Homelessness

Billy Brumfield Shelter

1224 S. Gallatin Street P.O. Box 23852 Jackson, MS 39225
Hours: 5:30pm-6am, may call 24/7 Phone: 601-948-2864
stewpot.org/services/billy-brumfield-shelter 
Mission: To provide meals, shelter and other services to homeless and abused individuals.

services:

The Billy Brumfield Shelter, a shelter for up to 60 men a night, provides three services.

  • It serves as an emergency shelter for homeless men, offering safe shelter, clean showers, nutritious food, and a supportive community.
  • It also offers a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, supported by AA meetings, group and individual counseling, employment requirements, and a savings program.
  • Finally, for men with medical disabilities, it provides support and a stable place to live as they navigate state and federal requirements to receive benefits and permanent housing.

eligibility:

  • Age requirement: 18 years old and older
  • Must bring picture ID, Social Security Card, and TB card
  • Length of services: 4 days per week for emergency shelter (starts over each Sunday); minimum of 3 month stay for rehab and disabled program participants

buried treasure inc.

P.O. Box 720672 Byram, MS 39272
Hours: 24/7 hours Phone: 601-371-9835 www.buriedtreasureshome.com
Mission: To provide a safe and realistic environment where a women’s Christian faith can grow and she can learn to live free and productively.

services:

  • 12 Step faith-based residential recovery program for women in three segments that can include a college education.
  • Christ Centered Residential Recovery ministry
  • Transitions from prison or addictions
  • Transformation of mind, body, spirit
  • Learning to trust others
  • Skills classes
  • Closed celebrate recovery group
  • Length of services:
    • Transition- First 30 days is transition
    • Transformation- 90 day commitment
    • Can stay up to a year in the last segment. Either working or in school at that point.
    • Ends with a graduation.

eligibility:

  • Residency Requirements: 
    • Cannot take ladies on psychotropic medication
    • No smoking (Help available to get off)
  • Age Requirements: Over 21
  • Fill out application on website

  • Application must be approved and they must have availability

  • Prefer 30 days clean

Christmas Village Foundation

115 N. Union St Canton MS 39046
Phone: 601-853-7687 www.thechristmasvillage.org 
Mission: Transforming lives ... two hearts at a time.

services:

  • Physical (housing, food, and clothing)
  • Spiritual (daily Bible study, weekly church attendance)
  • Educational (assistance in obtaining GED if no high school diploma)
  • Emotional (counseling)
  • Life Skills (parenting, money management, etc.)
  • Job Skills (we help our residents find their passion)

eligibility:

  • Must abide by the house rules. Must also have:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Driver's License or Photo ID
    • Health Insurance or Medicaid
  • Age requirements: Over 19 years old
  • Each young woman must contact The Christmas Village herself in order to be considered for admission to the program.  Any legal issues must be resolved in order to be eligible for the program.

friends of alcoholics

1298 F O A Rd Jackson, MS 39209
Phone: 601-362-4275 friendsofalcoholics.blogspot.com
Mission: Friends of Alcoholics has a desire to minister to men who are in bondage to sin, specifically alcohol and drug addiction.

services:

  • Substance abuse treatment

  • Halfway house

  • Sober living home

eligibility:

  • Length of services: More than 30 days

God’s Homeless Haven (New Jerusalem Church)

Main office:
3559 Exchange Drive Jackson MS 39212-4820 

  • Bus # 7 (Raymond Rd)

Monday nights:
Southside Baptist Church 800 Raymond Rd. Jackson, MS 39204
Phone: 601-720-5078 www.gods-haven.com  
Mission: Our mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ by meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.

services:

  • Shelter for women and children

  • Monday night madness bus ministry: Every Monday night they pick up 120+ children from local apartment buildings and local hotels (where homeless families are residing). They feed them a hot meal, play games, learn scripture, study God’s Word, and preach the life changing, good news of Jesus. Every fourth Monday night, FunTime Skateland in Pearl ,MS, opens their doors to them, free of charge.

  • Feeding kids sack lunches every Spring Break and Christmas Break

  • Movie Nights

  • Monthly Retreats

  • Back-to-School supply drive

  • Christmas Gifts for kid’s through our Sponsor a Child programs

  • Girls and Boys Summer Camps

  • Wednesday Night Partnership with Jackson Street Ministries: provide sandwiches and occasionally hot meals to those living on the street.

eligibility:

  • Length of services: Determined on an individual basis

Habitat for Humanity

615 Stonewall St. Jackson, MS 39213

  • Bus Route #6/3

Hours: M - F, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Phone: 601-353-6060 www.habitatmca.or 
Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

services: 

Housing for families and individuals with inadequate housing

eligibility:

Click here to see full eligibility requirements. 

