Resources and services can help pay bills, rent, provide food, and other forms of assistance. Get information on programs available in Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Lincoln County. Find phone numbers of agencies and non-profits.
Copiah County Human Resources Agency - This non-profit agency offers a few forms of help, including a free food pantry as well as home delivered hot meals. Gently used or new clothing may also be available. Hazlehurst Mississippi (601) 894-4788.
Cherith Ministries (Carson MS phone (601) 943-6963) - This agency offers a free food pantry to Jefferson County residents.
Doers of the Word Outreach - This location may be able to provide clothing and/or food and groceries. (601) 587-4733
Mt. Zion Food Ministry of Brookhaven offers food to those who need help.
Family Health Care Clinic - This non-profit community clinic/agency offers several health care services including: Family/General Practice, Dental Care, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Medications and Nutrition. Meadville. (601) 384-3720
Family Medical Group of Meadville ((601) 384-3199) is another clinic in the area.
AJFC Community Action Agency, Inc. - This non-profit covers the counties of Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Lincoln in Mississippi. Resources and programs administered include those listed below.
Emergency Financial Assistance - Funds and grants are offered for individuals to assist with paying delinquent utility bills. Get help with cooling, electricity, and water bills. Funds can pay for housing expenses. Also get help with food, transportation, and/or medical bills.
Emergency Food and Shelter - Access emergency funds that can be used to pay for food, groceries, shelter, rent expenses, mortgage payments and utility bill assistance.
Housing, Rent, Mortgage Assistance - If you are facing eviction or about to become homeless assistance may be offered. Emergency funds for paying rent, mortgage payments, and foreclosure prevention. Money to connect utilities and pay for minor repairs may also be offered.
Education and Employment Assistance - Money to pay for books, tuition, job training, uniforms, book, and other job or education services.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - This federal government funded program was created to assist low-income households in paying their household monthly energy bills, with special provisions made to reach and serve those families and individuals that are homebound, elderly and disable/handicapped persons. Money can be used to help prevent a disconnection in a crisis. Funds can also pay for air conditioners, conservation measures, and other equipment.
Head Start - Kids can get access to programs to improve their health, nutrition, and education.
Call AJFC Community Action Agency, Inc. at (601) 442-8681, or read more.
PTEH coordinates homeless prevention services in Central and western Mississippi. They can arrange for landlord and tenant mediation, or help struggling families or seniors apply for grants for rent and housing expenses. Learn more.
Salvation Army Family Services can assist the less fortunate, seniors, and children. There are locations in the area, including Copiah and Claiborne County. Funds, or referrals, may be offered for basic needs such as shelter, electricity, or food. Other seasonal Salvation Army resources can be free back to school supplies, holiday meals, and more. This is part of the nationwide network that is committed to helping low income families across the country, including in Mississippi. Continue.
SCCAA - South Central Mississippi Community Action Agency administers low income programs for the region. Most of them are focused on self-sufficiency and youth, such as an on site Educational Center. However the non-profit can also process applications for federal government benefits, including LIHEAP or weatherization. Staff can also offer referrals to grants from TANF as well as food stamps. The bottom line is that the agency is there to assist the working poor, less fortunate, and seniors in the region of Copiah, Lincoln, and other counties. More.
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