Community Organizations Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children

Note: This list provides a sample of community organizations that support young children and is not intended to be exhaustive

Community Organization Target Population
for Information
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Agency Description and Goals
Agape Child & Family Services Children, parents, community service providers Dedicated to providing healthy homes for children and families through programs such as Families in Transition for homeless women and children and Powerlines Community Network, which serves families on site in the communities where they live. [visit web site]
Books from Birth Children, caregivers, parents Promotes kindergarten readiness and strengthens family bonds by providing age-appropriate books for all children from birth to age five. [visit web site]
Breastfeeding Coalition Parents, community service and health providers Promotes the importance of breastfeeding and provides supports to mothers who choose to breastfeed. [visit web site]
Child Advocacy Center Children, caregivers, families, parents Serves children who are victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through prevention, education, and intervention. [visit web site]
Early Success Coalition Child care workers, community service providers, parents Broad-based community collaborative to improve the lives of families with young children by improving birth outcomes, decreasing child abuse and neglect, and improving school readiness. [visit web site]
Exchange Club Children, caregivers, families, parents Works to break the cycle of family violence and child abuse so that children do not grow up to become child abusers. [visit web site]
Knowledge Quest Children, families, parents Designed to be the “tie” that binds connecting disparate sectors of the community—including businesses, churches, schools, and households to improve the health of young people, families, and communities. [visit web site]
Le Bonheur Center for Children and Parents Children, families, parents Provides prevention and early intervention services to children and families through home visitation programs such as the Nurse Family Partnership and Healthy Families—both evidence-based programs. [visit web site]
Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development (LEAD) Children, child care providers, families Dedicated to working with children ages zero to three and their families to enhance developmental growth and independence in children and empower caregivers to become advocates. [visit web site]
Neighborhood Christian Center Children, caregivers, families, parents Builds stronger families and neighborhoods by providing compassionate, Christ-centered ministries to those in need. [visit web site]
Porter Leath Children, community service organizations, families Provides needed social services to at-risk children and families in Memphis through a variety of initiatives and programs including Head Start and Early Head Start. [visit web site]
Ready, Set, Grow! (RSG) Children, business professionals, child care providers Mobilizes leaders in business, government, education, and the child care community of Memphis around the common purpose that every young child in Shelby County cared for outside of his or her home receives the highest-quality care and education. [visit web site]
Shelby County Office of Early Childhood and Youth Children, caregivers, families, parents Works to ensure children and youth have access to a coordinated, seamless network of both formal and informal resources in order to grow up, prosper, and contribute to a vibrant community life. [visit web site]
STRIVE/ Seeding Success Partnership Business professionals, community service providers, policymakers Focuses on improving reading and math success for children by building collaborations in the community and identifying data and measures to track success in these areas. [visit web site]
University of Tennessee Pediatric Clinic Children, health care providers, parents A partnership between The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. This pediatric practice is a teaching practice that serves thousands of children across Shelby County and includes the Reach Out and Read program — an evidence-based program to encourage reading early. [visit web site]
The Urban Child Institute Children, parents, child care and community service providers Focuses on promoting the healthy social and emotional development of children in the earliest years of life. [visit web site]
Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis Children, community service providers, women Focuses on moving families living at or below the poverty level above the line toward economic security. [visit web site]