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Homeless Service Organizations in Mississippi

If you are homeless, help is available!

Mississippi has three Continuum of Care groups that coordinate a range of services for the homeless through local organizations. If you are homeless and need help, or if you would like to help others, start by contacting these organizations:

Partners to End Homelessness Continuum of Care
(Hinds, Rankin, Copiah, Warren, and Madison Counties; City of Jackson)

Partners to End Homelessness
5352 Executive Place, Ste
Jackson, MS 39206
Phone: (601) 213-5301

Continuum Officers:
Chair: Shelley Johnson

Board Chairperson, Tim Collins
Board Secretary, Teresa Veramontez
Board Treasurer, Hallie Duckworth
HPRP Coordinator, Christopher Barney
Executive Director, Shelley Johnson
HMIS Coordinator, Darnetta Williams

Local Organizations:

Catholic Charities - Domestic Violence Service Center
200 N. Congress Street, Suite 100
Jackson, MS 39201   (601) 355-8634   FAX (601) 960-8493
Executive Director: Greg Patin
Program Director: Gwen Bouie-Haynes  (601) 366-0750
Financial Analyst: Chris Brown
Crisis Line: (601) 366-0222 or 1-800-273-9012 Betsy Smith (601) 366-0750 Services: Shelter and support services for domestic violence victims

The Center for Violence Prevention
P.O. Box 6279
Pearl, MS 39288
Executive Director: Sandy Middleton
(601) 932-4198;
In State (800) 266-4198;
FAX (601) 936-7749
Services: Shelter for victims of domestic violence; Client support services

Hinds County Human Resource Agency
P.O. Box 22657 (258 Maddox Road - Jackson, MS 39212)
Jackson, MS 39225-2657
(601) 923-3930
FAX (601) 923-3925
President and Chief Executive Officer: Kenn Cockrell
Contact person: Ethel Minnifield (601) 923-1797
Services: Supportive Services; Case management

New Dimensions Development Foundation, Inc.
(601) 969-9856
P.O. Box 11495
Jackson, MS 39283
FAX (601) 969-0164
Executive Director: Thomas Jenkins
Director of Operations: Betty Robinson
(cell) (601) 668-1399
Administrative assistance: Philiper Powell (cell) (601) 966-1300
Services: Transitional housing for single women and women with children

New Life for Women, Inc.
(601) 355-2195, ext. 302 (office)
814 North Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Cell: (601) 212-5675
FAX (601) 354-4193
Executive Director/Clinical Director: Lisa G. Williams, MA
Contact person: Lisa Williams
Services: Alcohol and Drug Treatment with Transitional housing for women

Stewpot Community Services
1100 W. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 353-2759
FAX (601) 353-7071
Executive Director: Frank Spencer
Contact person: Stacey Howard
Services: Shelters, food, clothing, counseling; Elderly and children's programs
Shelters: Matt's House, Billy Brumfield House, Sims House, Flower's Shelter for Women and Children.

Common Bond Association, Inc.
836 Medical Plaza
Jackson, MS 39204
Executive Director: Billy Davis
(601) 371-6851  (888) 484-4445
Services: Supportive housing services to homeless veterans
Shelters/offices: I.S.I.A.H. House, Anthony House

Hinds Behavioral Health Services
3450 Highway 80 West
Jackson, MS 39209 (601) 321-2400
Executive Director: Margaret Harris
Services: Mental health and substance abuse, Counseling for adults and children

University of Southern Mississippi - Institute for Disability Studies
3825 Ridgewood Road Suite 729
Jackson, MS 39211
FAX (601) 432-6974
Executive Director: Royal Walker
(601) 432-6876
Contact person: Chandar Turner
(601) 432-6929
Contact person: Cassie Hicks
Services: Technical assistance and supportive services to homeless persons with disabilities

Grace House
P.O. Box 68924
236 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, MS 39202
Executive Director: Ella Tardy
Contact Person: Teresa Viramontez, House Manager
Phone: (601) 353-1038
FAX: (601) 352-5128
Services: HIV Permanent/Transitional Housing, Case Management, Testing and Education

Mountain of Faith Ministries
Women's Restoration Shelter
P.O. Box 820138
Vicksburg, MS 39182
(601) 661-8990
FAX (601) 661-6233
Executive Director: Tina Hayward
cell (601) 301-0060
Contact person: Tiffany Bells
(601) 456-1508
Services: Supportive services for homeless women and children; Emergency and transitional shelter

The Salvation Army, Jackson Corps
110 Presto Lane
(P.O. Box 31954,
Jackson, MS 39286)
Jackson, MS 39206
(601) 982-4881
FAX: (601) 982-4869
Corps Officer: John Showers
Center of Hope Transitional Shelter
Men's Program Case Manager: Ed Crowley
Women's Program Case Manager: Gwen Hughes
Services: 72 bed Transition and Emergency Shelter; On-site case management; Social services for verifiable emergency assistance

