One of the most important services a Peer Supporter provides is finding resources for people. We understand that recovery is more than just mental wellness. It also includes getting connected to supports and recovery programs within a person’s community, having a safe place to live, doing meaningful work, and developing healthy relationships.

Do you know of a resource not listed here? Send it to us and other Peer Supporters will appreciate it!

Al-Anon Family Groups

Support group for families and friends of alcoholics or


Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcohol.


Coastal Family Health Clinic

The purpose of Coastal Family Health Center is to provide quality primary/mental health care and social services to all persons regardless of economic status with the understanding that the term health is an inclusive one that seeks to improve the quality of life of the whole community.


Common Bond Recovery Center

Intensive, in-patient treatment for alcohol and drug addictions.

Eligibility requirements: Serves men 18 years and older.

VA programs requires veteran be homeless


Crossroads Recovery Center

Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

Payment/Fee: Medicaid/ a state-funded agency, which requires a minimum fee of $1575.00 for residential treatment which includes cost of continuing care program.  A non-refundable assessment fee is charged. Outpatient fees for individual therapy are adjusted according to income. DUI offender program requires a fee to be paid in full at intake assessment. Intensive outpatient program requires fee to be paid at time of assessment. Fees subject to change.


Drug Reformers Anonymous

Renowned addiction experts Dr. Paul A. Kingsbury and Steven B Curington have produced a program that uses a unique spiritual approach to develop lifelong sobriety.


Family Services of Greater New Orleans

Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility Clients with Legal issues, services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Methadone Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, women that are Pregnant or Postpartum, Females


Gulf Coast Mental Health Center

GCMH provides adult outpatient services, children/adolescent services, community support services, inpatient short term acute care psychiatric hospitalization, crisis intervention services, substance abuse services, developmental disability services, consultation education services, after-care follow up services, case management program, psychosocial rehabilitation, residential care, crisis stabilization, and education services


Gulf Coast Treatment Center, Grand Bay AL

Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Program

Services Offered: American Sign Language, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient.


Gulf Oaks Treatment Center

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program Mix of mental health and Substance Abuse Services, short term residential care 30 days or less.


Narcotics Anonymous

Recovering Addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean


Oak Arbor, Hattiesburg, MS

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility American sign language, clients with legal issues, services for co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, halfway house, mix of mental health and substance abuse services, males, outpatient, residential care long-term 3090 days


Pine Grove Recovery Center

Inpatient, Outpatient, Residential, intensive workshops, Evaluation center, Family program, Supportive housing


Singing River Services

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Facility Mental and substance abuse disorders, Drug/alcohol Detoxification, DUI/DWI offenders, Halfway house, Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient, Residential care long-term 30-90-day treatment


Stevens Center of Singing River Services

Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Facility Halfway house, Males, residential Care long-term 30-90 days treatment, Females


Teen Challenge Mississippi Women

Teen Challenge of Mississippi, Inc. helps people with life-controlling problems become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive through the power of Jesus Christ


Sober Living Residential Homes

Dauphin Way Lodge Mobile, AL

Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Center Halfway House, Outpatient, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 days or less

Phone: (251) 438-1625


Homes of Grace for Men

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program Halfway house, males, residential care long-term 30-90 days treatment. Faith based treatment center.


Homes of Grace for Women (The Haven)

13 Week drug and alcohol recovery program, faith based teaching.


Oxford Houses-Gulf Coast Sober Living Homes

Oxford House is a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home for men and women recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Oxford Houses provide all recovering alcoholics and drug addictions the opportunity to develop comfortable sobriety without relapse.


Sara Luu House

Sober living home. Drug free environment for recovering  from drug or alcohol addictions

Phone: (228)-547-3933

Head Start Centers

Head Start and early head start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, Social, and emotional development.


Gulfport School District Pre-School Dept

Mentor, drug education, Counseling, and health care

Excel by 5 Certified Programs

Excel By 5 sets forth a variety of standards involving parent training, Community participation, childcare and health to help communities focus on supporting young children and their families.


Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts/Ventures

The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.


