The Purdue Center of Hope has been providing critical services and shelter for under-resourced Memphians since 2000. Notable programs include New Directions Family Residence, which provides supportive transitional housing for mothers and children experiencing homelessness due to unexpected or emergency situations through daily meals, caring guidance, intensive case management and assistance, with a focus on job placement and permanent affordable housing. Renewal Place, a two-year residential recovery program for chemically addicted women and their children, keeps families together while they work towards sobriety, employment, positive parenting practices and financial literacy. Also, the Single Women’s Residence, which is the only transitional housing program in Memphis specifically designated for single women, houses up to 20 of our city’s most vulnerable individuals. Many suffer from mental health issues, substance abuse, job loss, or displacement.
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