Resource Guide

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. provides children and family services throughout the State of Mississippi.  Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services and certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and accredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA), Southern Christian is a member agency of the Mississippi Association of Child Caring Agencies and is an affiliate of the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as well as a member of Disciples Care Network. The following is a resource guide for those within the communities and surrounding areas in which we serve, specifically the areas around Jackson, Tupelo, and Gulfport. For more information, go to SCSCY website: https://www.scscy.org

 

Adoption from Foster Care

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc's Adoption Program places children with special needs in permanent homes through adoption. We believe that every child has the inherent right to the security and stability of a permanent home. For those children who cannot stay with their biological families, permanent ties to new families must be established. Services are provided to both the adoptive parents and the child to establish their new, permanent relationship.

ADOPTION FROM FOSTER CARE | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care is a community-based approach to caring for children and adolescents with emotional and/or behavioral problems in the least restrictive environment. Therapeutic Foster Care seeks to combine elements of residential treatment and the foster family environment into a model of foster family-based treatment.

THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

Post Adoption and Respite 

The purpose of this program is to strengthen and support Mississippi adoptive and foster families to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of the children and youth who are placed with them. We know that no one adopts a child thinking that one-day circumstances become overwhelming.  Issues may arise because of trauma the child has suffered, and we want to support you during those times.

ADOPTION PERMANENCY DIVISION | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

Outpatient Trauma Counseling 

Our counseling clinics offer evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (3-23) impacted by trauma and complicated grief.  Parents and caregivers can also receive counseling to work on personal issues that stand in the way of achieving their own personal goals as well as family stability. Children from all areas of the state who are victims of crime are eligible to receive counseling and supportive services through the therapeutic foster care programs in Jackson, Gulfport, and Tupelo. In Forest and Metro-Jackson area, children 3-23 who are victims of crime, receive supportive services included evidence-based therapy, regardless of ability to pay. 

TRAUMA COUNSELING | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

Therapeutic Group Home for Boys

Location: Grenada, Mississippi

Therapeutic group homes provide family style living for children and youth who are unable to remain in their own homes because of abuse, neglect, or serious behavioral or emotional challenges. 

THERAPEUTIC GROUP HOMES | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

PALS Transitional Living Program

Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Preparing Adolescents to Live Successfully (P.A.L.S.) is a community-based, transitional living program for youth ages 18-23. This program is in Jackson and specializes in assisting homeless youth in becoming self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Services include food pantry and toiletry closet, counseling services, financial literacy training, workforce and soft skills, employee opportunities, and educational services. 

PALS TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

Parent Strong Prevention (training and support group)

Location: Jackson and Gulfport, Mississippi

Parent Strong is a community-based child abuse and neglect prevention program designed to help parents by educating and empowering them to create safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy environments that protect children from violence and maltreatment. This program includes in-person and online workshops, parent café, resource directory, and job training.

PARENT STRONG | Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

 

RESOURCE GUIDE

North Mississippi: 

 

SHELTERS AND EMERGENCY HOUSING

Golden Triangle Homeless Coalition

Po Box 303 Columbus, MS 39703

662-549-2643

Temporary Shelter during temperatures 36 degrees and below, 7 days a week: 5pm-9am

Sally Kate Winters 

801 North Division Street

Post Office Box 1233 

West Point, MS 39773

Emergency placement for 45 days

Kendra Spears

205-712-0127

homeless lesion for Lowndes County schools

The Salvation Army, Tupelo 

THE RED SHIELD LODGE

527 Carnation Street

Tupelo, MS 38801

662-680-2754

The lodge opens for check-in at 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week

A photo I.D. is required, and a background check will be done.

Three meals per day, a safe place to sleep, & laundry facilities. 

Shelter and Assistance in Family Emergencies (DV Shelter)

105 Clark place 

Tupelo, MS

Lee County 

(662) 841-9105

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-527-7233

https://safeshelter.net/contact/

Open 24 hours, any gender, race, and ethnicity, preferred a form of identification, but not required, SAFE Serves the following counties: Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union

House of Grace (DV)

Southaven, MS

Crisis: 662-342-1432

Admin: 662-253-0252

Services: Emergency Shelter • Transitional/Supportive Housing • Advocacy Services • 24-Hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services • Legal Services

Counties Served: DeSoto, Tate, Tunica, Yalobusha, Marshall, Panola, Lafayette, Coahoma, Benton, Quitman

Our House Inc.

