Urban Development

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


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 Urban Development at: 601-545-4596.


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

Suicide Prevention Hotline

W.I.N.G.S.-Domestic Violence

Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention
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
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
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
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
7 Canaan Lane, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Contact Person: Eric Turnage
E-mail: ehturnage@comcast.net

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CURRENTLY CLOSED – The Salvation Army
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
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)
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
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
Single women with mental health or substance abuse diagnoses or persons living with HIV/AIDS

MUTEH (MS United to End Homelessness)
Provides housing opportunities for homeless persons.

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

DISMAS Charities
For men leaving federal prison.

Homes of Hope for Children
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
Alcohol/Drug Primary & Transitional Treatment & Homeless Veterans Services        

Oak Arbor
Alcohol/Drug Residential Transitional Treatment & Homeless Veteran Services

Catholic Charities- Diocese of Jackson
Supportive Services for Veterans

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

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.
301 E. 2nd St.
Monday – Friday; 12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Compassion Food Van (estimated times)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food Boxes
(Call for information on who’s providing current week. Limited quantities.)

Pearl River Community College
Dental Hygiene Clinic

Forrest General Hospital

Merit Health Wesley

Southeast MS Rural Health Initiative
66 Old Airport Rd

Minor Care
123 S. 27th Ave.

68 Old Airport Rd.

The Salvation Army
5670 Hwy 49
Limited Prescription Assistance 

Forrest County Health Department
5008 Hwy 42

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

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
103 S. 19th Ave. 

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

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

Salvation Army Family Store
5611 Hwy 49 S.

Bargains and Blessings
301 E. 2nd St.

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

Fieldhouse for the Homeless Thrift Store
608 Broadway Dr. 

Housing assistance & supportive service for a person living with HIV/AIDS. Free confidential HIV testing.

Bethany Christian Services
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
108 Sheffield Loop
Family Resource Center

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

Hattiesburg WIN Job Center
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
301 Humble Ave., 111
Monday – Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Household Cleaning Supplies

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

MS Center for Legal Services
111 East Front St.
Civil Cases Only

MS Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
17 Industrial Park
Employment assistance for persons with disabilities

MS Division of MEDICAID
6971 Lincoln Rd. Ext.

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
103 S. 19th Ave.

Project Serve
A mobile street outreach ministry.

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

411 N. 38th Ave.
Job & life skills classes (formerly Christian Job Corp)

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

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

Westminster Furniture Ministry

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

U.S. Social Security Administration