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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.

The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.

Community Action Agencies try to ensure that the assistance goes to the least fortunate. The agency helps  with free financial help for paying bills, applications to public benefits, and other expenses. They also offer financial support to senior citizens, disabled, unemployed, and households living in poverty.

If you are stressed and dealing with a short term financial hardship, be sure to stop by or call your local community action agency for assistance. Community action agencies may help with the following, please check for available with the agency directly.

  • Help for preventing homelessness.
  • Pre-School Scholarship Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Programs
  • Home repair programs, including low interest loans.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Job training and placement.
  • Mortgage, housing, and credit counseling services
  • Childcare for poor working parents
  • Head Start programs for children.
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Free food and meals
  • Job Development, Training and Computer Literacy Services
  • Home Energy Assistance Program.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Home Ownership Planning Education
  • Prescription Drug Assistance Vouchers
  • Rental Assistance program
  • Transportation & Aging centers for seniors

AJFC Community Action Agency, Inc.
Natchez, Mississippi 39121
Telephone: (601) 442-8681
(601) 442-9572
This location covers the counties of Adams, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilkinson, and Lawrence.

Locations of centers

Adams County, 1038 North Union Street, Bldg. A, Natchez, Mississippi 39120, phone: 601-442-8681
Claiborne County office is at 604 Market Street, Port Gibson, MS, 601-437-5419
Copiah County AJFC center address is 301 West Gallatin Street, Hazlehurst, MS 3908. For information dial  601-894-4745
Franklin County – 38 Walnut Street, Meadville, Mississippi 39653, dial 601-384-5587
Jefferson County, 225 Community Drive, Fayette, MS 39069, main number is 601-786-3711
Lawrence County, 166 Green Street, Monticello, MS 39654. For information, dial 601-587-4370
Lincoln County, 217 North Whitworth Avenue, Brookhaven, Mississippi 39601, main number is 601-833-6349

Bolivar County Community Action Agency
Address – 810 E. Sunflower Road, Suite 120
Eastgate Center
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone (662) 846-1491

Central Mississippi, Inc.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 749
Winona, MS 38967
(662) 283-4781
Families that live in the middle part of the state can call this non-profit for financial assistance and advice. Services are for residents of Attala, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Yalobusha, Leflore, and Montgomery. Rent and utility bill help is from Emergency Food and Shelter. Other programs include short term loans, credit counseling, SNAP application and more.

Coahoma Opportunities, Inc.
P.O. Box 1445
Clarksdale, MS 38614
(662) 624-4887

Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc.
500 24th Street
Gulfport, MS 39502-0519
Call (228) 896-1409 for information.
Offers low income programs for the regions of George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Stone. Call to apply for energy bill assistance/LIHEAP and other aid, such as senior meals.

The locations of the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc. are as follows. For LIHEAP or utility bill help, call the numbers referenced above.

  • Harrison County, 500 24th Street, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, 228-701-2635
  • Hancock County, 638 Highway 90, Waveland, MS 39576, phone 228-467-0158
  • George County, 7102 Highway 98 East, Lucedale, Mississippi 39452, 601-947-7426
  • Greene County, 313 Lafayette Avenue, Leakesville, MS 39451, call 601-394-2942
  • Stone County, 303 East Central Avenue, Wiggins, MS 39577, phone 601-928-5044

Hinds County Human Resource Agency
Mailing address – P.O. Box 22657
Jackson, Mississippi 39225-2657
Main phone – (601) 923-3930
Case managers can help people find a job, coordinate employment services, and they administer emergency financial assistance programs as well. Programs can help meet a number of needs, such as rent, provide free food, or zero interest loans may be issued to pay security deposit fees. Other resources include Head Start and more.

Jackson County Civic Action Committee, Inc.
5343 Jefferson Street
Moss Point, Mississippi 39562-8723
Telephone: (228) 769-3292 or (228) 769-3264
The non-profit, government affiliated agency offers a number of services in Mississippi. Inquire into commodity foods, eviction prevention, and federal government programs such as LIHEAP energy bill assistance.

LIFT, Inc.
P.O. Box 2399
Tupelo, MS 38803-2399
(662) 842-9511
Supports families in counties of Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Union.

Madison County Citizens Services Agency
Mailing address – P.O. Box 1358
Canton, MS 39046
Phone – (604) 855-5710
The non-profit community action agency offers hot meals and food from CSFP. Other programs range from transportation to referrals to grants and more.

Mid-State Opportunity, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 270
Charleston, MS 38921
Call (662) 647-2463 for intake
Covers regions and counties of Panola, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Tate, Tunica, and Desoto. Case management, referrals, crisis utility bill and rent assistance, and homeless prevention services are offered, among other programs.

The non-profit Mid-State Opportunity community action agency has several offices. They are as follows.

