Compass Families, Happy New Year! As we welcome students back into our classrooms after a well-deserved winter break, our highest priority continues to be the health and safety of our Compass community. To this end, our safety protocols will remain intact as we head into the spring semester – we are taking precautions to fight COVID on every front through vaccinations, regular COVID testing at every Compass campus, social distancing measures, hand washing and mask wearing! We know that nothing is more important to you than keeping your children in school – learning in healthy and safe environments. Families across the city are doing all they can to keep communities safe from the Omicron variant: Vaccinations: Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from the virus. The available [...]
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). For additional mental and behavioral health resources from the Shelby County Division of Community Service Click Here Access additional tips and social emotional learning [...]
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.
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. Clothing Community Clinics Disaster Services English Instruction Emergency Food Foreclosure Assistance Furniture GED Home Weatherproofing Legal Services Literacy Programs Mortgage/Rent Assistance Substance Abuse Transportation Tutoring Services Utility Assistance Free Tax 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. 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. DETAILS HERE. Apply for EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE HERE. STATE UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has helpful information for citizens with unemployment claims. 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 [...]
Tennessee parents have additional time to apply for an important program designed to help them feed their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will now be accepted online for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program here until Friday, August 14 at 4:30 P.M. Central Time. Apply Today! See flyer below for details. YMCA is providing free student meals Monday through Friday during the extended school closure. GET SITES AND DETAILS HERE. For MIFA assistance eligibility, call (901) 529-4545. Our partner, Ozanam Center, is also providing meals. DETAILS HERE. SCHOOL MEAL FINDER - CLICK HERE to locate meals in your area.