FOX13 Gets Real: Community Resource Guide

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Memphis/Shelby County

Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to COVID-19

Emergency cash assistance applications are being accepted online for qualifying families that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency

Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

People already struggling emotionally, financially, and those with substance abuse or existing mental health issues are especially vulnerable now. Help is available and open to all who need it. Above is a list of Mental Health and Behavioral Health resources assembled by the Division of Community Services.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association

  • Emergency Services- assists seniors on fixed incomes and the working poor who have experienced a temporary crisis with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and food.

Phone: (901) 527-0226

  • Emergency Shelter Placement- helps families with minor children secure temporary shelter if homelessness cannot be avoided through mediation.

Phone: (901) 529-4522

  • Homeless Hotline- 24-hour hotline helps connect homeless families with minor children in Memphis and Shelby County to shelter.

Phone: (901) 529-4545

  • Rapid Rehousing- helps eligible homeless families quickly obtain permanent stable housing.

Phone: (901) 529-4524

Mid-South Food Bank

Our Mission is to change lives by eliminating hunger 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.

Modest Needs

Modest Needs is a tax-exempt charity where you can make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who’re at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.