All volunteers will need to attend a training to reinforce what is expected of volunteers, go over resources available, to provide an opportunity to sign up for specific shifts/geographic locations, and to receive suggestions or answer any questions you may have. You should attend one of the training sessions that are offered Wednesday January 18th at 11 a.m. at MIFA Les Passes Center (715 St. Paul) or Friday January 20th 3 p.m. same location.
In other news
The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is thrilled to announce the completion of the 2011 Memphis Survival Guide (MSG.) MSG is a an updated version of our handheld user-friendly directory of all homeless service providers, runaway services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, shelter and meal services offered in the City of Memphis.
In the coming weeks, we will be working to distribute 5000 copies of this guide to various service providers, church congregations, neighborhood and community organizations and directly to those directly homeless themselves in the coming weeks.
This includes organizations and local government agencies who’s work also interacts with those who are unsheltered. This includes the Shelby County Public Defender’s office, Shelby County Division of Corrections, General Sessions Pre-Trial Services, Memphis Emergency Medical Services, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the American Red Cross.
Special thanks to Mairi Albertson with Memphis Housing and Community Development, and Nancy Bailey of the University of Memphis Tiger graphics. Peace and Justice Center Staff and interns, Gio Lopez and Jeremy Herman. Thank you all very much for your hard work.
If you or your organization would like copies of the Memphis Survival Guide, please contact Brad Watkins, Organizing Director of the Mid South Peace and Justice Center at Brad@midsouthpeace.org