AutoZone Single Women’s Residence

AutoZone Single Women’s Residence, the only specifically designed shelter for single women in Memphis, houses up to 20 of our city’s most vulnerable individuals. Many experience homelessness or 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, 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 model, 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 2 years.

Contact: April Armstrong, 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: April Armstrong, Renewal Place and IOP Director

The Salvation Army in USA

During the holiday season, over 3 million families rely on The Salvation Army to provide them with a warm meal or toys for their children on Christmas Day. Donating to the red kettles also allows the Army to serve nearly 25 million people a year by providing over 10 million nights of shelter and 56 million meals a year, along with substance abuse recovery programs, after-school programs, and emergency shelter for children and families in need.