About Us

Dear Reader,

On behalf of the Mississippi Reentry Council, The Foundation for the Mid South is pleased to produce the Mississippi Reentry Guide. It is the hope of the Reentry Council that this directory will serve as a resource for those reentering communities throughout the state of Mississippi. The Reentry Council understands the many obstacles that returning ex-offenders face as they rejoin their families and neighborhoods. While these obstacles make it difficult, there are many services and resources throughout the state of Mississippi that work to make this transition successful for ex-offenders, their families, and the communities to which they are returning.

This directory is designed to connect people to services. It includes resources from national, state, and local agencies with the goal of being as comprehensive as possible. However, some information may prove to be missing. The information for each organization on the website has been provided by the service provider or from the organization’s website. While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting. The editors cannot and do not vouch for the accuracy or quality of service available.

Purpose of the directory

This guide is intended to provide essential information and resources about services to ex-offenders and those that support them. Our goal is to ensure that those leaving incarceration will have an easier and more successful transition back into their community. We hope this directory will reach the many individuals throughout Mississippi that need this information.

Who is the directory for?

  • Ex-offenders
  • Family members and friends of ex-offenders
  • State and local agencies serving ex-offenders
  • Human Service providers such as social workers and counselors
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Law enforcement
  • Parole Officers
  • State and National Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Anyone interested in advocating for, serving or learning about re-entry in Mississippi

How is the directory organized?

The directory includes national, state and local (county) resources. Under each location headings you can find resources by topics such as housing or educational services.

If you are aware of resources or organizations that should be added to the directory please see the Agency Update/Addition form.

Please direct any questions about the directory to: MSreentryguide@fndmidsouth.org

As a matter of policy, FMS does not endorse any product, service or business. This resource guide is provided solely to assist you in exercising your own best judgment. Information in this guide is believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed as to accuracy. The FMS resource guide is subject to change at any time.