Girl Scouts

Personal guidance, career development, and educational experience


Gulfport Police Athletic League

Athletic League offers summer camp opportunities for children. Locations change every year and updated fliers are sent out previous to camp dates


Lynne Meadows Discovery Center

A hands on children’s museum, weekend programs, school tours, performing arts program


Salvation Army – Camp Hidden Lake

Residential and/or Day Camp: Resident (overnight)


Crisis Pregnancy/Maternity

Beacon House Adoption

International and Domestic Adoption


Bethany Christian Services

Adoption, International and Domestic, Safe Families


CASA Mississippi

Advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the development and support of court-sanctioned, community-based programs which provide trained and supervised volunteers.


Christmas Village Foundation

Residential Program for women over the age of 18 who are pregnant and abortion vulnerable. Program is free of charge with one caveat, each resident must choose life for their unborn child and have a sincere desire to enter our program.


Cribs for Kids

Providing safe cribs for low-income families


March of Dimes

Prevention of birth defects through research, prenatal care programs, educational and services to children with birth defects, limited direct financial aid


Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast

Providing care for homeless adult pregnant women.


Methodist Children’s home

Through our group homes, adolescent parenting services, independent living program, and therapeutic foster care program, MCH serves children, from birth to age 21, who have been physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abused. These children are referred to us by the Mississippi Department of Health and Human Services, churches, and parents or guardians.


Mississippi Families as Allies

The only family-run statewide organization for parents and caregivers of children with mental health challenges in Mississippi.


Morning Star Pregnancy Center

Consultation services, crisis intervention, general information and referral, individual counseling, social service work, childbirth, parenting classes, pregnancy testing, adoption referral, clothing, diapers and other needs for infants and women in the 8 months of pregnancy

Phone: (228) 864-4221 or (800)570-5683


New Beginnings Maternity Home and Adoption

Christian adoption agency founded over 25 years ago for the purpose of helping the good birth mother who finds herself in the difficult situation of a teen pregnancy or unplanned pregnancy dilemma


Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi

Pregnancy Screening, Pregnancy Options, Prenatal and Infant Care Education, Post Abortion Counseling, Abstinence Education, Pregnancy Loss Counseling, Memorial for the Unborn, Free and Confidential

Phone: (228) 497-9393


Sellers Maternity home

A place to live – Residential Care


Women’s Resource Center

Family services, free pregnancy tests and options, counseling, limited ultrasound, abstinence education in schools, community referrals, miscarriage and grief support group, prenatal and parenting education, Earn-While-You-Learn programs for parents, baby Supplies and maternity items.


Women, Infants, Children W.I.C.

A monthly package of Supplemental nutritional risk

St. Gerard Outreach Center

Case Management, Financial Management 8t Budgeting Training, Infant and Maternity care, pregnancy Testing, Homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing through HPRP, Basic needs assistance-utility, rental and food pantry


Pascagoula Regional Office

Case Management, Financial Management & Budgeting Training, Infant and Maternity care, Pregnancy Testing, Homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing through HPRP, Basic needs assistance-utility 8: Rental, Food Pantry


Harrison County Outreach Office

Case Management, Financial Management & Budgeting Training, Infant and Maternity care, Pregnancy Testing, Homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing through HPRP, Basic needs assistance-utility 8: Rental, Food Pantry


Catholic Charities Disaster Relief and Recovery

Disaster relief, disaster case management and recovery assistance. American Sign Language and multi-lingual interpretation services.


Catholic Charities Adoption Services

Licensed through MS. Department of Human Services to provide birth parent support, domestic adoptive placements, domestic and international home studies and post-placement services.


Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Center

Immigration information and Support-English as a second language. GED classes, citizenship preparation, interpreting, advocacy, anti-trafficking and refugee case management, Hispanic ministry.


De l’Epee Deaf Center, Inc.

Early childhood education, technical devices, advocacy, case management, financial assistance, general information, interpreters, recreation/leisure, speech and language therapy, deaf awareness, parent guidance, Summer camp and employment for individuals age 6-21


Catholic Charities Housing

Subsidized housing for Seniors including seven housing properties in five local communities.