  • Desoto County,  9607 Hwy 178, Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654, 662-895-4153
  • Panola County office is at 1545 Industrial Park Road, Sardis, MS 38666. Dial 662-487-3076
  • Quitman County, Courthouse Annex Bldg., 341 Pecan St., Marks, Mississippi 38646. Telephone 662-326-8131
  • Tallahatchie County,  204 North Church Street, Charleston, MS 3892l. Call the center at 662-647-2463
  • Tate County, 100 Scotsdale St., Senatobia, MS 38668, 662-562-7733
  • Tunica County, 3092 Highway 61 South, Tunica, Mississippi 38676, telephone 662-363-2751

Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc.
Office address – 2900 Saint Paul Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39302-0905
Telephone number – (601) 483-4838
Counties – Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, Smith, Wayne.

A number of other financial aid programs and resources are administered. The main Multi-County Community Service Agency, Inc. locations are as follows.

Kemper County, Bell Street, DeKalb, MS, phone No: (601) 743-5752
Newton County, 401 Third Street, Newton, MS, call (601) 683-2733
Clarke County, 106 Church Street, Quitman, MS, telephone (601) 776-3461
Jasper County address: is 410 Cedar Street, Heidelberg, Mississippi, (601) 787-4844
Neshoba County, 268 Atkins Street, Phildelphia, MS, (601) 656-7261
Scott County office is at 111 W. Third Street, Forest, MS, (601) 469-3061
Smith County families can stop by  121 Courthouse Square, Raleigh, MS, Primary phone number – (601) 782-9578
Wayne County, 1100 Bradley Drive, Waynesboro, Mississippi, (601) 735-3470


Northeast Mississippi Community Service
801 Hatchie Street
Booneville, MS 38829
Main telephone number is – (662) 728-2118
If you live in the counties of Alcorn, Marshall, Prentiss, or Tishomingo, you can call this non-profit for help. Referrals, job training, and grants for paying bills or housing may be available.

Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc.
P.O. Box 188
Columbia, MS 39429
Call (601) 736-9564
Regions supported are Covington, Forrest, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Jefferson Davis, and Perry. PRVO has many referrals to a wide variety of agencies providing health services, education, employment opportunities, emergency services, free child care, housing, and transportation. The clients are referred to these Lamar, Jefferson Davis, and Forrest County agencies. For information, call Pearl River Valley Opportunity. The address is 756 Highway 98 By-pass, Columbia, Mississippi 39429. Call 601.736.9564.

Prairie Opportunity, Inc.
Mailing address is P.O. Box 1526
Starkville, Mississippi 39760
Telephone: (662) 323-3397
Several counties are supported, including Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston. The Emergency Food and Shelter program may have grants for deposits or first months rent. Job training is another focus.The non-profit Prairie Opportunity community action agency has several offices in the multiple county service area. The main site is at 501 Highway 12 W, Starkville, Mississippi 39759. Call (662) 323-7932.

South Central Community Action Agency, Inc.
Mailing address is 110 Fourth Street
DLo, Mississippi 39062
Telephone: (601) 847-5552
Assistance programs include Head Start, weatherization, and meal programs. Children, seniors, and low income families can call for referrals. Copiah, Hinds, Lincoln, Madison, Pike, Rankin, Simpson, and Walthall County residents are supported.

The Community Action Agency of Southern and Central Mississippi can often provide other support too, such as linkages to non-profits, applications for public aid, and more.

SCCAA main office is at 110 Fourth Street, D’ Lo Mississippi 39062, dial 601-847-5552
Rankin County is at 1545 Government Street, Brandon, MS 39042. Call 601-824-8844
Simpson County center – 110 Fourth Street, telephone 601-847-5552
Madison County, 168 W Center St, Canton, Mississippi 39046, 601-855-0511
Copiah, Lincoln, Pike and Walthall Counties are all supported by one office. 519 Brookway Blvd., Brookhaven, MS 39601. Phone 601-833-4312

Southwest Mississippi Opportunity, Inc.
Mailing address – P.O. Box 1667
McComb, MS 39649
Telephone: (601) 684-5593
Supports counties of Amite, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson.

Sunflower-Humphreys Counties Progress
414 MLK Drive
Indianola, Mississippi 38751
(662) 887-5655
Humphreys and Sunflower County.

United Community Action Agency Committee, Inc.
Mailing address of the center is P.O. Box 338
Ashland, MS 38603
Telephone: (601) 224-8912
Supports Benton and Tippah.

Warren-Washington-Issaquenna-Sharkey Community Action Agency (WWISCAA)
P.O. Box 1813
Greenville, Mississippi 38701-1813
Call (662) 378-5857 for information and referrals.
Programs range from free meals for seniors to emergency grants for rent and utilities. Other resource from the non-profit include transportation, WIA job training, respite for caregivers, and much more.

WWISCAA Locations

Sharkey as well as Issaquena County address is 132 Court Street, Mayersville, MS. Call 662.873.2595.
Warren County is at 2022 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Phone – 601.638.2474.
Yazoo County residents have an office at 516 Grand Avenue, Yazoo City, MS. Phone – 662.746.1517.
Families in Washington County address is 1165 S. Raceway Rd, Greenville, Mississippi 38701. Dial 662.378.8663 for information.

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