Mississippi United to End Homelessness Continuum of Care
(Balance of State)

Continuum Officers:

Executive Director: Louise Meyer
Vice President: Martha Mitternight
Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie Johnson
Recording Secretary: Ivie Pulliam

Forrest General Hospital (Pine Grove/Green Meadows Centers)
2255 Broadway Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Contact person: Tony Dorsey
(601) 288-4720
FAX: (601)88-4834
Services: Housing and supportive services for the disabled

Catholic Charities (Guardian Shelter)
109 South Union Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Shelter: P.O. Box 1225
Natchez, MS 39121-1225
Natchez Programs Director: Martha Mitternight
(601) 442-4579
Program Director: Donna Miller
(601) 442-0142
Fax (601) 442-0525
Financial Analyst: Carolyn Coleman
Services: Supportive housing for women and children who are homeless due to domestic violence

AIDS Services Coalition
P.O. Box 169
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0169
Board Chairman: David Sheley
Program Director: Kathy Garner
Phone: (601) 450-4286
FAX (601) 450-4285
Services: 1-2-1 Haven House, Transitional housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS, case management, support groups, outreach, education, prevention

Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc.
2900 Saint Paul Street or P.O. Box 905
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 483-4838
FAX (601) 482-9861
Executive Director: Callie Cole
Contact person: Shirley DeVille
Services: Transitional housing, Supportive Services

Bolivar County Community Action Agency, Inc.
810 East Sunflower Road, Suite 120
Cleveland, MS 38732
FAX (662) 843-7201
Executive Director: Adolph Hilliard
Contact person: Jo Donna Watson
Phone: (662) 846-1491 ext. 165
Services: Transitional and emergency shelter for Bolivar, Coahoma, Washington, and Sunflower counties

University of Southern Mississippi - Institute for Disability Studies
University of Southern Mississippi - Institute for Disability Studies USM campus - 118 College Drive, Box 5163 - Bond Hall (4th floor)
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Executive Director: Royal Walker
(601) 432-6876
Contact person: Chandar Turner
(601) 432-6929
Contact person: Cassie Hicks
(601) 266-5163/1-888-671-0051
Toll free: 1-866-883-4474 (Jackson) 1-888-671-0051 (Hattiesburg)
FAX (601) 266-5114 (Hattiesburg)
Services: Supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities

Recovery House, Inc.
P.O. Box 2590
Columbus, MS 39704
FAX (662) 329-4380
Executive Director: Stephanie Johnson
Contact person: Stephanie Johnson or Cori Hanson (662) 329-4333
Services: Transitional and permanent housing, Substance abuse treatment for women age 18 and above

Open Doors Continuum of Care
(Mississippi Gulf Coast Region)

Executive Director: Scott Williams
(228) 604-2048
President: Bud Boudreaux
Treasurer: Rev. Elijah Mitchell
Open Doors Homeless Coalition
11975 Seaway Road B-220
Gulfport, MS 39503

Back Bay Mission
1012 Division Street Biloxi, MS 39530
FAX (228) 374-2922
Executive Director: Rev.
Sharon Prestemon
Director of Client Services: Rev. Gary Hart
Contact person: Roxanne Watts
(228) 432-0301 ext. 204
Services: Permanent supportive housing

Mental Health Association of Mississippi
4803 Harrison Circle
Gulfport, MS 39507
Fax: (228) 864-1310
Executive Director: Kay Daneault
cell: (228) 297-2503
Services: Permanent housing; Supportive services

Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence
P.O. Box 333
Biloxi, MS 39533
(228) 436-3809
FAX (228) 435-0513
Executive Director: Sandra Morrison
Contact person: Stacey Myers
Services: Emergency domestic violence shelter, Permanent and transitional housing Counseling, case management, advocacy

South Mississippi AIDS Task Force
2756 Fernwood Road
Biloxi, MS 39531-3520
TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1-877-385-1214
Executive Director: Brandi Clarke
Contact person: Trinette Crump, Program Director
(228) 385-1214
FAX (228) 385-1296
Services: Housing for homeless persons with HIV/AIDS and heir families; Case management/referrals; Community Education/School Education (prevention education for the six-county area); Free HIV Testing; Food pantry/direct emergency financial assistance; HIV/AIDS Information Hotline 1-800-826-2961; Transportation Assistance; Support Groups

The University of Southern Mississippi - Institute for Disability Studies
The University of Southern Mississippi - Institute for Disability Studies
730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560
FAX (601) 266-5114 (Hattiesburg)
Executive Director: Royal Walker
(601) 432-6876/1-866-883-4474
Contact person: Chandar Turner
(601) 432-6929/1-866-883-4474
Contact person: Cassie Hicks
(601) 266-5163/1-888-671-0051
Services: Technical assistance and supportive services for homeless persons with disabilities cal assistance to homeless persons with disabilities

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