Jefferson Davis County

Criminal Justice

Bassfield Police Dept.

PO Box 100
Bassfield, MS 39421
601-943-6960

Prentiss Police Dept.

PO Box 1344
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-5198

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
www.domesticabusefamilyshelter.org
dafss@bellsouth.net
Services:

  • 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.

Education

Pearl River Community College – GED

601-554-5514
601-740-1421
Free GED classes to anyone 17 or older.

Employment

Columbia WIN Job Center

1111 U.S. 98
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-2628
http://mdes.ms.gov/win-job-centers/
columbiajobcenter@mdes.ms.gov
Job Placement, Priority Services for Veterans, TAA, Job Corps, On-the-Job Training
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed Wednesday at 4:00pm

Financial / Banking Services

Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc.

Jeff Davis County
1025 3rd Street
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-5356
http://prvoinc.org/
Services:

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

Health

Family Health Care Clinic IC, Inc.-Prentiss

910 2nd St.
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-825-7280 X224

Jefferson Davis County Health Department

1185-A Frontage Road
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-5135
http://msdh.ms.gov/

  • 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
  • STD/HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • WIC

Open: Monday - Friday

Mental Health

Mental Health Center

PO Box 979
116 J E Johnson Road
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-4872
601-792-2643 Fax

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

PO Box 18679
4100 Mamie St
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601-705-1901
601-705-1952 (Fax)
www.pbmhr.com

Public Libraries

South Mississippi Regional Library

www.smrl.lib.ms.us