United Way for Jackson & George Counties (United Way JGC) funds 17 health and human service agencies and programs in the local community. By giving to United Way JGC, you are helping friends, families, and neighbors in our community succeed in life and receive help when they need it most. Below are the 17 member agencies and programs United Way JGC currently funds:

Adrienne’s House

  • Provided 2,152 nights of service to 48 adults and 28 children fleeing domestic violence
  • Served 6,456 meals
  • Provided 53 individual counseling sessions and 45 group sessions
  • Offered 51 education classes to 10,226 community members

American Red Cross of Southeast MS

  • Provided $359,736 in emergency financial assistance to 558 Southeast Mississippi families who were victims of single- or multi-family home fires, including $31,575 in emergency financial assistance (in addition to other support) to 48 fire victim families in Jackson and George counties
  • Provided 5,028 Armed Forces case services to 1,916 Southeast Mississippi military service members and their families, including 450 case services to 186 Jackson and George county military families
  • Collected almost 7,800 units of blood through almost 400 blood drives, including 1,020 units collected from 73 blood drives in Jackson and George counties
  • Taught lifesaving First Aid/CPR classes to 15,943 Southeast Mississippi residents, including 1,124 residents of Jackson and George counties

Boy Scouts of America (Pine Burr Area Council)

  • Had the first female in Mississippi to earn the rank of Eagle Scout (Singing River District)
  • Continued support for and communication to adult leaders throughout the pandemic
  • Safely provided outdoor programs for units to participate

Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County

  • Provided an eight month after-school program and a six-week summer program, both in-person and virtual; Served 276 members in 2021 following the CDC, State & Local Health officials, and BGC America Guidelines
  • Taught character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, arts, sports, fitness, recreation and technology to youth between the ages of 5 and 18
  • Employed 4 college students through our Career Launch/Workforce Program, which was implemented virtually and was created to help enhance our after-school tutoring program 

Catholic Charities of South Mississippi

  • Case managed 293 individuals, including budgeting and goal setting
  • Provided $56,779.47 in direct assistance for housing to 109 families
  • Provided $65,501.61 in direct assistance for utilities to 359 families
  • Distributed 459,246 pounds of food to serve 100,280 individuals through our Food Bank partners
  • Provided disaster case management to 176 households and direct assistance ​totaling $42,737.33
  • Provided health and safety items to 114 infants
  • Served 147 individuals with immigration case work

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

  • Served 453 girls and 212 adults in 32 troops in Jackson and George counties
  • Presented STEM and anti-bullying programs to 193 girls during the school day by meeting with the girls twice a month and staff led activities
  • Had one girl earn her Girl Scout Gold Star Award and six girls earn their Girl Scout Silver Star Award

Gulf Coast Family Counseling

  • Provided 6,195 counseling sessions by 5 therapists
  • Served a total of 617 families

Health & Prescription Services

  • Assisted nearly 500 individuals with the purchase of over 800 prescriptions
  • Assisted more than 1,000 individuals with small medical devices, miscellaneous supplies, and services such as walkers, food cards, wheelchairs, wellness and outreach programs, COVID programs, adult disposable underwear, applications, and referrals

Home of Grace

  • Served 466 clients from 21 states across the nation
  • Provided 5,592 counseling sessions
  • Witnessed 68 men and women make a profession of faith
  • Assisted 23 men and women in receiving their GED while in the program

Jackson County CASA

  • Provided 5,091 volunteer hours of direct services by nearly 100 CASA volunteers
  • Advocated for 217 abused and neglected children
  • Reunified 25 children with their families; 30 children found loving and forever homes through adoption and/or durable legal custody
  • Helped “Change a Child’s Story” for more than 80% of the children in custody due to abuse and neglect 

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

  • Provided water safety education and free swim lessons to 350 Jackson County 3rd grade students
  • Awarded $42,875 in scholarships to 372 individuals through before/after-school camp, summer camp, preschool, and membership services
  • Served more than 360 children in Jackson County through Y on the Fly community outreach program and provided healthy snacks, STEM programs, water safety, and fitness activities
  • Awarded $112,500 in scholarships to 501 individuals through before/after-school camp, summer camp, preschool and membership services
  • Provided chronic disease prevention programming to 315 participants dealing with arthritis, Parkinson’s and high blood pressure

Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi (PROMISS)

  • Served 1,260 center clients in Gautier and Lucedale
  • Served 1,739 clients through the helplines
  • Provided 9,722 baby and maternity items to parents through the Earn While You Learn Program  
  • Taught 3,407 parenting and prenatal lessons
  • Administered 177 pregnancy tests and 82 ultrasounds

Rape Crisis Program
228-436-3809 or 24/7 Crisis Hotline 228-435-1968

  • Served 34 adult and 15 child victims of sexual assault in Jackson and George Counties
  • Provided 63 educational programs and trainings to 2932 individuals and professionals in Jackson and George counties
  • Provided 264 individual sessions and 59 group counseling sessions to victims of sexual assault

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

  • Served 35 adults with ID/DD in the areas of Supported Employment, Supervised and Supported Living and Day Services
  • Maintained Supported Employment services for 4 people who are employed in the community in the wakes of the Corona virus and maintained job development services for 6 others who are learning job skills or seeking employment.
  • Taught interviewing skills, reading program, attending job fairs and exploring employment organizations, money management and computer literacy
  • Implemented a chorus, Job Discovery and Home Community Service in Jackson and George counties
  • Completed contracts with Ingalls and Fastenal
  • Enrolled a college student to attend MGCCC Human Services program
  • Supported 2 people who were selected to represent Mississippi in the National Special Olympics in June 2022 at Disney World in Orlando 

The Salvation Army

  • Distributed and donated 70,884 pounds of food
  • Served 1,707 meals
  • Handed out 345 Mobile Meals
  • Served 322 children through the Angel Tree Program with over 4,186 items of clothing and toys
  • Served 3,265 people through drive-thru food program (not including the food pantry)
  • Recorded 23,361 volunteer hours from 187 individuals

United Way Community Resources Center

  • Provided 1,492 referrals for assistance
  • Aided 49 households with direct assistance totaling $21,401

Volunteers in Medicine Gautier – 228-497-9713

  • Opened for 92 clinic days (Limited operations due to COVID-19)
  • Served 616 patients
  • Provided a total of $998,550 in free healthcare

(This information is current as of March 8, 2022)

United Way for Jackson
& George Counties

3510 Magnolia Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567

(228) 762-7662