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Mississippi State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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Mississippi State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityMississippi Department of Rehabilitation ServicesPrograms and services assist individuals with disabilities to gain employment, retain employment and to live more independently.800-443-1000
Online Location finder for county offices
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityMississippi Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Online services available.  Resources available for counseling, training, communications devices, relay services and interpreter services.601-898-7052
Online contact form
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityThe Arc of MississippiThe Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community. Advocacy organization for people of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families. 601-355-0220
Online contact form
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityMississippi Coalition for Citizens with DisabilitiesEmergency preparedness, support events, advocacy, links to inclusive programs.800-721-7255
601-969-0601
Relay 711
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityDisability Rights of MississippiDisability Rights Mississippi is the State of Mississippi’s designated PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY (P&A) SYSTEM for People with Disabilities. Advocacy with attorneys on staff to pursue legal remedies.  Promote inclusion for people with disabilities.800-772-4057
601-968-0600
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityLiving Independence for Everyone (LIFE)Non-residential Center for Independent Living. Advocacy, peer support, skills training, transition, home modifications, durable medical equipment, information and referral800-748-9398
601-969-4009
Online contact form
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityMississippi Community Resource DirectoryOnline Directory of Community Resources.  Disaster survivors with developmental or other disabilities who need resource information.  Resources categories such as ADD, child care, eye care, Physical Therapy, Sign language, Speech, Support groups, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, etc. Online Search Database
Aging ServicesMississippi Department of Human Services - Aging & Adult ServicesThis service provides tools and support services to promote a healthy independent lifestyle for older Mississippians601-359-4500
Aging ServicesMississippi Department of Human Services - Services for SeniorsArea Agencies on Aging,  focal points for offering services at the local level.  Nutrition services, information, assistance, outreach, local focal points for needed services.  Case management, homemaker services, Respite, Family caregiver support program & transportation services.601-359-4500
Aging ServicesCONTACT ReassuranceReassurance Contact is a program of Contact the Crisis Line of Jackson, Mississippi that seeks to meet the special needs of people who are elderly or physically challenged and living alone, by placing a regular phone call every day at a pre-arranged time to those individuals..
serving Jackson local dialing area and the Pike County and Warren County areas.
601-713-4357
Crisis Line: 601-713-4357
Aging ServicesREASSURANCE PROGRAMReassurance Contact seeks to meet the special needs of people who are elderly or physically challenged and living alone by placing a regular phone call at a pre-arranged time to those individuals.  serving Monroe County and most of Mississippi
800-377-1643
Contact Helpline:
800-273-8255
Agricultural AidMississippi Farm Services AgencyUSDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.601-965-4300 
Online county office directory
Agricultural AidMississippi USDA Rural DevelopmentUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors in low income bracket, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 800-414-1226
601-965-4316
Online Mississippi contacts directory
Animals/PetsHumane Society of South MississippiInformation on emergency animal healthcare and sheltering services.228-863-3354
Consumer ServicesMississippi Attorney General's OfficeInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.601-359-3680
  Online complaints 
Online contact form
ContractorsState of Mississippi - Contractor's Licensing BoardOnline Services include contractor's license verification and consumer complaints601-354-6161
800-880-6161
Online services available
ContractorsCommercial and residential contractors and roofers are required to be licensed by the Mississippi Board of Contractors  
Crisis CounselingContact the Crisis LineThe Crisis Line intervenes in suicide threats, domestic violence, rape, and other endangerments to life and limb.
Chat services available also.
Emergency: 911
601-713-4357 (HELP)
Online chat available
Crisis CounselingCONTACT (Lowndes County)Crisis Intervention, Information and Referral to community resources to address mental, physical, and basic needs. Available 24/7. Emergency:  911
662-328-0200
Disaster Specific  Information   
Disaster Unemployment AssistanceMississippi Department of Employment SecurityWhen Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information.  This assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.888-844-3577
  601-855-3133
General: 601-321-6000
 
