Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS IN HATTIESBURG

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kim Townsend
Planning and Urban Development
Homeless Coordinator
601-325-0583
ktownsend@hattiesburgms.com

200 Forrest Street
Post Office Box 1898
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1898

RESOURCES & LINKS

The City of Hattiesburg plays a role in both The Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness and The Hub City Homeless Outreach Team. Both of these organizations provide services and resources to those facing homelessness. See the information below for more about each.

The Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness

The Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness consists of social service agencies that are currently serving the homeless and low-income families, faith-based entities, and concerned citizens that are concerned about addressing homelessness in our community. The participants in the coalition work together to provide housing services and other resources needed in order for persons to reach stability. Each entity brings something different and needed to the table.

The Hub City Homeless Outreach Team

The Hub City Homeless Outreach Team is a street outreach team that is out weekly in the community to meet people where they are, build relationships with them, assess their needs and help connect them to the resources needed. The team serves as the mobile entry into the Homeless Management Information System, a database that is shared among agencies that serve the homeless. If someone is seeking housing services, they must have an assessment done first, which the team can do on-site.

The Hub City Homeless Outreach Team is comprised of partners from the Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness, specifically the SSVF program through Pine Belt Mental Health, that serves homeless Veterans, the Salvation Army, MUTEH, Edwards St. Fellowship, United Way and dedicated volunteers from the community.

The City’s goal is to ensure that homeless and impoverished members of our community receive structured, goal-oriented assistance. The intent is to ensure that those in need have the resources to lift themselves to a safe, stable environment without enabling those for whom addiction, crime, and vagrancy are a continuing choice.

In coordination with the Hub City Outreach Team and the Pine Belt Coalition for Homelessness, several resources have been aggregated for use – should you come into contact with someone experiencing homelessness. This resource guide provides referral information for crisis lines, food programs, homeless shelters, medical services and more.

If you regularly see a homeless individual in the same location and think he/she may benefit from services, please contact Kim Townsend, our homeless coordinator:

601-325-0583
ktownsend@hattiesburgms.com

 

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter
Hotline: 1-800-649-1092
Direct: 601.428.1707

Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK

W.I.N.G.S.-Domestic Violence
601-684-9111

Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention
601-264-7777
Serves all survivors of sexual violence and co-victims of violent death, including homicide and suicide.

National AIDS Hotline
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY: 1-888-232-6348
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
In English, en Español.

Alcoholic Anonymous Helpline
601-583-5910
Area 37 District 22 Answering Service
Site: www.area37district22.com

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, press 1
Confidential Chat at veteranscrisisline.net or text to 838255

The Open Door Community – Recovery Gathering
601-336-5044
Every Thursday @ 6:30 p.m.
Childcare available
2180 Oak Grove Road
Hattiesburg, MS Spiritual Director – David Sellers email: davidsellers@parkwayheights.org
For a full list of programs: http://www.parkwayheights.org/ministries/recovery-ministry

Cullefer House Location
601-336-5044
In addition to the groups that meet at The Open Door, two Narcotics Anonymous groups meet at the Cullefer House
2405 O’Ferrell Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Celebrate Recovery at Willow Pointe Church
601-441-9353
7 Canaan Lane, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Contact Person: Eric Turnage
E-mail: ehturnage@comcast.net

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CURRENTLY CLOSED – The Salvation Army
601-544-3684
Located on Hwy 49 South
Provides emergency shelter for those seeking shelter overnight.
Intake begins every evening at 5 p.m.

The Fieldhouse for the Homeless
601-336-4055
Located on Hwy 49 South, is a Day Shelter providing shelter during the day from the elements.
It is a night shelter for MEN ONLY.
Breakfast & supper served daily.

Salvation Army Shelter (Laurel)
601-428-4951
207-B North 13th Ave
Laurel, MS 39440
5 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Provides emergency, overnight shelter. Must have a valid ID.

Lighthouse Rescue Mission
601-582-5900
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  A transitional housing program for women & women with children.
This is NOT an emergency shelter or temporary shelter.

227 Place
601-296-6472
Single women with mental health or substance abuse diagnoses or persons living with HIV/AIDS

MUTEH (MS United to End Homelessness)
601-960-0557
Provides housing opportunities for homeless persons.

USM Institute for Disabilities Studies
601-266-5163
Rental assistance is available to eligible women and children or families with children living in shelters.

DISMAS Charities
601-582-0843
For men leaving federal prison.

Homes of Hope for Children
769-456-7001
Private funded, faith-based children’s home. Referrals ONLY.

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, press 1
Confidential Chat at veteranscrisisline.net or text to 838255 (24/7)

Clearview Recovery
601-544-1499
Alcohol/Drug Primary & Transitional Treatment & Homeless Veterans Services        

Oak Arbor
601-545-2925
Alcohol/Drug Residential Transitional Treatment & Homeless Veteran Services

Catholic Charities- Diocese of Jackson
601-355-8634
Supportive Services for Veterans

Veteran’s Affairs
601-362-4471 ext. 5191
Grant and Per Diem

AmeriCorps
601-270-6876
Partners with the Mississippi Departments of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation to connect veterans and family members to existing benefits, financial guidance, suicide prevention and PTSD treatment.

