World Relief Memphis is committed to caring for our clients and community, both during this crisis and its recovery.  Please support our COVID-19 Holistic Community Care Plan through a financial gift.

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RESOURCES AND INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19


Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


As we navigate our rapidly changing environment, know that we are with you, and we appreciate how you continue to stand with the most vulnerable. Our team is continuing to serve our clients and community in impactful ways that help provide both safety and support. We will share important announcements and resources on this page. 

 

If you are experiencing symptoms or feel that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call 2-1-1 for immediate assistance. You can also call 2-1-1 with questions and concerns related to COVID-19. A language line is accessible to callers who are in need of interpretation. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OFFICE UPDATES

Our physical location in Memphis will remain closed while we assess phases of reopening. However, we are committed to continuing to providing excellent care for our clients and our community. Our staff will be working remotely and connecting with clients as needed. If you need assistance, we are still reachable by phone as follows:

  • For employment matters, call or text Rachel 901-213-8830 or Donroy 901-729-9410

  • If you recently got asylum status, are an SIV, or parole, call or text Skarleth 901-295-8587 or Vaughan 901-602-6782

  • Questions about the Connect Language Center ESL programs, call or text Skarleth 901-295-8587

 

GROUP GATHERINGS SUSPENDED

In accordance with state and local guidance, all in-person group gatherings are currently suspended. This includes all...

  • English Classes

  • Job Classes/Vocational Education 

  • Sewing Classes

IN-PERSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SUSPENDED

All in-person volunteer opportunities are currently suspended. This includes any group gatherings as well as one-on-one interactions and meetings. To prepare for reopening, all present and new volunteers will be required to update their training HERE. If you have concerns about clients you are connected with in light of this suspension, please reach out to us so we can provide additional guidance. You can reach us at 901-341-0225 or by emailing cgross@wr.org

To join us in responding to COVID-19, visit our RESPOND page. For additional resources related to volunteering remotely, visit our Volunteer Page.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Help us keep the Mid-South healthy by utilizing and sharing the local and multi-language resources below. 

Shelby County Schools

Visit SCSK12 for access to Learning Guides & Resources, Student Meals information, Family Resources, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Multiples languages available.

Shelby County Health Dept TN

Keep up with the latest guidance on COVID-19 in Memphis & Shelby County by clicking here

City of Memphis COVID-19 Resource Page

Rental/mortgage/utility assistance, unemployment, homelessness, food, and many other services in the city can be found here.

Tennessee Department of Health

Statewide updates on COVID-19 spread and response here.

For information about the 2-1-1 response hotline or help with needs such as housing, utlilites, food, healthcare, mental health and substance use, clothing and household goods, aging and disability services, employment and income, or heating assistance, visit the TN211 webpage here.

 

Multilingual Health Education

Switchboard - Switchboard is a resource hub for refugeee service providers. Click here for a link to their roundup of multilingual resources on COVID-19.

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project (35+ languages) - Fact sheets created in partnership with Harvard Health Publishing

AA and NHPI Language Spreadsheet (sorted by language) - Global google doc, tabs for multiple languages with links to many documents
WA Translated Resource Directory (sorted by language)

Endangered Languages Project (sorted by language/country)

CDC Infographics & Posters (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, French, Dari, Farsi, Russian, Swahili, Ukranian, Amharic, Nepali, Haitian Creole, Pashto, Somali, Tigryna, Burmese) - President’s guidelines for slowing the spread, what to do if sick, what to know, stop the spread, facts, stay Home if sick, symptoms, protect communities, wash hands; Healthcare facilities posters

Additional language resources:

Amharic የህዝብ ጤና ምክረ ሀሳቦች

Arabic توصيات الصحة العامة الخاصة ب

Chinese (Simplified) 新型冠状病毒

Chinese (Traditional) 新型冠狀病毒

Hindi हिदायते

Japanese 新型コロナウィルス)に関する公衆衛生上の推奨事項

Khmer វីរុសកូរ៉ូណាប្រភេទថ្

Korean 신종 코로나바이러스

Russian Новый штамм коронавируса

Somali Caabuqa Xalfaafka Wadnaha

Spanish Nuevo coronavirus

Tagolog Mga Rekomendasyon ng Pampublikong Kalusugan sa COVID-19

Thai ไวรัสโคโรนาสายพันธุ์ใหม

Vietnamese Vi-rút Corona Mới

 

French Français

Urdu اُردُو‎

 

Farsi

 

Burmese