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Mississippi transitional housing programs.

Mississippi families facing an eviction or the currently homeless can receive help from emergency shelters and transitional programs. Non-profits, churches, and government agencies coordinate services to assist residents across the state. As part of this process, long term solutions will be provided, including assistance in finding and paying for a permanent home.

The demand for affordable and safe housing in Mississippi is very high, so many agencies will have a waiting list for their transitional housing programs. Some centers also focus on single parents, veterans, or the youth. However hundreds of people benefit from these resources every month, and if a location can’t meet your needs they may provide referrals.

As part of your stay in a center, individuals will be able to receive case management, information on employment programs, meals, and financial aid. Also get information on long term, low income housing units that operate in Mississippi.

South Mississippi AIDs Task Force - Augusta House
2756 Fernwood Road
Biloxi, Mississippi 39535
Call (228) 385-1214 for service.
Patients of AIDs and their family members in Harrison County can get assistance, including housing.

AIDs Services Coalition Haven House - Forrest County
Address: 121 College Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
(601) 450-4286
Transitional housing is offered for HIV/aids patients. In addition access their intensive case management, prevention, and outreach programs.

Christian Services
301 East 2nd Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Telephone - (601) 582-5683
Numerous churches in Forrest County and nearby Mississippi towns are part of this organization.




PRIDE (Pearl River Information and Drug Education, Inc)
714 Lakeside Drive, 5 Buford
Carriere, MS 39426
Main Phone: (601)798-9686

Stewpot Community Services
Main address: 1100 W. Capitol Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39203
Phone: (601) 353-2759
Runs an emergency shelter for men and women. Other assistance includes free food, elderly and children's programs, and help in finding a job.

Lighthouse Rescue Mission
204 Eupora Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Telephone number is (601) 544-2169
Many services are offered for the homeless, single parents and very low income. Receive emergency shelter, food, job training, and an opportunity to receive a GED. Other resources include money management and credit repair classes and general counseling.

Pine Grove Green Meadow
Min address is 209 South 29th Avenue, Apartment 130
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402
(601) 296-6472
This non-profit agency provides low income and supportive housing for those who are chronically homeless.

Gateway Rescue Mission of Hinds
Main office is 328 South Gallatin Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39203
(601) 353-5864
They house the homeless, hungry, veterans, and seniors. Other assistance available includes clothing and a furniture program. GED classes and information on government housing and financial assistance for rent or deposits is available.




Main address is 1279 N. West Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Telephone - (601) 969-2775
Transitional housing for children, women, pregnant teens, men, and whole families that are homeless or that were evicted.

Mountain Of Faith (for Women And Children)
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182
Call (601) 661-8990

Metro Counseling Center
Located in Hinds County
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 353-0502
Housing and other services available include counseling and treatment of individuals with problems of tobacco, alcohol, and maybe even drug use and addictions.

Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc.
2900 St. Paul Street
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 483-4838
Offers a number of social services. Case managers try to help Mississippi families overcome poverty. Funds for paying rent, energy bills, food, and housing costs are available.

Guardian Shelter (City of Natchez)
PO Box 1185
Natchez, Mississippi 39121
Phone: (601) 442-0142
Administers free supportive housing for women who are homeless due to domestic violence.

New Way Mississippi
916 Inge Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39203
(601) 355-0413
Referrals, meals, short term housing, and other social services and support is offered.

Bolivar County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Cleveland, MS 38732
Call (662) 846-1491 for intake.
Transitional shelter, job finding programs, funds for deposits, and other housing programs are administered.

Salvation Army of Pascagoula and Jackson County
3217 Nathan Hale Avenue
Pascagoula, Mississippi 39568
Main number: (228) 762-7222
Provides assistance to people facing eviction, behind on their rent, and the homeless. They also partner with other non-profits and charities, including Salvation Army centers across Mississippi, to offer shelter and low income housing. Some emergency aid may be offered for paying a security deposit when ready to move into a new home or apartment.





Recovery House, Inc.
PO Box 2590
Columbus, MS 39704
Phone: (662) 329-4333

Mental Health Association of Mississippi
4803 Harrison Circle
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
Phone: (228) 864-6274
Transitional housing and other support services for the disabled and those with a mental illness.

Back Bay Mission
Address is 1012 Division Street
Biloxi, MS 39533-0509
Telephone - (228) 432-0301
The homeless and evicted families can look into receiving permanent supportive housing from the non-profit.

New Dimensions Development Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 11495
Jackson, MS 39283
Phone: (601) 969-9856
Coordinates temporary housing for single women, parents, and children.

Youth Villages - Jackson
805 South Wheatley Street, Suite 240
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Main number - (601) 572-3700
Assistance for children, youth, teenagers, and others in the community.

New Life for Women, Inc.
Location is 814 North Congress Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
(601) 355-2195

Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence
P.O. Box 333
Biloxi, MS 39533
Phone: (228) 436-3809

Baddour Center
3297 Highway 51 South
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668
Call (662) 562-0100 for service.
This Tate County non-profit administers numerous services and housing programs. The center can offer supervised living in group homes first of all. Then people can obtain transitional living and housing. A permanent home or apartment is the last option for qualified applicants.

Catholic Charities - Domestic Violence Service Center
Address: 748 N. President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Main phone: (601) 355-8634

Hinds County Human Resource Agency
258 Maddox Road
Jackson, MS 39212
Phone: (601) 923-1775
Offers case management, housing support services. Qualified low income families can also apply for low income government housing, including section 8 private apartments.

By Jon McNamara

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