Welcome to COMEC

May 2024

The Juvenile Court has temporarily closed access to the building while it evaluates environmental issues that have occurred within.  While this is certainly inconvenient, be assured that we will continue to offer our services and expertise throughout this interim basis.

2023 Year-End Message

I hope you and yours have had a wonderful holiday season, and I hope you are looking to continue your efforts to provide leadership and help for our work at COMEC

During 2023, our nonprofit charity has continued to meet the needs of the community by maintaining our service programs to all who need them, free of charge. 

We have:

  • Maintained an up-to-date comprehensive web site that promoted COMEC and the services we provide.
  • Maintained our Child Safety Programs
  • Maintained our Teen Substance Abuse Program
  • Participated in the Juvenile Court’s Truancy Prevention Program
  • Provided technical support for parents, caregivers and Law Enforcement who are searching forand recovering children
  • Provided free counseling for children and families at our Juvenile Court Office
  • Presented our 29th Annual Charity Golf Tourney fundraiser
  • Continued additional fundraising  for our worthwhile programs and services

This New Year (2024) will our organization’s 40th anniversary of operation.  Our organization has been working to promote the safety and protection of all children since 1984.  This is quite an achievement that many nonprofits do not share.  Most non-profits have a life span of less than 20 yers.

Our longevity is due to the continued reliable free services that we provide.  This coupled with the long standing caring and support of our Board Members, Juvenile Court, Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department all have all contributed to our success over the past forty years.

Having been Executive Director for the past thirty (30) years of COMEC has been my honor and privilege and I particularly appreciate the continued opportunity to work with troubled families and their children.  I have often said that if a person has helped one child then you have left your mark on this walk of life.

Len Edwards

Click Here for the 2023 Golf Tournament Photos

Greetings, everyone. COMEC is a local non-profit that provides critical child-related services through its offices at the Juvenile Court in Memphis. COVID and resulting changes in the nonprofit landscape, along with the economy, have created a critical funding shortage at COMEC. We’d ask you to consider donating to our GoFundMe page. https://gofund.me/82823c1a

Thank you for your support through this difficult time.

Save the Date! Join us for the 28th Annual COMEC Charity Golf Tournament at the Links at Galloway on September 9, 2023. Click Here for the Flyer.

Click here for the Sept. 10, 2022 Golf Tournament Photos

More children are displaced during Thanksgiving and Christmas than any time of the year. Custodial parents whose children have been allowed to visit a parent who resides outside the home have the hardest time getting their children returned to their legal residence during the holidays. Our efforts help families locate, communicate and facilitate the safe return of children.

I ask that you all will make your yearly donation to COMEC during this time of giving. These funds help us to provide funding for the services that we offer (drug testing, search/recovery of children caught up in custody issues, and the like). Monies should be sent to COMEC, 616 Adams Avenue, Memphis TN 38105 or a Debit/credit card can be used by contacting the office at 901-222-0700. You may also donate through our website.

There are many nonprofits that failed during the past two years or have reduced services to bare bones. We are still providing services at pre-pandemic levels due to our careful financial management. We should all look forward to 2023 with renewed spirit knowing that we play a large part in helping families.

Len Edwards, Executive Director of COMEC

COMEC’s Executive Director Len Edwards frequently gives
interviews regarding children’s issues:

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