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United Way for Jackson & George Counties funds 18 health and human service agencies with programs in the local community. By giving to United Way, you are helping friends, families, and neighbors in our community succeed in life and receive help when they need it most. Just like an artist, one brushstroke at a time, one met need at a time, together we are painting the future, the United Way. We all succeed when a child learns to read, a family learns money management skills, and a person gains valuable job experience. Your gift allows United Way to reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all. Below are the 18 member agencies and programs UWJGC currently funds:

 

Adrienne’s House - 228-762-8267

Served 97 adults and 57 children (4,211 nights of shelter and 12,633 meals)

Provided 212 individual counseling sessions and 403 group sessions

 

American Red Cross of Southeast MS - 228-762-2455 

Provided $32,482 in direct financial assistance for 48 home fire victims in Jackson and George counties

Taught lifesaving First Aid/CPR classes to 705 residents in Jackson and George counties

Installed another 339 free smoke alarms in homes without one in Jackson and George counties

Collected 1,542 units of blood in Jackson and George counties to support local hospitals

 

Boy Scouts of America (Pine Burr Area Council) - 866-424-3188

Served 830 youth and 28 units in Jackson and George counties

Awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to more than 50 Scouts in South MS

Partnered with more than 1,000 adult volunteers to serve as mentors for youth members

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County - 228-762-3497

Provided a 10 month after school program and a 7 week summer program

Taught character & leadership development, education & career development, health & life skills, arts, sports, fitness, recreation, and technology to youth between the ages of 5 and 18

Recorded an annual enrollment of 672 youth with an average daily attendance of 318 youth

Administered the Workforce Program and hired a total of 12 high school and college students for the after-school and summer programs

 

Catholic Charities of South Mississippi - 1-855-847-0555

Provided $73,113.43 in direct assistance to clients in Jackson and George counties

Distributed 578,156 pounds of food to serve 137,165 individuals through the Twelve Baskets Food Bank

Case managed 396 individuals, including budgeting and goal setting

Provided disaster assistance to 7 households​ totaling $4,460

 

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi - 228-864-7215 or 866-764-7215

Served 528 girls in 42 troops

Continued the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead pilot program with 141 girls, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills

Provided the BFF (Be a Friend First) anti-bullying curriculum to more than 400 girls

 

Gulf Coast Family Counseling - 228-875-6113

Provided 4,677 counseling sessions

Served 648 individuals

 

 

Health & Prescription Services - 228-762-0364

Assisted 548 clients with 1,451 prescriptions

Provided 3,452 referrals

Assisted in the purchase of 46 small medical devices and helped 5 clients with medically-related travel

 

Home of Grace - 228-826-5283

Provided addiction recovery services to 535 men and women (72% completion rate)

Assisted 19 individuals in earning their GED while in the program

Witnessed 102 individuals make a profession of faith

 

Jackson County CASA - 228-762-7370

Provided 8,438 volunteer hours

Advocated for more than 200 abused and neglected children

Coordinated 100 CASA volunteers

 

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA - 228-875-5050

Taught 506 children and adults water safety education and swim lessons

Delivered games and activities to promote health and learning to 1,950 children in 39 locations through Y on the Fly Program

Provided 549 individuals with over $109,346 in program and membership financial assistance

 

Prevention And Safety Services (PASS) - 228-762-6540

Taught 10 weeks of Too Good for Drugs classes to more than 2,000 children in Jackson County (grades 6-8)

Provided 312 car seats through rental/loaning/donation to clients in Jackson and George counties (an average of 26 per month)

Distributed safety information to 1,500 parents and children through community awareness events and programs

 

Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi (PROMISS) - 228-861-4243

Distributed 21,684 material items to clients who earned them through the program

Served 3,570 center clients in Gautier and Lucedale

Taught 4,044 parenting/prenatal classes

 

Rape Crisis Program - 228-800-800-1396 or 228-875-5433

Served 65 adult and 14 child victims of sexual assault in Jackson and George counties

Provided 47 educational programs and trainings to 2,753 individuals and professionals

Provided 236 individual sessions and 171 group counseling sessions for sexual assault

 

Singing River Services - 228-497-0690 or 601-947-4855

Served 38 adults with ID/IDD in the areas of Supported Employment, Supervised and Supported Living, and Prevocational and Day Services

Increased Supported Employment service hours by 50% by utilizing a Supported Employment Coordinator

Implemented Supported Living in Jackson County

 

The Salvation Army - 228-762-7222

Provided 2,279 toys and 1,485 pieces of clothing to 297 through our Angel Tree Program

Serviced 487 people through the Day Shelter and provided 1,020 meals from September 2018 - December 2019

Distributed 17,314 bags of food to the community (not including food for social service clients) from January - December 2019

 

United Way Community Resources Center - 228-762-8557

 

Assisted 68 households with direct financial assistance of $30,504 through United Way’s Emergency Assistance Program

 

Volunteers in Medicine Gautier - 228-497-9713

Served a total of 198 new patients and 1,016 returning patients

Provided free healthcare at a value of $1,876,553

 

 

 

(This information is current as of July 23, 2020)