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Assistance programs Southwest Mississippi

Amite, Pike, Walthall, Wilkinson County Mississippi low income families or individuals will get emergency financial help for bills from churches, charities or the government. Get funds to pay housing costs including rent or electric bills or get free groceries from a pantry, medical care and more. Find financial help near you in the SW Mississippi area.

A number of social services and long term support is offered. There is grant money for a hardship as well as job training, debt relief, and long term budgeting help. Other assistance or free items are offered too.

Southwest Mississippi Opportunity, Inc. - This is the non-profit community agency agency that helps the low income as well as struggling individuals and families in Southwest Mississippi. Many services are offered, including  Utility Bill Assistance from LHEAP, information on rent money to stop an eviction and free gas vouchers or transportation programs.

  • Community Block Grants in Pike and Wilkinson counties provide emergency financial assistance for paying other bills. There are also free ow low cost home repairs and energy updates from Low Income Weatherization.
  • Free food and nutrition programs from Southwest Mississippi Opportunity help feed the homeless, unemployed and working poor. There is information on food pantries and soup kitchens, USDA benefits for low-income parents and more. Find a free food bank in MS.
  • Clients can also meet with a credit counselor and learn about how to deal with debts, banks, and payday lenders in Mississippi. As community action helps with long term stability, and find payday loan alternatives.

Call (601) 684-5593 to speak to a counselor from the agency. While the headquarters is in McComb Mississippi, they do serve all the counties in the area including Walthall, Amite, Pike and others.

Salvation Army of McComb helps the low-income, people with no money and senior citizens. This Christian organization may be able to provide emergency assistance, which includes help for paying utilities, rent, or cooling bills. There are also free vouchers including for hotel and motel, gasoline, and other crisis agencies. Or get a free box of food or hot meal.




  • The charity also has seasonal help in Pike and Amite County as well as SW Mississippi. There are free back to school supply giveaways as well as Christmas toys for kids. Or get a winter coat, snacks for kids during the summer and other help. The location is 4138 US-51, McComb, MS 39648. Call (601) 249-0131.

McComb Interdenominational Care Association - Can offer free or low cost food for the low income. Or get assistance with prescription medications, clothes for work or school and shelter for women and children in the area. (601) 684-1969. The charity is at 126 N 5th St, McComb, MS 39648.

Christian Fellowship Outreach - Gives out food once a month to eligible participants and local families. Clothing is given out on emergency as needed basis as well. There are also free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals from  460 St Paul Rd, Tylertown, MS 39667. Call (601) 876-4570

Walthall County Food Stamp Office helps the low-income, people in poverty, and others get SNAP food stamps, EBT cards or other benefits. There are also free vouchers for baby formula from WIC and school lunches from 901 Union Rd, Tylertown, MS 39667. Call (601) 876-4016

South Central Mississippi Community action may also provide some support to qualified low income families. They offer GED training from an education center, information on utility bill assistance as well as free energy conservation resources, and other support. They may have referrals to emergency financial aid, including grant or loan programs, to pay rent in cases of imminent eviction. Other support is for the elderly in counties such as Walthall and Pike. More information on community action in South Central MS.

MS Regional Housing Authority 7 covers the entire region, including Pike, Wilkinson, Amite, and Walthall. They have section 8 vouchers, income based apartments, and self-sufficiency for renters from 909 Delaware Ave, McComb, MS 39648. There are also home buying programs and public housing. Call (601) 684-9503.

Free services, including food or health care

PBM Ministries - A food pantry for those low income in Wilkerson County Mississippi. The location is  639 2nd S St, Woodville, MS 39669. Call (601) 888-3880





FMCH Field Clinic - A Certified Rural Health Clinic that also has a hardship program for the low income. (601) 645-5361

St. Andrew's Food Center is a pantry and soup kitchen. Whether Meals on Wheels home delivery for the disabled or seniors to free food for single moms, help is offered. Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas baskets are offered too from the pantry at 615 Bendat St, McComb, MS 39648. Call (601) 684-4678

Family Health Care Clinic - Several services are offered by the clinic including to people with no insurance or the low-income. There is free or income based Family/General Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Check ups, Nutrition, and Dental Care. The center is at 1495A US-61, Woodville, MS 39669. Phone: (601) 888-3518

Family Practice of McComb as well as Southwest Family Medicine are community clinics located in McComb. Family medicine, check ups, and other health care services are offered. The address is 421 Marion Ave, McComb, MS 39648. Dial (601) 684-6891. Or learn more on free health care.

Amite County Medical Clinic - This community clinic accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and assists the uninsured. The charity provides health care on a sliding fee scale, takes all private insurance, and also allows self pay. Call (601) 657-4326. The main center for medical or dental is at 102 W Freedom Dr, Liberty, MS 39645.


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