Forrest County



Store and Donation Center
2305 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Criminal Justice

Hattiesburg Police Dept.

One Government Plaza
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Petal Police Dept.

127 W. Eighth Ave.
Petal, MS 39465

University Baptist Church

Prison Ministry Team
3200 Arlington Loop
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Disability Services

AbilityWorks of Hattiesburg

#18 J.M. Tatum Industrial Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-582-2544 Fax|
William McDonald, Facility Manager
A community rehabilitation program that provides vocational assessment, job training, and actual work experience for individuals with disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Services

PO Box 1030
41 Bonhomie Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-450-0433 Fax

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, Inc.

PO Box 273
Laurel, MS 39441-0273
Statewide 24-hour crisis line: 1-800-649-1092
Local crisis line Laurel: 601-428-8821
Local crisis line Hattiesburg: 601-582-2102
Business office Laurel: 601-428-1707
Court Advocate Information Line: 601-498-0157

  • Statewide 24-hour crisis line
  • 24-hour emergency shelter in Hattiesburg and Laurel up to 90 days
  • Temporary housing, food, transportation, and personal hygiene articles
  • Information and referrals regarding financial, medical, legal, housing, employment and educational assistance
  • Individual and group counseling on site (shelter), as well as off-site (community)
  • Victim advocacy in justice and municipal courts in 9 of the 11 counties
  • Aftercare case management up to 90 days after departure from the shelter
  • Children’s program (therapeutic child care, crisis counseling)
  • Public education, outreach, and community awareness programs
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program for abusers

Hours: The shelter in Hattiesburg and Laurel are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The business office, counseling offices in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Aftercare Case Management Program, and Children’s Program are provided Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program and support groups are held by appointment.
Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Smith, and Wayne.

Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention

507 N 37th Avenue
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
Hotline 601-264-7777
Homicide Support Group 601-584-0908
Laurel Office 601-649-1721|
The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention is a social change agency dedicated to serving all survivors of sexual violence and co-victims of violent death, including homicide and suicide, at any point following their experience through exemplary direct services, advocacy, education, training and activism.
Serves: Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jones, Lamar, Perry, Marion, Smith, and Wayne


Pearl River Community College – GED

Free GED classes to anyone 17 or older.

United Way of Southeast Mississippi

210 W. Front Street, P.O. Box 1648,
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-1648
601-545-8872 Fax

  • Education
  • Financial Stability
  • Health
  • Support Services


Hattiesburg WIN Job Center

1911 Arcadia Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Job Placement, WIA Services, Priority Services for Veterans, TAA, Job Corps, typing & dictation testing, On-the-Job Training, refer to Adult Basic Education & Literacy
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed Wednesday at 4:00pm

Ladies in Fellowship and Training
Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC)

11 Main Sffeet Blvd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Our mission is to see women’s lives changed as we help them to recognize the strengths arid develop self-esteem. In a loving Christian environment we offer a variety of life and job skills, classes to help women become self-sufficient. Classes include, computer skills, Bible study, money management, writing resumes, job interviews and setting goals. Each participant is assigned a mentor who will be her special friend and accompany her through the program.

Pinebelt Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC)

106 N. 24th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Women who choose to participate in the program attend 10 weeks of intensive life and career skills classes that include Bible study, computer classes, money management, conflict resolution, communications, parenting, career skills and responsibility & decision-making. The curriculum is designed to give the participants a firm foundation on which to build a successful life and career. They are also assigned a Christian Friend who is committed to a one-year, one-on-one relationship to stand by her, encourage her and to serve as an accountability partner.

Financial / Banking Services

Friends for Financial Freedom

301 E. 2nd Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
601-544-9903 Fax
Provides financial education and free tax prep (starting in January) to individuals and families in the community.

Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc.
Forrest County

714 Williams Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Christian Service Center

301 E. Second Street
Hattiesburg, MS

  • Soup Kitchen
  • Mobile Feeding Unit
  • Residential program for men
  • Emergency help for medication, groceries, Etc.
  • Meals on wheels
  • Low cost groceries for purchase


Brooklyn Family Health Center

44 Brooklyn Janice Rd.
Brooklyn, MS 39425-9731

Forrest County Health Department

5008 Old Highway 42
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

  • Breast & Cervical Cancer
  • Child Health (EPSDT)
  • Children’s Health Insurance
  • Children’s Medical Program
  • Diabetes control
  • Early Intervention (First Steps)
  • Family Planning
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Immunization
  • Maternity
  • Perinatal (PHRM)
  • Social Work
  • Tuberculosis
  • WIC

Open: Monday - Friday

Hattiesburg Community Dental Center

62 Old Airport Rd.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-8382

Hattiesburg Family Health and Dental Center

66 Old Airport Rd.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-8382

Planned Parenthood

214 South 27th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-268-1222 (Fax)
Services Offered:

  • Abortion Referral
  • Birth Control
  • General Health Care
  • HIV Testing
  • LGBT Services
  • Men’s Health Care
  • Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
  • Pregnancy Testing & Services
  • STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines
  • Women’s Health Care

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc.

5488 US. Hwy 49, Post Office Box 1729
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Fax: 601-582-5461

  • Complete Family Medical Care
  • Social Services
  • Pharmacy Assistance
  • Ryan White Part C & Part D

Women’s Health Center

62 Old Airport Rd.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-8382

AIDS/HIV Support

AIDS Services Coalition

P.O. Box 169
Hattiesburg, MS
A comprehensive AIDS service organization providing a variety of services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and to those at risk of infection. 1-2-1 Haven House, is a transitional housing facility, Intensive case management and behavior monitoring, 1-2-1 Haven House acts as a drop-in center for persons living with HIV/AIDS to have a hot meal, to get information from our Resource Center, or to just have an ear to listen. Outreach, education and prevention are critical components of the AIDS Services Coalitions work in the community. provides much needed information to bars, schools, prisons, churches, employers and many other places. We facilitate a support group, Positive Living. Confidential Rapid HIV testing is provided in-house and at venues throughout our target area. Our staff also provides two CDC-approved interventions, RESPECT and CLEAR. Provides Information, Support-General, Testing, Counseling, Support-Housing
Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc.

66 Old Airport Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Ambulatory HIV care, comprehensive medical case management, emergency financial assistance for medications, transportation assistance, speciality referrals, and monthly consumer advisory board meetings. Provides condoms, testing, care and treatment, Support-Drug, Support-Transportation
Hours Monday- Friday 8a.m. to 5:30p.m.

Mental Health

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

PO Box 18679
4100 Mamie StS
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601-705-1952 (Fax)

Public Libraries

The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal & Forrest County


Bethesda Project

P.O. Box 1255
Hattiesburg , Ms, 39403
1-888-983 4387 or 601-583-4387
Services: Rental Issues, life skills, budget counseling, foreclosure counseling, home buying
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9-8, Wednesday and Friday 9-6, Sat By Appointment only

The Lighthouse

204 Eupora Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
A non-profit organization that is focused on serving the needs of homeless families by reaching out through meeting both short term and long term needs.

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • GED Classes
  • Other classes including: parental classes to money management, spiritual guidance
  • Counseling

Substance Abuse

Celebrate Recovery

7 Canaan Lane
Hattiesburg, MS
12 Step Recovery program meets every Thursday night at 6pm

Clearview Recovery Center

Individual, Family, Educational, Group, Vocational, Etc.

Oak Arbor

4507 Hwy 49 S.
Hattiesburg, MS
Transitional, Residential and Intensive outpatient services. Individual, Family, Educational, Group, Vocational, Etc

Pine Grove Recovery Center


  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Detoxification
  • Halfway house
  • Hospital inpatient programs
  • Outpatient Programs
  • Residential long-term treatment
  • Partial hospitalization/day treatment for those with co-occurring mental illness
  • Serves persons with HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Pregnant/postpartum women, men and women

Women and Families

Christian Womens Job Corp Ministry

115 Evans Street
Hattiesburg, MS

Eve’s House

P.O. Box 721
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
A residential program for low or no income women. The Eve’s House Residential Recovery Program is designed for women who are seeking healing from substance abuse disorders and other patterns of victimization.

Pine Grove Green Meadows

Housing for homeless women and children.

  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Training
  • Education
  • Health Services

The Way Inn Ministry, Inc.

Prison after care and temporary residence for women. Assists with housing, job gain, and reentry.

Youth Services

Hattiesburg Child & Adolescent Services

110 Patton Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-582-1607 Fax