Is there any place you’d rather be?

This question is at the heart of our Street Outreach team’s work as they go out into the community every day – to parks, abandoned buildings, underpasses, and parking lots – to offer better alternatives to individuals sleeping outside. Earlier this year, we shared the story of Kevin, who had been living in the Old Forest of Overton Park for several years. Asking this question helped to unlock a path out of homelessness for Kevin.

Recently, the team have taken this question to individuals who were staying in encampments around the city. Street Outreach visited each site every day to create the conditions of trust that can lead to better outcomes, and we’re proud of the work they’ve done to help those individuals find a better path!

Dragonfly Collective’s Jarad Bingham spoke with Forbes to discuss the Hub‘s compassionate approach to help our neighbors living in encampments.

Celebrate our Sweet 16 with Kindness

The journey out of homelessness can be long and complex. But as a community, we have what it takes to help our neighbors exit homelessness. We believe it begins with creating kindness. Your monthly gift means that we can welcome every guest to the Hub with warmth and kindness, and provide them with the resources they need to exit homelessness.

Did you know? This year is the Hub’s 16th birthday! In celebration of our Sweet 16, consider becoming a monthly donor of $16/month.

We’re on a mission to end homelessness. But to do this, we need our monthly giving community. Here’s what your gift helps to support every month:

  • Extend warmth and kindness to the 250+ individuals the Hub encounters every week
  • Provide shelter to 40-50 women and children at any given time
  • Support our guests on their journey out of homelessness

More News

The Hub operates the City’s Emergency Cooling/Warming Center during extreme weather, providing a place of safety and kindness for the unhoused population to shelter from dangerous conditions. With the recent hot weather, we have been opening our doors to those in need of temporary respite from the heat, while also working to help guests find overnight shelter. Follow our Facebook or Instagram for updates on upcoming Cooling Center events.

One of our favorite spaces in the Hub Hotel is our volunteer-run hair salon – in this space, our guests feel seen, heard, and valued. Thank you to Pavo Salon for creating such a beautiful space at the Hub and to Monica for working her magic on our guests!

For more information on how you can volunteer your hair and nail talents, please reach out to us at!

Shout out to our friends at IKEA Memphis who recently donated furniture for five new Hub Studios and brought 19 team members to put it all together! The Hub Studios provide temporary non-congregate shelter for our clients. This allows us to work closely with them towards permanent housing. IKEA’s partnership has been instrumental in helping us to create these innovative spaces that are welcoming for our guests and we are so grateful. Thanks you for always answering the call!