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Jackson Area Social Services Resource Guide

This listing of resources is provided under the leadership of All-in at CIRCLE. Working Together Jackson, an organization focused on community collaboration and problem-solving, also provides a list of resources.  

Health and Medical Services

Adult Special Care-UMMC
Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm
Address: 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 984-1000 or (601) 984-5560

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm
Address: 766 Lakeland Drive Ste #A, Jackson, MS 39216
Telephone: (601) 368-3440
PAYMENT METHODS: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx, Cash, Ryan White

5 Points Clinic / Jackson Medical Mall
Hours: M-F, 8-5 –Wed,8-12
Address: 350 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 3516, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 432-3237
Services: STD Screening, HIV Testing

Division of Medicaid
Address: Address: 5360 I-55 North, Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: (601) 359-6050 | Jackson Regional Medicaid Office - Telephone: (601) 978-2399

Express Personal Health
Address: 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Suite 3440, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 984-2710

G.A Carmichael Family Health Center
Hours M, T, Th 8-5, W8-7, F8-2
Address: 1668 W Peace St., Canton, MS
Telephone: (601) 859-5213

Health Department/Jackson Medical Mall
Address: 350 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 364-2666
Hours: 8 – 5/ M – F
Services: WIC, Shots, Family Planning, Maternity

Hinds Comprehensive Health Clinic
Hours: M, 8-8, T-F-8-5
Address: 3502 West Northside Dr., Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 362-5321
Services: Adult & pediatric medicine, dental care, eye care, social services, health education, Pharmacy, transportation.

Hospice Ministries
Address: 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telephone (800) 273-7724 or (601) 898-1053
Services: Palliative care, End-of-life counseling

Jackson Free Clinic
Hours: 11 – 5 Saturdays Only
Address: 925 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 355-5161

Jackson State University Student Health Center
Hours: M-F, 8-5
Address: 1400 John R. Lynch St., PO Box 17097, Jackson, MS 39217
Telephone: (601) 979-2260

James Ivory Homeless Clinic of Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / M – F
Address: 327 South Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 914-1789
Services: Basic healthcare for the homeless

Mission First
Hours: M-F, 8-4:30
Address: 275 Roseneath St., Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 608-0050
Services: Medical and Dental Wellness Program, Children and youth ministries. Sliding scale fee based on income or proof of no income. Does not accept Medicaid or Medicare only those who are uninsured.

Open Arms Healthcare Center
Hours: M-W 8-5 Th 8-8, F, 8-1
Address: 805 E River Pl, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 500-7660
Services: Primary Care, Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS testing and referrals, Mental Health

St. Dominic Health Clinic (Inside Stewpot)
Hours: M-T 8:30- 2:00
Address: 1100 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 944-0091
Services: Healthcare to homeless and low-income​

TEEN Clinc by UMMC
Hours: T, 1– 4 pm Th, 9 – 11 am
Address: 421 S. Stadium Drive, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 984-5206
Services: TEEN Clinic is a Quick, confidential STI testing, education, and treatment for 13 – 19 year olds.

UMMC Coordinated Care
Telephone: (601) 815-2800 or (601) 815-1516
Services: Fills prescriptions from UMCApply online for meds at

V.A. Health Care
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. F
Address: V.A. Medical Center, 1500 East Woodrow Wilson, Jackson, MS 39216
Telephone: (601) 368-4094, (601) 362-4471
Services: Daytime outreach and case management.

Mental Health Services

The Bridge Drop-In Center
Hours: M-F 8:-3pm
Address: 628 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 398-0066
Services: Hinds Behavioral Health Services' peer-run drop-in center provides a wide variety of services to help homeless individuals with serious mental illness gain access to housing, treatment, and recovery support. Peers help individuals build social skills, self-confidence, self-advocacy, and support systems. The drop-in center also provides access to basic needs such as food, showers, toiletries, clothes, laundry, telephones, and mail. Individuals may voluntarily drop-in and participate in activities or use any of the center's services. Adults (18+) experiencing homelessness or chronic homelessness who have a serious mental illness, substance use disorder, serious emotional disturbance, or a co-occurring disorder.

Hinds Behavioral Health Services
Hours: 8-4:30/M – F
Address: 3450 Highway 80 West, Jackson, MS 39209
Telephone: (601) 321-2400
Services: Mental health services for Hinds county residents.

