Mississippi Salvation Army financial assistance.

While the Salvation Army in Mississippi may be able to provide emergency help, there are a number of restrictions, and funding is always limited. For example, only low income families may qualify for support. In addition, in order to receive help for paying any bills, it has to have been at minimum 1 year since the last time any type of financial or utility bill assistance was provided.

At the same time any emergency assistance is provided, many of the Mississippi centers listed below will require applicants to attend other workshops and classes, such as budgeting or credit repair. The reason being is the Salvation Army does not have the resources to provide long term, never ending support, and they want to help people become self-sufficient.

Also please keep in mind that not every time you come in to a local Salvation Army center will you be guaranteed assistance for your needs. However if a location can’t meet your needs they will do their best to give you information on and referrals to other non-profit agencies that might be able to assist you. Some of the services offered include:

  • Food pantry – Items may include groceries, meals, baby formula, diapers, and more. Normally food items, groceries, and meals are only offered at most once every 3 months. If someone needs longer term, ongoing support they should look into state of Mississippi or federal government programs such as SNAP food stamps. To receive diaper assistance from the Salvation Army, it needs to have been at least 3 months since someone last received free diapers. Locate other food pantries in Mississippi.
  • Utility and cooling bill assistance is offered by appointment only at certain Salvation Army centers in Mississippi.
  • Self-sufficiency includes Goal Setting (Family and Individual), Budgeting Classes (Last Friday of Each Month), and ongoing Case management.
  • Grocery Shopping and Cooking Classes.




  • Disaster and Fire Assistance for people impacted by floods, tornadoes, or hurricanes.
  • Bus Passes – Requirements for transportation assistance include it must have been at least 1 month since some last applied for and received a bus pass or token.
  • Back to School Supplies Assistance is offered for children and teenagers, and this program usually runs in July/August timeframe.

Angel Tree is a Christmas assistance program. It is fairly unique and was created by the Salvation Army years ago, and thousands of children and families in Mississippi benefit from it every year. It involves members of the community and volunteers. It allows them to donate time, gifts, and their personal energy to helping the less fortunate, in particular children and seniors.





The Angel Tree program provides gifts of new toys and clothing, and other needed items, to thousands of children and infants who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas or the holidays. Most the children who are recipients of Angel Tree gifts have received other social services from the Salvation Army during the course of the year.

The Mississippi Salvation Army also participates in several other holiday programs. This will provide gifts, food baskets, Turkeys, and much more. The church based group tries to spread cheer to children as well as struggling households.  Find places to sign up for free Christmas gifts.

The locations and phone numbers of Salvation Army centers in Mississippi are below. Call them for details on their social services and emergency assistance.

  • Carthage, Mississippi Salvation Army Service Center, 610 Hwy 16 West, Ste A, Carthage, MS 39051, dial (662) 298-0750
  • 2219 Main Street, Columbus, Mississippi 39701, phone (662) 327-5137. Find details on emergency help from Lowndes County Salvation Army.
  • 1209 Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS 38834, telephone (662) 287-6979
  • Tippah County Satellite Center, dial (662) 512-0233
  • Fulton Mississippi branch is at 414 E. Main St., Fulton, Mississippi 38843, telephone (662) 862-7249
  • 502 N. Broadway St., Greenville, Mississippi 38701, dial (662) 378-8070
  • 413 Hwy 82 W., Greenwood, MS 38930, Mail P.O. Box 693 38935-0693, main number to call is (662) 455-9679
  • 5670 U. S. Hwy. 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39403, call (601) 544-3684. Programs available range from free food, a thrift store, and limited financial assistance for rent. More.
  • Salvation Army centers in Hernando Mississippi. A few different locations offer clients social services and possibly emergency assistance, including housing and meals. Click details.
  • 114 Washington St., Houston, Mississippi 38851, dial (662) 456-0070




  • 110 Presto Lane, Jackson, Mississippi 39206, telephone (601) 982-4881. This center supports all of Hinds County and nearby towns. Read Hind County Salvation Army.
  • 205 N. 13th Ave. Laurel, MS 39440, call (601) 428-4232. Or learn more Salvation Army programs in Jones County.
  • 120 3rd Street., McComb, MS 39648, main number is (601) 249-0131
  • 120 6th Ave., Meridian, Mississippi 39302, (601) 483-6156
  • Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Command is located at 2019 22nd Street, Biloxi, MS 39530, call (228) 374-8301
  • 2019 22nd St., Gulfport, MS 39501, main number (228) 868-1188
  • Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi, MS 39530, dial (228)207-1218
  • 3217 Nathan Hale Ave. Pascagoula, MS 39581-4224, call (228) 762-7222. Several services, including referrals, are available. Read more.
  • 2649 West Oxford Loop, Oxford, Mississippi 38655, telephone (662) 236-2260
  • 303 W.Reynolds Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863, main number is (662) 509-9400
  • 407 A Industrial Parkway Road, Starkville, Mississippi 39759, call (662) 324-3304
  • 816 Robert E. Lee Extended, Tupelo, MS 38801, phone number is (662) 680-2751. Continue with Salvation Army assistance in Tupelo.
  • 530 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181, Mail P.O. Box 1166, 39181, dial (601) 636-2706




By Jon McNamara

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