Autism Center

Provide service for children and families affected by autism disorder. Call for more information

Phone: (228)396-4434


De l’Epee Deaf Center, Inc.

Early childhood education, technical devices, advocacy, case management, financial assistance, general information, interpreters, recreation/leisure speech and language therapy, deaf awareness, parent guidance, Summer camp and employment for individuals age 6-21

First Steps

Professional services are made available as needed to parents of developmentally delayed infants and children. A service coordinator will serve as a single point of contact for the family. Assessment, Family Service Plan, Nursing Care, Nutritional Counseling and Planning, Medical Diagnostic Services, Psychological Services, Audiological Testing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathologist Services, Family Counseling

Phone: (228)575-4026


Gulfport School District Pre-School Dept

Mentor, drug education, Counseling, and health care


Harrison County Child Development Center

Structured education for children who are handicapped ages birth – 21

Cares of MS

Serves all coastal counties with employment assistance including worker trait analysis, self-directed job search, Customized on the job training, placement assistance, and job development

Phone: (800) 449-7833


Education and Training institute

GED Program

Phone: (228)897-2634


Gulf Coast Education

GED Programs

Phone: (228)497-0428


Gulfport School District’s High School GED Program

GED Program Requirements: Minimum TABE score of 8, Valid MS ID or Military ID


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College


Visions of Hope

GED Program/Youth Programs, Financial literacy, Prescription Assistance, First Time Homebuyer, Tax Preparation


Youth Court GED Program

Phone: Cindy Alexander 228-865-7017

Bethesda Project

Life Skills Education including Successful interviews, Preparing for the workplace, Money Management, Anger Management, Time Management, Relationships, Tools for Conflict


Climb Community Development Center

Provides workforce training, housing and financial counseling, housing development, small business services, and disaster recovery services in the Gulf South Region.


Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi

Employment training and placement, counseling and referral


Job Corps Center

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high School diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.


WIN Job Centers

Provides help for businesses and job seekers through a variety of employment, training, and business services.


Women in Construction

Trains women for careers in the construction trades to increase their earning power and family economic security.

Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Supervised visitation, group Counseling, Support groups, and parenting and anger management classes.


Family First Resource Center

Classes offered once a month on Parenting, Healthy Marriage Seminars, Courses on Abstinence, Life Skills


Family First Resource Center-Long Beach

Classes offered once a month on Parenting, Healthy Marriage Seminars, Courses on Abstinence, Life Skills

Phone: (228)867-1952


First United Methodist Church

Divorce Recovery Workshop – A structured ten week program helping people deal with divorce issues, as well as a caring support group for those going through a divorce or separation. Participants will hear speakers for the first hour and group discussion the Second hour.

Grief Recovery Workshop – A ten-week program for anyone dealing with the pain that follows the death of a loved one. In addition to speakers, participants share their loss experience and discuss grief issues

Broken Rainbow – A ten week workshop offered to help children deal with divorce or death.

Phone: (228) 863-0047


Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport, Inc.

Our service year runs May 1st through April 30th.  The summer months are spent planning and preparing for the school year and in helping with ongoing general welfare needs for coastal children.


Moore Community House

Description of Services: Early Head Start (ages 0-3), Preschool (ages 3-5), After School and Summer School Age Programs, Community Advocacy and Organization Programs.

Beauvoir Methodist Church

Food Pantry on Wednesday only 9:00 am. – 12:00pm

Phone: (228) 388-1478


Cedar Lake Christian Assembly

Helping Hands Food Pantry.

Phone: (228)-392-6279


Children Care Ministries

Home delivered meals to elderly, disabled shut-ins, rental assistance, and assistance for approved prescriptions, first month’s rent and household items for fire victims, food pantry, referral services, and utility assistance when funds are available

Phone: (601) 799-3593


East Howard Baptist Church

Food Pantry on Friday mornings and a fellowship meal on Friday evenings open to the public.