Greenville, MS

Crisis Line: 833-279-5683

Admin: 662-334-6873

www.ourhousenewbirth.com

Services: Emergency Shelter • Childcare • Advocacy Services • Batterer Intervention Program • 24-Hour Crisis Line • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services

Counties Served: Bolivar, Humphreys, Holmes, Leflore, Sunflower, Washington

Safe Haven, Inc.

Columbus, MS

Crisis Line: 1-800-890-6040

Admin: 662-327-6118

Services: Emergency Shelter • Childcare • Advocacy Services • 24-hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services

Counties Served: Attala, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Webster

Bolivar County Community Action Agency, Inc.

810 E Sunflower Rd #120

Cleveland, MS 38732

Phone: (662) 846-1491          

https://bccaainc.org/

RAPID RE-HOUSING

Temporary housing for the homeless in Bolivar County.

 

FOOD INSECURITY 

Amory Food Pantry

123 South Main St.

Amory, MS 38821

Phone: 662-305-5551

Tuesdays: 8am-11am/Emergencies as needed

FAITH Food Pantry

102 Front St.

Nettleton, MS 38858

Phone: 662-767-3306

Every 3rd Saturday: 8am-10am

Aberdeen Loaves & Fishes

200 East Canal St.

Aberdeen MS 39730

662-813-3500

Every 3rd Friday: 6am-8:15am

Mission Okolona

111 South Church St.

Okolona, MS 38860

662-542-9044 

Every 3rd Saturday: 8am-10am

Fulton United Methodist Church

110 South Main St.

Fulton, MS 38843

Phone: 662-862-9530

Every 3rd Saturday: 8am-10am

St. Luke UMC Food Pantry

2653 Eason Blvd.

Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone: 662-842-6522

Thursdays: 9am-12pm

Helping Hands Ministry

314 South Church

Tupelo MS 38802

Phone: 662-690-8100 / 662-844-4411

Saturdays: 8:30am-12pm

Itawamba UMC FP

2710 Hwy 371 N

Mantachie, MS 38855

Phone: 662-282-4907

Every 3rd Saturday: 8am-10am

Emmanuel Church of God

1203 North Green St.

Tupelo, MS 38802

Phone: 662-488-7419 / 662-231-8816

Every 4th Saturday: 9am-12pm

Jerusalem MB Church FP

14129 Hwy 12 E

Caledonia, MS 39740

Phone: 662-889-1435

Living Manna Food Pantry

941 Eshman Ave.

West Point, MS 39773

Phone: 662-494-8788 / 662-889-5227

Potters House Family Service Center

678 N Jefferson St.

Houston, MS 38851

Phone: 662-448-1172

New Covenant Community FP

17794 Hwy 46

Cedar Bluff, MS 39741

Phone: 662-275-7259

Salvation Army, Columbus

2219 Main St.

Columbus, MS 39701

Phone: 662-327-5137

Churches United Food Bank

24 S Liberty St.

Pontotoc, MS 38863

Phone: 662-419-3673 / 662-489-3087

Jericho Baptist Church (Food)

2179 County Rd. 171

Guntown, MS 38849

Phone: 662-231-4193 / 662-534-6486

Belmont UMC Food Pantry

11 Front St.

Belmont, MS 38827

Phone: 662-279-0697

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry

607 University Dr.

Starkville, MS 39759

Phone: 662-312-7169

Our Daily Bread of Calhoun

113 North Thompson St.

Bruce, MS 38915

Phone: 662-414-6474

Mt. Zion Food Pantry

1357 Mt Zion Rd.

Brooksville, MS 39739

Phone: 662-244-3074 / 662-312-0677

Tippah County Good Samaritan Center

113 Bails Rd.

Ripley, MS 38663

Phone: 662-587-3255

The Food Depot of Tishomingo County

1701 Paul Edmonson Dr.

Iuka, MS 38852

Phone: 662-279-4184

Choctaw County Food Ministry

168 Jailhouse Rd.

Ackerman, MS 39735

Phone: 662-736-4480

Oxford Food Pantry

713 Molly Barr Rd.

Oxford, MS 38655

Phone: 901-849-3151

Pinecrest Snack Packs – Pantry

313 Pinecrest Rd.

Corinth, MS 38834

Phone: 662-415-9853

Tippah Good Samaritan North

560 Main St.

Walnut, MS 38683

Phone: 662-223-4781

Plum Street Soup Kitchen

42 Church St.

Grenada, MS 38901

Phone: 662-229-5465

Grenada Food Pantry

19 Green St.

Grenada, MS 38901

Phone: 662-417-1160

SHSM Holly Springs Food Pantry

295 Francisco St.

Holly Springs, MS 38635

Phone: 662-342-3184

Pinelake Starkville Care Center 

Pinelake—-STARKVILLE

104 Willow Road

Starkville, MS 39759

Phone: 662-324-7773 

Open 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 5 – 7 p.m.

