Government 

Who to call for just about anything ...

Note: All area codes are 901

GENERAL INFORMATION

ALL EMERGENCIES: 911

CORRECT TIME AND WEATHER: 526-5261.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 415-2700 (LINC, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library's information and referral system).

WEATHER: 544-0399, National Weather Service. srh.noaa.gov/meg.

HOTLINES

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 454-1414, memphis-aa.org

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: 759-1300, midsouth.bbb.org

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT: 543-7120

COCAINE ANONYMOUS: 725-5010. 800-662-4357, ca.org/phones.html

DEAF INTERPRETING: 577-3783

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY: 458-1515, mscema.org

EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE: 577-9400, samhsa.gov (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration).

FAMILY LINK / RUNAWAY SHELTER: 725-6911 or youthvillages.org, 276-SAFE

FRIENDS FOR LIFE / AIDS SWITCHBOARD: 278-2437, friendsforlifecorp.org

POISON EMERGENCIES: 528-6048, 800-288-9999 (TN only), 800-222-1222. aapcc.org (American Association of Poison Control Centers)

RAPE CRISIS / MEMPHIS SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE CENTER: 272-2020, rainn.org (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

SUICIDE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION: 274-7477, mhsanctuary.com/suicide/

TEEN DRUG HOTLINE: 527-3784.

VETERANS COUNSELING CENTER: 544-0173, va.gov/rcs/

YWCA ABUSED WOMEN'S HOTLINE: 725-4277, memphisywca.org

CLEAN-UP/SANITATION

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: 576-6722. For new garbage service: 576-6851, cityofmemphis.org

COMMUNITY SERVICES

AGING COMMISSION OF THE MID-SOUTH (formerly Delta Area Agency on Aging): 324-6333, agingcommission.org

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: 726-6404, mcil.org/mcil

CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS: 636-6592

METROPOLITAN INTER-FAITH ASSOCIATION (MIFA): 527-0208, mifa.org

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY: 800-344-8337 tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/esdiv.html

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: 544-0115, eeoc.gov

CITY GOVERNMENT

CITY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION: 576-6500, cityofmemphis.org

PUBLIC SERVICES INFORMATION: 576-6564

CITY COUNCIL OFFICE: 576-6786

CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE: 576-6000

CITY TREASURER/TAXES: 576-6306

COMPLAINTS/MAYOR'S CITIZEN SERVICE CENTER: 576-6500

PARK SERVICES (FORMERLY PARK COMMISSION): 576-4200

PUBLIC WORKS: 576-6742

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

INFORMATION: 545-5000, shelbycountytn.gov

COMPLAINTS/COUNTY ASSISTANCE CENTER: 545-4584

COUNTY ASSESSOR OF PROPERTY: 379-7303, assessor.shelby.tn.us/content.

COUNTY COMMISSION: 545-4301

COUNTY MAYOR'S OFFICE: 545-4500

COUNTY TRUSTEE/TAXES: 521-1829, shelbycountytrustee.com

JUVENILE COURT: 405-8400 PUBLIC SERVICE: 576-6564

HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES

FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION: 333-3520. fda.gov

HEAD START: 922-0700, tnheadstart.org

HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 544-7600

HUMAN SERVICES: 576-6503, cityofmemphis.org

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: 800-772-1213, ssa.gov

TENNCARE: 800-342-3145, tennessee.gov/tenncare/

HOUSING/REGULATIONS

BUILDING PERMITS: 379-4200

HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 576-7300

HOUSING AUTHORITY: 544-1100

LANDMARKS COMMISSION: 576-7191

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT: 576-6619

OTHER AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS

ARTSMEMPHIS: 578-2787, artsmemphis.org

CENTER CITY COMMISSION: 575-0540, downtownmemphis.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MEMPHIS REGIONAL: 543-3500, memphischamber.com

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU, MEMPHIS: 543-5300. memphistravel.com

COUNTY ARCHIVES, SHELBY COUNTY: 545-4356, memphislibrary.org/history/archiv1.htm CORPS OF ENGINEERS: 785-6055, mvm.usace.army.mil

ELECTION COMMISSION: 545-2600, shelbyvote.com

FBI: 747-4300, memphis.fbi.gov

HEALTH & PEST CONTROL: 324-5547, gmapca.com

IRS: 800-829-3676, irs.gov

JURY COMMISSION, SHELBY COUNTY: 545-4065

LIBRARIES, MEMPHIS & SHELBY COUNTY: 415-2700, memphislibrary.lib.tn.us

PASSPORT OFFICE: 521-2559

POST OFFICE: 800-275-8777 (customer affairs)

VETERANS AFFAIRS: 523-8990, www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility

VISITOR INFORMATION: 543-5333

VOTER REGISTRATION: 545-4136, shelbyvote.com/

PETS/ANIMALS

ANIMAL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION: 324-3202, spaymemphis.com

FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE: 327-7631, fws.gov/southeast/maps/tn.html

MEMPHIS ANIMAL SHELTER: 362-5310, petfinder.org/shelters/TN111.html

MEMPHIS HUMANE SOCIETY: 272-1753, memphishumane.org/

TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCE AGENCY: 800-372-3928, state.tn.us/twra/

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION (Exotic Animal Rescue League): 756-5556.

