Community Services Agency

  1. Cherry Whitehead-Thompson
    Deputy Administrator

    Community Service Agency Main office:

    1188 Minna Place, Memphis, TN 38104 

    Phone: 901-222-4200

We are here to support residents in need by phone, mail, email, or online. In-person and walk-in services have been suspended, but we are still open.


Our mission is to create a thriving community by breaking the cycle of poverty through education, resources, and programs that help the disadvantaged citizens of Shelby County become independent and self-sustaining.

Our agency is committed to helping our community through a variety of programs offering help and support. These programs include food distribution, emergency assistance and help with energy bills, childcare, education, and helping improve self-reliance in families and individuals. Please select a service below for more details and information on qualifying and applying.

Utility Assistance
Get help paying utility bills with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Rent & Mortgage Assistance
If an emergency has stopped you from paying the rent or mortgage, the CEAP can help you keep your home.

Medical Prescription Program
 If you have prescriptions your insurance won’t cover, or if you don’t have insurance, the Medical Prescription Plan can help.

Family Support

Need help setting goals for yourself? Check out the Self-Sufficiency Program to learn how you can access services specifically designed to help low-income individuals and families.

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