Phone: (228) 432-1022


Feed My Sheep

Soup Kitchen


Gateway United Methodist Church

Food Pantry and Clothing

Phone: (228)832-0135


Loaves and Fishes

Soup kitchen

Phone: (228)436-6172


Pearl River Opportunity INC

The program provides services for Jones, Forrest, George, Greene, Harrison, Covington, Hancock, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, and Stone County



Powerhouse of Deliverance Food Pantry

Phone: (228) 469-9070


Salvation Army

Every case is treated individually. We will work with anyone who has a need. We will try to refer clients to other agencies who may be able to help them if we cannot. We are here if someone just needs to talk to someone. We will find people both emotional and spiritual help if they request it


St Vincent DePaul Conferences

Utilities Assistance for MS Gulf Coast residents

Phone: (228) 392-4526


St Charles Catholic Church – St. Vincent de Paul

Food Panrty for MS Gulf Coast residents

Phone: (601) 798-1328


St. James Catholic Church

As funds allow, rent and utilities, food pantry and emergency transportation for MS Gulf Coast residents

Phone: (228) 896-3957

Biloxi Housing Authority

Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rentals


Community Care Network

Assisting women and children, by providing emergency and transitional housing and life-skill programs designed to teach families to live independently and maintain stable homes for their families.


Habitat for Humanity

HFHMGC offers a variety of services to income eligible clients pursuing homeownership in Harrison, Jackson and Stone Counties on the MS Gulf Coast:


Mercy Housing and Development

To help low income families become first time homeowners through a variety of programs


Mississippi Regional Housing Authority

Low rent housing, home ownership, rental assistance

Asian Americans for Change

Bridge the gap between the Vietnamese community and the Coastal Counties


Boat People SOS

Vietnamese Interpretation/Translation, immigration and Naturalization Services, Financial Literacy



Boy Scouts of America

Scholarships available

Hispanic Contact: Rafael Sanchez (228)297-5084


Catholic Charities-Migration and Refugee Center

Immigration information and Support-English as a second language. GED classes, citizenship preparation, interpreting, advocacy, anti-trafficking and refugee case management, Hispanic ministry.


Ellaine Carr and Associates – Attorney

Helps clients navigate through US immigration law.


Gulf Coast Latin American Association

Advocacy and education help link the Latino community with the American System.


Mississippi Immigrants’ Rights Alliance

Supports immigrants in their struggles in the workplace the community, and in civic actions.

ARC of Mississippi

A certified workshop shelter for developmentally delayed, multi-handicapped, mentally handicapped, summer program for ages 4-21, 8 week summer program for multi-handicapped ages 5-18


Brandi’s Hope

Offering support to families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities


Gates to Success Therapeutic Horsemanship Center, Inc.

Therapeutic horseback riding


Gulf Coast Industries

Sheltered Workshop for developmentally delayed adults

Phone: (228) 868-2072


LIFE Living Independence for Everyone

Peer Support, information and referral, skills training and advocacy for adults with mental and/or phsyical disabilities


Mill Creek Behavioral Health Services

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR), therapeutic group homes, day treatment services provided by Millcreek Schools (certified/approved by the State Department of Education) for emotionally disturbed children and developmentally delayed/mentally retarded children Eligibility Requirements: Recommendation for treatment in a PRTF (Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility), ICF/MR (Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded), Day Treatment Services, or Therapeutic Group Home

Magee Campus – PRTF (Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility), ICF/MR (Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded) children ages 5 to 21: Therapeutic Group Homes for males ages 12 to 18; PRTF Day Treatment Services; ICF/MR Day

Gulfport Campus – Day Treatment Services

Pontotoc Campus – PRTF (Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility); PRTF Day Treatment Services


Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

To provide appropriate and comprehensive services to Mississippians with disabilities in a timely and effective manner. Programs and services assist individuals with disabilities to gain employment, retain employment and/or to live more independently.


South Mississippi Regional Center

Comprehensive services and treatment to individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Center is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Health as an Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with intellectual disability (ICFMR).


Special Olympics

Olympics is a grass-roots movement that provides year-round sports training and athlete competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through more than 200 Programs in 150 countries around the world.


