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HELP GUIDE 2011

No one can ever be fully prepared for disaster or tragedy, but when tough times do arise, it is good to know there are people and places to turn to for a helping hand. Because of the generosity of people in our community, United Way supports a network of caring right here in Northeast Mississippi. When stressful situations such as economic hardship, employment uncertainty, family or personal crisis come into our lives, United Way is here to help people care for one another, to help rebuild lives and ignite hope. This guide is designed to help you and your company’s employee group receive the help that is needed. It contains tips and resources that can help ease stress and plan for the future. This is not a complete listing of all services that are available, but simply a reference of where to turn for general information and assistance. If you cannot find the information you need in this guide, please call 211 or 866-472-8265 for help. For more information of this directory, or to obtain additional copies, contact United Way of Northeast Mississippi at 662-841-9133 or download a copy from www.unitedwaynems.org.

Index Basic Needs Parenting & Children’s Services Healthcare Services Counseling Services Emergency Assistance Helpful Numbers 2-1-1 Information

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Basic Needs Food, Clothing, and Shelter F.A.I.T.H. (Food Available In This House) Food Pantry 1338 Maple Road, Nettleton, MS 38858 662-963-2646 Fax: 662-963-2603 www.nettfaithfoodpantry.com Counties Served: Itawamba and Lee Secures and distributes a regular source of food to residents, with emphasis on families with children, families in crisis, and the elderly under the USDA guidelines.

Food Depot of Tishomingo County P.O. Box 36, Iuka, MS 38852 662-279-4184 or 662-279-9720 County Served: Tishomingo Provides Tishomingo County residents in need with food baskets once a month to feed themselves and their families.

Food Pantry West 235 Highway 371 North, Mantachie, MS 38855 662-282-4877 County Served: Itawamba Secures and distributes donated and purchased food to those residents who qualify under the USDA guidelines and residency guidelines, focusing on the elderly and families with children.

Fulton Food Pantry P.O. Box 907, Fulton, MS 38843 662-862-9530 Fax: 662-862-9533 www.fultonumc.org/pantry.html County Served: Itawamba Supplies needy families with food on the third Saturday of each month. Food is also provided on an emergency basis to referrals from churches, The Salvation Army, DHS and other local community service agencies.

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Habitat for Humanity of Houston 111 East Washington Street, Houston, MS 38851 662-456-5757 Fax: 662-456-5740 www.houstonhabitat.org County Served: Chickasaw Partners with families living in substandard housing to build modest, affordable homes or repair existing ones. Families must meet guidelines of residency, income and willingness to partner.

Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Mississippi 213 West Main Street, Suite 260 P.O. Box 7321, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-842-4675 Fax: 662-842-1051 County Served: Lee

Habitat for Humanity of Pontotoc P.O. Box 486, Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9090 Fax: 662-488-9099 County Served: Pontotoc

Helpful Samaritan Food Pantry 119 Eastport Street, Iuka, MS 38852 662-423-1263 County Served: Tishomingo Assists people during periods of emergency economic crisis by providing food and/or other necessities on a limited term basis to meet hunger and other needs.

L.I.F.E. (Living Independence For Everyone of Mississippi) 1051 Cliff Gookin Boulevard, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-844-6633 Fax: 662-844-6803 www.lifeofms.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Empowers people with significant disabilities to be as independent and as fully involved in their

communities as they choose to be.


The Lighthouse Enrichment Center, Inc. P.O. Box 2463, New Albany, MS 38652 662-266-0076 Fax: 662-538-4234 County Served: Union Provides necessary home repair assistance for elderly or disabled home owners or the working poor who live at or near the poverty level.

Meals on Wheels 2800 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-844-1441 ext. 1056 Fax: 662-840-3802 County Served: Lee Provides a hot, well-balanced noon time meal 5 days a week to individuals in Lee County who are age 60+ and meet eligibility requirements.

