25% of homeless women in memphis find their home at the purdue center of hope


AutoZone Single Women’s Residence

AutoZone Single Women’s Residence, the only specifically designed residential assistance program for single women in Memphis, houses up to 20 individuals. Many experience displacement due to underemployment or education,  or general life circumstances.

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


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: April Armstrong, Family Programs Director


New Directions Family Residence

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

The Salvation Army’s New Directions program provides individualized services for women with children who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. The program seeks to address the root causes of poverty and displacement. By helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path of 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 2 years.

Contact: April Armstrong, Family Programs Director


Intensive Out Patient Program

Featuring a full spectrum of out-patient 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: April Armstrong, Family Programs Director


There are many ways you can join forces with us in our fight against homelessness in Memphis