The Shelby County Community Services Agency has temporarily suspended acceptance of new applications for assistance. We will resume accepting applications, for the new program year, on October 1, 2020. During this brief and temporary interruption of services, please take this opportunity to procure the essential documents that you will need to certify your application for approval in October.  Please note that funding will be available during the new program year, beginning October 1, 2020. 


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.

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Rent & Mortgage Assistance

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

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Medical Prescription Program

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

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Family Support

Self-Empowerment for Resilient Families Self-Sufficiency Program

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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Shelby County Division of Community Services

Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services addresses underlying conditions for wellbeing and justice, for all to reach their full potential. Learn more about services for seniors, crime victims, veterans, and those involved in the justice system.

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Shelby County Community Services Agency

Rent/Family Support/Prescription Assistance:
2670 Union Ave Extended, Suite 500
Memphis TN 38112


Utility Assistance
3772 South Hickory Ridge Mall #516
Memphis, TN 38115

The Community Services Agency strives to empower its customers to not only improve their lives through economic security and stability, but also their communities by planting seeds of change as we move toward a brighter future.