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“Caritas” is Latin and translated means
“love for all people”.

Caritas Village uses art, music, hospitality, theatre, classes, and connections to creatively join people together in common goals from many different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Village interfaces directly with the surrounding community and creates jobs, provides experiential training, facilitates affordable and nutritious meals, and provides an outlet for creativity.

Love Thy Neighbor, Lenten Meditation -->

St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave., Memphis TN 38105

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens,
and your faithfulness to the clouds.

Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep;
you save both man and beast, O LORD.

How priceless is your love, O God!
your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36:5-7

Caritas Front Doors
PONDER TODAY: The gift given is life. Live it. You only have one life to live so spend it beautifully away.

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Neighborhood Clinic

Provides a free medical clinic of all-volunteer staff every 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 Binghampton, zip code 38112. Walk in basis, Spanish-speaking staff member available.

Onie Johns Photo 1

2011 Legends Award Honoree

Onie’s life and work personify the values of the Women’s Foundation.

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 Binghampton, one of Memphis’ most under served neighborhoods.

In her efforts to build strong families in Binghampton 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

Onie 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.

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

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Caritas hours of operation: 9am - 8pm, Monday - Saturday
Closed on Sundays and the Holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

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