Mission Okolona P.O. Box 537, Okolona, MS 38860 662-891-7243 Counties Served: Chickasaw Following the example of Jesus to provide for the hungry among us, Mission Okolona distributes food that meets the USDA guidelines.

Neighborhood Development Corporation P.O. Box 782, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-841-6411 Fax: 662-841-6550 County Served: Lee Revitalizes neighborhoods by providing safe, decent, affordable housing and by creating home ownership opportunities for families through home buyer and financial literacy counseling.

S.A.F.E., Inc. (Shelter and Assistance in Family Emergencies) P.O. Box 985, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-841-9138 or 1-800-527-7233 Fax: 662-680-5785 www.safeshelter.net Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Serves victims of domestic violence, their children, and all victims of sexual assault. Offers shelter

and counseling for all victims.


St. Luke United Methodist Food Pantry 1400 Clayton Avenue, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-842-6522 Fax: 662-844-5802 www.stluketupelo.org/580827 County Served: Lee Provides Lee County residents, who meet the qualifications, with food baskets. Open every Thursday from 9 am—12 pm. Targets the elderly and families with children.

The Salvation Army 527 Carnation Street, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-842-9222 Fax: 662-680-2756 Provides minimum necessities of life, such as emergency food, shelter, utilities and medicine, on a crisis intervention basis including food, clothing, shelter, rent, utilities, furniture, transportation, medical and other emergency needs.

Salvation Army—Houston 114 West Washington Street, Houston, MS 38851 662-456-0070 Fax: 662-456-0139

Salvation Army—Fulton. P.O. Box 1561, Fulton, MS 38843 662-862-7249 Fax: 662-862-7438

Salvation Army—Pontotoc P.O. Box 267, Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-509-9400 Fax: 662-509-9400

The Sunday Fund 2800 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38802 662-844-1441 Fax: 662-840-3802 www.mss.org/help-sundayfund.aspx Provides assistance with rent, meals, and general care to the residents of Traceway Retirement Community whose expenses are greater than their income.

Union County Good Samaritan Center 806 Jay Street, New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-0931 County Served: Union Provides emergency assistance for poor, distressed and underprivileged households in Union County.


Parenting & Children’s Services 4-H Itawamba 304C Wiygul St., Fulton, MS 38843 662-862-3201 Fax: 662-862-3213 www.msucares.com/counties/itawamba_29/4h.html County Served: Itawamba All 4-H Clubs prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood by utilizing a coordinated long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop positive social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.

4-H Lee P.O. Box 2297, Tupelo, MS 38803 662-841-9000 Fax: 662-841-9003 County Served: Lee www.leecounty4h.com

4-H Prentiss P.O. Box 130, Booneville, MS 38829 662-728-5631 Fax: 662-728-2004 County Served: Prentiss www.msucares.com/counties/prentiss_59/4h.html

4-H Tishomingo 1008 Battleground Drive, Iuka, MS 38852 662-423-7016 Fax: 662-423-7018 County Served: Tishomingo www.msucares.com/counties/tishomingo_71/4h.html

Alpha House Home for Boys 302 Franklin Street P.O. Box 301, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-841-9009 Fax: 662-680-6052 www.alphahouse.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides a home for abused, neglected, unsupervised or homeless young men for an undetermined period of time. Also provides a home-like environment and attempts to instill good morals and values

while the boys reside there.


Association for Excellence in Education (AEE) P.O. Box 1053, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-844-8989 Fax: 662-844-8141 County Served: Lee Works to improve education in the Tupelo Public Schools by funding specific programs and initiatives.

The Autism Center of Tupelo 615 Pegram Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-840-0974 www.autismcenteroftupelo.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss and Union Provides affordable therapeutic services to children with autism by utilizing research-proven techniques to overcome the most debilitating effects of this disorder. Also trains parents and educators in the use of these techniques.

