GDPST Re-Entry Updates

Community Resources

Mid South Food Bank

If you are unable to access food during the COVID-19 shutdown, Mid-South Food Bank is assembling food boxes for families in need. Visit their website to find a location near you.

892 S Cooper Street
Food kits and hygiene kits will be distributed to LGBTQ+ individuals in need. Call in advance to secure your pick-up.

Levi Branch Library (via YMCA)
3676 Third St
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

Charles Powell Community Center (via YMCA)
810 Western Park
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

Mitchell Community Center (via YMCA)
602 W. Mitchell Rd
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

Riverview Community Center (via YMCA)
1891 Kansas
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

Pearly Gates (via YMCA)
532 South Parkway E
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

South Brook Mall (via YMCA)
1212 E. Shelby Dr.
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

Abundant Grace (via YMCA)
1574 E. Shelby Dr.
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm

All McDonald's Restuarants

The YMCA is distributing FREE student meals at dozens of sites across Shelby County. Please visit the following website to find a location near you. 

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA)

  • Apply online for emergency assistance 

Nextdoor App

  • The Nextdoor app now has a Help Map where people who are homebound or high-risk can request help from neighbors.

Homeless Hotline

MIFA - Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association

Emergency Shelter Placement ProgramThis program helps families in Shelby County with minor children secure temporary shelter if homelessness cannot be avoided through mediation. Click Here to apply for Emergency Shelter placement. 

Homeless Hotline: This 24-hour hotline helps connect homeless families with minor children in Memphis and Shelby County to shelter and/or other resources. For more inforamtion, call (901) 529-4545


You can also dial 2-1-1 from any phone for LINC assistance




Emergency Cash Assistance 

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Beginning 10 A.M. CST Thursday, March 26, families can begin applying, online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11, 2020 and they’ve lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic. 

Unemployment Claim

The fastest and most efficient way to file an unemployment claim is to go to Due to the high volume of claims because of the COVID-19 emergency, if you file with any other method you could significantly delay the processing of your claim.

Memphis Food Industry Emergency Worker Assistance

TN Unemployment Assistance

Christ Community Health Services

  • Appointment only. If you are experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever and cough, please text "Test2020" to 91999.

Women's Health Care Associates (9005 Highway 64 Suite 101)

  • Appointment only. (901) 383-7446

University of TN Health Science Center (Tiger Lane at the Memphis Fairgrounds)

  • Appointment only following consultation with UTHSC-affiliated physician (must be referred by medical provider)

Shelby County Health Dept.

  • Call the Shelby County Health Department to be screened for testing eligibility. 1-833-943-1658


Fairley High School, Hillcrest High School, Wooddale Middle School and Kirby Middle School students and families seeking group or outpatient services from Youth Villages should contact their school counselor for a referral.


Bluff City High School students and families seeking group or outpatient services from Streeter and Do should contact their school counselor for a referral.