Resources by Cause Area

ONE-STOP SHOP

Prosfero

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: gillian@prosfero.social

Memphis Activism Calendar

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.

Youth Action Network

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!

Volunteer Odyssey

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.


HEALTHCARE

Get Covered Tenn

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

Get Prep TENN

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.

Friends for Life

For more than three decades, Friends For Life has been preventing the spread of HIV and helping those affected by HIV/AIDS live well. Their holistic, client-centered approach provides a variety of services coordinated through one centralized model. Friends for Life strives to address the roots of need—including stigma and inequality—to improve health and wellness for everyone they serve. Their goal is to eliminate new transmissions of HIV in Memphis and the Mid-South and empower those living with HIV to become their healthiest, happiest selves. Contact: 901.272.0855 

Memphis Crisis center

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.

TN Suicide Prevention Network

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)

Death with Dignity*

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.

SisterReach

SisterReach was formed to offer women and girls of color, in the city of Memphis and the state of TN, the human right of living a life aligned with the Reproductive Justice (RJ) framework. The idea around SisterReach’s founding was not only to heighten awareness and increase access for women and girls in Tennessee, but policy makers, medical providers, educators, feminists, other advocacy organizations and community leaders whose missions and agendas fell within the realms of Reproductive Justice or intersected the framework. Since this founding, their programming has been expanded to include men and boys, LGBT and gender non-conforming people. Because of SisterReach's trailblazing leadership, there are now two RJ organizations in the state of TN and a host of women of color intentionally doing their work using a RJ approach. Contact here; (901) 614.9906

A Step Ahead Foundation

A Step Ahead Foundation aims to prevent unintended pregnancies by providing FREE long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), the most effective reversible methods of birth control, to women of Memphis and Shelby County. Contact here; 901-320-7837

Church Health Center

Church Health is a faith-based, non-profit organization located in Memphis, Tennessee that provides comprehensive healthcare and health services to individuals with little or no access to healthcare. In the past year alone, Church Health had more than 54,000 patient encounters. In addition, Church Health has extended training, education and outreach to countless individuals and organizations with the goal of fostering physical, emotional and spiritual well-being among patients, participants, families and the community at-large. Contact here

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HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS

The Bridge Street Paper

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: info@thememphisbridge.com, Vendor Hotline: 901-800-9256

CAFTH (Community Alliance for the Homeless)

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

Door of Hope

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: porsha.goodman@doorofhopememphis.org

Room in the Inn

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: innkeeper@roomintheinn-memphis.org

Dorothy Day House

The Dorothy Day House provides support for families, and works to keep them together as they regain their independence. Contact: info@dorothydaymemphis.org

Manna House

"Manna House Memphis offers hospitality to homeless and poor guests. Hospitality includes welcoming of guests, and the offering of basic services such as clothing, hygiene items, showers, and serving coffee or other beverages. It seeks to interact with our guests and will learn their names and their stories. Manna House is grounded in the spirit of the Catholic Worker Movement and thus seeks to welcome its guests from the streets with a spirit of hospitality that respects their dignity as human beings. Contact here

MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-faith Association)

MIFA was founded in 1968. Today, it serves over 50,000 people annually. MIFA partners with 200 congregations in West Tennessee, and thousands of volunteers and donors help keep our high-impact programs alive which support the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis. Such programs include emergency services, food pantry assistance, emergency shelter placement, homeless hotline and rapid rehousing. Contact: jseacat@mifa.org;(901) 527-0208

H.O.P.E. Group

H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) is the name of a Mid-South Peace and Justice Center sponsored organization whose members are exclusively people who are currently or have formerly experienced homelessness. H.O.P.E. is a voice for the homeless community in Memphis, redefining and challenging people’s ideas about homelessness and bridging the gap between the unsheltered and sheltered communities through grassroots activism, organizing, education, networking, and skills-training. Contact: center@midsouthpeace.org; 901.725.4990