Banah Pregnancy Testing Center P.O. Box 216, Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9683 Fax: 662-488-9684 www.banahnorthms.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Lee, Pontotoc and Union Offers pregnancy testing, ongoing pregnancy support, abstinence and marriage education, dating, relationship, parenting classes, family counseling, and community referrals as a free service.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mississippi P.O. Box 1701, Fulton, MS 38843 662-687-1532 662-687-1299 www.bbbsms.org Counties Served: Itawamba and Lee Matches carefully screened adult volunteers with children between the ages of 5 – 15 to motivate and empower them through positive one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Boy Scouts, Yocona Area Council 505 Air Park Road, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-2871 Fax: 662-842-2875 www.yocona.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Engages, empowers and nurtures over 6,000 Northeast Mississippi youth toward becoming responsible, contributing members of society through its partnership with community and government organizations.


Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi P.O. Box 1098, Tupelo, MS 38802-1098 662-841-6504 Fax: 662-841-6425 www.bgcnms.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Lee, Tippah and Union Provides a positive place for all youth to enhance their quality of life in a safe, structured environment, with a special emphasis on at-risk or disadvantaged youth. Allows children to learn, develop relationships with caring, adult professionals, and participate in life-enhancing and character developing experiences.

Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi Baldwyn and Booneville Unit P.O. Box 642, Corinth, MS 38829 662-286-6662 Iuka Unit P.O. Box 1191, Iuka, MS 38852 662-423-3155 www.boysandgirlsclub.corinth.ms Counties Served: Prentiss and Tishomingo Provides a positive place for all youth to enhance their quality of life in a safe, structured environment, with a special emphasis on at-risk or disadvantaged youth. Allows children to learn, develop relationships with caring, adult professionals, and participate in life-enhancing and character developing experiences.

C.A.S.A. (Church After School Association, Inc.) 1800 West Main Street, Box 7, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-3887 www.casatupelo.com County Served: Lee Provides children of working parents, grades K-6, an opportunity to experience Christ’s love by providing a place of enjoyment and security, both physically and emotionally. Scholarships available.

COPES Program P.O. Box 505, Houston, MS 38851 662-456-2321 Counties Served: Chickasaw Provides civic, economic and community development for Houston and Chickasaw County, with the intentions of enhancing all aspects of community life through volunteer sponsored programs.

Targets at risk youths, pregnant teens, and school dropouts.


El Centro, Inc. 1800 West Main Street, Suite 116, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-823-7450 County Served: Lee Provides after-school programs for immigrant children to help them acclimate to the community while working closely with the child’s classroom teacher to monitor progress.

EXCEL, Inc. 230 West Main Street, Okolona, MS 38860 662-447-2030 Fax: 662-447-2030 County Served: Chickasaw Works to further education, promote community building, encourage community service and foster healthy lives for families and individuals.

Exceptional Progress In Education Through Curriculum & Technology (ExPECT) P.O. Box 845, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-841-9144 Fax: 662-680-6012 County Served: Lee Helps provide quality, equal education for students in Lee County Schools by providing funds for projects, undertakings and studies that cannot be funded through ordinary means.

Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi 425 Magazine Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-0013 Fax: 662-844-0560 www.frcms.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides information about caring for children, brings relevant issues about the needs of children and their families to the attention of the public, provides educational tutorial programs and developmental screening for children to enhance their opportunities for school success and provides support to families in times of crisis or in chronic stress. Faith Haven Emergency Shelter P.O. Box 835, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-844-7091 Fax: 662-844-3146 Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides 24-hour emergency care for children, birth to eighteen years, who have been removed from abusive or neglectful situations or have been abandoned.


Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls, Inc. 2794 Boatner Drive, Tupelo, MS 38802 P.O. Box 935, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-844-4433 Fax: 662-844-4433 www.gardnersimmons.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Strives to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of girls ages 11-21 who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect by using a group home facility and an independent living program. Also offers a foster home program to recruit, approve, train and supervise foster families to take boys and girls ages birth-18 into their homes.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South 1800 West Main Street P.O. Box 1087, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-844-7577 or 1-800-624-4185 Fax: 662-680-3164 www.girlscoutsheartofthesouth.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Delivers an informal contemporary education program to girls, ages 5-18, with four main goals: to help each girl reach her own highest self–potential, to teach girls to relate to others with respect and understanding, to instill values and morals for decision making later in life, and to show each girl that she can make a difference in the lives of others through community service and involvement. Harden House 1800 North Gloster Street Suite A, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-680-9191 Fax: 662-680-9196 www.hardenhouse.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Lee, Itawamba, Pontotoc, Prentiss, and Tishomingo Serves and equips vulnerable children and youth, assisting them in the process of becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of society.

New Haven Center P.O. Box 135, New Albany, MS 38652 662-534-4289 www.newhavenctr.com Counties Served: Pontotoc, Tippah and Union A day facility for special needs adults where they can experience a variety of activities, enjoy the company of a peer group, learn life skills, and work toward greater independence through lifelong learning geared toward their individual needs.

Okolona Learning Community Initiative P.O. Box 559, Okolona, MS 38860 662-447-3222 Counties Served: Chickasaw Raises educational expectations, ensures academic preparation and offers financial assistance for postsecondary education.


Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic, Inc. 100 Parkgate Extension, Suite A2H, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-841-1517 www.parkgateclinic.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides a safe, Christ-like environment designed to empower women and men to make life-affirming choices through education and support.

Sally Kate Winters’ Family Services P.O. Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773 662-494-4867 Fax: 662-494-0870 www.sallykatewinters.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss and Tishomingo Provides emergency shelter services for children from birth to age 17 who have been violated by crimes of child abuse, neglect, and family violence. The program also offers overnight respite services for children within the foster care system. Runaway and homeless youth services are additionally available.

Special Education & Handicapped Students Bowling Association 3473 Highway 178, Mooreville, MS 38857 662-372-4974 Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc and Prentiss Provides bowling activities for students in special education classes to develop social skills and to improve motor skills and eye coordination.

The Salvation Army 527 Carnation Street P.O. Box 706, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-842-9222 Fax: 662-680-2756 Counties Served: Lee, Monroe, Prentiss and Union Provides an after-school tutorial program for children referred by the school system to increase achievement.

Tishomingo County Junior Auxiliary P.O. Box 1213, Iuka, MS 38852 662-423-6583 County Served: Tishomingo Renders charitable services beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children.

Provides school supplies, coats, books, mentoring and Christmas gifts, visits with the elderly once a month and provides games and lunch.


Healthcare Services Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic 420 Magazine Street P.O. Box 1821, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-844-3733 Fax: 662-844-3453 County Served: Lee www.tupelofreeclinic.org Serves Lee County residents, birth – 65, who need primary health care, who are employed or temporarily unemployed, and who do not have or cannot afford health insurance or do not receive VA or disability benefits.

Banah Pregnancy Testing Center P.O. Box 216, Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9683 Fax: 662-488-9684 www.banahnorthms.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Lee, Pontotoc and Union Offers pregnancy testing, ongoing pregnancy support, abstinence and marriage education, dating, relationship, parenting classes, family counseling, and community referrals as a free service.

CATCH Kids P.O. Box 796, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-377-2194 Fax: 662-377-2374 www.catchkids.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Lee and Pontotoc Makes comprehensive, high quality health care accessible and available to children birth to 18 years old who have barriers getting needed care. The care focuses on prevention and wellness as well as treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.

NMMC– Camp Breathe Ezzze 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-377-4930 www.nmhs.net/asthmacamp Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Teaches children with asthma in a camp setting how to manage their condition to reduce hospitalization and improve school attendance.


NMMC– Cancer Patient Assistance Fund 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-377-4049 www.nmhs.net/cancer_center_support.php Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides help with medications, transportation and nutritional supplements to cancer patients in need.

