If you are a new or expectant parent, we have many resources on campus and in the community to help support you and your child.
If you are an expectant parent, you may continue to participate in classes and school activities during and after your pregnancy. The University is committed to supporting you in your efforts to remain a successful student during and after your pregnancy. At your earliest convenience, you should consult with your professor(s) about your pregnancy. They will make any necessary and reasonable adjustments to enable you to successfully complete your coursework. Examples of adjustments may include: providing a larger desk, frequent trips to the bathroom, excusing absences that are related to your pregnancy, pregnancy related condition or childbirth, and providing accommodations in regard to the submission of assignments.
If you feel that you are being discriminated against on the basis of your pregnancy or that your professor is not working with you to provide accommodations, please contact the Title IX Coordinator in the Office for Institutional Equity at 901.678.2713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
low-cost Internet access and computer equipment for qualifying families from Comcast.
Memphis Area Homeschooling Resources
Curated by the East Memphis Moms website, this list includes information about various homeschooling groups in Shelby County.
Nursing Moms – On-campus lactation rooms
Expecting and Nursing Students – Office for Institutional Equity
Lipman Center Preschool
Provides developmental programs for children 2 to 6 years and demonstrates
Location: 3771 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
Fully licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Drop-in Child Care provider for children ages 3 months to 12 years.
Location: 579 Erin Drive, Memphis, TN 38117
Child Care Aware
A resource that helps families learn more about the elements of quality childcare and how to locate programs in their communities.
Child Care Services
This Tennessee Department of Human Services site offers information about different childcare providers.
In-home Childcare support
Other Listings of Child Care Centers in Your Area
As a mother, you have the right to breastfeed your child in any public or private location where you are authorized to be present. Lactation areas are available on campus in the Student Health Center and by request of the Dean of Students Office which you may contact at 901.678.2187.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program
Provides breast feeding support as well as other resources for women and children who are at nutritional risk
Phone: 901) 222-9980 or 901-222-9601
Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition
Pregnant students are welcome to remain on campus during their pregnancy. However, a traditional residence hall does not have the resources needed for a newborn child. There are several options on campus and in the community for students expecting and with families.
Residence Life - Student Family Housing
Location: 3615 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38152
Bethany Maternity Home
Location: 901 Chelsea Ave, Memphis, TN 38107
It's important for new or expecting mothers to receive healthcare during their pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Learn more about these available resources to find a site that fits best for you.
Provides access to birth control, related medical services, education and advocacy to ensure all women, men and teens in the Mid-South have the necessary tools to plan their families.
Location: 2430 Poplar Ave #100, Memphis, TN 38112
The Blues Project
Immediate access to prenatal care for mom and baby (insured or uninsured), as well as postnatal education.
Location: 853 Jefferson Ave, Ste E102 Memphis, TN
Nurse-Family Partnership - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Free program for first-time, low income mothers that provides a home-visitation nurse to assist with community referrals, parenting skills, job skills, and many other services.
Eligibility: Participants should enroll in this program prior to the 27th week of their pregnancy.
Maternity and Baby Clothing
Baby Feat Store
Serves women in need ages 20+ and provides diapers, wipes, baby gear, and clothing.
Open: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 2285 Frayser Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38127
Birthright of Memphis
Offers maternity clothes, newborn items, diapers, and baby clothes to expectant moms. Also, provides counseling services, family classes, and educational and resource information.
Location: 115 Alexander, Memphis, TN 38111
24/7 confidential helpline: 800-550-4900
University Location: 574 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111
Maternal League of Memphis
Serves needy families by providing diapers, blankets, sleepers, bottles, etc.
P.O Box 382958, Germantown, TN 38183-2958
Swaddling Clothes – St. John's Methodist Church
Provides one-to-two weeks of free diapers and other baby items
Location: 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN, 38104
Mother and Child Nutrition
There are several agencies and food bank resources in the community that can assist with providing prenatal care and nutritional resources for your family.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families.
Location: 400 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243
Agape Child and Family Services
Location: 3160 Directors Row, Memphis, TN 38131
Universal Parenting Place
Understanding that parents are the key to preventing many ACEs, their signature program is Universal Parenting Places (UPP), revolutionary care centers where parents can receive professional counseling, information and emotional support for family-related issues or concerns, no matter how small.
Applying for TANF
If you have children, you should apply for Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) to get biweekly cash assistance for a limited time
Immigrant Families Fund
COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government's relief efforts
CSA Family Support/Self Sufficiency Program
If you’re struggling and don’t know where to start, the Self-Sufficiency Program can help you and your family.