starkvillecarecenter@pinelake.org

The Salvation Army Starkville

407 A Industrial Park Road

Starkville, MS 39759

662-324-3304

The Salvation Army Greenwood

214 Hwy 7 South

Greenwood, MS 38930

662-455-9679

The Salvation Army Corinth 

2200 Lackey Dr.

Corinth, MS 38834

662-287-6979

Food Pantry

Appointment only–every Thursday noon 

The Salvation Army, Columbus

2219 Main St.

Columbus, MS 39701

Phone: (662) 327-5137

Food Pantry: Tuesday 9-12am

serves an individual with an ID every three months 

The Salvation Army, Tupelo 

527 Carnation St.

Tupelo, MS 38801

662-680-2754

Provides lunch and dinner Monday-Friday

Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm

Dinner: 4:30-6:00pm

 

CLOTHING NEEDS

The Salvation Army Starkville—-Thrift & Consignment Store

407 A Industrial Park Road

Starkville, MS 39759

662-324-3304

The Salvation Army, Tupelo—-Thrift & Consignment Store

703 Daybrite Dr.

Tupelo, Mississippi

662-842-0301

Thrift Store Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–4pm

Saturday: 8:30am-3pm

The Salvation Army Pontotoc—-Thrift & Consignment Store

303 W. Reynolds Street

Pontotoc, MS 38863

662-509-9400

Thrift Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-4:30pm

The Salvation Army Oxford—-Thrift & Consignment Store

2649 West Oxford Loop

Oxford, MS 38655

662-236-2260

Thrift Store Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm 

The Salvation Army Greenwood, MS—--Thrift & Consignment Store

214 Hwy 7 South

Greenwood, MS 38930

662-455-9679

Thrift Store Hours: 

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Salvation Army Corinth—Thrift & Consignment Store

2200 Lackey Dr.

Corinth, MS 38834

662-287-6979

Store Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm

The Salvation Army Columbus— Thrift & Consignment Store 

2101 Main Street

Columbus, Mississippi 39701

662-245-1542

Store Hours: 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Albree’s Closet (Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center) 

Serving Tate County 

662-349-1555

https://www.facebook.com/HealingHeartsCAC/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDoE-VxvP_duMLP-9oluM4Zn7lWCLsxIhrTZ-o6oahN43zz3On5og7xml05ewY5JS_oPQuD53PDr9L1

Website https://www.healingheartscac.org/closets

Annis’ Children

Greenville, MS 

Serving Washington County 

annischildren@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/annischildren/

Fostering Faith

Starkville, MS 

662-205-0481 

https://www.wearefosteringfaith.org/?fbclid=IwAR0IH2IBdwe3EdDTOkAx6R6t0kMwi9Lk27vY6OGXJYKACtwoKk0FJhkHPvE

https://www.facebook.com/fosteringfaith.ff/

​Fostering by Faith 

Hurley, MS – fosteringbyfaithms@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/fosteringbyfaith/

Tyler’s Closet (Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center) 

Serving Desoto County 

662-349-15555

https://www.facebook.com/HealingHeartsCAC/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDoE-VxvP_duMLP-9oluM4Zn7lWCLsxIhrTZ-o6oahN43zz3On5og7xml05ewY5JS_oPQuD53PDr9L1

Website https://www.healingheartscac.org/closets

Village Threads 

Serving Northwest Mississippi 

662-316-1288 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/455361504923549/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

The Refuge 

Monroe County

662-315-9633

662-871-9766

https://www.facebook.com/The-Refuge-Monroe-1010096515864855/

The Refuge 

Union County

therefugeunion@yahoo.com

662-598-5287

https://www.facebook.com/The-Refuge-Union-109260973810220/

The Refuge 

Chickasaw County

662-456-5311

therefugechickasaw@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/The-Refuge-Chickasaw-111985846920098/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARChUwiyZeqBLWwoCqNbIEHF1-80QPalcOcV01kj7rurFhikNLvr93qpt66fZEVFKEuJWn5U92xdvJGD

