COVID-19 Resources

Porter-Leath empowers children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. To ensure the health and safety of our students, families and employees, Porter-Leath preschool sites will remain closed and most program services will be provided remotely until further notice. While no COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposures have been identified, this closure and move to remote services is a proactive and preemptive measure. Porter-Leath will continue actively monitoring for updates related to COVID-19, while thoroughly sanitizing all facilities.

Discovery, prevention and treatment of COVID-19 has changed the lives of families, children and caregivers across the globe. As our worlds evolve into a "new normal," we are committed to providing assistance to children and families whenever possible.

Porter-Leath has created a hotline to supplement our remote programming. Porter-Leath families can reach a member of our staff during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 PM) by calling (901) 577-2500 and choosing Option 4.
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Shelby County COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Program

The Division of Community Services was designated $500,000 to establish the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Program to provide social services for residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund program offers 3 forms of relief and have expanded eligibility to be able to help more families:

  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Emergency Food/Essentials/Prescription Assistance

Assistance is available until funds run out. You can now apply online for emergency relief for rent/mortgage, utilities, or emergency food/essentials/prescription assistance from us, Shelby County Community Services.

Click here for more information and to apply online:

For questions, residents can email the Division of Community Services at or call the COVID-19 Relief line at (901) 222-0050.