Mississippi Department of Human Services

Provide services for neglected and abused children and adults


Mississippi Department of Medicaid

Medicaid provides services to low-income families, the disabled and elderly (65 and over), disabled children at home, nursing home programs and waiver programs Medicaid provides services in home through the Home and Community Based Services Division. These services are provided through Medicaid waivers available in Harrison County as follows:

Ellaine Carr and Associates – Attorney

Represents foreign victims of human trafficking.


Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights under the Law

Represents the interest of African Americans in particular, other racial and ethnic minorities, and other victims of discrimination, where doing so can help to secure justice for all racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee implements its mission and objectives by marshaling the pro bono resources of the bar for litigation, public policy advocacy, and other forms of service by lawyers to the cause of civil rights.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services

Provides assistance for bankruptcy, Contracts, debt collections, domestic violence, employment compensation, family law, health, housing, and public benefit plus.


Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

Agency matches private attorneys who donate their time to assist low-income citizens with civic legal problems (Prohibited from handling cases that are criminal, fee generating, and drug related – cannot represent prisoners in any legal matters)

Bethel Free Clinic

Medical assistance. Physician on site


Mississippi Department of Health

Disease Control, Health Program, Social Services Rural


Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

Provide Medicare for one-month (emergency only); educational programs such as: first aid, consultation


Gulf Coast Community Ministries

Offer food pantry, Free Clinic, and services to the homeless.  Provide case management services to homeless, and information and referral to all other clients and patients.  Homeless can receive assistance with obtaining birth certificates and ID’s, blankets, tents, CTA bus passes, food, hygiene items, first aid, and clothing.  All Services are Free


Kool Smiles

Outreach Services include: Complimentary oral health education for children and parents, Event opportunities for vendor participation, Partnership opportunities with community organizations


Lion’s Club

Regularly schedule examinations and the fitting of glasses for the sight impaired, collection of discarded eyeglasses and hearing aids, and the distribution of them to the needy. Also arranges surgery and prosthetics through Mid South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, which has recently opened a branch right here on the Gulf Coast through the Work of this Club and Lion Dr. David Judge. Drug Awareness, Citizen of the Year awards, scholarships


Manna Ministries

Offers free groceries to families in need. We also deliver groceries to shut-ins. All you need do is call and ask. We have a free medical clinic, a pediatrician, as volunteer physicians and volunteer nurses to serve those with no insurance. We have a drug assist program for those who cannot afford their medicine also done by volunteers.


Coastal Family Health Care Clinic

To promote healthy communities by providing accessible, quality primary healthcare services to all persons regardless of economic status. We accomplish this with competent and caring staffs who work to meet and exceed expected standards for care and Customer satisfaction.


Community Mental Health Centers

Providing adult outpatient services, children/adolescent services, community support services, inpatient short term acute care psychiatric hospitalization, Crisis intervention services, Substance abuse Services, development disabilities services, consultation education services, after-care follow-up services, case management program, mobile crisis, PACT, psychosocial rehabilitation, residential Care, Crisis stabilization, education


My Brother’s Keeper

includes screenings for glucose, cholesterol and HIV; condom distribution; HIV prevention interventions; and referrals and support services

Phone (228) 896-5515


Shrine-Joppa Temple

Conduct research into orthopedic care, train physicians and other medical professionals about care and treatment of orthopedic disabilities, Burn injuries Provide free medical to children who are crippled or burned, Joppa Temple can provide transportation if needed. Parents are asked to pay for meals and lodging if they are able.


Memorial Behavioral Health

Inpatient Hospitalization, Partial Hospitalization, Outpatient individual Therapy, Marital & Family Therapy, Employee Assistance Programs, Community and professional education seminar, workshops and training courses.

Mississippi Children’s Home Services

Provides a range of programs and services to help meet the needs of children and families across the state. Our services include Campus Based, Community Based and Educational Services.


The Grounding Place

Crisis intervention, mental health & addiction assessment, diagnosis & treatment an eclectic use of psychotherapy techniques creative arts therapy individual, couples, family & group therapy, art & dance programs And for all occasion, themed parties 8 classes Education & tutoring

Beehive is a website for low-income individuals where they can search resources in their local area.


Benefits Checkup is the nation’s most comprehensive online service to screen for federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over).