TTY:1-800-582-2233
Online services
Essential NeedsMississippi Department of Human Services (SNAP)Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, provides monthly benefits that help low income households buy the food they need for good healthSNAP Support:
800-948-3050
SNAP Fraud: 800-299-6905

Online screening and application
Essential Needs2-1-1 MississippiOnline directory of community services211
Online resource directory
Family & Protective ServicesMississippi Department of Human Services Child Abuse Neglect HotlineIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.800-222-8000
601-359-4368
Emergency: 911
Family & Protective ServicesMississippi Department of Human Services Vulnerable Person HotlineIndividuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.Emergency:  911
Abuse Hotline:
844-437-6282
General: 601-359-4929
Financial AssistanceMississippi Department of Human Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides benefits for families with needy children under age 18.
800-345-6347
601-359-4500
FraudMississippi Attorney General Office - Consumer ProtectionOnline complaint form, available.  Education, advocacy, and investigation of violations of Mississippi Consumer Laws.800-281-4418
601-359-4230
Online complaint
Health Care ServicesMississippi Division of MedicaidReferrals to local state assisted medical facilities and information on how to apply for Medicaid.800-421-2408
601-359-6050
Health Care ServicesMississippi  Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Information and application assistance in applying for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIPS) which provides free or low cost medical insurance for children.
800-421-2408
HousingMississippi HUD - Public & Indian Housing Resource Center Applicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance in applying for Section 8 rentals or Public Housing assistance.
800-955-2232
601-965-4757
TTY: 601-965-4171
HousingMississippi HUD - Automated, Housing Counseling Agency Online directory of Housing Counseling Agencies. Applicants will be given the telephone number of their local HUD Counseling Office for assistance with HUD mortgage services. 800-569-4287
Online directory 
Identity TheftIdentity Theft Resource CenterThe Victim Assistance Call Center provides toll-free, no-cost case mitigation to victims and consumer education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues. Provides State Resource information888-400-5530
  Live chat and online contact form
InsuranceMississippi Insurance DepartmentGeneral insurance information and fraud reporting services.601-359-3569
800-562-2957
Legal ServicesMississippi Bar AssociationInformation and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.601-948-4471
Legal ServicesMississippi Volunteer Lawyers ProjectInformation and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.601-960-9577
Legal ServicesMississippi Legal Services Statewide Intake HotlineInformation and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.800-498-1804
 
Online intake form
Legal ServicesMission First Legal AidThe Legal Aid office provides legal services including family law, consumer law, government benefit programs, housing and debtor/creditor issues.601-608-0050
Online Aid form
Legal ServicesCatholic Charities Diocese of JacksonLegal services provided for families.  Immigration services, legal services for representation to victims of domestic violence, civil litigation, child custody, and more.601-355-8634
Online contact form
Legal ServicesSouthern Poverty Law CenterThe Southern Poverty Law Center handles children's rights, economic justice, advocacy, discrimination, immigrant justice, LGBT rights, etc.334-956-8200
888-414-7752
Online contact form 
Legal ServicesACLU of MississippiThe ACLU of Mississippi defends and protects the constitutional rights of persons across Mississippi601-354-3408
Legal ServicesChoctaw Legal DefenseProvides legal services for Native Americans living on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Philadelphia, MS601-656-5251
Roadside Assistance Mississippi Department of Transportation - Road Conditions  Online traffic maps, evacuation guide, travel information511
Tax PreparationMississippi State Tax Commission - Individual Income Tax DivisionState tax information assistance601-923-7000
 
Veterans ServicesMississippi State Veterans Affairs BoardInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.601-576-4850
877-203-5632
Vital StatisticsMississippi Department of Public Safety - Driver ServicesDuplicate drivers license, renew drivers licenses, driver services.
601-987-1212
Online services
Online directory
Vital StatisticsMississippi Department of Revenue: Tags and TitlesDuplicate auto registrations and title services.
Online forms, motor vehicle e-services.
601-923-7700
Vital StatisticsMississippi Department of Health - Vital Records & StatisticsReplacement birth/death/marriage certificates and other vital document services.601-206-8200
Online forms

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Referrals Last Updated: April 2021

Last updated September 18, 2021