Outreach


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June 15, 2020
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is available to parents of kids in a school system who qualify for free/reduced lunch; and apart of a school system that has been shut down 5 days consecutively because of COVID-19. That’s anyone who has children in SCS, Aspire, etc. Shelby County Schools is free and reduced for all kids. Financial assistance to replace school meals during the months of March, April and May due to COVID-19 school closures. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

DRIVE-THROUGH.

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.

NO SYMPTOMS NECESSARY. 

PLEASE GO GET TESTED. 

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FREE FACE MASKS AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN AT SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

 

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – Beginning June 11, 2020, the Shelby County Health Department will once again dispense fabric face masks to the public at 814 Jefferson and its other public health facilities located around Shelby County.

The masks, provided in partnership with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group, have been declared safe for human use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tennessee Department of Health.

The masks are treated with a chemical called Silvadur 930, an antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria.  Many fabrics are treated with Silvadur 930, including sheets, pillow cases, athletic wear and underwear.

According to the EPA, once Silvadur 930 is incorporated into the fabric, it is extremely unlikely it would be inhaled; therefore, the EPA considers inhalation exposure to be negligible and not a health concern.

The masks may be picked up, while supplies last, at all Shelby County Health Department locations listed below during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the exception of the Collierville clinic, which is open Tuesday and Thursday only. No appointment is needed to pick up a mask.

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes, 38114

 

Collierville Public Health Clinic (Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

167 Washington St., 38017

 

Hickory Hill Public Health Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove, 38118

 

Shelby Crossing Public Health Clinic

6170 Macon Road, 38133

 

Southland Mall Public Health Clinic

1287 Southland Mall, 38116

The Health Department will also provide the masks to partnering agencies for them to distribute in the community.

For more information about COVID-19 call the Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 833-943-1558 or visit our COVID-19 webpage: www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.

In the interest of public health, Kindred Place has suspended in-person services to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they are now offering individual counseling services via telehealth. They are also temporarily waiving co-pays for counseling sessions to ensure help is available to all families in the Greater Memphis area.

They have 14 therapists that have experience working with parents, intimate partners, adolescents, and whole families.

Counselors are available by phone Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm and Fridays 9 am – noon. There is also a co-parenting class available through Zoom classroom. Please call 901-276-2200 for more information, or send an email to info@kindred-place.org.

College Readiness Roundup & Student Job Fair!

 

This free educational event is designed to provide high school juniors, high school seniors and college freshman (and their parents) with the resources needed to successfully prepare for college.

FREE FOOD AND DRINKS.

Free registration: CRRMemphis.eventbrite.com

Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 11 am – 2 pm

United Way of the Mid-South | 1005 Tillman St., Memphis, TN

Sponsored by The Vanross Foundation

FREE DENTAL SERVICES

The fifth annual MidMOM will be held January 24-25, 2020 at Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) is a free, two-day dental clinic for under-served and under-insured people living in Memphis. All services are provided free of charge by licensed dentists from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas, assisted by a host of volunteers.

On Friday and Saturday the clinic will open at 6:00am and continue taking patients until capacity is reached for the day. Treatment offered will include: diagnosis by a dentist, minor restorative fillings, extractions, and cleanings.

*Doors Open at 6:00 AM Friday and Saturday, but early arrival is suggested*

No eligibility or income requirements

No appointments or registration necessary – First come, first served

Services include: Cleanings, Fillings and Extractions (One procedure per patient per day)

Open to children (Ages 2 to 17) and adults

Each patient will be eligible for only one of the following dental procedures per day: extractions, fillings, OR a cleaning. You can return the second day for an additional dental procedure.

Please join us as we hold our Winter Orientation for the Save Up program. Come learn how you can earn $3000 for use in purchasing a home, computer, post-secondary education or small business.

Save Up, RISE Foundation’s matched-savings account program, is designed to help those employed learn to manage their income; improve their credit; save money; purchase assets such as homes, computers and post-secondary education; and even establish their own small businesses.

The orientation will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at the Benjamin Hooks Library in meeting room “C”. We look forward to assisting you in learning how to better manage your financial resources.

 

Bests,

 

Rod Lomax, Senior Program Coordinator

RISE Foundation, Inc. | 1355 Lynnfield Rd., Ste. 101 | Memphis, TN 38119

(O) 901-507-6639 | (F)  901-507-6640

www.risememphis.org

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STEMology is a gender empowerment conference for 3rd – 12th grade students which uses Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
concepts to inspire the next generation of young leaders. With guidance from local technical professionals, students will engage in interactive workshops
to allow hands-on STEM learning, team activities, discussions surrounding myths and truths of minorities & genders in STEM,
and STEM career opportunities. Lunch and snacks will be provided to attendees.

February 22, 2020
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Southwest Tennessee Community College- Macon Cove

For information contact:
Osheana Jenkins, Programs Chair
programs@nsbememphis.org

Visit Eventbrite for Student Sign Up!
Visit Eventbrite for Volunteer Sign Up!

Adult Tutor Training

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020

Can you read this? Many adults in the Mid-South cannot. You can make a difference! With just 2 hours a week for 6 months, you can help teach an adult to read. You’ll meet one on one with an adult at a Memphis Public Library, Germantown or North Mississippi library. Our clients come to us in order to reach a variety of goals. Some may want to be able to get into a High School Equivalency (HiSet) class, help their children with homework, read the Bible, or get a driver’s license.

You’ll attend a one-day training that will go over how our program works, why teaching adults is different than children, and the basics to get you started tutoring an adult basic education learner or English language learner.

Fill out a volunteer application here.

 

Stacy Early

(Stacy, she/her)

Literacy Mid-South | Adult Program Director

Call or Text! 901.201.6157

The Memphis Advisory Council for Citizens with Disabilities (MACCD) is an entity of the City of Memphis tasked with addressing issues of the City of Memphis which impact citizens with disabilities.   There are four subcommittees: Housing/community access, Employment/Education, Disability Awareness, and Transportation.  Our main aim is to ensure that citizens with disabilities are included in and able to access all goods and services within the Memphis community.

To this end, the Transportation subcommittee will be hosting a summit on January 30 2020 at the Benjamin Hooks Library located at 3030 Poplar Ave.  The time will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm.  Information will be presented on transportation options available within the City of Memphis. There will be presentations as well as vendors to provide information about their services.  Consumers will be able to sign up for services.

We would like to invite you to this event.  We would also encourage you to inform your clients to take advantage of this summit to be informed and educated about transportation in Memphis.  We have included a flyer for this event that you can distribute to individuals that can benefit from attending.

If you have questions, you may contact Deborah Carter at deborahgm9958@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

 

Best regards,

Deborah Carter, Ph.D.

Chair, MACCD Transportation Committee

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