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Benton and Tippah assistance programs

United Community Action Agency supports the low income and working poor residents of both Benton and Tippah Counties in Mississippi. This non-profit agency can assist the low income with paying their utility bills when funds are available, for those who qualify for aid. Specifically, they provide utility and cooling bill assistance for the elderly, low-income, and disabled. They have contracts with Region 3 & 4 in the region. They also provide food and groceries from the local Oak Hill - Briarcrest Food Bank. Your local community action agency is always one of the best places to turn to for financial assistance and advice. Ripley Mississippi based, phone (662) 837-9812.

Catholic Social Services Sacred Heart supports several counties in the area. They provide information, counseling, advice, and limited financial help. In addition to a food pantry, The local Catholic Social services branches also offer rental and utility bill assistance, the government funded LIHEAP program, charities and referral services and transportation to medical facilities, including doctors appointments and medical facilities. Dial (662) 429-5789.

Jericho Baptist Church Food Pantry can offer free food and possibly clothing, as well as other forms of non-financial support, to low income individuals. Call (662) 365-2504

Community clinics in Benton and Tippah

With thousands of people across Mississippi lacking health insurance, community clinics are a great place to turn to for free medical and dental care. Find local facilities below, or click here for a comprehensive listing of sites.

Blue Mountain Family Clinic - The facility is supported by the federal government and it is a Certified Rural Health Clinic. Various free or low cost medical services are offered. (662) 534-8166

Coton Plant Family Clinic - This agency, which is also located in Blue Mountain, provides general free medical care to the public. Call (662) 538-4111

North Mississippi Primary Health Care of Ashland Mississippi provides general medical and health care for the community. Most services are offered on a sliding fee scale, so some services are free and others will have a minimal fee associated with them. (662) 224-8951




By Jon McNamara


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