Catholic Charities of West Tennessee has been serving West Tennessee for over 50 years, working to end hunger, end homelessness, and offer hope to families seeking a better tomorrow.
We try to meet people where they are, offering hope as we help, and we never do this work alone. Volunteerism is a key driver in this work, as individuals, churches, businesses, schools, and others serve with us every day.
What We Do
Informed by the themes of Catholic Social Teaching, CCWTN approaches its work with a spirit of hospitality, intentionality, and service.
Housing & Outreach Services
Housing and Outreach Services stabilize the community, ending homelessness for 400-500 individuals each year. One in 3 experiencing homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County will get connected to assistance at CCWTN.
Community Support Services
Community Support Services include summer camp, family empowerment, school supplies, and holiday giving. These programs combined, serve the non-emergency needs of nearly 3,000 people each year.
Why It Matters
Outreach Services meet the basic needs of Memphis’ homeless population. These services are designed to build trust, connect resources, and ultimately map a path to housing stability. Services include mobile street outreach, daily meals, clothing, access to restrooms, hand washing stations, and weekly community prayer with coffee at CCWTN. This program has grown by 300% since COVID-19 arrived.
Community Support Services include programs that empower families to thrive. These include Driving the Dream, of which CCWTN is one of six coordination hubs in Memphis. Families with school aged children benefit from Camp Love & Learn as an affordable, academically-enriched summer camp option for low-income children.