Keeping Homeless Families Together

Rooted in the tradition of the Gospels and inspired by the vision and passion of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement, the Dorothy Day House provides temporary housing and support services for homeless families in Memphis, TN. Working with other local agencies, staff members and volunteers provide families in need with a safe environment and the means to re-establish their independence. All guests are welcomed as Christ with no discrimination.


Family Homelessness in Memphis

In Shelby County, there are more than 160 families who either stay in a shelter or in an uninhabitable place every night. This number does not include the hundreds of families who are living with relatives or friends or living in one room in an extended stay motel.

The public schools in the City of Memphis currently report that approximately 645 students are homeless. This number does NOT include the babies and toddlers in homeless families. Additional homeless students in Shelby County attend schools in Bartlett, Collierville, Arlington, Cordova, etc.

Family Homelessness is an invisible problem in our city.

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