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Respite and Personal Assistance

Aging Commission of the Mid-South

2670 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 1000, Memphis, TN  38112
(901) 324-6333
Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Programs for elderly individuals and adults with physical disabilities. Services include personal care, homemaker, home delivered meals, respite, and personal emergency response systems.

Comprehensive Counseling Network

2150 Whitney Ave
Memphis, TN 38127
Free short term respite (10-12 week) for children ages 2-15. Usually consists of 3 hrs of community outings per week.  Must have a mental health (DSM IV) diagnosis. Available to Shelby County residents only.

Department of Intellectual Disability Services (DIDS) 

West TN Regional Office- Intake Section
PO Box 949
11437 Milton Wilson Road
Arlington, TN 38002
901-745-7200 (P)
800-308-2586 (toll free)
For referral/application call  1-866-372-5709
DIDD offers several different types of programs for persons with intellectual disabilities.

  • Family Support
  • Case Management Services
  • Home and Community-based Waiver Services

The Medicaid Waiver offers funding for a variety of services. Medicaid Waiver is not the same as traditional Medicaid
Must have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability (mental retardation) with an IQ of 70 or below, before the age of 18. If you need further assistance in applying for DIDS services please contact the Community Advocate at the Arc of the Mid South. 901-507-8568 http://www.tn.gov/didd

Ryan's Ranch International

Mailing Address
PO Box 17443
Memphis, TN 38187
2795 Hwy 51 Nesbit, MS 38651
1) Ryan's Haven: inclusive respite nights
2) Ryan's Miracles: therapeutic horseback riding through partnering barns
3) Ryan's Playgrounds: creating, building, and assisting with universal playgrounds
4) Ryan's Ranch: universally accessible health/wellness destination offering 45 different therapies and recreational programming (coming soon!)

Tennessee Respite Coalition

19 Music Square West, Suite J
Nashville, TN 37203

  • Memphis Respite Voucher Program
      (901) 522-0090
    Respite care funding for people with developmental disabilities or mental illness. 

MRVP recipients must live in Shelby County, have a child under age 18 with a primary diagnosis of Serious Emotional Disturbance or Developmental Disability, and have a combined annual income of $40,000 or less.

The Arc Mid-South

3485 Poplar Ave Ste 210 Memphis, TN 38111      (901)327-2473 
Family Support Services including in-home respite care, weekend retreats, summer camps, and personal assistance.
email: info@thearcmidsouth.org

UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities: Relative Caregiver Program

711 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN 38105
Designed to support children whose parents are not able to raise them, and are being cared for by a grandparent or other extended family member.  Case management, child care, transportation, financial aid, respite, etc