NMMC– Diabetes Assistance Fund 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-377-2500 or 1-800-THE-DESK Fax: 662-377-2069 www.nmhs.net/diabetes_treatment_center.php Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides supplies and self-management training for persons with diabetes who have inadequate financial resources to improve their quality of life and decreases preventable hospital admissions for the service area.

NMMC– Heart Patient Assistance Fund 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-377-3158 Fax: 662-377-3460 www.nmhs.net/heart_institute.php Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides assistance to NMMC heart patients and their families. These needs may include medications, educational tools, medical supplies and/or equipment, and travel assistance for those patients who have inadequate financial resources. Our goal is to improve their quality of life and decrease preventable hospital admissions.

NMMC– Hospice Patient Assistance Fund 422-A President Avenue, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-377-3612 or 1-800-852-1610 www.nmhs.net/hospice.php Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides a specialized program of care emphasizing the management of pain and other symptoms associated with terminal illness. Works with the family and the patient to help each person live each day as fully and meaningfully as possible.

NMMC– Social Work Fund 830 South Gloster Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-377-3158 Fax: 662-377-3460 Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides assistance to NMMC patients and their families whose needs cannot be met by other patient care funds or by community resources. These needs may include medication, clothing, and/or medical supplies for those who are uninsured.


North Mississippi Kidney Foundation 308 Hwy 8 West, Aberdeen, MS 39730 662-369-6149 Fax: 662-369-2675 Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides support services such as medication, transportation, and emergency financial assistance to patients on kidney dialysis.

Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic, Inc. 100 Parkgate Extension, Suite A2H, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-841-1517 www.parkgateclinic.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union

Provides a safe, Christ-like environment designed to empower women and men to make lifeaffirming choices through education and support.

Regional Rehabilitation Center 615 Pegram Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-1891 Fax: 662-840-0941 www.regionalrehab.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides speech/language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology services and early intervention services to all ages in a long-term outpatient, therapeutic rehabilitation center. Services are provided until maximum benefit is received at no charge to the client or his insurance company.

Women First 215 North Gloster Street, Suite D, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-842-5725 Fax: 662-842-5739 Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Offers support groups for breast cancer and fibromyalgia patients, community awareness programs, a casserole ministry and resource library to fill its commitment to educate, inform and empower

women’s lives.


Counseling Services Banah Pregnancy Testing Center P.O. Box 216, Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-488-9683 Fax: 662-488-9684 www.banahnorthms.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Lee, Pontotoc and Union Offers pregnancy testing, ongoing pregnancy support, abstinence and marriage education, dating, relationship, parenting classes, family counseling, and community referrals as a free service.

El Centro, Inc. 1800 West Main Street, Suite 116, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-823-7450 County Served: Lee Offers assistance with issues such as setting up appointments, filling out paperwork, and understanding information from school, and referrals to facilitate the integration of Hispanics and other immigrants into the community.

Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi 425 Magazine Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-0013 Fax: 662-844-0560 www.frcms.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides information about children and how to provide a healthy home environment. Brings relevant issues about the needs of children and their families to the attention of the public, provides educational programs to enhance their opportunities for school success and provides support to families in times of crisis.

Hope Family Ministries 2754 Mattox Street, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-4673 Fax: 662-842-7170 www.hopefamilyministries.com Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Offers confidential, Biblical, pastoral counseling to individuals, couples, and families while providing

encouragement, direction, hope, and practical skills as people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Marriage Enrichment workshops are also offered. National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence 200 North Spring Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-841-0403 Fax: 662-841-9373 www.msncadd.net Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides free, confidential assessments for adolescents and adults suffering from substance abuse and addiction.


The Salvation Army 527 Carnation Street P.O. Box 706, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-842-9222 Fax: 662-680-2756 Lodge phone number: 662-680-ARMY (ext.12) Counties Served: Lee, Prentiss and Union Provides counseling and self-help classes such as budgeting, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, family counseling and more.