The Refuge 

Lowndes County

662-205-8089

carecloset@fvbchurch.com

https://www.facebook.com/The-Refuge-Closet-Columbus-MS-107695100982013/

​The Refuge West Tupelo

662-869-7778

https://www.facebook.com/therefugetupelo/

Central Mississippi: 

 

SHELTERS AND EMERGENCY HOUSING

 

Care Lodge

Meridian, MS

Crisis Line: 601-693-4673

Admin: 601-482-8719

www.carelodge.com

Counties Served: Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, Winston

Services: Emergency Shelter • Transitional/Supportive Housing • Childcare • Advocacy Services • Batterer Intervention Program • 24-hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services

Hinds County Human Resource Agency

258 Maddox Road

Jackson, MS 39212

Phone: 601-923-3930

Case management, housing support services

Covenant Group Home

McDowell and Teresa Drive

Jackson, MS

Phone: 601-966-1554

Phone: 601-573-4149

Transitional group home Cost: $550 month

God’s Homeless Haven

New Jerusalem Church

Jackson, MS

Phone: 601-720-5078

Transitional housing for women and women with children.

Length of Stay: Determined on an individual basis

Flowers House (Stewpot Community Services)

355 Livingston St.

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-949-9262

Emergency shelter for women and children only. Provide supportive services such as case management, referrals, and counseling.

Gateway Rescue Mission

328 South Gallatin St.

Jackson, MS 39203

Phone: 601-353-5864 / Shelter: 601-944-0409

New Life A & D Program; Emergency shelter for adult males. mental health counseling; day services.

Shelter: 24 Hours w/ 8:30 pm curfew.

Common Bond Association, Inc.

836 Medical Plaza

Jackson, MS 39204

Phone: 601-371-6851

Toll Free: 888-484-4445         

Supportive housing services to homeless veterans, Shelters/offices: I.S.I.A.H House, Anthony House

Grace House

P.O. Box 68924

236 Millsaps Avenue

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-353-1038

Grace House Services provides housing and support services to homeless men, women, and families with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS and addictions 

Hinds Behavioral Health Services

3450 Highway 80 West

Jackson, MS 39209

Phone: 601-321-2400

Mental health and substance abuse, Counseling for children and adults

Matt’s House (Stewpot Community Services)

343 Adelle Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-948-2873

Emergency shelter for homeless women; case management, counseling, assistance with finding housing & employment

New Dimensions Development Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 11495

Jackson, MS 39283

Phone: 601-969-9856

Transitional housing for single women and women with children

New Life for Women, Inc.

814 North Congress Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-355-2195

Transitional housing for women

Ruth’s Refuge (Gateway Rescue Mission)

1204 First Avenue

Jackson, MS 39203    

Shelter and transitional housing for single homeless women over the age of 21. Provide life skills classes, bible study and Discipleship, transportation, and referral services.

Length of Stay: 7 days up to six months

The Salvation Army, Center for Hope

110 Presto Lane

Jackson, MS 39206

Phone: 601-982-4881

Social services 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Shelter: 4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. (19 and older); Length of Stay: 1 to 7 days per month for emergency shelter

Shelter For Battered Families, Catholic Charities, Inc.

200 N. Congress Street, Suite 100

Jackson, MS 39201

Crisis Line: 601-366-0222

Phone: 800-273-9012 

Hours: 24 hours, Shelter for women (18 & older) and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include shelter, supportive counseling, nutrition and wellness, case management, legal assistance, court advocacy, day care, and follow-up services.

Stewpot Community Services

1100 W. Capitol Street

Jackson, MS 39203

Phone: 601-353-2759

Fax: 601-353-7071     

Shelter for men and women, food programs, elderly, and children's programs.

Stewpot Rescue Mission (Opportunity Center) 

845 W Amite St, Jackson, MS 39203 

(601) 949-3540 

Day Shelter for homeless men, women, and families 

Wingard House

1279 N. West Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-969-2775

Monday - Friday: 8 am-5 am

Housing for women, children, pregnant teens, men, and whole families who are homeless, living in dire straits, displaced, or abandoned.

Catholic Charities Inc., Jackson Victim Services

Jackson, MS

Crisis Line: 1-800-273-9012 or 601-366-0222

www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org/

Counties Served: Hinds, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Sharkey, Warren, Yazoo

Services: Emergency Shelter • Transitional/Supportive Housing • Childcare • Advocacy Services • 24-Hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services • Legal Services

The Center for Violence Prevention

Pearl, MS

Crisis Line: 1-800-266-4198

Admin: 601-932-4198

www.mscvp.org

Counties Served: Hinds, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Warren, Yazoo

Services: Emergency Shelter • Transitional/Supportive Housing • Childcare, Batterer Intervention Program • 24-Hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services

Mountain Of Faith (for Women and Children)

P.O. Box 830138

Vicksburg, MS - 39182

Phone: 601-661-8990

Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc.

