INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY
Comcast is helping students and families stay connected with a special offer for home internet service. The Internet Essentials program provides monthly service for $9.95/month (plus tax).
Xfinity WiFi is allowing public access to its 1.5 million hotspots during the COVID-19 national emergency, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. Access may vary by location based on proximity to the nearest Xfinity WiFi hotspot.
Access from AT&T offers home Internet service for $10/mo or less depending on speeds. There are no installation fees and no contract required.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM TDHS
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. Families can apply for up to two months of financial assistance if they were employed as of March 11, 2020 and either lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic. This is in addition to any unemployment benefits members of the family may be receiving. GET DETAILS HERE.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - COURTESY MEMPHIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Widespread job loss has been one of the most extreme impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. To assist, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce is making it easier for local citizens to find job opportunities. The Chamber has a current list of local employers who have immediate job openings on its website. GET DETAILS HERE.
DIAL 2-1-1 FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES & SUPPORT
If you are looking for help or want to provide someone with help, dial 2-1-1 to reach the community information and referral resources of LINC, the Library Information Center at the Memphis Public Library.
- Community Clinics Disaster Services
- English Instruction
- Emergency Food
- Foreclosure Assistance
- Home Weatherproofing
- Legal Services
- Literacy Programs
- Mortgage/Rent Assistance
- Substance Abuse
- Tutoring Services
- Utility Assistance
- Free Tax Assistance
- Teen Pregnancy Youth Programs
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Youth Villages is the District's largest community partner for providing specialized crisis services staff for children and youth up to age 18. For assistance, call 901-251-5000, 901-252-7600 or 866-791-9226. Learn more by visiting the Youth Villages West Tennessee web page.
The Statewide Crisis Line is available if you are experiencing a mental health or psychiatric emergency. Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471).
The TN REDLINE is available for referrals related to substance use disorder treatment and resources. Call 800-889-9789.
The TDMHSAS Office of Consumer Affairs provides non-emergency mental health and substance abuse services. Call 800-560-5767.
The SAMHSA National Helpline offers free, confidential treatment, referral and information services (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 800-662-HELP (4357).
Click the images below to view additional mental and behavioral health resources from the Shelby County Division of Community Service.
STATE UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has helpful information for citizens with unemployment claims. GET DETAILS HERE.
SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY
The Shelby County Community Services Agency provides assistance with utilities, rent/mortgage, prescriptions and other medical needs. GET DETAILS HERE.
AGING COMMISSION OF THE MID-SOUTH
The Aging Commission provides services for seniors, adults with disabilities, CHOICES, public guardianship, SHIP, SNAP and family caregiver services. Each call is handled on a case by case basis. GET DETAILS HERE.
The YMCA is providing free student meals Monday through Friday during the extended school closure. GET SITES AND DETAILS HERE. The Mid-South Food Bank is also making meals available for students at all of its mobile food pantries in the Memphis area. For MIFA assistance eligibility, call (901) 529-4545 or CLICK HERE.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTIAN CENTERS
Neighborhood Christian Centers provide assistance with food, clothes and furniture. GET DETAILS HERE.
COMMUNITY ALLIANCE FOR THE HOMELESS
The Community Alliance for the Homeless provides a comprehensive list of services for homeless citizens. GET DETAILS HERE.
FAMILY SAFETY CENTER
Domestic violence services are available through the Family Safety Center. Call (901) 222-4400 or GET DETAILS HERE.
PARENT PLUS 901
Families with young children may be eligible for support through Parent Plus 901. GET DETAILS HERE.