I am taking a break from reporting opiate related news pieces in order to raise awareness about an issue that has plagued society for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. People become homeless for many different reasons, one of which is drug addiction. Don’t get me wrong, not all homeless people are addicted to drugs or alcohol. In any case, when people are in need and are unable to help themselves, it is up to the rest of us to lend a hand and show some charity.
Take a look at some ways Memphians are helping the homeless. Please spread the word to those who might need help and see if there is something you might can do to help too!
It’s OK to get help!
Memphis Union Mission
383 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Calvary Rescue Mission
CALVARY Rescue Mission
960 South Third Street
Memphis. TN 38106
CALVARY Rescue Mission is a non-profit, independent, faith-based shelter for homeless men in Memphis, TN. They serve two full meals a day, offer clothing to the homeless, have a 2500 volume library, and provide nightly chapel services, counseling, a discipleship program, and lodging.
Salvation Army Shelter
Featuring a full spectrum of outpatient programs – education and prevention, assessments, case management and individual and family counseling — Hardin House allows clients to seek treatment while maintaining their work or school demands.
Room in the Inn
Room in the Inn-Memphis is an ecumenical ministry that serves people experiencing homelessness. Now beginning their eighth year, they provide emergency shelter and meals during the coldest months of the year—November through March. They are modeled after the incredibly successful Room in the Inn program that started in Nashville more than 30 years ago.
Their goal is to share the love of God through hospitality. Shelter is a basic necessity that more than 2,000 people in Memphis are living without each night. Faith communities have large buildings and volunteers who can provide warmth, hospitality, meals and a good helping of kindness and respect.
After a successful start, Room in the Inn-Memphis continues to recruit more local congregations to become partners in this life-changing ministry.
More Room In the Inns:
102 N. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38103
1738 Galloway Avenue
Memphis TN, 38112
1695 Central Avenue | Memphis, TN 38104
Parish Office: (901) 725-2700
Contact Jackie Spear with any additional questions or assistance in signing up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-754-6548.
2404 Kirby Road
Memphis, TN 38119
City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management
After Hours Warming Centers Deactivation- Memphis, TN
In anticipation of temperatures rising later this afternoon and this evening, after hour warming centers located at City of Memphis Community Centers will be deactivated and return to normal operating hours. Individuals seeking warm locations are encouraged to visit typical primary locations for warming centers which are usually malls, shopping centers, libraries, and local community centers that are opened during normal business hours.
The after hour warming centers will be closed at their normal times today.
Orange Mound Community Center- 2572 Park Avenue – 8:00pm
Gaston Community Center – 1048 S. Third Street – 8:00pm
Ed Rice Community Center – 2907 Watkins Street - 6:00pm
Those seeking overnight accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at The Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Ave. or The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Ave.
Our staff will continue to monitor the situation for any changes in conditions.
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Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar Ave 38111