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 3,172 nights of service to 86 adults and 65 children fleeing domestic violence
  • Served 9,516 meals
  • Provided 99 individual counseling sessions and 81 group sessions

American Red Cross of Southeast MS

  • Provided $31,834 in emergency financial assistance (in addition to other support) to 44 fire victim families in Jackson and George counties
  • Provided 345 case services to 145 military families in Jackson and George counties
  • Collected 1,298 units from 75 blood drives in Jackson and George counties
  • Taught lifesaving First Aid/CPR classes to 900 residents of Jackson and George counties

Boy Scouts of America (Pine Burr Area Council)

  • Served 533 youths in Scouting programs which was a growth of 7% over 2021
  • Helped 11 youths earn the rank of Eagle Scout
  • Provided over 1,500 service hours with Scouts and adult leaders

Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County

  • Provided a 10-month after-school program and an 8-week summer program, both in-person and virtual – Served 293 members in 2022, still staying connected to 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, technology, and STEM to youth between the ages of 5 and 18
  • Employed 3 of our Boys & Girls Club Alumni college students through our Career Launch/Workforce Program, which was implemented virtually and was created to help enhance our after-school tutoring program

CASA of Southeast Mississippi

  • Provided 3,321 volunteer hours of direct services by nearly 100 CASA volunteers
  • Advocated for 196 abused and neglected children 
  • Reunified 22 children with their families; 33 children found loving and forever homes through adoption and/or durable legal custody
  • Helped “Change a Child’s Story” for more than 82% of the children in custody due to abuse and neglect 

Catholic Charities of South Mississippi

  • Case managed 441 individuals, including budgeting and goal setting
  • Provided $40,361.74 in direct assistance for housing to 55 families
  • Provided $53,352.37 in direct assistance for utilities to 310 families
  • Distributed 695,145 pounds of food to serve 206,997 individuals through our Food Bank partners
  • Provided health and safety items to 132 infants
  • Served 52 individuals with immigration case work

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

  • Served 479 girls and 237 adults in 32 troops in Jackson and George counties
  • Served 339 girls during the school day in schools in economically depressed areas with paid staff – we presented science, technology, engineering and math programs, along with anti-bullying activities to the girls every other week
  • Conducted weekend programming for all Girl Scouts throughout the year in Jackson and George counties, as well as at our Girl Scout camp in Wiggins, MS  
  • Assisted 15 Girl Scouts in receiving the Silver Award (6th – 8thgrade) and 28 Girl Scouts in receiving the Bronze Award (4th – 6th grade) for completing service projects that took from 20 to 50 hours each – that is over 1,300 hours dedicated to making their communities a better place

Gulf Coast Family Counseling

  • Provided more than 6,000 counseling sessions with 5 therapists
  • Served individuals, couples, and families

Health & Prescription Services

  • Assisted 480 individuals with the purchase of over 1,159 prescriptions
  • Helped 12 clients successfully enter substance abuse facilities
  • Provided 2,047 referrals to other health and human service agencies

Home of Grace

  • Served 427 clients from 14 states across the nation
  • Provided 5,124 counseling sessions
  • Witnessed 114 men and women make professions of faith
  • Assisted 13 men and women in receiving their GED while in the program

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

  • Provided water safety education and free swim lessons to 454 Jackson County 3rd grade students
  • Awarded over $63,866.00 in scholarships to 275 individuals through before/after-school camp, summer camp, preschool, and membership services
  • Served more than 2,300 children in Jackson County through Y on the Fly community outreach program and provided healthy snacks, STEM programs, water safety, and fitness activities
  • Provided chronic disease prevention programming to 425 participants dealing with arthritis, Parkinson’s, and high blood pressure

Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi (PROMISS)

  • Served 2,237 center clients in Gautier and Lucedale
  • Served 1,997 clients through the helplines 
  • Provided 16,432 baby and maternity items to parents through the Earn While You Learn Program  
  • Taught 3,257 parenting and prenatal lessons
  • Administered 149 pregnancy tests and 68 ultrasounds

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

  • Served 90 clients in Jackson and George counties
  • Provided 31 Community Education Programs and trainings to 3,354 participants
  • Answered 464 crisis calls

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

  • Served 34 adults with ID/DD in the areas of Supported Employment; Supervised and supported Living and Day Services 
  • Maintained Supported Employment services for 6 people who are employed in the community and maintained job development services for 13 others who are learning job skills or seeking employment
  • Taught interviewing skills, reading program, attending job fairs and exploring employment organizations, money management, art, fitness, and computer literacy 
  • Implemented chorus, Job Discovery and Home Community Service in Jackson and George counties 
  • Implemented a Sweet Heart Ball (presented a King & Queen) 
  • 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 77,242 pounds of food 
  • Served 989 meals 
  • Handed out 317 Mobile Meals
  • Served 3,871 people through drive-thru food program (not including the food pantry)
  • Recorded 24,711 volunteer hours from 193 individuals

United Way Community Resources Center

  • Provided 1,739 referrals for assistance
  • Aided 69 households with direct assistance totaling $26,931.66

Volunteers in Medicine Gautier – 228-497-9713

  • Opened for 99 clinic days 
  • Served 593 patients 
  • Provided a total of $908,650 in free healthcare

(This information is current as of September 2023.)

United Way for Jackson
& George Counties

3510 Magnolia Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567

(228) 762-7662