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Connecting families with solutions.

Here at South Memphis Alliance, we strive to make a difference in families lives. Here's our ever-growing list of resources that we have found to aid those in our community. Read more about them below.


    An organization that contributes services and support to Memphis-area families and Children. Some of the services they provide are:

    · Community- Based Services (e.g., community cafés)

    · School-based services (e.g., school partnerships)

    · Workforce readiness (e.g., coaching services, career consultation, soft skills training, post-secondary education, employee assistance)

    · Homeless Services (e.g., families in transition, homeless prevention)

    · Counseling

    · Adoption and Foster Care (e.g., maternity services, foster care)

  • I Am My Sister's Keeper

    Their mission: To alleviate many of the stressors which prevent single mothers from becoming successful, through the provision of affordable housing, child care, tutoring, and access to healthy meals.

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    Tiny Blessings at St. Patrick Catholic Church

    Are you a mother needing assistance? Food? Diapers? Baby items? Visit Tiny Blessings at St. Patrick Catholic Church

    -Mondays: 11A-3P

    -Tues-Thurs: 10A-12P

    Call Shameka Hodges at

    (901) 722-4706

  • Memphis Public Library

    Looking for a new job? Want to learn new cooking and culinary skills? Need help with your landlord? I bet you didn't know the Memphis Public Library offers that--AND MORE! Check out their webpage and see what new things YOU could be exploring today! And make sure you go and fill out the information to receive your FREE library card!

  • COVID-19 Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

    Do you need help paying rent or utilities? Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Let us help pay your past due rent & utility bills. Click the link below or text HOME901 to 21000

    This program is only for renters residing in Shelby County, Tennessee (including Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Memphis, and Millington). You must demonstrate all of the following to be eligible:

    1. Someone in the household had a financial loss due to COVID-19.
    2. You are past due on your rent or utilities.
    3. Your household income is under 80% of the county’s median income.

    Applicants do not need to prove citizenship and social security numbers are not required.

  • General Housing Assistance

    Need help buying, fixing, or keeping your home? Click on the link below to find resources to help!

  • Utility Assistance Application

    To Qualify

    Regular Assistance

    • You must be a resident of Shelby County
    • Your income must be at or below 126% (w/ 60%SMI Max) Federal Poverty Guidelines (See chart below)
    • You must have an active utility account

    If you have ALL of the above, you qualify for Regular Assistance

    Emergency Assistance

    If you qualify for Regular Assistance above AND you received a cut-off notice, you may qualify for Emergency Assistance. To qualify, ONE of the below must also apply to your household:

    • At least one household member is 60 years of age or over or;
    • At least one household member is 5 years of age or younger;
    • At least one household member has a disability or;
    • The household has experienced an uncontrollable circumstance

    * Uncontrollable circumstances are provable circumstances that caused an uncontrollable reduction in income and/or an unexpected out-of-pocket expense like job loss, death of spouse, unexpected repair or replacement of a large appliance, or a medical emergency.

  • Emergency Repair Program

    This grant program provides essential housing repairs for very-low-income seniors.  Work typically involves repairs to roofs, electrical systems, plumbing systems, septic systems, heat and air systems, and structural repairs.

  • Advance Memphis

    Historically South Memphis has been plagued by generational poverty and high unemployment. While the generational poverty and lack of opportunity is staggering, South Memphis is a vibrant community full of resilient Memphians, made in the image of God, with unique skills and talents. Advance Memphis works with the community to support economic revitalization through Biblically-based programs that bring HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, RESOURCES, and SKILLS.

  • MIFA

    Their vision:

    Uniting the community through service.

    Their mission:

    Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs.

    Their values:

    Welcome and respect all people. Act with integrity. Value individual initiative and ability. Serve individuals and the community as an act of faith. Balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.

  • Free HIV Testing

    Visit our locations during free in-person HIV testing or continue to the CHIP Memphis website to schedule your free HIV test today!

  • Planned Parenthood

    Our expert care providers offer care in the following services. Learn more about what services are offered, what to expect, and pricing.

    In-person or Telehealth

    -Birth Control

    -HIV Services

    -Men's Healthcare

    -Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)

    -Pregnancy Testing & Services

    -STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines

    -Women's Healthcare

  • Oak Street Health

    Looking for your next PCP? Join a host of many community members who have their regular check-ups done here at Oak Street Health. Need assistance signing up for health insurance? Contact Porsha Jones at Porsha.Jones@oakstreethealth.com

  • American Job Center Career Assistance

    American Job Center has partnerned with SMA to help those without a job get training and placement in the workforce.


    Looking for a job? Click the link to find the right job that fits you! Contact Timone at (901) 794-3300

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