There are some options for the working poor, low income, unemployed, and others who are struggling in Madison County and Canton Mississippi.
Community Services Block Grant - This program is fairly all encompassing. It provides counseling, help with bills, and expenses, as well as other forms of support.
Programs offered include securing and retaining meaningful employment, health services, health care and services, as well as assistance for obtaining and maintaining adequate housing and possible rent help.
Weatherization assistance program provides funding t low income, the elderly, and disabled. The program works by improving the process of making the homes of qualified (which will be primarily elderly, disabled or low income families with young children) to live in safer, healthier, and energy efficient homes. The Weatherization Assistance Program services reduce the amount of energy required to heat or cool a home, and therefore help people save on their energy bills.
Call the South Central Community Action Agency, Inc. to learn more or to apply for help. Phone (601) 847-5589. Case managers can often provide referrals to other local programs as well, such as security deposit programs for the homeless and other aid. Read South Central Mississippi Community Action Agency.
United Way of The Capital Area - This non-profit organization funds and partners with various local charities, non-profits, and other organizations throughout Madison County. Some of the programs they may fund or offer are listed below.
Call the United Way agency at (601) 948-4725 for help.
Madison County Salvation Army - Often working in partnership with local charities and non-profits, case managers from the Salvation Army can help fulfill basic needs. Resources may be a free food pantry or funds for paying rent or electric bills. Other assistance is offered around the holidays, including Angel Tree, or they have information on shelters in Mississippi. Read more.
Madison County Good Samaritan Center - Churches, charities, volunteers, and non-profits make up this organization. They focus their assistance on the working poor, seniors, and less fortunate. The organization will often provide advice and referrals, with some occasional financial support. Some programs in Canton area may be.
Madison County Citizens Services Agency provides transportation to critical appointments (such as a doctor) and utility bill assistance from LIHEAP. Some of the assistance is available in the form of a grant. Other services include the following:
The non-profit is located at 140 West Center Street, Canton, Mississippi 39046, dial (601) 855-5710. Or more on assistance from Madison County Citizens Services Agency.
Charities, churches, and non-profits offer holiday help. Find where to apply for a free toy for a child for Christmas, clothing, or how to receive a Thanksgiving or holiday meal. Volunteers and businesses help the less fortunate. More Madison County Christmas assistance.
Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty is a non-profit based in Canton. It works to break the cycle of poverty and low income in the region. Resources include emergency financial assistance, housing, rent help, and education. It relies on donations and partnerships with many charities in the county.
Other assistance programs include a free clothes closet and Krista's Kottages, which is a home building program. The homeless can get referrals to security deposit programs or other housing support. They also provide beds and needed household goods for those that do not have them. (601) 407-1404
Groceries and free food is available from pantries as well as soup kitchens. Or very low income families can apply for programs such as USDA SNAP food stamps. The bottom line is that struggling families in Madison County may be able to receive everything from clothing to baby formula, fruits, holiday help, or even apply for Meals on Wheels. Read more.
Our Daily Bread is a pantry and soup kitchen in Madison County. It provides the needy with a nutritious hot meal for lunch as well as offering a food pantry. 315 Garrett Street, Canton, MS 39046, call (601) 859-9211 for intake.
Parkway Pentecostal Church is a food pantry for Madison. Call (601) 853-2607.
Canton Family Clinic - The medical center offers free or low cost care. It can include dental services, basic check ups, and medications. Uninsured and low income families from Madison County can turn to the center. Telephone - (601) 859-2611.
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