Mid-South Food Bank

Mid-South Food Bank’s mission is to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South. By providing food for families, children and seniors, it impacts their lives by solving one of the biggest struggles they face: getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life. Contact:info@midsouthfoodbank.org;901-527-0841

Memphis Union Mission

The Memphis Union Mission ministers to the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of men, women and families who are homeless, addicted, and in crisis. The Mission provides emergency services such as food, shelter, medical care, hygiene kits and clothing to its people as well as programs. Contact: info@memphisunionmission.org; (901) 526-8403


LGBTQ+

OUTMemphis

OUTMemphis is the LGBTQ+ center for the Mid-South. Contact: info@outmemphis.org, 901-278-6422

GAS Cohort of BB Change

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: genderandsexualitychange@bridgesusa.org

Southern Poverty Law Center

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: lgbt.rights@splcenter.org, 334-956-8200

Tennessee Equality Project

The Tennessee Equality Project advocates for the equal rights of LGBTQ people in Tennessee through legislative advocacy.  They lobby the Tennessee General Assembly and local governments around the state.  When there is an important federal issue, like anti-LGBTQ adoption issue language in legislation, TEP helps you make your voice heard with your federal officials. Contact: info@tnep.org; (615) 212-3947

MAGY (Memphis Area Gay Youth)

MAGY strives to be a place of belonging and connection for youth ages 13-20 looking for a welcoming and safe environment where they can be themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight. We believe this sense of place and diversity empowers youth to know they are valued.MAGY advisors are committed to being positive roles models who offer consistent leadership mentorship, structure, education, and resources. This commitment is designed to offer MAGY youth and their peers the life skills that create a roadmap to individual success. Contact: magyinfo@gmail.com

Mid-South Pride

Memphis Pride Fest, powered by Mid-South Pride, is the largest gathering for the LGBT+ community in the Mid-South. The festival aims to unite and educate the community by creating and sponsoring diverse LGBT events across the Mid-South region. Contact: (901) 352-1764


RESPONSIBLE PURCHASES

INSPIRE Community Café

“Inspire Community Cafe is a newly opened neighborhood café located in the Binghampton Neighborhood! Its mission is to create a business with a mission to create meaningful living wage jobs, healthy and delicious food and a gathering place for local change-makers to connect and compassionate community.” Contact: kristin@inspirecafememphis.com

The Button Brigade

“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 CO

“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 Inc

“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

“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: jordan@sweetlalas.com

Thistle & Bee

“Thistle & Bee serves victims of human trafficking in Shelby County and beyond.  Through a residential program and a social enterprise built around the manufacture and sale of products made from honey and herbs produced in our apiary and gardens, survivors experience healing as they gain skills and experience needed to rebuild their lives. ” Contact: info@thistleandbee.org 

Lucy J’s Bakery

“The mission of Lucy J's Bakery is to provide job training and employment with living wages for parents who are working to transition out of homelessness. Lucy J's works with the Dorothy Day House to provide employment for current or former families. The Dorothy Day House provides transitional housing and support services for homeless families. Lucy J's is supporting these needs by providing a job opportunity where employees earn $15/hour, receive a health plan through Church Health, learn skills through various positions in the bakery, and establish a relationship with an employer who will provide a reliable referral for future employment.” Contact: josh@lucyjbakery.com

Crosstown Art’s Art Bar & Café

Art Bar: “Art Bar is a full-service bar serving a curated list of wines and craft beers and a menu of artful, cutting-edge cocktails. The cocktail menu features drinks made with local, fresh, and foraged ingredients from Memphis and around the world.”

Café: “More than a simple food amenity, the cafe at Crosstown Arts is a space and artistic practice where Memphians can share a meal with resident artists from all over the world. We offer delicious, healthy, and creatively prepared plant-based meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pastries and coffee drinks, as well as beer and wine, are available throughout the day.”

100% of the proceeds of both the Art Bar and Café go towards Crosstown Arts

Contact: 901-507-8010