Community Partners

Social Service Agencies and Community Partners

Cultural and Arts Services

Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi
950 Rice Rd
Ridgeland, MS 39157

The mission of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi is to preserve, promote, market, educate and encourage the highest standards of excellence in regional craft.  Each year 150,000 people attend Guild programs, encountering working craftsmen and their art. Guild craftsmen make a tremendous impact on the cultural lives of our communities and are vital players in community planning and economic development

Agency Contact: Ms. Maria Honicker
Email: volunteers@mscrafts.org
Phone Number: 601-856-7546


Crossroads Film Society
2104 Thousand Oaks Drive
Jackson, MS 39212

The Crossroads Film Society’s mission is to facilitate and promote a broader spectrum of film and video for the community. It will present and honor films and videos related to Mississippi and the South, and will provide educational opportunities and facilitate general discussions for film lovers and aspiring film makers.

Agency Contact: Dr. Kentrell Liddell
Email: kmliddellmd@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-510-9148


International Museum of Muslim Cultures (IMMC)
201 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201

The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is dedicated to educating the public about Islamic History and Culture. Through research and the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of objects that promote the understanding of Muslim culture, the Museum strives to facilitate multicultural and interfaith tolerance while reducing religious and racial bigotry and advancing religious and civic dialogue.

Agency Contact: Ms. Eriica Handy
Email: museumtimbuktu@bellsouth.net
Phone Number: 601-960-0440


Jackson Convention & Visitor's Bureau
111 East Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

The mission of the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote visitor and citizen safety awareness while visiting and attending attractions, events, restaurants and hotels.

Agency Contact: Mr. Jake Greer
Email: jgreer@visitjackson.com
Phone Number: 601-960-1891


MS Department of Archives & History
200 North Street
Jackson, MS 39201

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History was founded in 1902. It is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the country. As a comprehensive historical agency, the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications.

Agency Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Coleman
Email: ecoleman@mdah.state.ms.us
Phone Number: 601-576-6985


Mississippi Muslim Association
1465 US Highway 51
Ridgeland, MS 39110
Agency Contact: El Ginad Hamadain
Email: Mississippi.muslim@gmail.com
Phone Number: 601-842-4843

Environmental Services

Jackson  Zoological Society, Inc.
2918 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39209

 

The mission of the Jackson Zoological Society is to provide visitors with a quality recreational and educational environment dedicated to wildlife care and conservation

Agency Contact: Ms. Beth Poff
Email: bpoff@jacksonzoo.org
Phone Number: 601-352-2580


MS Museum of Natural Science

The mission of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is to promote understanding and appreciation of Mississippi’s biological diversity through collections, research, scientific databases, education, and exhibits; and to inspire the people of our state to respect the environment and to preserve natural Mississippi.

Agency Contact: Ms. Ann Peden
Email: ann.peden@mmns.state.ms.us
Phone Number: 601-576-6000


Tougaloo-Rainbow Sustainable Garden
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

The Tougaloo-Rainbow Sustainable Garden will produce high quality food for the Tougaloo educational community and Rainbow Natural Grocery cooperative community.
The garden will demonstrate community, civic engagement and organic, sustainable agriculture as a product of its mission.

Agency Contact: Mr. Michael Gentry
Email: micgentry@gmail.com
Phone Number: 601-573-7529

Health Services

Alcohol Services Center, Inc.
950 N. West Street<
Jackson, MS 39202

Alcohol Services Center, Inc. (ASC) mission is to provide in-depth individualized, supportive, and spiritual, substance abuse/mental health services with compassion and empathy to ALL.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sheba Borden
Email: msslborden@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-948-6220


American Cancer Society
1380 Livingston Road
Jackson, MS 39213

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Agency Contact: Ms. Scherry Gilliland
Email: Scherry.Gilliland@cancer.org
Phone Number: 601-954-8389


Central Mississippi Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39213

Mississippi AHECs link the resources of university health science centers with local planning, educational and clinical resources. This network of health-related institutions provides multidisciplinary educational services to students, faculty and local practitioners, ultimately improving health care delivery in medically underserved areas.

AHECs are academic-community partnerships that train health care providers in sites and programs that are responsive to state and local needs. Health career enhancement and recruitment programs for K-12 students are emphasized. Central MS AHEC serves Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo counties.