American Council of the Blind (800) 424-8666

American Society for the Deaf Children (800) 942-2732

Brain Center for Neuro Skills (Brain Trauma) (800) 592-1117

Cleft Palate Foundation (800) 242-5338

Cystic Fibrosis (800) 344-4823

Epilepsy Foundation (800) 332-1000

Hearing Aid Helpline (800) 222-3277

Infant Death (SIDS) (800) 221-7437

National AIDS Hotline (800) 232-4636

National Center for Learning Disabilities (888) 575-7373

National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453

National Council for the Blind (800) 424-8666

National Down Syndrome Society (800) 221-4602

National Easter Seal Society (800) 221-6827

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (800) 424-8567

National Multiple Sclerosis (800) 344-4867

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation (800) 323-7938

National Stutterers’ Hotline (800) 221-2483

Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases (240) 453-8280

Shriner’s International (800) 237-5055

Spina Bifida Hotline (800) 621-3141

Area Agency on Aging

Offers information assistance, referral services, outreach, insurance counseling and assistance, adult day care, case management, congregate meals, home delivered meals, homemaker services, legal services, and long-term care.


Benefits Checkup

Offers a comprehensive online screening service for federal, state, and some local private and public benefits for older adults (55+).


Contact Reassurance

A free program that seeks to meet the special needs of people who are elderly or physically challenged and living alone, by placing a regular phone call every day at a pre-arranged time to check on the client’s well-being, affirm that someone does care, sharing a few minutes in friendly conversation, and to provide emergency follow-up if needed.


Harrison County Senior Resources Agency

Provides nutritional assistance, transportation, adult day care, limited grocery shopping, and congregate/delivered meals.


Long Beach Senior Citizen Activity Center

Services: Provides recreation and social activity for seniors.


Lyman Senior Center

Adult Day Care and Congregate Meals.

Phone: (228) 832-2606


Moss Point Senior Center

Congregate meals, information and referral, transportation, and center activities and programs.


Ocean Springs Senior Center

Congregate meals, information and referral, transportation, and center activities and programs


Prime of Life Senior Center – Harrison County


Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Will do small handyman jobs for seniors or individuals with disabilities in Harrison County for free.


Saucier Senior Center


Senior Companion Program

Provide seniors to sit/assist with other seniors.



State Health Insurance Program, Mississippi SHIP

Provides information, assistance, and counseling service for Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantages plans.


Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, SCSEP

A financial assistance program for employable people who are actively looking for gainful employment but have been unsuccessful at finding a job. Assist seniors in developing marketable job skills

Coast Transit Authority (CTA)

Offers transportation for individuals with disabilities for small fee.


MTM – MS Non-Emergency Transportation Manager

Provides free transportation to medical appointments for children with one accompanying adult.

Phone: (866) 331-6004

Advocates For Freedom

State-wide agency assisting law enforcement to stop human trafficking, and provide resources for sex and labor trafficking survivors.


Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Victim referral services.

State Hotline: (800) 898-3234


MDOC Division of Victim Services

Provides crime victims notification ​prior to an inmate’s release and other services for crime victims.

Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast

BGCGC nurtures young people’s self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and Competence. Our Clubs do this daily by providing young people with one-on-one relationships with Caring adult professionals and fun, age-appropriate, well rounded programming. We offer a broad range of youth development programs. No child is turned away.


Camp Hidden Lake

A Youth Camp geared toward low-income families.


Coastal Women for Change

Mentoring program at the youth detention center in South MS



Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

Branches throughout the Gulf Coast offering child care, Summer camps, youth sports, and youth offenders program


National Guard Youth Challenge

The National Guard Youth Challenge Program is a community-based program that leads, trains and mentors at-risk youth so that they may become productive citizens in America’s future.


Southern Christian Services

A statewide community based program for foster teens that provide preparation for independent living. Training and empowerment events for teens, foster parents and youth professionals enhance the development of a wide range of personal and professional skills

Phone: (228) 896-1228


Youth for Christ – Gulf Coast

They will find a place for adolescent children to live, counseling for children and parents, and youth meetings.

Phone: (228) 864-0788