Survival, Inc. P.O. Box 171, Saltillo, MS 38866 662-869-7088 Fax: 662-869-7140 Toll Free: 1-888-915-7788 www.wearesurvival.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides outreach services to victims of violent crime and survivors of homicide victims, enabling them to reconstruct their lives and develop something positive from the tragedy.

Women First 215 North Gloster, Suite D, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-842-5725 Fax: 662-842-5739 Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Offers support groups for breast cancer and fibromyalgia patients, community awareness programs, a casserole ministry and resource library to fill its commitment to educate, inform and empower

women’s lives.


Emergency Assistance American Red Cross, Northeast Mississippi Chapter 4127 Westside Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 662-842-6101 After Hours: 662-871-7078 Fax: 662-680-5244 www.northeastms.redcross.org Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Provides assistance to victims of disasters, service to military personnel and their families, standard first aid and CPR courses, blood borne pathogens, baby-sitting courses, water safety, life-guard certification and community disaster preparedness education.

S.A.F.E., Inc. (Shelter and Assistance in Family Emergencies) P.O. Box 985, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-841-9138 or 1-800-527-7233 Fax: 662-680-5785 www.safeshelter.net Counties Served: Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union Serves victims of domestic violence, their children, and all victims of sexual assault. Offers shelter and counseling for all victims.

The Salvation Army 527 Carnation Street, Tupelo, MS 38802 662-842-9222 Fax: 662-680-2756 Provides minimum necessities of life, such as emergency food, shelter, utilities and medicine, on a crisis intervention basis including food, clothing, shelter, rent, utilities, furniture, transportation, medical and other emergency needs.

Salvation Army—Houston 114 West Washington Street, Houston, MS 38851 662-456-0070 Fax: 662-456-0139

Salvation Army—Fulton P.O. Box 1561, Fulton, MS 38843 662-862-7249 Fax: 662-862-7438

Salvation Army—Pontotoc P.O. Box 267, Pontotoc, MS 38863 662-509-9400 Fax: 662-509-9400


Helpful Numbers Department of Human Services / Food Stamps Benton County Calhoun County Chickasaw County Itawamba County Lee County Monroe County Pontotoc County Prentiss County Tippah County Tishomingo County Union County Baldwyn Housing Authority Booneville Housing Authority Iuka Housing Authority Okolona Housing Authority Pontotoc Housing Authority Tennessee Valley Reg. Housing Auth. Tupelo Housing Authority Medicaid (Lee and Itawamba) Medicaid (Pontotoc, Union and Tippah) Medicaid (Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo) Medicaid (Chickasaw, Clay and Oktibbeha) Medicare General Information Eligibility Child Abuse Hotline Suicide Hotline Pregnancy Hotline Federal Emergency Management Agency Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

662-224-6945 662-412-3169 662-447-5544 662-862-9781 662-841-9050 662-369-2872 662-489-3923 662-728-3118 662-837-9307 662-423-7020 662-534-1984 662-365-2335 662-728-4032 662-423-9232 662-447-5473 662-489-1312 662-869-5751 662-842-5122 662-844-5304 662-534-0441 662-286-8091 662-323-3688 1-800-633-4227 1-800-772-1213 1-800-222-8000 1-800-273-8255 1-800-264-2229 1-800-621-3362 1-866-519-6362

Employment Agencies AAA Employment Select Staffing Services Express Employment Professionals Kelly Services Key Staff Source Commission Job Service Snelling Personnel Win Job Center

662-844-8448 662-620-0860 662-842-5500 662-842-9602 662-680-6999 662-534-1933 662-842-1045 662-842-4371


Dial 2-1-1 for assistance in finding health and human services throughout Mississippi. Emergency food and clothing Emergency utility and rent assistance Shelter/housing Vision and hearing services Health and dental care Youth services Support groups Volunteer opportunities Job services Counseling, and much more‌. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with highly trained information and referral specialists. Some cell phones or cable phones dial 1-866-472-8265


Help Guide 2011