His Hands His Feet Ministry

212 Covenant Crossing Flowood, MS 39232
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Phone: 601-487-8383  www.hishandshisfeetministry.co 

services:

  • Collect furniture, food, clothing and household goods for when people are transitioned out of the shelters and into their own homes

  • Assist with teaching classes and leading bible studies at the shelter

  • Hosted birthday parties or other fun events for children at the shelter

ligibility:

  • Length of services: As needed

*Email hishandshisfeetministry@gmail.com

Lizzie’s House

111 W. Monument St. Jackson, MS 39202

Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm Phone: 601-969-9856 or 601-506-4149
lizzieshouse.org 
Mission: To provide at risk women and children in crisis with a permanent housing shelter, and to equip them with the necessary skills to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, hopelessness, and dependency, in order to gain stability and become productive citizens in the community.

services:

  • A women and children’s shelter that provides:

    • Case management and assessment

    • Life skill training

    • Child care

    • Job placement assistance

    • Follow-up services

ligiblity:

  • Residency requirements:
    • Must be homeless
    • Must not be pregnant
    • Willing to take a drug test
    • Must have a desire to change current condition
    • If not working upon acceptance into the program, the participant must be willing to look for   work on a daily basis until she is employed.  Failure to do so will cause immediate dismissal from the program.
    • Must be interviewed by the case manager or director for approval
    • Must attend group and one on one counseling at least four (4) times per week
    • Must be willing to respect the rules and regulations
    • Must have a willingness to submit to the mentoring program’s authority; which will include any additional chores, cleaning duties, volunteer services at any for-profit business for the purpose of Job Training
    • Must keep the environment clean
    • Must be willing to rise up early enough each morning Monday thru Friday to clean your room; and be ready for assignments at 8am
    • Must be willing to attend group meetings on Sunday Mornings at 10a.m.
  • Length of services: 12-24 months, extended stay available for certain circumstances

Ruth's refuge shelter

328 South Gallatin Street Jackson, MS 39203
Phone: 601-353-5864 gatewaymission.org
Mission: God has a special place in His heart for hurting women, and many of those women come to Ruth’s Refuge seeking a new start in life.  

services: 

  • Transitional Housing for women
  • Counseling
  • Case management
  • Up to 60 day stay

Eligibility:

  • Single women 21 years or older
  • Referral 

Salvation Army of Greater Jackson

110 Presto Lane Jackson, MS
Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admin Office: 601-982-4881
Center of Hope Shelter: 601-982-1828 Hours: 4:30pm-7:30am
Center for Worship: 601-398-0998
salvationarmyalm.org/jackson 
Mission: To preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

services:

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Emergency Assistance

  • Energy Assistance Program

  • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance

  • Transitional Program

    • Social Skills/Life Skills

    • Employment Training

    • GED

    • Celebrate Recovery

    • Computer Class

    • Counseling

  • After School Program

  • Summer Program:

  • Options include:

    • Rhythms: Piano and Percussion

    • Image Bearers: Creative Arts

    • Dance Movement with Ballet Magnificat

    • Futbol: Developmental Soccer

    • Being Well: Health, Fitness, & Nutrition

    • Entrepreneurial Discovery

    • Tech 101: Exploring Computers

  • In addition, each child will receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch & snack Monday – Friday.

  • Preforming Arts Conservatory

  • Developmental Sports

  • Senior Adult Program: arts and crafts, health and fitness, bible study, bingo, computer class taught by an IT specialist, movie day, guest speakers, and even day trips!

  • Fitness Program

  • Church Services

eligibility:

  • Residency Requirements:

    • TB test complete

    • Government Issued ID

    • Free from alcohol

    • Random drug test

    • Current on all medications

    • Must not need assistance to perform daily duties (bathe, eat, get out of bed, etc.)

  • Age requirements: 

    • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance: families in financial need with children ages 0-12 or senior adults age 60

    • After School Program: grades k-8th

    • -Summer Program: grades K – 8th

  • Length of services:

    • Emergency Assistance: Monday-Friday (12 walk-ins on a daily basis) 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 PM

    • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance: once a year, see website for sign-up days

    • Emergency Shelter: ten consecutive days at no charge

    • Transitional Program: Clients may complete a 12 to 18 month program with the focus being on finding permanent housing, life skills and education.

