Shelters & Services

Single Women’s Residence

Single Women’s Lodge, the only specifically designed shelter for single women in Memphis, houses up to 20 of our city’s most vulnerable individuals. Many suffer from mental health issues, substance abuse, job loss or displacement.

Individual case managers focus on helping find permanent supportive housing and/or employment, as well as identifying resources and referrals to help overcome the challenges faced by these women.

Contact: Iris Wade, Director

New Directions Family Residence

When each night is the difference between ‘just surviving’ and thriving.

The Salvation Army’s New Directions – Pathway of Hope initiative provides individualized services to families with children who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. It seeks to address the root causes of poverty in addition to The Army’s history of compassionate serving. By helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.

Located at the Purdue Center of Hope, New Directions houses up to 17 families, women and children nightly, with a maximum stay of up to 6 months.

Contact: Ayana Frazier-Williams, Director

Renewal Place

Renewal Place, a 2-year residential recovery program for chemically addicted women and their children keeps families together while they work towards sobriety, employment, positive parenting and financial literacy.

With a capacity of 45, Renewal Place helps families to stabilize two generations of both addicted and drug exposed individuals.

Contact:  Jennifer Ealy, MS, Director

Intensive Out Patient Program

Featuring a full spectrum of outpatient programs – education and prevention, assessments, case management and individual and family counseling – the intent is to allow clients to seek treatment while maintaining their work or school demands. The IOP also manages a tutoring room, business center and flexible meeting spaces for ongoing life-skills and job readiness training.

Contact: Rosie Retic, IOP Case Manager

Angel Tree is a signature community connection program that delivers Christmas joy to children and seniors, who would otherwise go without. Recipients are screened to confirm need and supply basic wishlists, then individuals or corporate adopters help fulfill holiday hopes and dreams. Helping families by providing Christmas, so they can focus on paying necessary bills, preventing eviction and homelessness.

Contact: Gwen Hooper,  Angel Tree Coordinator

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Children’s Services

Enriching children’s lives throughout the year, The Salvation Army provides individual case management and after school tutoring, a Back to School Fair, seasonal camps, Camp Hope in the summer, as well as sleep away camp at Camp Paradise Valley in Burkesville, KY. With 16 years’ experience stabilizing trauma-exposed children, The Salvation Army builds positive parents as well as brighter futures for the children of tomorrow.

The Salvation Army’s Kentucky-Tennessee Division camp is located on beautiful Dale Hallow Lake near Burkesville, Kentucky.

Contact: Roberta Perry, Child Case Manager

All programs work toward long-term stability and follow two proven matrices: Pathway of Hope and Transition to Success.


Anyone seeking financial assistance for utilities or rent, food pantry, clothing closet or transportation vouchers please call LINC 211 (901-415-2790. The Salvation Army of Memphis provides resource information but no direct disposition of money for these programs.