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Martha Lott
Director of Community Services
160 N. Main
Suite 250
Memphis, TN  38103

Ph: (901) 222-2040
Fx: (901) 222-4316

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

What We're Doing Now

Today, Shelby County government is a major source of decent housing, food, clothes, education, medical care, security, and hope for the future for thousands of underprivileged citizens. Primarily through the Community Services Division, Shelby County taxpayers spend millions of dollars and operate dozens of programs designed to break the cycle of poverty that grips generations of citizens and to answer the needs of county citizens. Through programs of this division, the sick are treated, the young are nurtured, and the old are cared for.

Division Organization
The Community Services Division has seven departments and has staff and/or advisers on a number of area boards, agencies, and commissions. The departments include:

The Community Services Division Grants Office also coordinates several grants that are used for projects county-wide.

Vasco A. Smith, Jr. County Administration Building • (901) 222-2300
160 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103
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