TN Community Resources – Emergency & Important Phone Numbers

 

 

This is a national and local (TN and the Memphis Mid-South Metro-area) listing of programs, services, and organizations that help ex-offenders and other community members.  Information and organizations are constantly changing and we are always trying to keep this updated.  If you know of information that needs to be updated or if your organization would like to add information to the listing, please let us know at BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com.   We do not advocate, support, or recommend any organization to individuals, nor do we call organizations on behalf of individuals.  If you are interested in getting services from any organization listed, it is your responsibility to get information or facts about the programs/services offered, and to find out if you qualify for said services.   Remember, you have rights and responsibilities and it is important to know what both are when dealing with these or any other organizations.  You also have the right to research each of these organizations.  This information is meant to be only a referral guide for you to know what community resources are available.

 

Tennessee & the Mid-South 

Resource Guide

 

This is a local (TN and the Mid-South area) listing of programs, services, and organizations that help ex-offenders and other community members.  Information and organizations is constantly changing and we are always trying to keep this updated.  If you know of information that needs to be updated or if your organization would like to add information to the listing, please let us know at BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com. We do not advocate, support, or recommend any organization to individuals, nor do we call organizations on behalf of individuals.  If you are interested in getting services from any organization listed, it is your responsibility to get information, facts, and to know what your rights are when dealing with these or any other organizations.  You also have the right to research each of these organizations or calling the Better Business Bureau. **This list is organized alphabetically by category of need.  Search the category you need, then identify an appropriate resource agency for your needs.  There are a lot of resources on this list for the state of TN and Mid-South region.    *First Edition 2011 (Updated 08/14/15) 

Special Thanks To:

Each agency played an integral part of putting this manual together and keeping it updated. Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum, Class of 2010-2011 Board of Probation of Parole (BOPP), Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee Re-Entry Collaborative (TREC), and A Bridge of Hope Ministries. 

 

Emergency & Important Phone Numbers

 

911 – for emergencies
211 – for information (examples:   food, housing referrals)
Child Protection and Neglect / Department of   Children’s Services (901) 578-4000 Hotline (Daytime): (901) 578-4184 Hotline (24 Hour): 877-237-0004
Community Mental Health Centers Southwest Mental Health Center: (901) 259-1920 Southeast Mental Health Center: (901) 369-1400 Midtown Mental Health Center: (901) 577-0200 Community Counseling Center (Frayser): (901) 353-5440 Mobile Crisis (24-Hour): (901) 577-9400
Domestic Violence Hotline – CAAP, Inc. (901)   272-2221
Emergency Housing Hotline, operated by TNCSA (901) 260-HOME (4663)
Family Link & Teen Crisis (Youth Villages) (901)   276-7233
Family Safety Center (set to open   Spring 2011)
Memphis Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) Emergency   Services (901) 529-4533
Memphis Police Precincts (police   assistance/non-emergency) (901) 545-COPS
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide Hotline: The Crisis Center (901) 274-7477
Poison Control 800-222-1222
YWCA-Abused Women’s Services Crisis Hotline (901) 725-4277

 

Agency Name: American   Red Cross
Address: 2701   Hwy. 641 North, P.O. Box 541, Camden, TN 38320 432   Court Street, P.O. Box 508, Dyersburg, TN    38025 161   West Paris Street, Huntingdon, TN    38344 718   North Highland, Jackson, TN  38301 209   Fonville Avenue, Martin, TN  38237 107   East Church Street, Union City, TN    38261
Telephone   Number: Camden,   TN 901-584-9962 Dyersburg,   TN 901-285-6853 Huntingdon,   TN  901-986-3722 Jackson,   TN  901-427-5543 Martin,   TN  901-587-5948 Union   City, TN  901-885-5113
Fax Number: 901-286-0189
Email: redcross@ecsis.net
Hours: Monday   – Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Services   Provided: Single   family disasters, CPR courses, swimming lessons, disaster courses,   bloodmobile, military emergencies, health, and safety teaching.  Also, provide such things as food pantry,   blood pressure testing, and youth programs.
Eligibility: Varies   according to programs
Referral   Procedure: 24/7
Fees: For   health and safety courses, a fee is required.
Area Served: West   TN

 

Agency Name: Compassion   Ministry
Address: 770   Helene Drive, Arlington, TN  38002
Telephone   Number: 901-465-2304
Email: howardalperin@pastors.com
Contact Person: Howard   Alperin
Hours: Saturdays,   once a month 9-11:30a.m.
Services   Provided: Food,   water, ponchos, emergency blankets, and assist to meet spiritual needs.
Eligibility: Any   homeless
Area Served: Shelby   County

 

Agency Name: Crisis   Center
Address: P.O.   Box 40068, Memphis, TN  38174
Telephone   Number: 901-274-7477
Hours: 24/7
Services   Provided: 24-hour   crisis intervention, information, and referral by phone
Referral   Procedure: Call   for details
Fees: None
Area Served: West   TN

 

Agency Name: Crockett   Care Counsel
Address: 137   Locust Street, P.O. Box 294, Alamo, TN    38001
Telephone   Number: 901-696-2992
Hours: Call   for available hours
Services   Provided: Emergency   financial assistance for utilities, housing, food, clothing, and other   necessities.  Food bank and clothes   closet are available.
Eligibility: Based   on need
Referral   Procedure: Call   for additional information
Fees: None
Area Served: Crockett   County

 

Agency Name: First   Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen
Address: 166   Poplar, Memphis, TN  38105
Telephone   Number: 901-525-5619
Contact Person: Colleen   Dunn
Hours: Every   Sunday: 2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Services   Provided: Hot   meal, emergency food pantry, clothes closet, birth certificates, shelter   vouchers
Eligibility: Anyone   who is hungry or in need
Area Served: Shelby   County

 

Agency Name: Helping   Hands of Humboldt, Inc.
Address: 1202   North Central Avenue, Humboldt, TN    38343
Telephone   Number: 901-784-2858
Fax Number:
Hours: Tuesday   and Friday 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Services   Provided: Funds   to keep utilities on, to avoid eviction, and to aid travelers in   trouble.  Emergency food pantry and   emergency help with clothing needs.
Eligibility: Low-income   and emergencies
Referral   Procedure: Call   office for information and appointment
Fees: None
Area Served: Gibson   County

 

Agency Name: Oasis   Center
Address: 1704   Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone   Number: 615-327-4455
Fax Number: 615-329-1444
Email: hcato@oasiscenter.org
Web Site: www.oasiscenter.org
Contact Person: Hal   Cato
Services Provided: Youth   in Crisis 24 hour Hotline: 866-975-3733. A full service youth agency offering   22 unique programs designed to connect young people facing life’s greatest   obstacles with the opportunities they need to grow into healthy, productive   adults. The Memorial Foundation Outreach Center offers young people living on   the streets of Nashville a safe, welcoming place where they can assess the   needs to start the healing process. Hours: M – F: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Agency Name: YWCA   – Abused Women’s Center
Address: 766   S. Highland, Memphis, TN  38111
Telephone   Number: 901-725-4277
Fax Number: 901-725-0161
Contact Person: Latrice   Thomas
Hours: 24   hours/day
Services   Provided: Emergency   shelter, case management, counseling, transportation, referrals, court   advocacy
Eligibility: Women,   Victims of domestic violence, drug and alcohol free, psychotropic drug free
Capacity: 27
Area Served: Shelby   County