MSCS Opens New Family Wellness Centers to Extend Support to Students and Families

Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) is investing approximately $4.5 MILLION leveraging ESSER (COVID-19 relief funds) over the next three years to operate Family Wellness Centers regionally located at Cordova Middle School, Booker T. Washington School, and Manassas High School.

The new resource centers are designed to expand mental, social, and emotional support and services to students and families. The wellness centers will provide services at no cost to MSCS students and families. 

Services provided at the centers include, but are not limited to:  

  • Mental Health, Social, and Emotional Supports
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness 
  • Individual, Group, and Family Counseling
  • School Supports (Enrollment, registration, truancy)
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Threat Assessments
  • Mindfulness; Yoga/Stress-Management 
  • De-Escalation Techniques

A special ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Family Wellness Center located at Cordova Middle school on March 2.


A unique feature of the centers is connecting with parents. Parent/Caregiver workshops will be available while they are waiting on their students. Parents/caregivers will have options to attend multiple sessions on how to better understand and support their students, ACEs, and additional Student Enrollment, Equity and Discipline (S.E.E.D), Mental Health, and Wellness offerings.

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