    • Summer Program: June 8 – July 24, 2014, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    • Preforming Arts Conservatory: Every Tuesday

    • Senior Adult Program: every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon

  • Click here and use the drop down menu under "services" to see eligibility requirements for each program.

Sims House 

1100 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39203

  • Bus# 2/9 or 4

Phone: 601-948-2795 www.stewpot.org
Contact: Mary Thompson 601-353-2759

SERVICES:

  • Provided a case manager 

  • Help with money management 

  • Financial guidance

  • 90 day stay 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Transitional shelter for women and children 
  • Social Security card & ID for adults
  • Social Security card & Birth Certificate for children 

Our Daily Bread Ministries

349 North Canal Street Canton, MS 39046
Hours: 8am-3pm Monday-Friday Food Pantry: 9-11am Lunch: 12pm
Phone: 601-859-9211

services: 

  • Lunch 5 days a week
  • Food Pantry

eligibility:

  • Must bring picture ID, SS card, and proof of residence

St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral

305 E. Capitol St. Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-354-1535  standrewscathedral.org/mission 
Mission: At St. Andrew’s, we seek to face this fear and division by engaging our community and partnering with our neighbors in Jackson.

services:

  • Breakfast on Tuesday mornings

*email: aphelps@standrewscathedral.org

At His Feet Ministry

P.O Box 16355 Jackson, MS 39236
5746 Ridgewood Rd Jackson, MS 39211
Phone:  601-487-8383 www.athisfeetministriesms.com
Mission: To aid men/women, veterans, coming out of incarceration who are homeless and who have struggled with chemical dependency and or mental health challenges.

services:

  • Life skills
  • Job readiness training
  • Counseling
  • Recovery Support
  • GED/Education
  • Mentoring
  • Housing
  • Family Reintegration
  • Assistance finding employment and permanent housing

*contact athisfeetministriesms@hotmail.com

Catholic Charities

850 East River Place Jackson, MS 39201
Hours: 8:30am-5pm Phone: 601-355-8634 catholiccharitiesjackson.org
Mission: To be a visible sign of Christ’s love by helping those who are unable to help themselves; the poor and vulnerable, especially children, women, and families.

Housing and social services:

  • Housing
  • Outreach
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Transportation Services
  • Utility Assistance
  • Social Ministry

eligibility

See website for list of services and their eligibility requirements. 

Mississippi Center for Violence Protection

409 Roberts St, Pearl, MS 39208
Hours: 24/7 Phone: 601-932-4198 www.mscvp.org 
24-hour crisis line: 1-800-266-4198 or 601-932-4198
Mission: Through our partnership with multiple community organizations and a committed staff focused on the needs of the domestic violence client. The Center for Violence Prevention advocates that every person has the right to a life free from violence.

services:

  • Crisis and referral line

  • Temporary shelter

  • Counseling

  • Free workshops

  • Thrift store/donation center

eligibility:

  • Residency Requirements: Sliding scale fees for counseling

Daylight Ministries Transitional Home for Women

PO Box 325 Tougaloo MS  39174
Hours: 24/7 Phone: 601-454-3843  www.daylightministrieshome.org
Mission: The purpose of this program is to promote and support maximum independence and self-esteem of former female offenders, as well as equip and assist them in becoming productive citizens.

services:

Transitional home for women ex-prisoners and those recovering from substance abuse. They offer safe, secure transitional housing to this homeless population, providing daily counseling in spiritual and life skills, self-esteem, job skills and maximum independence.

eligibility:

  • Residency requirements:
    • Must attend weekly support group meetings

    • Must adhere to all of the house rules and chores

  • ength of services: At least 90 days

  • Those with addictions must have completed a 12-step program

  • Homeless

  • Must not be a serious/violent offender

  • Do not accept mentally challenged

*email daylightministry@yahoo.com

Flowers hOuse

1100 West Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39203
Phone: 601-948-2759 stewpot.org
Contact: Mary Thompson 601-353-2759

Services:

  • Emergency shelter for women and children 

  • Money managment

  • Job searching

  • Case management

Elegibility: 

  • Social security card & ID for women

  • Social security care & birth certificate for children

gateway rescue mission

328 South Gallatin Street P.O. Box 3763 Jackson, MS  39207
Phone: 601-353-5864 gatewaymission.org   
Mission: Gateway Rescue Mission exists to offer life changing hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ to homeless men, women, and children through programs to deliver food, shelter, counseling and discipleship.

services:

  • Meals: The “Gateway Café” serves three meals per day. Lunch meals include serving the general homeless population and anyone who´s hungry.