2900 St. Paul Street

Meridian, MS 39301

Phone: 601-483-4838

Transitional Housing 

Angel Wings Outreach Center

Mendenhall, MS

Crisis Line: 1-866-847-5802

Admin: 601-847-5802 

Counties Served: Hinds, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, Yazoo

Services: Emergency Shelter • Child Care • Advocacy Services • 24-hour crisis line • Community Education • Referral Services • Transitional and Supportive Housing

Billy Brumfield Men’s Shelter 

1244 S Gallatin St.

Jackson, MS 39201 

(601) 948-2864 

Haven House Family Shelter, Inc 

P.O. Box 57 

Vicksburg, MS 39181 

(601) 638-0555 

Shelter for women who are suffering from domestic violence and abuse.

FOOD INSECURITY

 

Salvation Army (Food Assistance)

By Appointment ONLY

110 Presto Lane

Jackson, MS 39206

601-982-4881

Morrison Heights—Clinton

Second Harvest

201 Morrison Drive

Clinton, Mississippi 39056

601-925-6451

Monday-4pm, Wednesday-9am

Hinds County Resident, Photo ID Required 

Clinton Community Christian Corporation (The 4 C’s)

Senior Adult Services 

2001 West Northside Drive 

Clinton, MS 39056 

601-924-9436

Nutrition Program – A hot lunch is provided on a weekday basis for adults 60 and older at the 4C’s center. Home Delivered Meals are provided for those 60 and older and are homebound.

Pinelake—--CLINTON

The Care Center

201 Clinton Center Drive

Clinton, MS 39056 

601-919-4134 

Open 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5pm – 6:15 p.m.

clintoncarecenter@pinelake.org

Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAAP)-Canton

181 Watford Parkway Drive

Canton, MS 39046

601-407-1404

www.madcaap.org/

Monday at 9am: first come, first serve, must be below poverty line, 1 food box given per family (or based on need), must enroll, translation services available 

Mississippi Food Network-Jackson

440 W. Beatty St.

Jackson, MS 39205-0411

Phone: 601-353-7286

Food pantry, day care, and emergency shelter

Gateway Rescue Mission

328 S Gallatin St.

Jackson, MS 39207

Phone: 601-353-5864

Programs include a homeless shelter, hot meals, soup kitchen and more.

Voice of Calvary

531 W Capitol St.

Jackson, MS 39203

Phone: 601-969-3088 ext. 21

We Will Go Ministries

806 North Farish St.

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-398-2410

Stewpot Community Services – Food Pantry

1100 W Capitol St.

Jackson, MS 39203

Phone: 601-353-2759

Stewpot Community Services– Soup Kitchen

1100 W Capitol St.

Jackson, MS 39203

Phone: 601-353-2759

Good Samaritan Center, Inc.

114 Millsaps Ave.

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-355-6276

Several social services are offered to the poor, low income, unemployed, and single moms or dads among others. 

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

1950 Hwy 80 E

Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-420-4840

Pinelake—-Madison, The Care Center

223 Old Jackson Rd.

Madison, MS 39110 

601-919-4135 

Monday: 6pm – 7:30 p.m.

madisoncarecenter@pinelake.org

Pinelake—-Reservoir, The Care Center

103 F Marshall Rd.

Brandon, MS 39047 

Open 4th Thursday of the Month from 6p.m.– 8 p.m.

Open Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

601-829-3501 

reservoircarecenter@pinelake.org

 

CLOTHING NEEDS

 

We Will Go Ministries

806 N Farish St.

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-398-2410

Open: 8am-5pm

Provides jackets, blankets, hygiene products, and undergarments

The Salvation Army -Stewpot Community Services 

1100 W Capitol St.

Jackson, MS, 39203

601-353-2759

Clothing Closet 

The Good Samaritan Center

114 Millsaps Ave.

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601-355-6276

Open: Monday and Thursday: 10am-1pm

Clothing Closet

Esther’s Closet 

Brandon, MS 

601-540-3742 (text) 

Roslyn.williams222@gmail.com          

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=esther%E2%80%99s%20closet

Ever Reaching Community Outreach (ERCO) 

