Community Partners

EcOp (Economic Opportunities)

Economic Opportunities was formed in 1991 as an operational ministry of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Memphis Leadership Foundation and has been a staple in reentry workforce development ever since.

The mission of EcOp is to equip ex-offenders with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to obtain stable employment and economic empowerment.

EcOp offers Certified Forklift Training to returning citizens registered with the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR).

HopeWorks, Inc.

HopeWorks, Inc. is a faith-based organization that offers Personal Career and Development classes to individuals living under the poverty level or homeless.

HopeWorks, Inc. offers Adult Education and Literacy Improvement to the participants of the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry.

Neighborhood Christian Center

Neighborhood Christian Center (NCC)’s mission is to build stronger families and neighborhoods by providing compassionate, Christ-centered ministries to those in need.

NCC  partners with MSCOR to  meet the personal needs and additional case management to individuals recently released from incarceration.

Christ Community Health/Baptist Healthcare

Christ Community Health Services provides healthcare to those living below the federal guidelines for poverty. 

Christ Community Health Services/Baptist  Healthcare provides bridge healthcare to individuals recently released from incarceration as well as those who have experience with the Justice System and classified as “homeless.”

Workforce Investment Network (WIN)

The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) is a community resource that prepares job seekers for jobs and helps connect them with employment opportunities in Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County. 

WIN partners with MSCOR to provide workforce training and education.


Justice Group

The Justice Group is multi-disciplinary collaborative that convened in 2013 to renew the conversation regarding enhanced reentry resources and a reentry continuum.

That group is made up of many agencies who deliver reentry services throughout Memphis and Shelby County.  This collaboration’s focus is establishing Best Practices among service providers to create a systemic method of measuring outcomes and successes of individuals returning to the community from incarceration – returning citizens.

Members of the Justice Group:

Advance Memphis


Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence

Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.

Catholic Charities

Shelby County Public Defender ‘s Office

U.S. Probation Officer

Consilience Group

Dept. of Labor

District Attorney General Office

Economic Opportunities

Elite Services Resource Center

General Sessions Court Judge


John Madison Exum Towers/Reentry


Karat Place

Lifeline2 Success

Make a Difference

Memphis Crime Commission

Memphis Public Library 2-1-1

Memphis Union Mission

Memphis Econ Dev. & Opportunities

Probation & Parole District Director

Shelby County Child Support

Shelby County Division of Corrections 

St. Mattews United Methodist Church

Starting All Over Outreach Ministries 

Strong Cities, Strong Communities

Supervising U. S. Probation Officer


Tech-Knowledge Institute

Tennessee Dept of Corrections

The Father's House

The Justice Network

The University of Memphis

TN Community & Court Services

U.S. Probation Officer

U.S. Probation Officer Re-Entry Sp.


Women Ablaze Ministries