  • Women: Ruth’s Refuge is Gateway’s transitional home for women who need a place to heal spiritually and emotionally while getting back on their feet.

  • Men: New Life Program offers hope through Jesus Christ to men seeking long term help in their fight with drug addiction, alcoholism or similar areas of struggle.  They offer two options

    • 6 month program

    • 1 year program (recommended for hardcore addicts)

    • Emergency Shelter

    • Life Skill Classes

eligibility:

  • Residency requirements: Must follow guidelines and be referred to the shelter.
  • Age requirements: 21 years or older
  • Length of services: 
    • Emergency shelter: 15 nights per month

    • New Life Program: 6 months or 1 year

    • Ruth’s Refuge: 60 days or emergency stay up to 30 days or transitional housing for women with jobs for up to nine months

    • Emergency shelter: Men are allowed 15 nights per month in the shelter. Women and men: Must be referred to shelter

*Call the main office or email info@gatewaymission.org

Grace House Services

2219 Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39202

  • Bus #6/3

Hours: Administration 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Night staff 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Phone: 601-353-1038 gracehousems.org 
Mission: The Mission of Grace House is to serve homeless Mississippians living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, by providing and maintaining housing in which clients may live with dignity, safety, and care; by providing supportive services that meet the physical health, mental health, educational, employment, and spiritual needs of individual clients thereby empowering each to achieve the highest quality and most independent life possible; and, by providing education and awareness to the public.

services:

  • Room and board
  • Comfortable, caring, family environment
  • Life skills education
  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Placement for schools, colleges or GED classes
  • Job readiness and volunteer placement
  • Assistance in obtaining support services such as social security disability benefits, food stamps, and Medicaid
  • Coordination of grief counseling for terminal patients and for residents when death occurs
  • Coordination with numerous physicians and health care providers regarding resident treatment and hospitalizations, mental health counseling, addiction therapy, and other health related issues.
  • Transportation to medical and mental health appointments, work and school.
  • Outreach and prevention program to reach high risk people and to reduce the spread of the HIV virus.

eligibility:

  • A referral is required for all programs
  • Age requirements: 
    • CLEAR program: must be 16 years old

    • Transitional living: must be 18 years old

  • Length of services:

    • Transitional Housing: can stay up to one year

    • Permanent Housing: indefinite

    • Grace House for Women: one year or longer

  • CLEAR: must be at high risk for HIV/AIDS or HIV positive.

  • Food Pantry: must be HIV positive and in need of emergency assistance.

  • Supportive Housing Program: Transitioning from homelessness, via a HUD Continuum of Care grant. The applicant must be chronically homeless and HIV positive to qualify. Applicants are not required to be employed.

  • Permanent Housing Placement: Provides utility deposits, security deposits and one month’s rent. Applicants must be HIV positive.

  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance: The applicant must be chronically homeless and HIV positive to qualify.  Applicants are required to have an income.

  • Transitional housing: Individuals must submit an application, recent TB test, (within the last 30 days), and proof of a positive HIV test from a physician or medical clinic.

  • Grace House for Women: homeless women recovering from chemical dependency

*Contact info@gracehousems or agency number

Matt’s House

343 Adelle St, Jackson, MS 39202

  • Bus #6/3

Hours: Mon – Sun 5:00 am - 8:00 pm Phone: 601-948-2873 stewpot.org  
Mission: To provide meals, shelter and other services to homeless and abused individuals.

services:

Matt’s House offers a safe, nurturing environment while staff assists residents in finding housing, employment, or transportation back to their families. The residents receive an evening meal and a light breakfast in addition to a safe place to sleep for the night.

eligibility:

  • Residency requirements: Based on availability, see age and eligibility criteria
  • Age requirements: Women 18 and older
  • Length of services: Up to 30 days or 1 night without an ID card
  • Must have a picture ID card and a TB card

Opportunity Center

845 W Amite St, Jackson, MS 39203

  • Bus #2 & #9

Hours: M, W, Th, F, Sat – 6am-2pm Tues – 6am-1pm Sun – CLOSED Phone: (601) 949-3540

services:

Dayshelter for homeless adults through Stewpot Community Services.

