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Memphis Union Mission

Address
393 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN - 38105

 Shelter:
 Many homeless men live in fear of being robbed, beaten, or even killed. And extreme temperatures can make sleeping on the streets further dangerous.

That's why providing safe, clean shelter for our overnight guests is so important. Doing so gives hope to our guests, and communicates God's love to them in a practical way.

To create a physically safe environment for all of our guests, we do not tolerate violence of any kind, nor do we allow drugs, alcohol, or weapons in the building. Any guest bringing these into our facility is immediately required to leave so that we can maintain a safe environment for everyone else.

When our shelter beds are full, particularly on cold nights, we set up over 100 additional temporary beds in our chapel and an additional 100 temporary beds at our Opportunity Center.

Most of Memphis Union Mission's services are provided free of charge. Our residential recovery programs are free. Furthermore, most of our emergency services, including clothing, hygiene, and food, are also free.

Overnight guests who have elected not to enter a recovery program receive four free nights each month. Once they have used up their monthly free nights, they do pay $6 a night, which includes dinner, overnight stay, and breakfast the following morning.

Overnight guests always stay for free on nights when it is 32 degrees or below. Furthermore, we are able to provide work referrals for guests who are willing to work, and we honor vouchers from several area churches and ministries.

We are structured this way because we do not want to enable our guests. Instead, we want to encourage them to take positive steps to better their situations, including finding employment and/or confronting issues that have landed them on the streets.


Day Shelter
Because being on the streets can be so dangerous, we do everything we can to encourage homeless individuals to stay off the streets and come into our facilities to get help.

One way we do so is by keeping our Emergency Shelter at 383 Poplar Ave. and our Opportunity Center at 600 Poplar Ave. open to the public during the day. This allows guests to access our services, and discourages loitering and street crime.

Many homeless men live in fear of being robbed, beaten, or even killed. And extreme temperatures can make sleeping on the streets further dangerous.

That's why providing safe, clean shelter for our overnight guests is so important. Doing so gives hope to our guests, and communicates God's love to them in a practical way.

To create a physically safe environment for all of our guests, we do not tolerate violence of any kind, nor do we allow drugs, alcohol, or weapons in the building. Any guest bringing these into our facility is immediately required to leave so that we can maintain a safe environment for everyone else.

When our shelter beds are full, particularly on cold nights, we set up over 100 additional temporary beds in our chapel and an additional 100 temporary beds at our Opportunity Center.

- See more at: http://www.memphisunionmission.org/how-we-can-help/emergencyservices.htm#sthash.vqYg5GmU.dpuf

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  1. Yes. It has its good and its bad qualities but is safer than sleeping on the street.

    Answer posted on Oct 24, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Mostly, yes. But there is a serious problem with theft. Keep anything of any value close to you at all times.

    Answer posted on Oct 24, 2022 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. No

    Answer posted on Oct 24, 2022 0

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  1. As long as you need to

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