  boys in foster care, or find someone willing to provide a home and care for them.  This means that parents cannot stay with their older sons; fathers must leave their daughters and small sons; husbands are separated from wives. Often, rather than experience the trauma of separation, families choose to live in a vehicle or stay in uninhabitable places.

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

Welcome to our Memphis, Tennessee page. We provide listings of: women’s shelters, family shelters, transitional housing, residential treatment centers and other residential services for women.

in the Mid-South. By providing food for families, children and seniors, we impact their lives by solving one of the biggest struggles they face: getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life. 

The Shelby County School District is a public school district that serves the city of Memphis, Tennessee as well as the unincorporated areas of Shelby County.

Community Alliance for the Homeless was formed in February of 2010 as a result of a merger between Partners for the Homeless and the Greater Memphis Inter-Agency Coalition for the Homeless (GMICH). The organization is a private, non-profit entity that provides planning, technical assistance, and service coordination to public and private agencies working to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. Community Alliance for the Homeless receives financial support from the City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, and private foundations.

The Department of Children’s Services is Tennessee’s public child welfare agency and establishes statewide standards for performance that reflect best practices for child welfare.

The Department investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect. We also administer the state’s foster-care system and we work especially hard to find permanency for the children and youth who come into our care, whether that is through reunification or adoption. 

Our Juvenile Justice division serves the youth who have been adjudicated delinquent and we work closely with scores of private providers and community partners across the state of Tennessee.

Center for Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.

HUD is committed to increasing leadership, collaboration, and coordination among programs serving veterans experiencing homelessness, and promoting rapid access to permanent housing for all veterans. This page addresses the issue of veteran homelessness and provides important links for homeless veterans seeking help, links and resources from HUD’s partners, and policy, strategies, and guidance. This page lists all HUD homeless programs and initiatives that can be used by veterans and veteran service providers to help prevent and end youth homelessness, as well as policy guidance, resources, publications, and relevant links to other agencies and organizations.

The programs that can assist youth service providers to help prevent and end youth homelessness. The page includes policy guidance, best practices, publications, tools, and links to other agencies and organizations.

To help address the overrepresentation of LGBTQ youth among youth experiencing homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is leading the first-of-its-kind Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative (Initiative) to identify successful strategies to ensure that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The Initiative began with two pilot communities that developed local, community-wide prevention plans, which they started implementing in Fall 2014. These plans include strategies to prevent LGBTQ youth from becoming homeless and intervene as early as possible if they do become homeless. The Initiative goals are to (1) Facilitate better local collaboration between stakeholders working with youth and families including local child welfare, education, and law enforcement agencies; runaway and homeless youth providers; LGBTQ organizations; and other local stakeholder; and (2) Help federal agencies and local communities learn more about implementing community-wide strategies for preventing homelessness for LGBTQ youth at risk of becoming homeless, and intervening early when it occurs.

 HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

More information about HUD and its programs is available at and

The mission of the organization is to meet the basic needs of families by providing diapers, wipes, formula, and other necessities for their babies and improving their quality of life. The vision of the organization is to create a community that is passionate, aware, and dedicated to happy and healthy babies.