Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (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 health. Mississippi residents who face food insecurity are urged to apply for the program. Help is available for those struggling to put food on the table.
Kids, Families and COVID-19
Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mississippi children and their families are struggling with food security, housing, health insurance, and mental health care. This new data and recommendations to meet these needs is published in the Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and a Roadmap for Recovery, a 50-state KIDS COUNT policy report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on how families are faring during the pandemic.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
PHONE: 800.222.1222 24 hours a day, 365 days a year or https://www.poisonhelp.org/help
AAPCC represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning.
American Asthma Association
Information about asthma and resources for parents
American Red Cross
Click ‘Find Your Local Red Cross’for help in your community. Provides emergency assistance for victims of single family fires, natural disasters including floods.
PHONE: Dial 211
Provided by the MS United Way, the 2-1-1 System connects people with needed services through an easy to remember three-digit phone number or the web. Specially trained staff provide information and referral services when needed and provide the appropriate resource and related information.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Offers assistance and problem solving specific to immigrants in need
Child Abuse Prevention/Interventions
PHONE: 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453)
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
The National Child Abuse Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
El Pueblo, PO Box 145, Biloxi, MS 39533
Offers interpreters, some legal advice, and family support for immigrants living in MS.
FEMA- Federal Emergency Management
Assistance offered through the federal government after a storm or natural disaster.