Join Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, and the City of Memphis, in the First Annual 2016 “Manhood University” Fatherhood Conference. This year’s event theme is “Building Better Men in Memphis!”, and is designed to engage men and fathers from all walks of life, by providing an avenue where they can be educated, enlightened, inspired, and celebrated. The day’s activities will be held on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Pipkin Building (on the grounds of the renowned Tiger Lane!)

All sessions and activities for the day are FREE and open to those who register!

Local area men can participate in seminars that morning, and the “Family Fun Festival!” later in the day! This will be an opportunity for registrants to kick back and have quality time with their children, with game trucks, laser tag, and more!

For more information, contact the Office of Community Affairs at 901-636-6507, or register online TODAY at


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Job title: Family Services Client Assessment Specialist

Reports to Emergency Services program director; part-time (25 hours/week); non-exempt; $16.50-18.70/hour

Closing Date: July 10, 20115                                    

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN  38126 or email to No phone calls, please.

Position Summary

The family services client assessment specialist screens and assists households who are in crisis and applying for assistance. This position provides screening to outside agency clients, inputs data, faxes intakes, tracks expenditures, and serves as the program liaison to community partners.


  1. Associate degree or two years’ post high school education
  2. Two years’ office or customer service experience
  3. Two years of experience in a social service environment
  1. Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment), and Microsoft Word and Excel

Major Responsibilities & Related Tasks 

Promptly and accurately screen walk-in clients for financial assistance, assisting those eligible to prevent utility cut-offs or eviction using the current Emergency Services guidelines.

  • Provide direct service to program participants with a culture of excellence and professionalism in action at all times
  • Complete the intake application promptly and accurately to ensure that client services are effective, timely, and meet all grant compliance procedures
  • Scan all documents needed to complete intake in a timely manner
  • Verify that client is eligible for assistance by verifying the information provided, or by written and/or collateral contact with the third party as needed
  • Collaborate with outside sources on behalf of clients, such as MLGW, landlords, mortgage holders, and others agencies as needed

Screen clients from outside agencies (e.g. United Way), input data, fax intakes and track expenditures, and serve as the program liaison to specific community partners.

  • Screen clients and process outside agency intake for financial assistance
  • Submit intake to agency for payment
  • Track expenditures daily
  • Assist program director in maintaining required FEMA documents in client file in preparation for the annual FEMA audit

Input intakes into the CoactionNet system in a timely and accurate manner to prevent interruption of client utility services or to prevent eviction

  • Enter client data into the computer accurately each day to generate requests for assistance
  • Relay MIFA’s intent to pay via fax to MLGW or the landlord vendor

Other Responsibilities 

  • Input denied applications, screen for food pantry, and back up receptionist as needed. Serve as back-up for other family programs, such as screening for emergency shelter placement and Memphis Strong Families Initiative
  • Capable of operating various database systems
  • Ability to provide direct service to program participants
  • Experience coordinating and executing multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience coordinating operational systems in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to welcome all people with sensitivity
  • Ability to work well with clients and volunteers
  • Possess good people skills and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete duties on schedule with little or no supervision
  • Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly


Supervisory Responsibilities


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.


MIFA full-time benefits: MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period:  Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off (PTO), employer sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service.

MIFA employment guidelines

MIFA is an equal opportunity employer.

MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

2015 Mid-South Guide To The 4th of July

Here’s a list of Fourth of July celebrations around town. The events with fireworks are marked with (*).

Peabody Rooftop Party, July 2, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., $15, 21 and up. Kick off the July 4th weekend on the rooftop of the Peabody with high-energy band 17th Floor and a “backyard barbecue” menu theme.

Patriotic Pops, Levitt Shell, July 2, 7:30 p.m., free, all ages. The usual Levitt Shell free concert series takes a patriotic turn this holiday with an American music sing-along.

