Memphis Union Mission - Calvary Colony (for Men)

4535 Benjestown Rd.
Memphis, TN 38127

901-357-9641 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Adult Men Transitional Housing Shelter

General Information:
Located on 140 acres near Shelby Forest Calvary Colony is where men complete the remaining portion of Memphis Union Mission’s Iron-On-Iron program. This is a Christian-based program. After men graduate from Calvary Colony, they are eligible to move into the Wright Transitional House (a 6 month transitional housing program). For more information contact Memphis Union Mission or visit the Memphis Union Mission website.


Helpful Definitions For Memphis Union Mission - Calvary Colony (for Men):
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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