Crisis Resources - Lambuth Campus

When you're trying to balance schoolwork and the real world, sometimes even the smallest thing can feel like a crisis. And life often doesn't go according to plan. Our students are our priority, and we're here to help. Whether you need emergency housing or just a little assistance getting to school. 

The University of Memphis is concerned about our students' well-being and wants to make sure our students' basic needs are met. We believe that basic needs must be met in order for students to achieve academic success. The list of resources below are provided to help assist you in finding support for emergency housing, financial assistance, food and clothing resources, and healthcare needs.

If you are experiencing challenges in areas of your life inside and outside the classroom, talk to someone at the University. Whether it is your academic advisor, your professor, a staff member,or our on campus counselor for academic support, we are all here to help you succeed.

List of Resources


The Generous House
An upscale food pantry and clothing closet where all items are free or sold at reduced prices to those who qualify for assistance. Guests to Generous House may shop for clothing once a month. 

780 Bolivar Hwy, Jackson, TN 38301
Hours: Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Emergency Food Resources

Campus Resources

Lambuth Campus Tiger Pantry
**Personal Care items also available**

Wilder Student Union
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Requirements: Check in at Student Services Office, Room 002

Memphis Campus Tiger Pantry
University Center 359, Memphis, TN
Required Documents: Students, faculty and staff must check in with University ID

Tiger Meal Swipes
Wilder CU, Student Services Office, 002A

Requirements: Students must fill out the request form.
Learn more about Tiger Meal Swipes >

Community Resources

The Generous House
Food pantry and clothing closet where all items are free or sold at reduced prices to those who qualify for assistance; food pantry is limited to twice a month

780 Bolivar Hwy, Jackson, TN 38301
Hours: Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Provides food pantry for the needy in the community

133 Airways Blvd. Jackson, TN 38301

Exchange Club’s Perkins Center
Provides services such as crisis intervention, emergency assistance and food/clothing assistance to children and their parents

213 Cheyenne Drive Jackson, TN 38305

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed, and working families

  • Whitehall Location
    • 1124 Whitehall Street, Suite E, Jackson, TN 38301-3658  
    • 731.426.0873
    • Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • https://www.swhra.org/

Emergency Funds Resources

Students sometimes experience financial strains that they are unable to handle on their own. Please visit these resources to assist with financial difficulties.

University Financial Aid One-Stop Shop

Financial strain can be addressed at the University by one of our financial aid employees who can complete an analysis of your financial aid package. There may be resources you haven’t yet tapped or loans that you can take out to finance your education. Loans are available at any point in the semester, and there is a listing of alternative loans on the website.

Office of Enrollment Services, Lambuth Campus
Varnell-Jones Hall 002

Financial Aid Office, University of Memphis
Financial Aid
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Jeni Stephens Lambuth Student Emergency Fund

The Lambuth Campus now has its own Emergency Fund which provides small grants to UofM Lambuth students in financial need. The Jeni Stephens Lambuth Student Emergency Fund utilizes the same application as the Rosie Bingham Emergency Fund, found at the links below. 
Learn more about the Student Emergency Fund >
Fund Application >


Modest Needs

A national non-profit organization that accepts online application for modest one-time financial assistance

Call 844.667.3776

Emergency Housing Resources

Students may experience situations that foster immense hardships resulting in a need for emergency housing. By law, the University cannot provide free housing on our campus. The following are community housing and shelters in the Jackson area:


Area Relief Ministries Room in the Inn
An emergency shelter program for men in the Jackson area.

108 South Church St., Jackson, TN 38301
Room in the Inn Website >

Dream Center of Jackson
Housing for families and individuals who have experienced crisis in their lives such as: loss of employment, housing or other life-controlling problems that rendered them homeless.

49 Old Hickory Blvd E, Jackson, TN 38305

The Care Center
Homeless shelter for women and children

351 N Liberty Street, Jackson, TN 38301

The Care Center’s Scarlett Rope Project
For Women Escaping Sex Trafficking


Find a shelter near you >

Rent & Utility Assistance

Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA)
Provides utility assistance to individuals

1124 Whitehall St., Suite 201A, Jackson, TN 38301

Emergency Mental Health Services

The University Counseling Center offers free counseling if you are experiencing any kind of emotional, psychological or interpersonal problems. There is a counselor available to talk with you 24 hours a day at 901.678.HELP (4357), or call the National Crisis Center 24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.273-TALK. There are additional resources available to you on campus and in the community.

Local Counseling Services

West Tennessee Crisis Services - Pathways of Tennessee
238 Summar Drive Jackson, TN 38301
Mobile Crisis: 1.800.372.0693

Pathways Behavioral Health Services
238 Summar Jackson, TN 38301

Domestic Violence

Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program (WRAP)
Provides services to both sexual assault and domestic violence victims

512 Roland Avenue Jackson, TN 38301

Financial Literacy

If you want to learn more how about how to budget and be proactive with your finances, utilize these community and online resources to help you gain financial literacy:

Cash Course
Cash Course is a free financial literacy tool for college students. The program explains ways to finance your education, create a budget, what banks and other funding sources offer, and information on contracts and loans that are involved in renting an apartment or buying a car.

Everfi Database: Financial Literacy
Transit – Financial Wellness™ is designed to empower students with the skills to successfully manage their finances while in school and beyond and to minimize dropout and student loan defaults through education.

Health Care

Jackson Health Department
804 North Parkway Jackson, TN 38301

Legal Services

If you have legal questions, there are community agencies that can assist you with legal advice for little to no cost:

West Tennessee Legal Services
Provides legal assistance in civil cases to individuals, families, and surrounding communities; does not handle adult criminal cases or case where large sums of money can be won

210 W. Main Street Jackson, TN 38301

New and Expectant Parents

View a comprehensive list of resources >

Transportation Resources

UofM Carpool Portal
Take advantage of carpools and other transportation alternatives found on students’ My Memphis Portal home page

Jackson Transit Authority ‘The Lift’
38 Eutah Street Jackson, TN 38301
Ride Guide: https://www.ridejta.com/ride-guide.html
College Student - $1.00 (with valid college ID)

Southwest Human Resource Agency
Public transportation service

1527 White Avenue, Henderson, TN 38340
1.800.372.6013   |   731.989.0267
Local Daily Routes (within the same county of residence) - $6.00 ($3.00 one way)