*Bartlett Fireworks Extravaganza, Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center Bartlett , July 2, 6:30 p.m., free. Bartlett’s annual celebration is more than a fireworks bonanza. Starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be live music from the Bartlett Community Concert Band, a car show, face painting and games with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Rec Room Independence Day Throwdown, Rec Room (3000 Broad Avenue), July 3 and 4, free to enter, all ages. Celebrate the USA at Binghampton’s bar arcade and game room on all day and night on Friday and Saturday. Play games (arcade, table tennis, beer pong, etc.), purchase food from the grill and drinks from the bar, watch USA soccer on the big screens, or rent out a “living room” for an additional fee. The Rec Room is kid-friendly during the day, but more appropriate for 21-and-up in the evenings. Go here for more info.

*Flag City Freedom Celebration, Navy Lake in Millington, July 3, 4 p.m., free (parking $5)
Millington knows how to throw down for Independence Day. The city and the Millington naval base are teaming up for the Flag City Freedom Celebration. Bring a picnic, cooler and lawn chair to Navy Lake for an impressive fireworks display.

*Memphis Redbirds Red, White, and BOOM, AutoZone Park, July 3, gates open at 4 p.m., $6 (advance) and up. Just like every Friday, the Redbirds host a pregame Block Party starting at 4 p.m. with $2 drafts and live music. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m., when the Rebirds take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers while wearing special red, white, and blue themed jerseys and hats. And of course, fireworks after the game.

*Collierville Independence Day Celebration, H.W. Cox Park, July 3, 6:30 p.m., free
Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration turns 30 this year. Head to H.W. Cox Park for live music and fun, and a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.

*Stars and Stripes 5K, Tiger Lane, July 3, 7 p.m., $25 advance/$30 on race day
The annual Stars and Stripes 5K is a rare thing – a race that starts at 7 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. The race will start and finish at Tiger Lane, and they’ll have live music, free barbecue and free beer for participants, and fireworks after the race.

Cordova Fourth of July Parade, Cordova Community Center, July 4, 9:30 a.m., free
The annual Cordova Community Center 4th of July Parade has a particular kind of small town charm. Fun fact: it’s the only Independence Day parade in Memphis with a judging category for “Best Decorated Float, Wagon or Horse”.

*Germantown Fireworks Extravaganza, Municipal Park, July 4, 5 p.m., free. Make a whole day of your Germantown Fourth of July experience. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be moon bounces, games, crafts and food for sale, with the fireworks starting at 9:10 p.m.

*Southaven July 4th Celebration, Snowden Grove Amphitheatre, July 4, 6:30 p.m., free
Head just across the border to Southaven, Mississippi for the suburb’s annual Independence Day celebration. Doors at Snowden Grove Amphitheater open at 6:30 p.m. (picnics and coolers are welcome) and the fireworks start at 9 p.m.

*Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration, Olive Branch City Park, July 4, 7 p.m., free
Here’s another from across the border. The 16th annual Olive Branch Independence Day Celebration is a picnic-friendly celebration with fireworks at 9 p.m, plus food, vendors, and a KIds Zone.

*4th of July Celebration, Mud Island River Park/downtown, July 4, 10 a.m./fireworks at 9:30 p.m., free to watch. This is the one everyone’s asking about: the usual downtown fireworks will launch from the south tip of Mud Island at 9:30 p.m. on July 4. The best views will be from Tom Lee Park, Beale Street Landing, other spots along the river, or any downtown rooftops you manage to get access to. Mud Island will open to the public at 10 a.m. and festivities and live music begin at 6 p.m.

*Twilight Sky Terrace Party, Madison Hotel Rooftop, doors at 4 p.m., 21 and up, $20 cover
Have one of the best views of downtown’s fireworks at the Twilight Sky Terrace party with a live DJ and speciality cocktails.

*Fourth Party With Devil Train, Buccanneer Lounge, July 4, 9:30 p.m. – 3 a.m., 21 and up, cover TBD. Head to the Buc for their annual not-exactly-official fireworks display with a performance by Devil Train afterwards.

