Since 2001, CNS Healthcare Memphis has been a leader in clinical research in the Memphis area. Our vision is to advance safe and effective pharmaceuticals to improve the quality of healthcare. CNS Healthcare has had the privilege of assisting in the development of some of the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. We continue to lead the way in providing the clinical research necessary to identify medications for the FDA to review and, once approved, physicians to prescribe. We’ve conducted thousands of clinical trials, improved millions of lives, and are proud to have helped in the FDA approval of over 70 new treatments.

Thank you for being a hero! Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental illnesses.

Below, you will find several nonprofit organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information.

CNS Healthcare Memphis Local Nonprofit Resources & Services:

A Step Ahead Foundation strives to improve educational, economic, and health outcomes for women by providing access to the most effective reversible methods of birth control.  Planning when to start a family has shown to improve educational and career opportunities, reduce economic strain, and can lead to lower infant mortality and positive future pregnancy outcomes.

A Step Ahead
P.O. Box 41601
Memphis, TN 38174

Phone: (901) 320-7837

The mission of Advance Memphis is to empower adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of Jesus Christ.

Advance Memphis
769 Vance
Memphis, TN 38126

Phone: (901) 543-8525

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) serves all 95 counties in the Volunteer State. Our Board of Directors, led by Chair Paul Augustyniak, and our passionate volunteers are active in our communities bringing both education and awareness programs to schools and organizations, in addition to supporting those touched by the tragedy of suicide.

AFSP Tennessee
Chapter contact: Meghan Gwaltney
Phone: (615) 393-4742

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee provide help to those in need and bring them hope by supporting them on the path from poverty to self-sufficiency. We offer emergency services (food, clothing, and disaster assistance), housing and outreach services, and community support services include summer camp, family empowerment, school supplies, and holiday giving.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee
1325 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: (901)722-4700

CMI Healthcare Services: IPS helps find employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression). This includes working at regular jobs of their choosing, as well as vocational training, basic education/GED prep, job skills training, pre-employment transition services, supported employment, anger management, as well as illness management and recovery groups.

CMI: IPS (Individual Placement & Support)
3171 Directors Row
Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: (901)821-5600

The CMI: PATH team locates and assists homeless adults with mental health problems who are not currently receiving mental health services. Supportive services are then provided to address immediate needs such as referrals to the appropriate TennCare Partners for ongoing mental health services.
Eligible participants include uninsured, homeless, adults at imminent risk of homelessness, and those in need of mental health services.

Service Provided:
o Homeless Outreach
o Linkage to mental health services.
o Assistance with locating and securing appropriate housing; including emergency, transitional, or permanent housing.
o Referrals to alcohol and/or drug treatment, vocational rehabilitation, TennCare, etc.
o Life Skills training, support groups, and assistance with transportation.
o Assistance with referrals for medical care, SSI/SSA applications.

CMI: P.A.T.H. (Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness)
3171 Directors Row
Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: (901)821-5600

CMI Family & Consumer Support Center
2124 Democrat Rd.
Memphis, TN 38132

CMI Behavioral Health & Primary Care Clinic
1087 Alice Ave.
Memphis, TN 38106

Through the CMI: Victims of Crime Advocate Assistance Program (VOCA), our experienced, nationally certified victim advocates provide assistance to elderly or disabled women and men of Memphis and Shelby County who have fallen victim to a crime.

CMI: VOCA (Victims of Crime Advocate Assistance Program)
3171 Directors Row
Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: (901)821-5600

The CMI BHSN program provides behavioral health services for children and youth that do not qualify for TN Care, CoverKids, etc.  CMI BHSN also provides outreach services to youth who are 18 years of age and younger, homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, present a serious emotional disturbance (SED), or are at risk of having a SED.

CMI: BHSN (Behavioral Health Safety Net) Program for Children
3171 Directors Row
Memphis, TN 38116

Phone: (901)821-5600

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

What makes us unique is the fact that we are peer based and lead. What this means is that all of our meetings and all of our leaders are members or caring friends and family of members.
At DBSA Memphis, we strive to make mental health mainstream in hopes of taking away the stigma that comes from the admission of having a mental illness, as well as helping each other in times of need. This disease effects the families as well as the patient themselves and we strive to not only educate the patient but the family as well. Some of our goals are:
  • give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there.
  • motivate you to follow your treatment plan.
  • help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are.
  • help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you had lost
  • provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery.
DBSA Memphis
P.O. Box 241842
Memphis, Tn. 38124
Tel: (901) 319-6467

Hickory Hill Community Center is more than your average Community Center. It offers all the classes and services of our other community centers plus aquatic classes and services.

Hickory Hill Community Center
3910 Ridgeway Rd.
Memphis , TN , 38115
Phone: (901) 566-9685

The Hospitality Hub was founded in 2007 to be Memphis’ single point of entry into the Continuum of Care for individuals experiencing homelessness. We offer a variety of services including:
– Housing
– Employment
– Identification (acquiring ID)
– Transportation
– Healthcare
– Outreach
– Lockers for storage
– Access to computers & phone
– Assistance with disability and unemployment benefit applications
– Legal assistance

Case Management Services — Hub counselors work with individuals to determine root causes of homelessness and create client-specific strategies that target barriers and connect clients to housing resources

Permanent housing — The Hub helps clients apply for housing and works directly with Catholic Charities and Community Alliance for the Homeless to find housing solutions for our clients.

