Caritas is Latin for "Love for all People”

Onie Johns left her suburban Germantown life to engage in a “ministry of presence.” Through Caritas Village, which she founded, Onie strives to “break down walls of hostility between races, rich and poor, and provide a positive street-corner alternative for neighborhood children.” Caritas Village now includes a restaurant and offers a wide range of cultural and arts activities to the additionally, the Village offers a theater, art studio, free health clinic, after-school programs, tutoring and ESL programs. All this hospitality and all the services are available in Binghamton, one of Memphis’ most under served neighborhoods.


"Onie Johns is passionate about community and the arts and believes that creativity is more valuable than knowledge and feels that we are all sojourners on earth and that there is “enough” for everyone."



In her efforts to build strong families in Binghamton and to create racial harmony throughout the city, Onie has joined forces with Service Over Self, Bridges, Jacob’s Ladder and numerous churches, among others. Onie’s life and work personify the values of the Women’s Foundation.


The Legends Award pays tribute to women whose work embodies the mission of the Women’s Foundation.



"A Compassionate

Neighborhood Clinic"

Caritas hosts a free medical clinic with an all volunteer staff every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday night 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Doctors and nurses treat minor adult and childhood illnesses, help find doctors to treat chronic illnesses, and provide health education. STAFF WILL NOT write prescriptions for pain, nerves, diets or sleeping pills. Nor will they complete disability evaluations/paperwork, admit clients to hospitals, or replace a patient's regular physician. Treatment is first-come, first-served. Must bring picture ID. Spanish-speaking staff member available. General Information: Hrs, Tue 6pm-8pm, No Fee, For Residents of Binghamton, zip code 38112. Walk in basis, Spanish-speaking staff member available.


The Village is Looking for:

A Chess teacher, Coffee Shop volunteers, Volunteer to do baking (cookies, pastries, etc), Volunteer to grocery shop, Volunteer to keep book shelves orderly & dusted, Strong male figures to facilitate a process group for young men ages 14 to 35. Caritas is always looking for volunteering for general task and daily operations, also if you have a unique skill that you would like to share please let us know. If interested please go to our contact page and send us a message telling us which position you are interested in.

Caritas Village 2509 Harvard Ave.

Memphis, TN 38112 (901) 327-5246

Caritas Village & Caritas Community

is a Non-profit 501(c)(3)

Copyright © 2016

All Rights Reserved By Caritas Village

Caritas hours of operation:

9am - 8pm Monday - Saturday

Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

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