I Love Memphis Blog

Job Title: Child Care Worker

Reports To: Director of Client Services

Positions Supervised: None

Status: Regular Part-Time

FLSA: Non-exempt

Hours: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday – Friday


Job Summary: Greet families visiting the organization and provide supervision for children in the child care areas, maintaining organizational standards, preparation of reports and documentation.


 Provides welcome, referral and orientation for clients and families.

o Welcome children and their families who come to the organization for services.

o Work closely with direct service providers, linking children and adults with appropriate staff.

o Provide agency orientation for new client families.

 Provide trauma-informed care and engagement for children while parent(s) are meeting with staff and service providers.

 Monitor and maintain the child play areas for safety and appearance per organization standards.

 Assists receptionist with monitoring children in lobby play area.

 Complete required reports, documentation and data entry.

 Attends training and workshops on trauma and child care related issues as directed by supervisor.

 Handles client and office grocery ordering, pickup, stocking, inventorying, reporting, and maintenance of break room, following required standards.

 Serves as backup for Receptionist, handling clients, visitors and telephone calls.

 Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

 Good customer service and relationship skills.

 Sensitivity to cultural/ethnic differences.

 Ability to work as part of a team.

Education and Experience

 High school diploma or GED required.

 Minimum of two years experience in child care, social services or other related field.

Family Safety Center Mission

Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision

Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values

Honesty and Openness FlexibilityQuality Teamwork

Quality Teamwork

Respect and Fairness Dedication

Diversity and Equality

Interested applicants:  Please send resume with salary history to:

Application deadline: June 23, 2015


Greetings from the Church Health Center! Please share all the exciting things going on this month at the Church Health Center with your readers, congregants, and contacts. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you! ​​​

Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Ave. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104 or visit

The Church Health Center offers Commit to Quit smoking cessation groups each month. Four-week group sessions start the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Commit to Quit is free for Church Health Center Wellness members and $40 for the community. Call 901-701-2222 to enroll.

The Community Development Council and the Church Health Center will co-host free, in-person assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals who qualify for the Special Enrollment Period, March 15 through April 30, and have not yet enrolled in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Log on to for full schedule.

Walking as One, the Church Health Center’s annual 1.5 mile walk celebrating wellness in action in Memphis, will be held at 9 a.m. onApril 11 at Church Health Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. To register your team, log on to Registration is free, but fundraising opportunities are available by calling 901-272-7170 or visiting .

The Church Health Center will host the Westberg Symposium from April 9-12 at the Peabody Memphis Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Participants will build on current knowledge of Faith Community Nursing practice through opportunities to interact in panel discussions and information-sharing forums and by learning from many experts in pre-conferences, workshops, and poster sessions. To register, log on to

Church Health Center Child Life will present “Making Family Fun: How to Engage Your Children at Home, School, and the Community” at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at 1115 Union Ave. This free workshop will focus on enhancing parental involvement in different aspects of children’s lives. To pre-register, contact Carrie Beard at or 901-701-2239 by April 6th.

The Church Health Center will present heART and Soul of Memphis at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at The Shops of DCI, 776 E. Brookhaven Circle. This exciting event features food from restaurants including Philip Ashley Chocolates, Deja Vu, and South of Beale; an art sale; and live music. Tickets are $35. All proceeds from heART and Soul benefit the Church Health Center. To purchase tickets, log on to

The first Family Fun Day at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave., is 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18. Activities include family art, dance, nutrition, photo booth, food trucks, games, giveaways, a live DJ, and more! This event is free and open to the community. For more information, call 901-701-2239.

Church Health Center Wellness will host Liturgical Dance Workshops from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 20 and Monday, May 4 at 1115 Union Ave. These workshop-style classes focus on dance as worship and are designed for ages 12 to adult. No dance experience is required. Cost is $5 for the community and free for Church Health Center Wellness members. Please contact Kristina Hall at or 901-701-2241 to reserve your or your group’s spot.