  • Safe place to come on a daily basis
  • Laundry, Showers, Mail Services, Computer Lab, Phones
  • Network with different agencies to help clients get needed services 
  • Overnight Emergency Shelter when the weather is 35 or below

Perkins Center

1831 Robinson Street Jackson, MS 39209

  • Bus # 4 (Robinson Rd)

Hours: M - F 8am-5pm Phone: 601-503-0374 jvmpf.org 
Mission: Our mission is to train and equip a new generation of indigenous leaders who are driven by the love of God to pass on the torch of reconciliation, community development, and youth development.

services:

  • After-school program

  • Summer camp

  • Mentoring

  • Community housing for single mothers and their families

  • Recording studio

ligibility:

  • Age requirements: Grade school
  • Length of services: Ongoing
  • Sign up online

Voice of Calvary

531 W. Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39203

  • Bus# 2/9

Phone: 601-944-9571 vocm.or 
Mission: Rebuilding Lives and Communities through the Gospel

services:

  • Case Management & Referral Services: Health Care, Daily Living Activities, Financial Planning, Transportation, Income Support, and Legal Assistance.

  • Temporary Financial Assistance: Rental Assistance, Utility Fees and Deposits, Security Deposits, Moving Costs, Emergency Supplies, Child Care, and Transportation.

  • Voice of Calvary Provides: Job Placement, Homebuyer Education, Mortgage Delinquency Counseling, Rental Counseling, Credit Counseling, Financial Literacy, and Healthy Lifestyle Education.

  • After school program

  • Family health center

Wingard Home Ministry

1279 North West Street Jackson, MS 39202

  • Bus #6/3

Hours: 24 hours a day Phone: 601-906-1976 www.wingardhome.org
Mission: Our mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ using our position as home missionaries ministering to the needs of the homeless and needy.

services:

  • Three Christian Group Homes

  • Housing for fathers w/children, mothers w/older male children, married couples (with or without children), as well as battered women, run-aways, pregnant teens, & victims of human trafficking.

  • Alcohol & drug program (Biblical Based)

  • Storehouse: where we give donated items to homeless and needy families

  • Christmas program that targets hundreds of needy children & their families in the area, as well as providing family Christmas for all the homeless folks at Wingard Home

  • Volunteer program that allows college and high school students to obtain community service hours

  • When someone works our program and successfully graduates, we help them set-up housekeeping. We give them all the supplies, furniture, appliances, and linens they need to begin independent living!

Eligibility:

  • Residency requirements: Everyone who enters our program must be able and willing to work a job. They must be willing to go by the rules. This program is designed for successful re-entry into society as law-abiding, voting, tax-paying, God-fearing, Church-going citizens who are armed with all the tools for continued success.  
  • Length of services: Residents may remain in our home until they are emotionally and financially stable and ready for independent living.
  • Available to any who are able and willing to seek and maintain employment, follow a few simple housing rules, show a willingness to budget, save money and work toward financial stability and independence.

Grace Place (Galloway UMC)

305 North Congress Street Jackson, MS 39201

  • Bus# 1

Hours: 8:30-11:00 a.m. weekday mornings - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (closed Tuesdays) Phone: 601-326-3443 www.gallowayumc.org
Mission: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Grace Place recognizes the dignity of all persons by seeking authentic grace filled relationships that transcend traditional social boundaries. We re-connect with persons who are often ignored. Centered in God’s love we seek spiritual, mental and physical healing. We love each other in the midst of difficult life challenges in the hope of Christ centered transformation.

services:

  • Coffee and a hot meal on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • “To-go” lunch bags when needed

  • Hygiene Items on Wednesdays

  • Clothes Closet on Thursdays

  • Worship and Communion on Wednesdays

  • Phone usage

  • Agency and community contact referrals

  • Cook day in the Galloway Kitchen last Saturday of every month 9:00-11:30

  • Sunday 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.: Muffins, coffee and juice are served to our friends who call the streets their home

Upward Dream Center

1000 Winter Street Jackson, MS 39204

  • Bus # 7 (Raymond Rd)

Hours: M - F,  8:30am and 5:30pm Phone: 601-592-7060
www.operationupward.org  
Mission: UPWARD's mission is to instill moral, educational and Christian values into today's youth and to partner in encouraging and supportive ways with their families.

services:

  • THUG (True Hero Under God): Activities include Reading, Math, Nutrition, Morning Exercise Sessions, Abstinence, Violence Prevention, Arts & Crafts, Bible, Basketball, Outdoor Recreation, Cultural Studies and more

  • Hallelujah Kids Kitchen: Kids enjoy a healthy supper at our center Monday-Friday from 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Rescued Kidz Services: Monday night kids church service for ages 4-12 and "The Escape" Youth services for teens ages 13-17 Kids participate in praise and worship, play games, win prizes, and have Bible Study

  • Backpack Meal Program: Every week kids are provided with meal kits for the weekend

ligibility:

  • Age requirements: Children and teens in grade schoo