Temporary shelter vouchers — The Hospitality Hub works with all of the shelters in Memphis and many in the surrounding area to provide our clients with temporary shelter as needed.

Hub Studios — The Hub Studios are temporary emergency shelters for clients whose needs don’t match existing shelter or housing options.

Hospitality Hub
590 Washington Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Phone: (901) 730-1736

Memphis Union Mission operates six ministry facilities in the Memphis area. We offer emergency services such as meals and shelter, as well as recovery programs to help address the underlying causes of homelessness. If you or a loved one are in a homeless crisis, dealing with hunger, or need other services, Memphis Union Mission can help! If you need emergency food or shelter, please come see us.

Memphis Union Mission
383 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38105

Phone: (901) 526-8403

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Mental Health America of the MidSouth (formerly known as Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) was founded in 1946 with the mission to connect the community with mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist. Over the years, the MHA of the MidSouth has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to thousands of individuals annually.

MHA of the MidSouth
446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-224
Nashville, TN 37211
Phone (615) 269-5355

Clare’s House is a refuge for women located in the North Memphis 38108 area.  Focusing on helping women who want help out of homelessness.

Merge Memphis Clare’s House
1755 Eldridge
Memphis, TN 38108

Phone: (901) 207-4652

The Mid-South Food Bank provides more than food! We do offer open food pantries, mobile pantries, SNAP assistance and also the following:

Bare Needs Diaper Bank distributes diapers, period supplies, and adult incontinence products.

Kids Cafe: This program feeds children ages 6-18 a hot, well-balanced meal using the My Plate Model five days a week. Food is served free of charge in a safe environment for children after school.

Food for Kids Backpacks: This program provides easy-to-prepare food for the weekend when children lack access to free or reduced-price school meals. MSFB offers disposable “backpacks” to students Friday afternoon before dismissal. Each backpack has enough nutritious food for six meals.

Mid South Food Bank
3865 South Perkins
Memphis, TN 38118

Contact: (901) 527-0841


The Mustard Seed mission is to help our community realize its full potential through education, job training, life skills development and service to all!

Mustard Seed Inc.
653 Mississippi Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901) 523-9724

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Memphis is a community network of support for anyone affected by mental health conditions – individuals and their family, friends and caregivers. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and supporting families affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy. Our vision is that individuals living with mental illness can recover, and lead productive and meaningful lives. We want to ensure that no one in the Memphis area who is living with mental illness is alone in their journey to recovery and mental health wellness. We believe it’s okay to ask for help! Our services are free for all, and all are welcome.

NAMI Memphis
Phone: (901) 725-0305

The No More Silence Foundation provides coping mechanisms through the arts using multiple educational strategies to help families cope after sexual abuse trauma. We use a variety of art related programs aimed to bring awareness and educate on Child Sexual Abuse. The programs we offer help to provide ways to P.E.C ~ Prevent, Educate, and Cope.  We have community walks, annual holiday tea parties, and rallies throughout Memphis to bring awareness to incest rape and sexual abuse. More than 2,000 families have been impacted and victims have had support while attending court. Currently, we have a new coping office located in Uptown Memphis where our programs help families with ways to P.E.C ~ Prevent the abuse from happening again, Educate others about the abuse through individual and group settings, and ways to Cope after the abuse has taken place.

No More Silence Foundation
525 N Main St Ste A3
Memphis, TN 38105

Contact: (901) 206-4470

At Safe Harbor of Memphis, we consider it a privilege to serve the men and women in our care. These participants have come to us from living in the streets or ex-offenders that needed somewhere to go. We strive to provide them with so much more than food and shelter—we strive to make a lasting difference through group and pastoral counseling, life building classes, and finding them permanent employment which provides stability once they leave our care.

Safe Harbor of Memphis
3630 Jackson Avenue
Memphis,TN 38108

Phone: 901-382-0966

Seed House, Inc. helps children with developmental disorders and their families. We provide workshops at schools to discuss learning disabilities, shift stigmas, misperceptions that are associated.

Seed House Memphis
619 Pearce Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38107

Phone: (901) 245-3521 or (901) 299-1707

South Memphis Alliance (SMA) opened its doors in 2000 to help organize neighborhood associations in the urban communities of South Memphis. Over time we’ve expanded our services to serve youth in foster care and families in need. Despite our growth, we hold fast to our core belief that civic engagement is the bedrock of strong communities, and that strong communities promote stable families.

SMA Center: Provides services to young people aging out of foster care.

SMA Social Suds Laundromat: The laundromat has state-of-the-art touch screen washers and dryers.

SMA Mother Center: This center provides mothers with baby supplies and supportive services.

South Memphis Alliance
1048 South Bellevue Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38106

Phone: (901) 774-9582

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers in Memphis (UMNC-M) continue to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of families who need a helping hand. UMNC-M provides education, childcare, social services and spiritual development in a loving atmosphere. We emphasize Early Childhood Education, Hunger Ministry, and Ministry with Youth.

United Methodist Neighborhood Centers
Memphis (UMNC-M)
6050 Summer Ave..
Memphis, TN 38134

Phone: (901) 323-4993 or (901) 323-8060


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