Please join the Church Health Center for Laurelwood Church Health Center Day on Saturday, May 9. Laurelwood Shopping Center is located on Poplar Ave. between Perkins Extended and Grove Park Rd. The day will include donor celebrations in different stores such as Chico’s and Joseph’s. Participating shops will donate 10% of each purchase made to the Church Health Center and will be identified by purple balloons outside of each door. Please contact Megan Carolan at or 901-701-2151 for more information.

Presented by The Oaks at La Paloma of the Foundations Recovery Network, the Heroes in Recovery 6K Run and Walk will kick off at 8 a.mon Saturday, May 30 at Overton Park. This year’s race will benefit the Church Health Center. Log on to to register.

The Church Health Center will host a wine tasting from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.on Sunday, June 7 at Ecco Restaurant, 1585 Overton Park. The event will include food from Ecco, wine, and entertainment. For more information, log on to

Emily Austin, Communications Specialist

Church Health Center | Office: (901) 701-2127 | Cell: (901) 230-8009 | |​

Agape currently has the following positions available within the organization.

The employment opportunities include the following as listed below and attached descriptions:
*FIT Social Worker (1 position)
*FIT Connector (1 position)
*FIT Operations Technician (1 position)
*ASD Connector (1 position)
*Family Engagement Coordinator (1 position)

Team, these position will be posted both internally and externally. Any external persons interested should email there resume to

Click below.

Agape Job Postings 01/06/15



MEMPHIS, TN – Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region is offering a series of monthly “lunch and learn” training sessions on a variety of topics involving reproductive health care, sexual health education and HIV/STI prevention. These trainings are designed for medical professionals, staff, volunteers and interns at agencies working in reproductive health, family planning, STI or HIV prevention, etc.

All trainings take place at Planned Parenthood’s offices at 2430 Poplar Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The trainings are free and lunch will be provided for training participants, but participants must register prior to the date of training.

Below is the list of training dates and topics. Participants may register for one class or the entire series of classes:

  • March 25th – Syphilis and HIV
  • April 29th – Abstinence: Helping People Keep Abstinence Commitments
  • May 27th – STDs and HIV: Engaging Older Adults
  • June 24th – STD and HIV Prevention for LGBTQ Clients
  • July 29th – Positive Encounters: Working One-on-One with Teens
  • August 26th – Teachable Moments: Supporting Healthy Family Conversations about Sex
  • September 30th – Talking About Safer Sex: Supporting Healthy Communication Between Partners
  • October 28th – Mastering  the Internal Condom (Female Condoms 101)

In order to register, participants must be:

  • A clinician, medical professional, or non-medical professional at a reproductive health, family planning, STD, or HIV clinic;
  • Staff at a reproductive health, family planning, STD, or HIV agency;
  • A volunteer or intern at a reproductive health, family planning, STD, or HIV agency with sponsorship from said agency (confirmed by email);
  • To register, please print and complete the attached registration form and return it via fax or email to:


Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, or fax: (901) 274-1660. Please put Attn: Elokin CaPece in the subject line.

For more information about Planned Parenthood’s health services and educational programs, please visit our

Family Service Worker – Memphis, TN

Open Date: Feb. 12, 2014
Close Date: Feb. 19, 2014
DESCRIPTION The Family Service Worker will be responsible for assisting the Supervisor to provide social work/case management services to parents and children from three (3) to five (5) years of age.

QUALIFICATIONS *High School Diploma or GED; Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred. *One (1) or more year of experience in social service/education setting. *Bi-lingual candidates in Spanish preferred to provide translation services to clients. *Knowledge of community resources. *Ability to work effectively with parents and staff to improve the quality of life for their children. *Ability to work with all organizational levels while maintaining the highest ethical standards, to perceive and deal with sensitive issues while maintaining objectivity & confidentiality, and to work as a team player assisting all employees as necessary. *Good administrative and organizational skills to determine workload priorities to maintain accurate information so that it is readily researched and retrieved with a strong attention to detail. *Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) to include good reading skills.


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