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (Pact)- A Program of Hinds Behavioral Health Services
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Address: 4715 Methodist Home Rd, Cottage 1, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 586-3873
Services:  PACT teams are mobile, providing convenient and consistent care to individuals in a community-based or home setting at least three times per week. Adults living in Hinds, Rankin, or Madison county, severe and persistent mental illness, multiple psychiatric hospitalizations or emergency psychiatric services in the same year, significant functional impairments, such as difficulty with practical daily living tasks, vocational impairment, and housing instability.

NFusion Metro
Hours: M-F 10:00am–6:00pm - Summer M–F 8:00am–4:30pm
Address: 3246 Highway 80 West Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (769) 233-7429
Services: NFusion Metro is a youth program that provides mental health resources to youth and their families in a stigma-free teen environment. The program helps individuals between the ages of 0-26 transition into adulthood through activities, groups, counseling, and peer support.

Mental Health Association of The Capital Area
Hours: 8 - 5/ M – F
Address: 407 Briarwood Drive, Suite 208, Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone: (601) 956-2800
Services: Psychotropic medication assistance once a year. Must be referred.

MS Families As Allies For Children's Mental Health
Address: 840 E. River Place, Suite 500 Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 355-0915
Services: Child advocacy, family support services, mentoring, parent education classes

MS State Hospital
Address: 3550 MS-468, Pearl, MS 39208
Telephone: (601) 351-8000
Services: In patient treatment, case management

Stubbs Homeless Program
Hours: 8 - 4:30/ M – F
Address: 350 Capers Avenue Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 351-8504
Services: Offers expansive case-management and outreach services to homeless or potentially homeless individuals who are seriously mentally ill.The program also has a laundry and shower facility. Psychiatric evaluation and monitoring are available to individuals served by the program.

Disability Services

Association for Citizens with Disabilities of MS (ARC of MS)
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
Address: 704 N President St, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-355-0220
Services: Advocate for developmentally impaired individuals, specializing in education for school age children

Goodwill Industries
Address: 104 E State Street, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telephone: (601) 853-8110
Services: Rehab services for disabled persons, work education, employment training, assistance

MS Department of Rehabilitation
Address: 1281 Highway 51 North, Madison, MS 39110
Phone: (601) 853-5223 or (800) 443-1000
Services: Assisting people with disabilities in gaining & retaining employment and independent living

Americans With Disabilities Acts
Phone: (800) 514-0301
Services: Information and technical assistance about the American with Disabilities Act

Treatment Facilities

Harbor House Chemical Dependency Services
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30
Address: 5354 I-55 S. Frontage Road East, Jackson, MS - 39203
Telephone: (601) 371-7335

Friendship Connection/Center for Independent Learning, Inc.
Hours: 24 hours
Business hours: M-F, 8-5
Address: 1480 Raymond Road, Jackson, MS  39204
Telephone: 601) 373-1533
Services: Secondary treatment for female/pregnant ex-offenders. Parenting, GED, art class, individual and family group counseling, life skills, coping skills, and aftercare services. Primary treatment.
Length of Stay: 30-45 days for primary; 60-75 for secondary 
ID Required: yes

My Father's House of Freedom
Hours:  Office 8:30 - 6:30/M – F
Address: 826 North West Street, Jackson, MS  39202
Telephone: (601) 354-0950            
Services: Transitional recovery program for males 18 years and older who have completed primary treatment. Will work with males who have addictions other than drugs or alcohol.
Length of Stay: Minimum of 6 months.
ID Required: Driver's license or other State ID.

Food Insecurities

Alta Woods United Methodist Church
Address: 109 Alta Woods Blvd, Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (601) 372-6016
Services: Serves people living in 39214/39212 on Thursdays from 10-12 & 1-2:30. Must have photo ID and a bill with name on it. One per household, not person.

Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church
Address: 1150 W Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 353-2750

Central United Methodist Church
Address: 500 N Farish St, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 355-7858
Service: Income based; ID required; Jackson MS A only

Clinton Community Christian Corp (4Cs)
Address: 2001 West Northside Drive Clinton, MS 39056
Telephone: (601) 924-9436
Service: Only for Clinton residents

College Hill Baptist Church Food Pantry
Address: 1600 Florence Avenue
Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (601) 355-2670

Cornerstone Church
Address: 1950 Us-80, Pearl, MS 39208
Telephone: (601) 420-4840
Service: Photo ID required and proof of residence. Open to all counties

Crossroads of Life Church
Address: 6775 S Siwell Rd, Jackson, MS 39272
Telephone: (601) 373-6230

Deliver Me Senior Support Services
Address: 1405 S Gallatin St, Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: (601) 354-4646

Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
Address: 1109 Cooper Rd, Jackson, MS 39212
Telephone: (601) 371-8855

Epiphany Lutheran Church
Address: 1230 Isaiah Montgomery St, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 353-0504

EversCare-Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute
Address: 350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 815-3535

First Church of Deliverance
Address: 3555 Raymond Bolton Rd, Raymond, MS 39154
Telephone: (601) 857-8351
Service: Serves individuals in Raymond, Utica, Edwards, Bolton, Jackson, on the first Mondays and Thursdays and second Thursdays of the month. From 5-6:30pm. Must have ID

Gateway Rescue Mission
Address: 328 S. Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS 39207
Telephone: (601) 353-5864
Service: Feed the public from 12pm-12:30 pm every day

Good Samaritan Center
Hours: MWTF 812-4
Address: 114 Millsaps Ave, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 355-6276
Service: Food pantry for people trying to get SNAP benefits or emergency. Social worker must write reference letter, ID and social letter is preferred, social for children is required. Clothing closet for all (men, women and children)

Grace House
Address: 2219 N Lamar St, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 353-10381
Service: Food Pantry for individuals living with HIV

Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Hours: M-F, 9-1
Address: 1400 Robinson St, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 352-8585

Iona House
Address: 315 Claiborne Ave, Jackson, MS  39209
Telephone: (601) 853-0205
Open Friday at noon, is a food pantry and does a prequalifying assessment

Jackson Revival Center Food Outreach
Hours: 9:30-12pm
Address: 1616 Robinson Road Jackson, MS 39209
Telephone: (601) 948-3618

Lighthouse Ministries/Turning Point Mission Center
Address: 1814 Shady Ln Dr Jackson, MS  39204
Telephone:    (601-)372-1080                   
Service: Once on a week on Wednesday 11:30-1:30/2. Food donation

New Dimensions Development Foundation
Hours: 9:30-2
Address:111 West Monument Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 969-9856

Open Arms Healthcare Center
Address: 805 E River Pl Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 500-7660

Parkview Church of Christ
Address: 5200 Clinton Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39209
Telephone: (601) 922-9800

Pinelake Baptist Church
Address: 6071 Highway 25 Brandon, MS 39047
Telephone: (601) 829-4500 and Clinton: (601) 919-4134

Planting Seeds Church of Deliverance
Address: 5360 Executive Pl Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone: (601) 366-7484
Service: Based on income, serves on Wednesday 11-1, must have ID, proof residence and income

Senior Services- City of Jackson
Address: 1000 Metrocenter Drive Suite 101 Jackson, MS 39209
Telephone: (601) 960-0335
Services: Serves hot meals to seniors 60+; must be home bound.

Smith Robertson Senior Center
Address: 505 John Hart St Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 960-2167
Services: provides transportation to 60+, community center for all, provides hot meals daily, must have ID

Southside Assembly of God
Address: 665 Raymond Rd Jackson, MS - 39204
Telephone: (601) 373-4811

Southside Baptist Church Food Pantry
Address: 800 Raymond Rd Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (601)-372-9161

South Jackson Seventh Day Adventist
Address: 5125 Robinson Rd Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (601) 373-7600

Springridge United Methodist Church
Address: 1083 Davis Rd, Terry, MS 39170
Telephone: (601) 372-7058

Address: 1100 W. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 353-2759
Services: Food pantry, meals on wheels and daily hot meal served.

St Therese Catholic Church
Address: 309 W McDowell Rd Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (601) 372-4481
Service: They give referrals to Iona's House to residents of zips 39212 and 39204 on Wednesday from 10-12pm, must have an appointment to be served.

We Will Go Ministries
Address: 806 N Farish St Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 398-2410
Services: They serve hot meals each Sunday and the food pantry is open every day.

Word of Truth Kingdom Church-Touch One
Address: 4491 W Northside Dr. Jackson, MS 39209
Telephone: (601) 923-3325
Service: Food pantry based on the individual need, must present ID, open T,W, Th(1st week of the month) 10am-1pm. Food pantry is across the street from the church in the beige house from the church( Luke Oasis--4451 W North Side Drive) Once a month. No appointment necessary, staff is there during those hours.

Family and Children Services

Early Intervention Program – Infant/Toddlers
Address: 570 East Woodrow Wilson Jackson, MS 39215
Telephone: (601) 576-7427 or First Steps: (800) 451-3903
Services: Children with Physical, Speech and/or Hearing Problems, Physical Therapy

Head Start – Friends of Children in MS
Address: 939 N President St Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: 601-321-0960
Services: Preschool Program for 3- and 4-year olds. Physical and Dental screening for non-Medicaid enrollees.

Jackson Public School District
Address: PO Box 2338 Jackson, MS 39225-2338
Telephone: (601) 960-8700

Mississippi Department of Human Services – Hinds County Office
Hours: 8– 5/M-F
Address: 4777 Medgar Evers Blvd. Jackson, MS 39213
General Inquires: (601) 359-4500
Economic Assistance - SNAP Food Stamps: (601) 362-9892
Medical Assistance: (601) 362-9892
TANF Case Management: (601) 362-9892
Child Care: (601) 362-9892
Child Support: (601) 432-1200
Social Services: (601) 362-9892
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: (601) 362-1414
Midtown Office: Address: 152 Millsaps Avenue Jackson, MS            
Telephone: (601) 355-5536

Birth Certificates/Vital Statistics
Hours: 8– 5/M – F
Address: 222 Marketridge Dr, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telephone: (601) 206-8200

Catholic Charities
Address: 850 E River Ste 300, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 355-8634
Services: Adoption & Maternity, Alcohol & Drugs, Children's Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Family Ministry, Health Ministry, Immigration, Rape Crisis, Refugees

WIC Hinds County Agency
Address: 350 West Woodrow Wilson Boulevard, Suite 121 Jackson, MS – 39213
Telephone: (601) 961-4719
Services: Provides milk (milk products & formula) for expectant and nursing mothers, babies, and children up 5 years of age.

Domestic Violence

Catholic Charities
Address: 850 E River Ste 300, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 355-8634
Services: Adoption & Maternity, Alcohol & Drugs, Children's Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Family Ministry, Health Ministry, Immigration, Rape Crisis, Refugees

The Center for Violence Prevention
Address: PO BOX 6279 Pearl, MS 39288
Telephone: (800) 266-4198
Human Traffic Only: (601) 360-8701
Services: Provides shelter & supportive services for domestic violence victims, sexual assault; 30 days for women and children

Contact: The Crisis Line
Address: Confidential
Telephone: Crisis Line (601) 713-4357
Services: 24-hour telephone counseling, emergency intervention, information and referral.

Haven House Family Shelter
Address: PO BOX 57 Vicksburg, MS 39181
Telephone: (601) 638-0555
Services: Provides shelter & supportive services for domestic violence victims. Shelter is for women but will find shelter for men if needed. Have to be in a domestic violence situation not just homeless.

Homeless Services

Homeless Children

Jackson Public School District Homeless Program
Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / M – F
Address: 101 Near Street Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 960-8885
Services: Assists homeless families and children with school supplies, tutorial services to children, assist with securing birth certificates, referral services.

Emergency Shelters

Billy Brumfield House (Stewpot Community Services)
Address: 1244 South Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS  39203
Telephone: (601) 948-2864
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Services: Emergency shelter for males 18 and over; alcohol and drug rehabilitation;
Length of Stay: 4 nights per week for emergency shelter (starts over each Sunday-Saturday); minimum of month's stay for rehab and
ID Required: Picture ID, Social Security Card, TB card

Gateway Rescue Mission
Address: 328 South Gallatin Street Jackson, MS  39203
Telephone: (601) 353-5864 / Shelter: (601) 944-0409
Hours: Business: 8:00– 5:00
Services: Emergency shelter for adult males. Christian-based. New Life A & D Program; mental health counseling; day services. Shelter: 24 Hours w/8:30 pm curfew.
Length of Stay: 3 nights a week
ID Required: Picture ID if possible, TB card

Matt's House (Stewpot Community Services)
Hours:  2 p.m. - 8 a.m., 7 days per week.
Address: 355 Livingston Street Jackson, MS  39202
Telephone: (601) 948-2873          
Services: Emergency shelter for homeless women with children
Length of Stay: up to 14 nights
ID Required: No ID required

The Salvation Army, Center of Hope
Address: 110 Presto Lane, Jackson, MS  39206
Telephone: (601)982-4881   
Hours:   Social services 8:30 a.m.-4:30  - Shelter: 4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Length of Stay: 1 to 10 days per month for emergency shelter.
Services: Emergency shelter for homeless males and females age 19 and older. After 10 days it is cases by cases and individuals qualify for transitional housing. It's a $150  sign up and weekly rent cost of $75. They assist with electricity bill if someone receives SSi and they have a food pantry( can only come every 90 days). Holiday program for seniors and children 12 and under-sign up starts in October.
ID Required: Valid picture ID.

Shelter for Battered Families, Catholic Charities
Address: 200 N. Congress Street, Suite 100 Jackson, MS  39201
Telephone: Crisis Line: (601) 366-0222 or (800) 273-9012
Hours: 24 hours
Services: Shelter for women (18 & older) and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include:  shelter, supportive counseling, nutrition and wellness, case management, legal assistance, court advocacy, day care, and follow-up services. 
Length of Stay: 30-45 days
ID Required: None

Transitional Shelters

God's Homeless Haven
Address: New Jerusalem Church, Raymond, Rd
Telephone: (601) 720-5078   
Services: Transitional housing for women and women with children.
Length of Stay: Determined on an individual basis

Grace House
Address: 236 Millsaps Avenue Jackson, MS  39202
Telephone: (601) 353-1038
Services: Transitional housing, food pantry, case management, job readiness, educational programs, help with access to I.D. and permanent housing placement. Specific medical criteria and referral needed.
Length of stay:12 months or as determined by counselor; maximum 2 year stay
ID Required: None.

New Dimensions Development Foundation / Lizzie's House
Hours: Office-8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  M – F
Address: 111 West Monument Street Jackson, MS  39202
Telephone: (601) 672-1865
Services: Provide transitional living for women 19 and older, clothing, food, job assistance.
Length of Stay: 30 days up to 12 months.
ID Required: Driver's License or other state ID.

The Salvation Army, Center of Hope
Address: 110 Presto Lane Jackson, MS  39206
Telephone: (601) 982-4881
Hours: Social services 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services: Transitional and other programs for homeless men and women 19yrs and older.
Length of Stay:  90 days
Enrollment fee: $150
Cost:  $75 per week.
ID Required: Valid ID

Second Stage Transitional Housing Program, Catholic Charities, Inc.
Address:  Confidential
Telephone: (601) 366-0750
Services: Transitional living for women and children fleeing domestic violence or homeless situation, case management, child care, supportive and group counseling.
Length of Stay: 6 month -1 year

Ruth's Refuge (Gateway Rescue Mission)
Address: 328 S Gallatin St Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 353-5864
Services: Shelter and transitional housing for single homeless women over the age of 21. Provide life skills classes, bible study and discipleship, transportation and referral services. Church attendance is mandatory.
Length of Stay: 7 days up to six months.
I.D. Required: Driver's License or other State I.D. Birth Certificate, Social Security Card

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, P.A.L.S. Transitional Living Facility
Address: 860 E River Place Suite 104 Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone: (601) 354-0983
Services: Adolescents ages 16-21 who are homeless. Independent living skills, money management, education, employment, counseling.
Length of stay:  Up to 2 years
ID Required: State ID, SS card, birth certificate

Wingard House
Address: 1279 N. West Street Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 906-1976
Hours: 8 – 5 M – F
Services: Housing, Chapel Ministries, referral. Clients must be able to work. Everything is offered by availability only.
Length of stay: Up to 1 year ; Valid ID required

Day Shelters

Grace Place (Galloway United Methodist Church)
Hours: 8:00--10:30 every day but Tuesday
Address: 305 N. Congress Street Jackson, MS  39201
Telephone: (601) 353-9691
Services: M,W,T,F-a meal, Thursday-Clothes and a hygiene kit-Contact person --Sharon Davis. Grace Place is on the corner of Mississippi and Congress in the Foundry building

Opportunity Center (Stewpot Community Services)
Hours:  6 a.m. - 4 p.m. – 6 days a week, closed on Sunday.
Address: 845 East Amite Street Jackson, MS  39203
Telephone: (601) 949-3540
Services: Shower, phone, mail, laundry, computer service providers, lockers, case management

Senior Citizen Services

AARP MS State Office
Address: 4950 I-55, Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 1 (877) 543-7669
Services: Coordination of resources and services that benefit individuals age 50 and over

Alzheimer's Association
Address: 207 W Jackson St #1 Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (769) 230-0611
Services: Education & information, support groups, helpline counseling, training

Mississippi Access to Care
(Resource for Jackson MSA clients)
Address: 152 Watford Pkwy Dr. Suite B Canton, MS 39046
Services: Mississippi offers many options for long term services and supports for aging individuals as well as those with disabilities. These options allow individuals the freedom to remain in the community and still receive the necessary care

Senior Services (City of Jackson)
Address: 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Suite 311-B Jackson, MS 39213-7677
Telephone: (601) 960-2166
Services: Direct and indirect services for senior citizens aimed at improving quality of life

Smith Robertson Senior Center
Address: 505 John Hart St Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 960-2167
Services: provides transportation to 60+, community center for all, provides hot meals daily, must have id 

Central MS Area Agency on Aging
Address: 1170 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39296
Telephone: (601) 981-1511 or 1-800-948-3090
Services: Meals, transportation, referrals, information on long term care

Legal Advice, Referral and Representation

American Civil Liberties Union - Mississippi
Address: P. O. Box 2242, Jackson, MS  39225
Telephone: (601) 354-3408
Services: Assistance with issues such as freedom of speech, prison and jail accountability, discrimination due to mental disability, mental health commitment practices, adequacy of mental health services, etc.

Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS)
Address: 5 Old River Place, Suite 101 Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 968-0600
Services: Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the State of Mississippi

Legal Assistance Clinic for Victims, Catholic Charities
Address: 407 Briarwood Drive, Suite 205A, Jackson, MS  39206
Telephone: (601) 355-8634
Services: Legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

Legal Line of the MS Bar Association and the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project
Hours: 8-5/M-F
Address: 643 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39235 
Telephone: (601) 960-9577
Telephone: Statewide Toll-Free  1 (800) 682-0047
Services: Legal representation for low income families with civil cases only
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 12 noon - 2 p.m.

Mission First Legal Clinic
Address: 275 Roseneath St Jackson, MS 39203
Telephone: (601) 608-0056
Services: Provide legal service and spiritual counsel to under-served residents of Jackson

Mississippi Center for Legal Services
Statewide Toll-Free Telephone: 1 (877) 664-0242
Services: Fair Housing Services (discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, mental or physical disability, or presence of children in household)
Telephone: (601) 948-6752 - Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Copiah (228) 575-8771 – Coast, Toll-Free Phone:  (1-800) 959-6752 
Services: Legal assistance with parents' rights, disability rights, landlord-tenant problems, other non-criminal matters

Education and Employment Training

Central Mississippi Planning and Development District
Contact: Mary Powers-Director
Telephone: 601-981-1511
Services: Workforce investment activities help improve the skills and abilities of workers, support the labor needs of local businesses and contribute to the economic growth of area communities

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi
Address:104 E. State St. Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telephone: (601) 853-8110
Services: Goodwill Industries offers a number of opportunities to help people with disabilities or other barriers not only find a job but also progress in the workforce as valuable and productive employees. It provides:
• Vocational training
• Financial literacy
• GED Classes
• Scholarship programs
• Counseling and training assessment
• Vocational rehabilitation
• Job evaluation
• AA meetings
• Life skills training

Hinds Community College: Technical Center and Allied Health Center
Jackson Campus - Academic/Technical Center
Address: 3925 Sunset Drive Jackson, MS 39213-5899
Telephone: (601) 366-1405
Services: known for state-of-the-art technical training. Culinary arts, business and office technology, environmental technology and drafting and design are among the technical programs that can help individuals get the skills they need for the career world