Pelahatchie, MS 

601-665-5720 

ERCO@everreaching.net

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ERCO2012

https://www.everreaching.com/

Esther’s Closet 

Brandon, MS 

601-540-3742 (text) 

Roslyn.williams222@gmail.com           

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=esther%E2%80%99s%20closet

Ever Reaching Community Outreach (ERCO) 

Pelahatchie, MS 

601-665-5720 

ERCO@everreaching.net

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ERCO2012

https://www.everreaching.com/

First Baptist Church Vicksburg 

Vicksburg, MS 

Serving Warren County

504-941-2417

Hand to Hand Kingdom Ministries

Jackson, MS

337-519-0743 

blackbrandy053108@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/handtohandkingdom

United Way Ministries

Richland, MS

769-232-8307

samtaylor@upwardwayministry.org 

https://www.facebook.com/UpwardWayMinistry.org/

The Loop Jackson Metro 

(Hinds, Madison, & Rankin Counties)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1780795165497055/

 

LEGAL AID

 

Grant Me Justice

118 Byram Parkway, Suite B

Byram, MS 39272

grantmejustice2@gmail.com

601- 249-8694

Advocate for families who have lost loved ones to violent crimes 

Mississippi Center for Legal Services

414 South State Street, 3rd Floor

P.O. Box 951 

Jackson, MS 39205

601-948-6752

Mississippi Center for Legal Services - Jackson Office

414 South State Street, The Dixie Building, Third Floor

Jackson, MS 39205

601-948-6752

Mississippi Center for Legal Services - Vicksburg Office

1222 Washington Street

P.O. Box 52 

Vicksburg, MS 39181

601-636-8322

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

643 North State Street

P.O. Box 2168 

Jackson, MS 39225

601-960-9577

Mississippi Center for Legal Services - Meridian Office

2305 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 1931 

Meridian, MS 39302

601-693-5470

Wear It’s at Consignment Store

Brandon, MS

601-919-9327 (call or text) 

All clearance room items are free to foster families with proof of foster license. 

https://www.facebook.com/wearitsatconsignmentboutique/

 

TRAUMA REFERRALS

 

Healing Pathways Counseling, LLC

Diane Braman, LCSW

499 Keywood Drive, Suite B

Flowood, MS 39232 

769-213-2672

Sollevamenti Therapy and Consulting

Kate Woodley, LCSW, CTTS

499 Keywood Circle, Suite B

Flowood, MS  39232

769-206-0020

kwoodley@sollevamentiworks.com   

Lotus Place Counseling

Jennifer Sigrest, MS, NCC, LPC, BC-TMH

Ridgeland, MS  39157

Age: Adults

Communities:  Queer Allied

601-427-5158

jennifer@lotusplacecounseling.com

The Wellness Institute

Marie Rothman, LPC, MS, NCC

3000 Old Canton Rd, Suite 465

Jackson, MS  39216

601-564-0118

marie@marierothman.com

 

Non-Trauma Related Referrals

Canopy Children’s Solutions

Children & Adolescents, 5 to 21 years old

1465 Lakeland Drive

Jackson, MS  39216

601-352-7784

800-388-6247

infor@mycanopy.org

Shepherd’s Staff Counseling Center

200 Park Circle Drive, #1

Flowood, MS  39232

601-664-0455

office@tss1981.com

A Bridge to Recovery

Primary Issue: Addiction and related issues

1437 Old Square Road, Suite 101

Jackson, MS  39211

601-977-9353

kostas@btrms.com

Killebrew Psychological Services, LLC

Alyssa Killebrew, PhD, LPC, LPC-S

210 West Jackson St.

Ridgeland, MS  39157

769-231-9414

info@essentialtouchstones.com

 

PUBLIC AWARENESS AND TRAININGS 

Parent Strong Prevention Services 

4735 Old Canton Road Ste 111 

(601)-354-0983 Ext 233 

Services: Education, Mental Health, Family Counseling, Referrals to job trainings, violence prevention, childcare, crisis care services, and basic economic needs. 

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Jackson, MS 39296 

(601) 981-9196 

Services: education, public awareness, resource distribution, legal services.

 

RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE

 

CALL TO REPORT ABUSE 

Contact the Mississippi Dept. of Child Protective Services at 800-222-8000 or any Law Enforcement Agency at 911. 

