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 Heart Association
Providing information and resources about heart disease and heart problems related to other diseases.
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 Diabetes Association
Resources you may need as you navigate life with diabetes for you or a family member.
American Kidney Association
Information about kidney disease and resources you might need.
(601) 672-4257 Resource list: https://casams.org/programs-resources
includes contact information for local CASA chapters.
A non-profit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the development and support of court-sanctioned, community-based programs which provide trained and supervised volunteers.
Community Health Care Centers in MS
Find a free or low-cost health care center in your area of MS.
Institute for Disability Studies at University of Southern Mississippi
601-266-4745 118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Enhancing quality of life for Mississippians with disabilities through programs and services focused on early childhood inclusion and education, housing, transition to adulthood, and wellness.