Community & Senior Centers

Updates & Maintenance | $10 Million

Hospitality Hub Women’s Shelter

The new Hub campus will include the region’s first barrier-free emergency shelter for women, expanded Hub operations center, as well as a 25,000 square foot urban park, and green spaces for staff and clients to enjoy.

The women’s shelter will provide a place for clients to heal from trauma. It is paired with 24/7 case management that will serve as a baseline to rebuild a stable life. Clients at the shelter will also have access to a quiet room, family room, salon, and outdoor space. The Hub operations center is the single point of entry for homeless individuals and will assess each person’s needs to connect them with necessary resources. The urban park will give clients a place to relax while in close proximity to professional care and will also serve as a space to gather for special events or to socialize. Additional green spaces will allow clients to connect with nature and also help reduce stress.

The project was made possible by the City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, Kresge Foundation, Assisi Foundation, Turner, A2H, Nature Sacred, Dragonfly, and many donors.

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Ed Rice Community Center

Architect:  Archimania

Landscape Architect:   JPA Inc. (Jackson Person & Associates)

General Contractor:  Grinder Taber Grinder

Estimated completion Date:  Summer of 2022

Cost of Construction: $8,400,000

The new building will have

  • Basketball court with stage for community activities
  • Updated pool house (locker rooms and storage area) with heated showers – no changes really to the pool
  • Three community meeting areas, including a larger one that can be split into smaller rooms
  • Art studio
  • Workout room
  • Fitness studio w/mats
  • Computer Lab