PUBLIC SAFETY

MEMPHIS FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: 320-5650, uc.memphis.edu/fire_course_info.htm

MEMPHIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION: 545-2677, memphispolice.org

CRIME STOPPERS: 528-2274, crimestopmem.org/

JAIL: 545-5660, 201 Poplar

SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION: 545-4537, shelby-sheriff.org/

JAIL: 377-4500, Shelby County Correction Center

TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL

DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS: 543-6526, tennessee.gov/safety/thp/districtfour.htm

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS: 416-5300, memphis-schools.k12.tn.us

SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: 321-2500, scsk12.org/SCS/pages/brdtoc.html

TRANSPORTATION

AIRPORT AUTHORITY: 922-8000, Memphis International Airport. Call individual airlines for ticket and passenger information. memphisairport.org

COAST GUARD — LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER: 544-3912, uscg.mil/

DRIVER'S LICENSE: 543-7920 (various branches in Shelby County), tennessee.gov/safety/driverlicense/dllocation.htm

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION: 291-3480, faa.gov/

MEMPHIS AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (MATA): 722-7100, matatransit.com/

MATA BUS SCHEDULES: 274-6282, matatransit.com/

MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION: 528-2904

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION: 576-4244

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS: 545-5400

UTILITIES

GARBAGE PICK-UP/SANITATION: 576-6508

MEMPHIS LIGHT, GAS & WATER: 820-7878 or 544-6549, mlgw.com

TELEPHONE SERVICE, BELLSOUTH, RESIDENTIAL: 888-757-6500.

TELEPHONE REPAIR, BELLSOUTH, RESIDENTIAL: 877-737-2478

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY: 785-8408, tva.gov/

Volunteer Coordinating Organizations

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Organization (MIFA)

MIFA is a community-service organization founded in 1968 that addresses needs in the Memphis community. Its 14 programs tackle homelessness, education, nutrition, and legal and financial concerns for more than 60,000 people each year. MIFA's programs give individuals a chance to live independently with hope and dignity. MIFA depends on support from the community for volunteer time, leadership, and donations. (527-0208, mifa.org)

Volunteer Memphis

Volunteer Memphis' goal is to connect people with opportunities to serve. Volunteer Memphis develops, promotes, and supports volunteerism in the Memphis area. Special programs include the corporate volunteer program, summer volunteer programs for teens, and group volunteering for single adults. The organization publishes a monthly calendar of volunteer activities, and its Web site has a searchable database of volunteer opportunities with more than 250 local agencies. (523-2425, volunteermemphis.org)

Animals

Memphis Shelby County Humane Society

Your landlord or spouse doesn't approve of pets? Just an animal lover at heart? Assist the Humane Society, which rescues injured and abused animals, by helping groom, feed, and exercise dogs and cats. (937-3900, memphishumane.org)

Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates

A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained community volunteer appointed by a court to represent the best interests of abused or neglected children whose placement is being determined by the court. With the support of a program director and staff social workers, volunteers make an in-depth investigation into a child's case, produce a written report, and make recommendations to the judge or referee on the child's behalf. (405-8422, memphiscasa.org)

Exchange Club Family Center

The Exchange Club Family Center provides prevention, therapeutic intervention, and educational and support programs for children and families who are dealing with the traumatic effects of child abuse and domestic violence. Volunteers are needed for child care, administrative tasks, and special projects. (276-2200, exchangeclub.net)

Youth Villages

Youth Villages is the Mid-South's largest provider of treatment and care for troubled children and their families. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutor in academics or job skills, assist with special projects or fund-raising efforts, provide administrative assistance, and teach a talent or skill. (251-4821, youthvillages.org)

Disability Services

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired works to foster independence and promote the highest quality of life among those who are blind or visually impaired.  Volunteers are needed to help transport clients, perform administrative duties, help with fund-raising events, and perform a wide array of meaningful tasks. (523-9590, clovernook.org)

Memphis Center for Independent Living

The Memphis Center for Independent Living is a disability rights and advocacy organization. Volunteers are needed to make phone calls, prepare a quarterly newsletter, and assist the staff, most of whom have disabilities. (726-6404, mcil.org)

Mid-South Association for Retarded Citizens (Mid-South Arc)

The purpose of Mid-South Association for Retarded Citizens is to empower people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation to achieve their full potential. The Arc has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including advocacy, case management, job readiness instructors, mentors, and Family Support Service program staff. (327-2473, arcmidsouth.net)

Raymond Skinner Recreation Center

The Raymond Skinner Recreation Center is a community-based facility offering programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an opportunity to participate in public leisure services and recreation. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of special programs, such as the Reach-Out and after-school programs, and are also needed for the summer camp and weekly Friday-night dances. (272-2528)

