Interested in supporting the mission to end homelessness in Memphis/Shelby County? 

Please consider donating to Community Alliance for the Homeless by clicking below.

 
If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to: 
Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc. and mail here:

Community Alliance for the Homeless
44 N. Second St. 
Suite 302
Memphis, TN 38103
 
COVID-19 Response: Safer at Home Campaign
 

What does “Safer at Home” mean for people in Memphis with no home?

In a bold step, Mayor Jim Strickland has prudently issued a “Safer at Home” order effective 6:00 p.m. on March 24, 2020 through midnight April 7, 2020. We hope everyone is safe and well and those that can will strictly adhere to the order.   

However, we also know that the reality for hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County is that there is no safe home in which they can isolate from the risks of COVID-19. However, these are the same individuals who are most likely to suffer serious illness from the pandemic; a new study has determined that individuals who are homeless and contract COVID-19 are twice as likely to be hospitalized, two to four times as likely to need critical care, and two to three times as likely to die compared to the general population. 

For those that have not been impacted economically by the effects of COVID-19, we ask that you give money to provide a safe place for the most vulnerable in our community. As we await Congressional action to determine and distribute emergency federal funding, we have an urgent need to fill the gap. 

Funds raised during this effort will directly support those recovering or most at risk from COVID-19 to shelter-in-place in hotels or other safe, separated locations. CAFTH will quickly distribute these funds to agencies working to keep the most vulnerable Memphians “Safer at Home."