Agency Contact: Johnnie Hawkins
Email: jhwakins@tougaloo.edu
Phone Number: 601-987-9463


Common Bond Association
836 Medical Plaza
Jackson, MS 39204

Common Bond Recovery Center is a faith-based, non-profit, affordable alcohol and drug treatment center for men located in Jackson, Mississippi.

The mission of CBRC is to assist families and individuals with addictions to rebuild whole, sober, and productive lives by providing an environment of hope and healing and programs of excellence for alcohol and drug treatment which includes food, housing, life-skills training, counseling, and transition to independent living.

Agency Contact: Mr. Randy Adams
Email: randy@commonbondassociation.org
Phone Number: 601-371-6851


Cottage Grove Nursing Home
1116 Forest Avenue
Jackson, MS 39206

Cottage Grove Nursing Home’s mission is to provide medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sinnie Tillman
Email: swilson.cottagegrove@yahoo.com
Phone Number: 601-366-6461


Dream, Inc,
310 Airport Road South
Pearl, MS 39208

Our mission is to prevent youth substance abuse and promote healthy life styles through developing and providing effective products and services for schools, communities, and businesses.

Agency Contact: Ms. Glenda Crump
Email: gcrump@dreaminc.org
Phone Number: 601-933-9199


Grace House
236 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, MS 39202

The mission for Grace House is to provide caring and supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS and to create and maintain a safe and caring home environment for them.

Agency Contact: Mr. Teresa Viramontez
Email: teresakairos@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-353-1038


Jackson Medical Mall Foundation
350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive Ste. 107
Jackson, MS 39213

The Mission of the Medical Mall Foundation is to foster a holistic approach to health care for the underserved and to promote community and economic development in the area.

Agency Contact: Ms. Ivy Bush
Email: ibush@jacksonmedicalmall.org
Phone Number: 601-982-8467


Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
1640 Lelia Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump each and every day of their lives. 

Agency Contact: Ms. Valarie Linn
Email: vlinn@jdrf.org
Phone Number: 601-981-1184


Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE)
1304 Vine Street
Jackson, MS 39202

LIFE’s mission statement reads, “The purpose of Living Independence for Everyone is to empower people with significant disabilities to be as independent and as fully involved in their communities as they can and want to be.”

Agency Contact: Ms. Christy Dunaway
Email: lifeofms@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-969-4009


Magnolia Speech School
733 Flag Chapel Road
Jackson, MS 39209

Magnolia Speech School exists to enable children with communication disorders to develop their full potential through spoken language and literacy.

Agency Contact: Ms. Julie Crump
Email: julie.crump@magnoliaspeechschool.org
Phone Number: 601-922-5530


MS Association of Community Mental Health Center
3450 Hwy 80 West
Jackson, MS 39209

The Mississippi Association of Community Mental Health Center is committed to advocating, initiating, and supporting actions designed to improve community based services. We are dedicated to providing leadership, educational resources, and programs that promote the highest quality, most comprehensive, least restrictive, cost-effective array of community-based services in Mississippi.

Agency Contact: Ms. Zandrea Ware
Email: ceo@msachc.org
Phone Number: 601-321-2442


MS Organ Recovery Agency
4400 Lakeland Dr
Flowood, MS 39232

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency is the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for most of the state of Mississippi. Additionally, MORA works in cooperation with the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank to provide tissue recovery services.

Agency Contact: Ms. Becky Pierson
Email: bpierson@msora.org
Phone Number: 601-936-8613


MS Toughest Kids Foundation
123 Georgetown Street
Crystal Springs, MS 39059

Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation has been established for the single purpose of building the only fully-accessible camp for children (and adults) with serious illnesses and physical, mental, and emotional challenges in Mississippi. This state-of-the-art, year-round facility will work in partnership with special needs groups to provide great camping experiences for the toughest kids in our state.

Agency Contact: Ms. Mary Kitchens
Email: mstoughkids@yahoo.com
Phone Number: 601-892-1117


G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center
1500 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

The medical center provides primary, second and tertiary medical, neurological and mental health inpatient care. Services include hemodialysis, sleep studies, substance abuse treatment, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hematology/oncology, and rehabilitation programs. Both primary and specialized outpatient services are available, including such specialized programs as: ambulatory surgery, spinal cord injury, neurology, infectious disease, substance abuse, PTSD, readjustment counseling, and mental health diagnostic and treatment programs.

Comprehensive health care is available for female veteran patients. An 86-bed Community Living Center (including a palliative care unit), community nursing homes, three 150-bed state veterans nursing homes, VA community clinics, and a variety of outpatient programs are utilized to support the needs of aging veterans.

Agency Contact: Embra Jackson
Email: embra.jackson@va.gov
Phone Number: 601-364-1391


My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.
5420 I-55 North Suite A
Jackson, MS 39216

My Brother’s keeper is dedicated to the prevention, care, and treatment of persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). MBK’s HIV prevention services focused on designing and delivering an innovative range of educational and training programs in public health, social policy, action research, information technology, advocacy, coalition development and capacity building. Through its extensive experience, MBK built its commitment to HIV prevention among racial and ethnic minority populations as evident through its service to over 15,000 constituents, nationwide, who represent CBOs, FBOs, IHLs, and community lay persons.

Agency Contact: Christopher Roby
Email: croby@mbk-inc.org
Phone Number: 601-957-7612


Ronald McDonald House Charities
2524 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.

Agency Contact: Ms. Chris Kennedy
Email: chris@rmhcmississippi.org
Phone Number: 601-981-5683


Southern Care Hospice
509 Spring Ridge Road Ste E
Clinton, MS 39056

The mission of Southern Care Hospice is to assure that residents of its service locales have access to a program of care that enhances the quality of life for the terminally ill and their families.  Care of the whole person is emphasized by providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support to all medically appropriate persons, without discrimination.

Agency Contact: Ms. Melody Lindesy
Email: melody.lindsey@southerncareinc.com
Phone Number: 601-924-8285


St. Dominic Hospital
969 E. Lakeland Dr.
Jackson, MS 39272

Through years of growth, the St. Dominic Hospital maintains that its mission is to strive to provide compassionate care, to continually improve innovation and performance, serve the community as a faith-based ministry, and communicate a Christian message.

Agency Contact: Ms. Aimee Burrow
Email: aburrow@stdom.com
Phone Number: 601-200-6739


Sta-Home Hospice
833 East River Place
Jackson, MS 39202

Organization’s Mission

Sta-Home’s mission is to provide home health and hospice services that optimize patients’ independence, comfort, and dignity in the privacy of their homes.

Agency Contact: Ms. Cynthia Armstrong
Email: carmstrong@sta-home.com
Phone Number: 601-961-4367

Humanitarian Services

Arc of Mississippi
7 Lakeland Circle
Jackson, MS 39216

The Arc of MS has a mission that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Agency Contact: Mr. Matt Nalker
Email: matt@arcms.org
Phone Number: 601-982-1180


Catholic Charities
200 N. Congress Street, Ste. 100
Jackson, MS 39201

The mission of Catholic Charities is to be a visible sign of Christ’s love by helping those who are unable to help themselves; the poor and vulnerable, especially children, women, and families.

Agency Contact: Ms. Kim Thomason
Email: kim.thomason@catholiccharitiesjackson.org
Phone Number: 601-326-3760


Center for Pregnancy Choices
114 Office Park Plaza
Jackson, MS 39206

Mission Statement: To help women and men explore their options and empower them to make informed choices.  In short, our mission is “Empowering the Choice for Life”.

Agency Contact: Ms. Barbara Beavers
Email: cpcmetro@comcast.net
Phone Number: 601-713-3113


Center for Violence Prevention
P.O. Box 6279
Pearl, MS 39208

The mission of the Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) is to build the capacity of institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, victim service agencies, law enforcement and the criminal justice system to systematically implement best practice violence prevention, victim service, and evaluation strategies in collaboration with state, family and community partners. The CVP will function as a statewide training center offering annual conferences for community and campus victim-services providers, community and campus police and educators. CVP will support the development of best practices for responding to and preventing interpersonal violence at Iowa’s three state universities.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sandy Middleton
Email: smiddleton@mscvp.org
Phone Number: 601-932-4198


Clinton Community Christian Corparation
2001 West Northside Drive
Clinton, MS 39056

The Clinton Community Christian Corporation (4C’s) is a non-profit, tax-exempt social service agency organized to create awareness of some of the needs in the community and to coordinate available resources and efforts to meet those needs. The 4C’s is governed by a Board of Directors chosen from the community. The agency encourages involvement of individuals with one another on a personal level, and seeks to help the community of Clinton respond with God’s love to needs seen throughout the community.

Agency Contact: Ms. Laurie Lawson
Email: lslawson@hello4cs.org
Phone Number: 601-924-9436


Dress for Success, Metro Jackson
350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39213

The mission of Dress for Success Metro Jackson is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Agency Contact: Ms. Daphney Jhiggins
Email: jackson@dressforsuccess.org
Phone Number: 601-985-9888


Gateway Rescue Mission
328 S. Gallatin Street
Jackson, MS 39203

The mission of the Gateway Rescue Mission is to offer life changing hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ to homeless men, women, and children through programs to deliver food, shelter, counseling and discipleship.

Agency Contact: Mr. Rusty Ryan
Email: rryan@gatewaymission.org
Phone Number: 601-353-5864


Goodwill Industries of Mississippi
104 East State Street
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.

Agency Contact: Mr. Don Simpson
Email: goodwill@netdoor.com
Phone Number: 601-853-8110


Habitat for Humanity

615 Stonewall Street
Jackson, MS 39213

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God's love and can live and grow into all that God intends.

Agency Contact: Ms. Shelia Wells
Email: swells@habitatjackson.org
Phone Number: 601-353-6060


Jobs for MS Graduates
6055 Ridgewood Rd. suite A
Jackson, MS 39211

Jobs for MS Graduates' mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a postsecondary institution that leads to a rewarding career

Agency Contact: Ms. Ramona Williams
Email: rwilliamsjmg@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-978-1945


Mission Mississippi
840 East River Place, Suite 506
Jackson, MS 39202

The vision of Mission Mississippi is to be the leading resource and catalyst for Christian racial reconciliation and healing for Mississippi and the world. Our mission is to encourage and demonstrate unity in the Body of Christ across racial and denominational lines so that communities throughout Mississippi can better understand the Gospel message.

Agency Contact: Norman L. Collins, Sr.
Email: norman@missionmississippi.org
Phone Number: 601-353-6477


MS Center for Justice
5 Old River Place
Jackson, MS 39202

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center’s mission is to develop and pursue strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.

Agency Contact: Ms. Whitney Barkley
Email: wbarkley@mscenterforjustice.org
Phone Number: 601-352-4769


MS Food Network
440 West Beatty St.
Jackson, MS 39201

Mississippi Food Network's mission is to relieve poverty-related hunger in the selective service area by distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products through a network of member churches and non-profit organizations. We provide nutrition education to our needy clients. We also emphasize advocacy and related needs.

Agency Contact: Ms. Desiree Dillon
Email: ddillon@msfoodnet.org
Phone Number: 601-353-7286


MS Regional Housing Authority No.11
2180 Terry Rd. Jackson, MS 39212

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority, a housing agency, has a mission that serves nine counties in central Mississippi with federal housing assistance. Its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, the largest in the area, administers 4,892 vouchers, making it possible for families to live in safe and affordable housing.

Agency Contact: Ms. Shantwana Collins
Email: scollins@mrha6.org
Phone Number: 601-373-9292


MS Immigrants Rights Alliance
612 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39215

MIRA works across the state to reach out to immigrants and allies, support communities working for justice and tolerance, and educate Mississippians about the contributions and struggles of immigrants in our state.

Agency Contact: Kathy Sykes
Email: k.sykes@yourmira.org
Phone: 601-968-5182 ext. 4


MS Volunteer Lawyers Project
921 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39201

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) represents the nation's first formal association of a state Bar with representatives of the Legal Services Corporation.  This association has resulted in a professional and productive partnership which unselfishly serves those most needy of Mississippi's poor.

Agency Contact: Ms. Shirley Williams
Email: mvlp@mvlp.net
Phone Number: 601-960-9577


Planned Parenthood Southeast

Undisclosed
Jackson, MS

Our mission is to ensure that every child is a wanted child and to protect reproductive health by providing comprehensive, medically-accurate sex education and quality health care, while advocating for the reproductive rights of women, men and families.

Agency Contact: Arielle Einstein
Email: arielle.einstein@ppfa.org

Phone Number: 601-592-3500


Rape Crisis Center
200 N. Congress Street, Ste. 100
Jackson, MS 39201

The Rape Crisis Center is a program established to help eliminate or reduce the incidence of rape and sexual assault through prevention and education.  The Center believes in providing the coordination of services to victims of rape and sexual assault and to their families and friends.  All services are offered free of charge.

Agency Contact: Ms. Nadia Gaynor
Email: nadia.gaynor@ccjackson.org
Phone Number: 601-355-8634


Salvation Army Capital Area
570 East Beasley Road
Jackson, MS 39206

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Agency Contact: Ms. Julie Tigrett
Email: Julie_Tigrett@uss.salvationarmy.org.
Phone Number: 601-982-4881


StewPot Community Services
1100 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39203

Founded in 1981, Stewpot Community Services provides thousands of men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, childcare, mentoring and other programs to nurture them and help them get back on their feet. Stewpot, which began as a simple soup kitchen, has developed into an organization offering 17 services - from shelter, to clothing, to counseling, to children's programs.

Agency Contact: Ms. Tara Lindsey
Email: tlindsey@stewpot.org
Phone Number: 601-353-2759


The Good Samaratin Center
114 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, MS 39202

The Mission of the Good Samaritan Health Center Foundation is to promote and support the mission of furthering the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor, in the communities we serve.

Agency Contact: Ms. Joanna Puddister
Email: joannapuddister@goodsamaratiancenter.org
Phone Number: 601-355-6276


United Auto Workers Global Organizing Institute
276 Nissan Parkway Suite 300, Bldg. F
Canton, MS 39046

United Auto Workers Global Organizing Institute is a world-wide advocacy group for workers and labor rights.  The organization is designed to get young people actively involved in social justice issues.  Volunteers are needed throughout the year.  There is an interview and talent assessment.  They are willing to be flexible.  Transportation is available.  

Agency Contact: Catherine Robinson
Email: catherinerobinson1103@gmail.com
Phone Number: 601-856-1062


United Way of the Capital Area
842 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202

United Way of the Capital Area, Mississippi was established as a Community Chest in 1939 by civic-minded leaders in Jackson, Mississippi. United Way of the Capital Area provides educational and asset building opportunities that create pathways out of poverty for families in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. Our strategy is to invest, advocate, and leverage resources in order to solve problems at their root causes. Our goals for providing opportunities for successful lives for families in the tri-county area are focused in our community impact strategies: education, financial stability, quality affordable housing, and quality affordable health care.

Agency Contact: Ms. Mi Isha Lowe
Email: miisha@myunitedway.com
Phone Number: 601-965-1355


Urban League of Greater Jackson
2310 Hwy 80 W. Bldg. Suite E
Jackson, MS 39204

Our mission is to provide a forum for young professionals to assist the Urban League of Greater Jackson, Inc. in achieving its goals by focusing our energies on community service, civic engagement, and economic empowerment while fostering personal & professional development and social consciousness

Agency Contact: Ms. Jacqueline Stokes
Email: jjones@urleague.org
Phone Number: 601-714-4600


Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Its mission is preserving the history of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.  There is a common thread that runs through the lives of the individuals who were active in the Civil Rights Movement in this country.  That thread is a commitment to service.  Whether as educators, public servants, community activists or non-profit staff, the Veterans have a desire to help provide leadership as practitioners, counselors or mentors in the ongoing pursuit of human rights. 

The Veteran’s Collection of over 135 videotaped personal interviews and stories; videotaped lecture series; videotaped conferences, Board meetings and symposia is available for future generations to learn of the Civil Rights Movement and the connections between race, class, culture and their impact on politics

Agency Contact: Ms. Cynthia Palmer
Email: mississippicivilrightsveterans@gmail.com
Phone Number: 601-918-7809

Youth Humanitarian Services

100 Black Men of Jackson, MS
5360 Highland Drive
Jackson, MS 39206

The mission of the 100 Black Men of Jackson is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.

Agency Contact: Mr. Shelton Swanier
Email: boldonehundred@gmail.com
Phone Number: 601-366-8301


Bethany Christian Services
2624 Southerland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

At Bethany, the mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.

Agency Contact: Ms. Karen Stewart
Email: kstewart@bethany.org
Phone Number: 601-366-4282


Bethlehem Center, Inc.
920 North Blair Street
Jackson, MS 39202

The Bethlehem Center's mission is to provide academic, health, and community programs within a spiritual context. Our vision is to be an environment through which God transforms all who participate in our programs, enabling them to become who God calls them to be.

Agency Contact: Ms. Mattie Johnson
Email: mjoh344036@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-355-0224


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MS
175 E Capital St, Ste. 222
Jackson, MS 39201

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MS operates under the premise that one caring adult can make a significant difference in the life of a child. To that end, the program is committed to providing quality services to at-risk children and youth in Central MS who can benefit from a one-to-one relationship.

Agency Contact: Mr. Chris Burkett
Email: cburkett@bbbsms.org
Phone Number: 601-592-5738


Boys & Girls Club Canton
337 North Union StreetMS
Canton, MS 39046

The Boys & Girls Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sarah Williams
Email: cantonunit@bgccm.net
Phone Number: 601-855-0001


Boys and Girls Club
1025 The Positive Place
McComb, MS 39648

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Agency Contact: Mr. Randy Tate
Email: rtate@cableone.net
Phone Number: 601-684-5437


Boys and Girls Club of NW MS
630 Hwy 51 south
Batesville, MS 38606

The Boys and Girls Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Agency Contact: Ms. Belinda Morris
Email: boysandgirls@panola.com
Phone Number: 662-578-7309


Genesis & Light Center
4914 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39206

Genesis and Light Center (G&L)is a not-for-profit 501c3, community based organization whose primary function is to address obstacles confronting at-risk youth and their families in Jackson, MS.

G&L provides tutoring, mentoring, counseling, educational assistance, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and extracurricular/enrichment activities, to youth between the ages of three and eighteen. Our mission is to assist youth in developing positive self-esteem and moral values while encouraging academic excellence. G&L's goals are to empower youth by promoting 1) academic excellence, 2) substance-free lifestyles, and 3) provide them and alternative to youth crime

Agency Contact: Mike McDonald or Albert Wilson
Email: genesisandlight@att.net
Phone Number: 601-362-6736


Children's Justice Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

The Mississippi Center for Justice opened its doors in 2003 as a home grown, non-profit public interest law firm that pursues racial and economic justice through advocacy for systemic change. The Mississippi Center for Justice carries out its mission through a community lawyering approach that advances specific social justice campaigns in partnership with national and local organizations and community leaders

Agency Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Hocker
Email: cjc@umc.edu
Phone Number: 601-815-0115


Girl Scouts Heart of the South
104 N. West St.
Macon, MS 39701

The mission of Girl Scouts Heart of the South is to build girls of courage, confidence and character that will make the world a better place. The foundation of this program is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience model, where girls have an opportunity to discover, connect and take action through activities that are girl-led, cooperative and hands-on.

Agency Contact: Dr. Rolanda Johnson
Email: rolanda.johnson@vanderbilt.edu
Phone Number: 615-403-6888


Girls Scouts of Greater MS
1471 W. County Line Rd
Jackson, MS 39213

The mission of the Girl Scouts of Greater MS is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character that will make the world a better place.

Agency Contact: Ms. Lissa Frank
Email: lfrank@gsgms.org
Phone Number: 601-366-0607


MS Teammates Mentoring , inc.
P.O. Box 302
Ridgeland, MS 39158

MTM (Mississippi Teammates Mentoring) seeks support to provide fitness through mentoring and nutrition education to underprivileged students in the Jackson, Mississippi metro area. MTM promotes youth fitness through mentoring; educates youth on nutrition for healthy living; and promotes self-esteem and academic achievement.

To achieve these goals, each student meets once a week with a positive adult role model and participate in physical activities such as jumping rope, jogging, walking, basketball etc. In addition, students will have access to events offered after school that will help to increase the students’ knowledge of healthy living and support academic achievement.

Agency Contact: Mr. Chris Burkett
Email: cburkettsr@hotmail.com
Phone Number: 601-954-2436


Operation Shoestring
1711 Bailey Avenue
Jackson, MS

Operation Shoestring's Mission: Investing in the hearts and minds of our children and their families to promote health and self sufficiency, and faithfully extending the hand of hope and opportunity to empower the needy, uplift our target neighborhoods and the larger community, and brighten the future for us all.

Agency Contact: Ms. Ada Robinson
Email: arobinson@operationshoestring.org
Phone Number: 601-353-6336


Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth
860 E River Place STE 104
Jackson, MS 39202

In response to the love of Christ, the Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. serves and equips vulnerable children and youth, assisting them in the process of becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of society.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sue Cherney
Email: scscyjudy@bellsouth.net
Phone Number: 601-354-0983


SunnyBrook Childrens Home
P.O. Box 4871
Jackson, MS 39296

Sunnybrook Children's Home is a Christian-based, professional childcare organization whose mission is to provide programs and services designed to support the total development of children, and the workers are dedicated to assisting children in realizing their potential.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sharon Kendrick
Email: skendrick@sunnych.net
Phone Number: 601-856-6555


YMCA-Metro Jackson
826 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

The mission of the YMCA is to serve the community by practicing Christian principles, through programs that build body, mind, and spirit.

Agency Contact: Mr Brent Watson
Email: bwatson@metroymcams.org
Phone Number: 601-982-4333


Youth Solutions ADS
350 West Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39213

YouthSolutions™ is an adolescent development organization that provides services for youth in grades 5-12 (ages 11-19). They serve at-risk, underrepresented and disadvantaged adolescents in the Greater Metro Jackson, MS area through prevention and intervention programs.

Agency Contact: Juan Williams
Email: admin@youthsolutions.net
Phone Number: 601-829-0323

Schools, Education and Libraries

21st Century Community Learning Center
1970 Castle Hill Dr
Jackson, MS 39204

The mission of the 21st Century Advisory Board is to support, advance and advocate for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, participants and their families in promoting academic achievement, youth development, and a strong sense of community.

Agency Contact: Ms. Barbara Washington
Email: bawashington@jackson.k12.ms.us
Phone Number: 601-371-4306


21st Century Community Learning Center
146 East Ash Street
Jackson, MS 39213

The mission of the 21st Century Advisory Board is to support, advance and advocate for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, participants and their families in promoting academic achievement, youth development, and a strong sense of community.

Agency Contact: Ms. Patricia Smith
Email: trustin_2005@yahoo.com
Phone Number: 601-850-8213


Annie L. Thompson Jeffries Library
111 West Madison
Bolton, MS 39041

Agency Contact: Alfrednette Robinson
Email: arobinson@jhlibrary.com
Phone Number: 601-866-4247


Greater Refuge Temple Resource Center
375 Morgan Road
Canton, MS 39046

This is an after-school tutorial program for elementary school children in the Canton area.

Agency Contact: Maria Jackson
Email: great4115@aol.com
Phone Number: 601-859-1900


JPS Morris Adult Education Center
1224 Eminence Row
Jackson, MS 39213

The Adult Education and GED (Graduate Educational Development) Testing Programs of Jackson Public Schools mission is to provide the adult education classes and GED testing for people 17 years or older in Jackson, MS.

Agency Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Green
Email: lgreen@jackson.k12.ms.us
Phone Number: 601-987-3695


Liberal Trinity
725 West Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206

After-school homework assistance program for elementary age youth.

Agency Contact: Roy Caston
Email: rcaston@tougaloo.edu
Phone Number: 601-497-2638


Mississippi Department of Corrections
Adult Basic Education Program
1632 Highway 80 East
Flowood, MS 39232

Provides adult basic education for inmates in the facility.

Agency Contact: Donald Johnson
Email: jshivers@mdoc.state.ms.us
Phone Number: 601-932-2880 Ext. 6722


Oak Forest HeadStart Center
3023 Ridgeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39213

The Oak Forest Head Start Center’s mission is to improve the lives of low-income children by providing quality comprehensive child development services that are family focused, including education, health, nutrition and mental health.

Agency Contact: Ms. Sorita Roby
Email: sorita@hchra.org
Phone Number: 601-371-1415


Richard Brandon HeadStart Center
5920 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39213

The Richard Brandon Head Start Center’s mission is to improve the lives of low-income children by providing quality comprehensive child development services that are family focused, including education, health, nutrition and mental health.

Agency Contact: Almeta Roberts
Email: aroberts@hchra.org
Phone Number: 601-956-2865


Tougaloo College Family Life Center
500 W. County Line Rd
Tougaloo, MS

The overall purpose of the Tougaloo College 21st CCLC is to positively impact the lives of “at-risk” middle school youth attending Capital City Alternative School and ensure academic success by providing a variety of high-quality services that support student learning and social development by including the following: academic enrichment and tutoring, violence prevention services, dropout prevention seminars, mentoring initiatives, civic engagement opportunities, career development, character building, health and wellness initiatives, technology programs, arts and cultural activities, college prep initiatives, social family support services and family bonding activities.  These services are designed to increase academic performance, reduce anti-social behaviors committed by “at-risk” youth, and offer youth opportunities to learn lifestyles that are more positive and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. 

Agency Contact: Ms. Cheryl Brent
Email: cdbrent@tougaloo.edu
Phone Number: 601-977-7910


Zion Travelers Instruction Ministry
925 West Pearl Street
Jackson, MS 39123

After school tutorial program

Agency Contact: Mr. Ashanti Barnes
Email: asbarnes@jackson.k12.ms.us
Phone Number: 601-983-7279


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