WYPL Talking Library

WYPL FM 89.3 provides the visually impaired and physically handicapped in Shelby County timely access to the news and other printed information over the radio. Volunteers read magazine and newspaper stories on the air. (415-2752, memphislibrary.org/wypl)

Health Services

Church Health Center / Hope and Healing

The Church Health Center provides health care for uninsured working people and their families. All types of health professionals are needed to staff the clinic on a volunteer basis during evenings and Saturdays. (272-7170, churchhealthcenter.org)

Crisis Center of Memphis

Volunteers receive training on how to respond and provide support to runaways and abused persons, as well as how to handle overdoses, loneliness, and other crises. The Crisis Center is a 24-hour crisis hot line, supported by Memphis Family Services, Inc. (274-7477)

Friends for Life — Aloysius Home

Friends for Life provides information about AIDS and support services for those with AIDS and their families. Opportunities for volunteers include cooking, serving, cleaning up after the Feast for Friends, a bimonthly client dinner, and filling client orders from the food pantry. (272-0855, friendsforlifecorp.org)

Hope House

Hope House is the only agency in Tennessee that provides much-needed day care and social services to the growing number of children and their families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Hope House assists with activities, recreation, companionship, and emotional support for affected children and their parents. Volunteers and interns are needed in a variety of tasks, including classroom assistance, mentoring, administrative work, and fund-raising. (272-2702 ext. 216 or ext. 206, hopehousedaycare.org)

National Foundation for Transplants

The National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) assists those needing a transplant to create a future of hope. NFT provides financial assistance, fund-raising expertise, and advocacy to organ and tissue transplant patients nationwide. Volunteer opportunities include general office work and help in planning and carrying out local fund-raising events. (684-1697, transplants.org)

Hunger and Homelessness

Calvary Street Ministry

This ministry works with the homeless to help them discover the tools they need to become positive contributors to society. The ministry provides an alcohol and drug program and a drop-in center for the mentally ill. Volunteers are needed to visit and interact with people at the drop-in center with programs like board games, activities, and arts and crafts. Volunteers are also needed on weekday mornings to interview the homeless. (543-0372, calvaryjc.org)

The Food Bank

The Food Bank provides food and other grocery items to over 300 charitable feeding programs in 32 counties throughout the Mid-South. The Food Bank runs three Kids Cafe sites and the Prepared and Perishable Food Recovery Program and in addition sponsors the Feed the Need program in local grocery stores. Volunteers are needed to assist with special events, serve at Kids Cafe sites, sort and pack food items, and perform clerical duties. (527-0841, memphisfoodbank.org)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Habitat builds homes for families who could not otherwise afford them. Interns and volunteers help with fund-raising, construction, and clerical work and participate in other activities. (761-4771 ext. 215, memphishabitat.com)

Literacy and Education

Memphis Literacy Council

Volunteers are needed to help with the Council's adult-learning program. Volunteers can teach classes, work in the computer lab, and pair with students for private tutoring. Tutor-training workshops are held once a month. (327-6000, memphisliteracycouncil.org)

Neighborhood Christian Center

The center focuses on tutor and mentor programs for children K-12 in low-income neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to assist with tasks such as sorting clothes, data entry, telephone calls, filing, and assistance with special events. (881-6013, ncclife.org)

Shelby County Prison — Division of Corrections

The Shelby County Division of Corrections encourages the rehabilitative process for incarcerated men and women. Through a variety of volunteer programs, inmates are provided with the essential tools to prevent them from being repeatedly incarcerated. (377-4573)

Streets Ministry

Streets Ministry provides services such as tutoring, Bible study, weekend and summer camps, computer training, and religious education to children and adolescents from low-income neighborhoods. (525-7380, streetsministries.org)

Senior Services

Alzheimer's Adult Day Services, Inc.

This adult day services program for Alzheimer's patients provides a safe and stimulating social environment for participants in an effort to help maintain a maximum level of functioning. Volunteers assist clients with daily group activities and provide one-on-one interaction as needed. (372-4585, alzheimersdayservices.org)

St. Peter Villa

St. Peter Villa is a nonprofit nursing home and rehabilitation center that is nonsectarian but supported by the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. Friendly faces are needed to visit with or "adopt" residents, many of whom have no family or friends nearby. Volunteers can also help by assisting with daily activities, donating gifts, and preparing welcome baskets. (276-2021, stpetervilla.org)


Related Stories...

The Magic 2008-Ball

Calendar 2008

Arts Listings

Education Listings

Entertainment Listings

Health Listings

Media Listings

Recreation Listings

Shopping Listings

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Fly On The Wall Blog

Tony Allen's Big D Beats Stiff Competition

Intermission Impossible

Naughty & Nice: What's on Stage this Christmas?

News Blog

Etsy Declares Memphis an "Official Maker City"

Politics Beat Blog

Rep. Ellison, Frontrunner in DNC Race, to be Honored Here

Politics Beat Blog

Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

Hungry Memphis

Long Road Cider Opening this Weekend

Intermission Impossible

Three Questions with "Santaland Diaries" Star Jonathan Christian

Tiger Blue

Tigers 84, Jackson State 69

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Flyer Staff

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2016

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation