Tag: Family Safety Center

UTHSC Events Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Most victims of domestic abuse do not have visible scars. Abuse that is verbal, psychological, or financial is as real as physical abuse. Identifying and helping victims of this type of abuse is difficult, but imperative. That is the message that Mildred Muhammad, ex-wife of D.C. sniper John A. Muhammad, a domestic abuse survivor, brought… Read More

Defending Childhood Shelby Improving Landscape for Shelby County Youth


Local leaders, youth services providers, health care professionals, and law enforcement personnel came together in the spirit of collaboration toward the goal of improving the lives of children in Shelby County during a Trauma Informed Care Summit at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The summit was hosted by Defending Childhood Shelby, a federally… Read More

Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week Sept. 20-26 Aims to Raise Funds, Community Profile and Volunteers for 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

Chancellor Steve Schwab speaking at the Memphis Crisis Center kick off

For more than 40 years, the Memphis Crisis Center has provided much-needed counseling to those in distress through a 24/7, volunteer-staffed hotline. But in the last few years, whether because of the economy or the troubled times, calls to the confidential lifeline (901-CRISIS7 or 901-274-7477) have gone up dramatically, from 14,103 in 2011 to 17,629… Read More