National Hotline for Runaways

800-621-4000 

MS Problem Gamblers Hotline 

888-777-9696 

National Hotline Domestic Violence 

800-799-7233 

State of Mississippi Domestic Violence

800-898-3232 

 

Salvation Army Social Services 

601-982-4881 

Various low-income assistance programs are offered. There is a clothing and free food bank. Holiday means (and gifts) including at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas are offered. Get household supplies too in Hinds County, such as detergent, soap, razors, and hygiene supplies. Financial help and case management is offered.

Hinds County Human Resources 

601-923-3950 

Rankin County Human Resources

601-825-1309 (Utilities Only) 

Madison County Human Resources Agency 601-859-5703 (Rent & Utilities Only) 

MS Regional Housing Authority No. VI 

601-373-7040 

Salvation Army 

(Utilities and Rental Assistance) by Appointment 601-982-4881 

Rental Assistance of Mississippi (RAMP) website: ms-ramp.com 

 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AND OPPORTUNITIES

Kelly Services 

601-939-4113 

​WIN Job Center (Jackson, MS) 

601-321-7931 

​Advance Staffing 

601-982-7707 

​Select Staffing Service 

601-420-9278

 

EDUCATION SERVICES

Morrison Adult Education Center (GED) 

1224 Eminence Row

Jackson, MS 39213

Phone: (601) 987-3695 

​Rankin County Adult Education 

135 1/2 S College St.

Dining St.

Brandon, MS 39042

Phone: (601) 825-5040

Website: Adult.Education@rcsd.ms 

(GED or HiSet courses)

 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT

 

Born Free New Beginnings 

(Women and Children under age 4) 

7100 Midway Road

Raymond, MS 39154 

(601)-922-0026 

Services: Residential, Education, Recovery Support Program 

Harbor House Chemical Dependency Services (Men, Women, Pregnant Women) 

5354 I-55 South Frontage Road East Jackson, MS 39272 

(601) 371-7355 

Services: Residential Program, Recovery Program, Medical Services

The Friendship Connection 

1480 Raymond Road Jackson, MS 39204 

Phone: (601) 373-1533 

Services: A&D Counseling, Education, Pregnancy Program, Job Placement, Recovery Support Program, Referrals to Community Resources

Narcotics Anonymous 

601-949-9499 

National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline 

601-576-7723 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: National Helpline

800-662-4357

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS

 

Crisis Intervention Hotline 

601-376-0500 

Suicide Crisis Line

601-713-4357 

Brentwood Behavioral Health 

601-936-2024 

Region 6 Mental Health Services 

662-453-6211 

Counties Served: Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Leflore, Montgomery, Sharkey, Sunflower, Issaquena, Washington 

Region 7 Mental Health Services 

662- 328-9225 

Counties Served: Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, Winston 

Region 8 Mental Health Services (Rankin Co.) 

601-825-8800 

Region 8 Mental Health Services (Madison Co.) 

601-859-8371 

Counties Served: Copiah, Lincoln, Madison, Rankin, Simpson 

Region 9 Mental Health Services (Hinds)

601-321-2400 Ext. 2439 

Region 10 Mental Health Services 

601-693-1001 

Counties Served: Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, Smith 

Region 11 (Southwest MS Mental Health Complex)

601-276-3040 

Counties Served: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Pike, Walthall, Wilkinson

South Mississippi

 

SHELTERS AND EMERGENCY HOUSING

 

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter

Laurel, MS

Crisis: 1-800-649-1092

Admin: 601-428-1707

www.dafsms.org

Counties Served: Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Smith, Wayne

Services: Emergency Shelter • Childcare • Advocacy Services • Batterer Intervention Program • 24-Hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services

Guardian Victim Services

Natchez, MS

Crisis Line: 1-800-273-6938

Counties Served: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, Wilkinson

Services: Emergency Shelter • Childcare • Advocacy Services • 24-hour Crisis Line • Residential Counseling • Non-Residential Counseling • Emergency Transportation • Community Education • Referral Services • Legal Services

Back Bay Mission

1012 Division St.

P.O. Box 509

Biloxi, MS 39533-0509

Phone: 228-432-0301

Permanent supportive housing

South Mississippi AIDS Task Force

2756 Fernwood Road

Biloxi, MS 39535-8009

Phone: 228-385-1214

Supportive housing for AIDS victims

Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence

P.O. Box 333

Biloxi, MS 39533

Phone: 228-436-3809

Hotline: 800-800-1396 or 228-435-1968

24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Supportive housing

 

FOOD INSECURITY

 

Christian Services, Inc.

