Memphis Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Memphis Tennessee social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Shelby County Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 170 North Main Street Memphis TN 38103 901-543-7351


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Memphis Housing Authority 439 Beale Street Memphis TN 38103 901-544-1215

Shelby County Housing Authority 715 Rouge Bluff Road Memphis TN 38127 901-353-0590


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Memphis Tennessee Medicaid Office 3230 Jackson Avenue Memphis TN 38122 901-320-7200


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Memphis Social Security Office 1330 Monroe Avenue Memphis TN 38104 866-336-2212

Memphis Social Security Office 3461 South 3rd Street Memphis TN 38109 901-786-9019

Memphis Social Security Office 3602 Austin Peay Highway Memphis TN 38128 901-385-0127


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Shelby County Galloway WIC Office 477 North Manassas Street Memphis TN 38105 901-222-9790

Shelby County Health Crossing Clinic WIC Office 6170 Macon Road Memphis TN 38134 901-222-9799

Shelby County Health Department WIC Office 1000 Haynes Street Memphis TN 38114 901-515-5200

Shelby County Health Guthrie Primary Health Clinic WIC Office 1064 Breedlove Street Memphis TN 38107 901-515-5400

Shelby County Health Hickory Hill Clinic WIC Office 6590 Kirby Center Cove Memphis TN 38115 901-222-9906

Shelby County Health Hollywood Clinic WIC Office 2500 Peres Avenue Memphis TN 38108 901-515-5500

Shelby County Health Med WIC Office 880 Madison Avenue Memphis TN 38103 901-545-7265

Shelby County Health Memphis Health Center WIC Office 380 East E.H.Crump Boulevard Memphis TN 38126 901-261-2000

Shelby County Health Southland Mall Clinic WIC Office 1287 Southland Mall Memphis TN 38116 901-222-9828

Shelby County WIC Office 814 Jefferson Avenue Memphis TN 38105 901-544-7583