If you are in a relationship with an abusive partner and you fear for your safety, you can seek help by calling the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter at 1-800-649-1092 or W.I.N.G.S. 601-684-9111. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, if you are in immediate danger then you should call 911 right away.

Clients can also seek support with getting connected to domestic violence services by calling the MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 1-800-898-3234 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Domestic violence can take many forms and it involves behavior that is used to establish power and control over another person. This is often done through fear and intimidation over a period of time, using threats and verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Domestic violence can happen to anyone and everyone deserves to feel safe and respected.

Christian Services, Inc.
601-582-5683
301 E. 2nd St.
Monday – Friday; 12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Compassion Food Van (estimated times)
601-582-5683
11:30 a.m.: Oak Grove Rd., West Hattiesburg, Lot down from Panera Bread
12:10 p.m.: Palmer’s Crossing
12:20 p.m.: Country Club Rd.
12:30 p.m.: Robertson Place
12:40 p.m.: Federation Towers
https://www.christianserve.org/operation-compassion

PRVO – Danny Hinton Comm. Center
601-582-0909
Senior Citizen 60+ Lunch Program
1 time per month food box
Monday – Friday
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army
601-544-3684
5670 Hwy 49
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Food boxes. Limited availability.

AIDS Services Coalition
601-450-4286
By referral only. For persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)

St. Vincent de Paul Society
601-270-3255
114 Broadway Dr.
Food boxes are available on Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Limited quantity. Available once every 3 months. 

Edwards St. Fellowship Center
601-544-6149
1919 Edwards St.
Food boxes only.
Thursday & Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Life Support Cares
601-336-4877
301 Humble Ave., 11
Non-perishable food items.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Breadbasket
601-584-7574
Food Boxes
(Call for information on who’s providing current week. Limited quantities.)

Pearl River Community College
Dental Hygiene Clinic
601-554-5509

Forrest General Hospital
601-288-7000

Merit Health Wesley
601-268-8000

Southeast MS Rural Health Initiative
601-544-7500
66 Old Airport Rd

Minor Care
123 S. 27th Ave.
601-450-3030

Dental
68 Old Airport Rd.
601-583-4800

The Salvation Army
601-544-3684
5670 Hwy 49
Limited Prescription Assistance 

Forrest County Health Department
601-544-6766
5008 Hwy 42

Fellowship Health Clinic
601-255-5077
1919 Edwards St.
Eligibility screenings 1st & 2nd Tues. of Month
9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
601-544-4641
103 S. 19th Ave. 

St. Vincent de Paul Society
601-620-7303
114 Broadway Dr.
Wednesday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.     

Life Support Cares
601-336-4877
301 Humble Ave. STE 11
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Salvation Army Family Store
601.544.1449
5611 Hwy 49 S.

Bargains and Blessings
601-582-5683
301 E. 2nd St.

Edwards St. Fellowship Thrift Store
601-602-2619
2315 Lincoln Rd.
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a,m. – 2 p.m.

Fieldhouse for the Homeless Thrift Store
601-335-5045
608 Broadway Dr. 

ASC
601-336-0902
Housing assistance & supportive service for a person living with HIV/AIDS. Free confidential HIV testing.

Bethany Christian Services
601-264-4984
7 Professional Pkwy, STE 103
Pregnancy counseling, immigrant/refugee counseling and adoption assistance.

Catholic Social of South MS
228-701-0555 or 855-847-0555
Possible help with MS Power bills, basic needs assistance, financial management & budgeting education, goal setting, infant & maternity care, confidential pregnancy testing, food bank, senior services, migration & refugee services, disaster response, representative payee services.

Families First for MS
601-255-7510
108 Sheffield Loop
Family Resource Center

Forrest/Perry Co. Adult Drug Court
(Veteran & DUI Court)
601-545-1321
Legal services for those who have a felony & A & D issues.

Hattiesburg WIN Job Center
601-584-1202
1911 Arcadia St.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Employment Assistance

Life Support Cares
601-336-4877
301 Humble Ave., 111
Monday – Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Household Cleaning Supplies

Living Independence For Everyone
601-583-2108
2101 W. 4th St. Ste. 50
Assistance for persons with disabilities.

MS Center for Legal Services
601-545-2950
1-800-498-1804
111 East Front St.
Civil Cases Only

MS Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
601-582-4171
17 Industrial Park
Employment assistance for persons with disabilities

MS Division of MEDICAID
601-264-5386
6971 Lincoln Rd. Ext.

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
601-544-4641
103 S. 19th Ave.

Project Serve
601-754-4798
A mobile street outreach ministry.

PRVO (Pearl River Valley Opportunity)
601-545-8110
100 W. Front St.
Utility assistance or help with 1st month’s rent.
Call for appointment. 
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

RISE
601-544-4855
411 N. 38th Ave.
Job & life skills classes (formerly Christian Job Corp)

SNAP (Food Stamps)
800-948-4060
Forrest Co. 601-554-4350
Lamar Co. 601-794-6294

St. Vincent De Paul
601-620-7303
114 Broadway Dr.
Help w/ utilities available on Tuesdays
9 -11 a.m.
(Once Yearly)

Westminster Furniture Ministry
601-584-7574

WIC
Forrest Co. 601-582-2081
Lamar Co. 601-794-6294

U.S. Social Security Administration
601-264-9769