Jackson Campus - Nursing/Allied Health Center
Address: 1750 Chadwick Drive Jackson, MS 39204-3490
Telephone: (601) 376-4800
Services: This campus provides accessible, affordable, quality education with an emphasis on health care careers. The Center's mission is to prepare individuals to become competent, caring, health care providers
*Additional campuses in Raymond, Pearl, Utica and Vicksburg

Jackson State University
Address: 1400 John R. Lynch Street Jackson, MS 39217
Telephone: 601-979-2121

Jackson WIN Job Center of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Hours: 8 – 5/ M,T,W,Th,F
Address: 5959 I-55 N. Frontage Road, Suite C, Jackson, MS  39213
Telephone: (601) 321-7931
Services: Job search and placement assistance, internet access for job searches and resume posting, resume preparation software, fax, copier; phones; information on unemployment benefits, assistance for laid-off workers, Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits, child care, transportation, referral to job training; services for veterans.
ID Required: For verification purposes.

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Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Hours:  7:30 -5/ M-F
Address: 3895 Beasley Road Jackson, MS 39213
Hinds County OVR and Ability Works Offices Telephone Numbers:  OVR: (601) 898-7038; Ability Work: (601) 898-7076
Services: Assist persons with physical or mental disability to maintain/obtain employment
ID Required: MS Driver's License or Insurance card

Jobs for Jacksonians
Address: 200 South President Street, Suite 223Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: (601) 960-1638
Services: The Jobs for Jacksonians program provides employment assistance and a single point of access to services that can help individuals successfully enter or re-enter the workforce.

Mississippi Job Corps Center
Address: 400 Harmony Road, Crystal Springs, MS 39059-2633
Telephone: (601) 892-3348
Services: Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

MS Department of Rehabilitation Services
Address: 1281 Highway 51, Madison, MS 39110
Telephone: 1(800) 443-1000
Services: job training, rehabilitation         

Career Development Center
Address: 2703 First Avenue, Jackson, MS 39209
Telephone: (601) 960-5322
Services:  job training

MS Department of Employment
Address: 1235 Echelon Pkwy, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 292-1599
Services: job training and placement for ages 16-24

Tougaloo College
Address: 500 West County Line Road Tougaloo, MS 39174
Telephone: (601) 977-7700

Additional Services

ACT Center – A Comprehensive Tobacco Program
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
Address: Jackson Medical Mall 350 Woodrow Wilson, Suite 310, Jackson, MS 39213
Telephone: (601) 815-1180
Services: Intervention program including counseling methods and medications with follow-up services. Education, training for healthcare professionals and research.

Address: 1785 US 80 Jackson, MS 39204
Telephone: (601) 948-7140 or 1-888-568-8437
Services: Transportation

Justice Court System
Clerk and General Information: (601) 359-3694
Hours: 9 – 4/M – F
Services: Process social security cards; process claims for SSI, SSD, SSDI, retirement and survivors' benefits.

Libraries – Jackson/Hinds System
Library System – Information: (601) 968-5825

MS Department of Public Safety
Hours: 8– 5/M –F
Address: 1900 East Woodrow Wilson Jackson, MS 39205
Telephone: (601) 987-1212
Services: State driver's license and ID cards, commercial driver's license, motor vehicle inspections, suspended driver's license, accident reports.

Mississippi Partners for Informed Choice (M-PIC)
Address: 2550 Peachtree Street Jackson, MS 39296
1-866-968-7842 (Ticket to Work)
Services: The purpose of M-PIC/WIPA is to enable all SSA beneficiaries with disabilities (including transition-to-work age youth) to make informed choices about work.
Contact M-PIC:
• If you are receiving disability benefits and are participating in programs or services leading to work
• For information about Social Security Work Incentives
• If you need a group presentation about Social Security Work Incentives
• If you have questions about the Ticket to Work program.

Social Security Administration
Address: 100 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39269
Telephone: Toll Free 1-800-772-1213

United Way of the Capital Area
Address: 843 N President St, Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 948-4725
Hours: M - F /7 a.m. -7 p.m., Sat & Sun 8 –4 p.m., 24 hrs (during disaster)
Services: Referral to community services and agencies.

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