disABILITY Awareness Day

by / Thursday, 24 March 2016 / Published in News & Hot Topics


The mission of the Disability Program as implemented by  the City of Hattiesburg, is to ensure inclusion of residents with disabilities in all aspects of the community by addressing ADA established laws that protect the rights of the disabled and require adherence by local government.

Under ADA guidelines, the directives for education, employment, transportation, community programming and environmental safety are defined. These guidelines are used to make sure all government and private sector activities  are in compliance with ADA,  and will accommodate disabled patrons adequately.

The Disability Program also coordinates efforts with the Planning and Development ventures of the City of Hattiesburg.  We are here to address the needs of Hattiesburg’s disabled community, while also remaining in compliance with the American Disabilities Act and our Mississippi state guidelines


The Disability Program is in place to serve as a liaison for the residents of Hattiesburg with physical, intellectual and mental disabilities.  When possible, we will provide consultation to individuals and businesses where disability accommodations, inclusion and safety are concerned. In these areas:

  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Community Programming
  • Environmental Safety

DAD Flyer 2016

Mississippi Department t of Rehabilitation Services


Hub City Transit / Para-Transit


Institute for Disability Studies


Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE)

(601) 583-2108

Mississippi Center for Legal Services


Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

(601) 969-0601

The ARC of Southeast Mississippi


Social Security Administration



For Immediate Assistance

Call the Hattiesburg ACTION CENTER


For more information about the City of Hattiesburg’s Disability Program, please contact: 

Katie Weeks

Disability Advocate

Federal and State Programs

PO Box 1898

Hattiesburg, MS  39403

Phone 601.545.4598

Fax  601.545.4592