301 E 2nd St.

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: 601-582-5683

Petal Children’s Task Force

314 S George St.

Petal, MS 39465

Phone: 601-255-5578

Salvation Army FP – Hattiesburg

5670 US Hwy 49 S

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: 601-544-3684

Purvis Church of God

960 Hwy 589

Purvis, MS 39475

Phone: 601-794-0096

Sumrall UMC Food Pantry

145 Center Ave.

Sumrall, MS 39482

Phone: 601-408-3263 / 601-758-0075

Seminary Baptist Church

220 W Main St.

Seminary, MS 39479

Phone: 601-325-7099

Good Samaritan Center

540 Ellisville Blvd.

Laurel, MS 39440

Phone: 601-688-7416

Phone: 601-335-6276 / 601-426-3963

The Salvation Army – Laurel

205 N 13th Ave.

Laurel, MS 39442

Phone: 601-428-4232

Marion County Food Pantry

424 Bullis St.

Columbia, MS 39429

Phone: 601-736-1044 / 601-740-0944

River of Life Fellowship

920 Hwy 42

Prentiss, MS 39474

Phone: 601-397-0186

Natchez Community Stewpot

69 East Franklin

Natchez, MS 39120

Phone: 601-807-2654

First Assembly Food Pantry

150 Liberty Rd.

Natchez, MS 39120

Phone: 601-431-6824

P.B.M. Ministries, Inc.

639 Second South St.

Woodville, MS 39669

Phone: 601-597-3566

Siloam M.B. Church Food Pantry

2770 Zetus Rd. NW

Brookhaven, MS 39601

Phone: 601-754-9887

 

CLOTHING NEEDS

Christian Services, Inc.-Bargains and Blessings 

301 E. 2nd St. 

Hattiesburg, MS. 

Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Emergency needs are at no cost

Petal First Baptist Church-First Bridge 

Petal School District Uniforms

992 MS-42 Petal, MS 39465

Phone: 601-545-3198

Every Tues-Thurs 2-4:30

Appt only, petal resident 

Gulf Coast Community Ministries 

3916 15th St.

Gulfport, Mississippi 39503

228-868-8202

Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-11:30am

ID required, Adult Clothing only 

First Baptist Church, Biloxi-Second Mile Ministry 

1560 Popps Ferry Road 

Biloxi, MS 39532

228-396-8500

Wednesdays: 1:30-3:15 in the student building, Clothing pantry 

Catholic Charities of South Mississippi 

Community Outreach Office

1450 North Street, Gulfport, MS 39501

228-701-0555 

Hours:

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Compassion Closet Florence

Assembly of God

Florence, MS 

601-845-8393

601-939-9978.  

They provide diapers and wipes.

Elijah’s Closet

George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, & Stone Counties 

www.elijahscloset.org

https://www.facebook.com/elijahsclosetmississippi/

Martin Bluff Baptist Church

Gautier, MS 

Jackson County

228-217-9992 

https://www.facebook.com/MBBC-Foster-Care-Closet-107199587602241

Tooty Boot’s Children’s Consignment Shop

Hattiesburg, MS 601-402-9029 

15% off to foster parents with proof of foster license. 

https://www.facebook.com/tootyboots/

The Loop Gulf Coast 

(George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, & Stone Counties) 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/elijahscloset/

The Loop

Forrest & Lamar 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/361326634381267/

The Loop

Marion County 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/183845605590066/

The Loop 

Jones County 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/149287972563808/

The Loop

Lauderdale County 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/159851568056489/

 

LEGAL AID

Mississippi Center for Legal Services - McComb Office

221 Main Street

P.O. Box 1242 

McComb, MS 39649

601-684-0578

Mississippi Center for Legal Services - Gulfport Office

520 E. Pass Rd Ste. J 

Gulfport, MS 39502

1-228-896-9148

Mississippi Center for Legal Services - Natchez Office

20 Magnolia Mall

P.O. Box 427 

Church Hill, MS 39120

601-446-7590

Mississippi Center for Legal Services-Hattiesburg Office

111 East Front Street

P.O. Drawer 1728 

Hattiesburg, MS 39403

601-545-2950

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE LINKS:

 

https://www.hud.gov/states/mississippi/homeless/shelters

http://www.mscasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MSCASA_Mississippi_Resource_Directory_2016.pdf

https://www.grant-me-justice.org/

http://www.dmh.ms.gov/resources/

https://hungercoalitionnems.org/food-pantries-list/

https://www.msfoodnet.org/help/

https://salvationarmyalm.org/locations/#mississippi