United Way's Community Resources Center bridges hope and community service for southeast Mississippi and helps connect people with the right human service agency to serve their needs through our Information and Referral program. Two additional programs are offered through the Community Resources Center include Emergency Assistance Program and the Community Care Council.
Emergency Assistance Program
United Way for Jackson & George Counties’ Community Resources Center continued to serve our local community in 2015. More than 800 families received pertinent information and referrals to area health and human service organizations. In addition, 116 households were assisted with units of service through United Way’s Emergency Assistance program for a total of $44,013.08.
For more information about a local health and human service agency or to apply for assistance, please contact United Way's Community Resource Center at 228.762.8557 or click to complete the Emergency Assistance Intake Form.
Community Care Council
The Community Care Council brings together area nonprofit health and human service agencies to work towards community building and problem solving. The group meets at the United Way office throughout the year with different speakers and programs for each meeting. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and offer ideas on how to better coordinate services being offered in Jackson and George counties. In 2015, programs included maximizing your chamber membership, budgeting workshop, bystander intervention, and social media’s role in crime prevention.