Resources by Cause Area
Prosfero is our latest innovation, coming very soon! It’s a mobile app that pairs people with recommendations for nonprofits to give to and responsible businesses to shop from. Users can get to know other people in the community by viewing their stories in the Library, and subscribe to exclusive vlog content from our nonprofit partners - we split the profits 50/50 with nonprofit vloggers! Contact: email@example.com
This calendar is a collective calendar of activism groups across the city. The goal of the calendar is to increase access and awareness about efforts across Memphis to make our city more just. Text @MEMPHISACT to 81010 for text alerts about direct actions.
The Youth Action Network is a one-stop shop connecting all Memphis youth with resources, opportunities, and a united community. Created by the EDJ (Education & Youth Justice) cohort of Bridge Builders CHANGE and Project MI (Mass Incarceration), this website is by youth, with youth, and for youth! Together, we will build a more just and more awesome Memphis. Text @MEMYOUTH to 81010 for text alerts and news!
Looking for volunteer opportunities in the Memphis community? With the VolunteerCompass platform, this organization connects volunteers to their ideal volunteer experiences in the Memphis area based on their interests, skills, or neighborhood.
Here to help you understand your new options in the Health Insurance market - financial help is available. Last year, more than four in five people in Tennessee got financial assistance to make their plan affordable. You can compare health insurance plans/prices side-by-side to choose the one that fits your needs and your budget, and get help with your application online, by phone, or in person - at no cost. Contact: 844-644-5443
Prep is a daily pill that can greatly reduce your risk of HIV - when taken correctly, PrEP is more than 90% effective at preventing HIV infection. While PrEP protects you from HIV, condom use is always encouraged to help protect against STIs, pregnancy and HIV. To get PrEP, talk with a Navigator who can then help you contact a doctor who prescribes PrEP.
A Lifeline to Hope that is free, confidential, and safe. We don’t judge. We listen. Call us. Contact: Elder/Call-4-kids Hotline: 901-CRISIS7 (274-7477), Suicide Prevention Training: 901-488-2802 OR 901-649-8572.
Saving Lives in Tennessee. If you need help with suicidal thoughts, violence, depression, or other issues. Contact: Text “TN” to 741741, 1800-273-TALK (8255)
The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote death with dignity laws based on our model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.
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Hunger & Homelessness
This newspaper employs people with experiences of homelessness as vendors. Trained vendors purchase each copy for $0.25, and re-sell them in the Memphis community for $1.00, keeping all the profits, People currently and formerly homeless are welcome! Vendor training and distribution is every Thursday from 2:00 - 3:30 PM at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral (NOT THE CHURCH!). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Vendor Hotline: 901-800-9256
CAFTH provides planning, technical assistance and service coordination to public and private agencies who are working to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. Contact: 901-527-1302
The mission of Door of Hope is to end homelessness for Memphis' most vulnerable population by providing housing and supportive services one Door at a time. Contact: email@example.com
Room in the Inn-Memphis is an ecumenical ministry that serves people experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to share the love of God through hospitality. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dorothy Day House provides support for families, and works to keep them together as they regain their independence. Contact: email@example.com
OUTMemphis is the LGBTQ+ center for the Mid-South. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 901-278-6422
The GAS (Gender and Sexuality) cohort of Bridge Builders CHANGE has a campaign to identify and promote brave, safe, educated spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in Memphis. Contact: email@example.com
SPLC is a non-profit civil rights law firm that takes on selected cases without charge on behalf of people whose rights have been violated. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 334-956-8200
“Join The Button Brigade, where a shirt is just a shirt. We make gender-neutral button-ups that are size-inclusive, made-in-the-U.S.A., and give back. We want you to be proud, confident, and comfortable with who you are and what you wear. We give back 10% of all of our profits to LGBTQ+ organizations.”Contact here
“GiveGood is a for-profit, for-purpose company. Our mission is not only to empower individuals on the autism spectrum but to make the best handcrafted food products in the market. By operating as a business rather than a not-for-profit, GiveGood can create a more stable foundation to support our mandate of empowerment.” Contact: (901) 313-0975
“Streetwise Ink is Memphis’ only t-shirt screen printing cooperative that is organized and operated exclusively by individuals with experiences of homelessness. We provide high-quality, custom, screen printed shirts for a variety of needs. Unlike the vast majority of business programs around the country that seek to “empower the homeless,” we are unique in that we have been worker-led from inception.”
“Sweet LaLa’s Bakery is a family owned bakery expanding its footprint in Memphis, TN to Make Life Sweeter for all. For four years, we baked out of a juvenile intervention facility called JIFF because we believe in baking with purpose. Thanks to our customers and local markets, we are growing our brand to impact even more people.” Contact: email@example.com