Legal services

mission first

275 Roseneath Ave. Jackson, MS 39203

  • Bus # 9

Hours: 8am-5pm Phone: 601-608-0050 www.missionfirst.or
Mission: We desire to respond to the spiritual, physical, mental, social, and educational needs in the Metro area of Jackson by telling of Jesus' love for us through providing Christ-centered programming and services.

services:

  • Children’s educational programming
  • Sports ministries
  • Community development programming
  • Medical & dental services
  • Legal assistance
  • Comprehensive wellness program

eligibility:

  • Age requirements:
    • Sports Ministries: Grades 1-12

    • Children’s educational programming: Grades K-6th

  • Children’s educational programming: Must be able to get to the program

  • Sports ministries: As long as they meet age requirements

  • Medical & dental services: No health or dental insurance and must make less than $30,000 a year

  • Legal assistance: Must be from Mississippi whose income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. A Financial Eligibility Determination Form must be completed by each person prior to the delivery of legal services.

  • Comprehensive wellness program: Must meet age requirements and come during open hours

stewpot community services

1100 W. Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39203
Hours: 9am-4pm Phone: 601-353-2759 stewpot.org
Mission: To provide meals, shelter and other services to homeless and abused individuals.

services:

  • After School Program
  • Chapel
  • Clothing Closet
  • Legal Clinic
  • St. Dominic’s Health Clinic: Free health clinic through St. Dominic
  • Counseling Clinic: Group or individual counseling
  • Food Pantry
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Bratton Street Project: redevelopment program
  • Community Kitchen: Meals at noon
  • Computer Lab: Stewpot current has two computer labs open to the community. One is located in the Community Center at 1008 West Capitol St. It is available in the morning hours for use by community members and in the afternoons for the children in our afterschool programs.  Students are provided guidance with school work and research projects by staff and volunteers. The second lab is located inside the Opportunity Center. Homeless individuals receive assistance with resume writing, job searching, applications and general computer skills training.
  • Opportunity Center: Day shelter open seven days a week, clients can take showers, wash clothes, store bags, receive mail, use telephones and computers as well as receive case management services and referrals to other resources. Resume and job search assistance is also provided.
  • Summer Camp: Each day the children and teens meet on the front steps of Stewpot Community Center. Campers and counselors visit, laugh, sing songs and take attendance before the Pre-K-5th grade campers head to the “HUT” to begin their day, while the 6th-10th grade campers go to the Community Center.  Campers are served breakfast, lunch and light snack each day.
  • Virginia’s Playhouse: Offers a variety of enriching morning activities for the elderly and mentally disabled. The participants engage in art therapy, creative writing classes, bingo games and field trips. They also stock and operate the Clothing Closet. Residents of personal care homes participate in this program each Tuesday, when they are driven to Stewpot by staff members and volunteers. At Stewpot, they have the opportunity to play games and fellowship, to attend chapel and to enjoy lunch with everyone.

eligibility:

  • After School Program:
    • Children and teens must live in the general area surrounding our 1100 West Capitol St location and attend one of the local schools.
    • Priority is given to children and teens currently living in our shelters and those who have attended our program previously.
    • Enrollment for the after-school program begins in July.
  • Clothing Closet: Must bring Social Security Card for self and children
  • Legal Clinic: Receiving services from Stewpot
  • St. Dominick’s Health Clinic: For more information about clinic services, contact them directly at 601-944-0091. Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • Counseling Clinic: Counselors facilitate group and individual counseling as well as provide crisis intervention. We also partner with Hinds Behavioral Health services who provide case managers during the lunch hour (12:00-1:00) for anyone needing assistance.
  • Community Kitchen: none, all are welcome with no questions asked
  • Food Pantry: The following items are required to receive food: rent receipt or lease agreement, current utility bill in your name, social security card, ID, proof of income birth certificate for any children living in the household.
  • Meals on Wheels: Stewpot’s Meals on Wheels Program is limited to the area immediately surrounding our 1100 West Capitol St location. Please contact our office at 601-353-2759 for more information.
  • Opportunity Center: Clients must be literally homeless to receive services at this shelter.

*Phone numbers and contacts for each service are provided on the webpage under the appropriate service tab.

mississippi center for legal services

414 South State Street Suite 300 (39201)
Post Office Box 951
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0951
Hours: M - Th, 9:30am-3:30pm Phone: 601-948-6752 www.mscenterforlegalservices.org

services:

See website for services

eligibility:

Financial eligibility is based on income (total receipts before taxes) of all persons who are resident members of the household. Total receipts include money (wages and salaries, income before any deduction) and regular payments from public assistance (Social Security, SSI, TANF, etc.) of all persons who are resident members of and contribute to the support of the family unit. The threshold for eligibility is 125% of poverty. Given the economic crises, our financial eligibility guidelines have been increased so the program may accept cases for persons where household income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. At 125% of poverty, income for a household of 4 is approximately $28,813; at 200% of poverty, income for a household of 4 is approximately $46,100.

*Persons seeking assistance should call 1-800-498-1804

voice of calvary

531 W. Capitol Street Jackson, MS 39203
Phone: 601-944-9571 vocm.org
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