Lamar County

Criminal Justice

Lumberton Police Dept.

PO Box 211
Lumberton, MS 39455

Purvis Police Dept.

PO Box 308
Purvis, MS 39475

Sumrall Police Dept.

PO Box 247
Sumrall, MS 39482

Disability Services

Developmental Disabilities Services

805 Hwy 589
Purvis, MS 39475
601-794-2455 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.


Pearl River Community College – GED

Free GED classes to anyone 17 or older.


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


Lamar Baptist Association- Mission Center

2843 Hwy 589
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Lamar Baptist Association’s Mission Center helps residents in Lamar County with food and clothing. For assistance please call on Tuesdays or Thursdays between hours of 8:30 AM – 12 Noon.

Financial / Banking Services

Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc.

Lamar County
103-A Shelby Speight Drive
Purvis, MS 39475
Marion County
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Lamar County Health Department

207 Main Street
Purvis MS 39475

  • 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

Lumberton Family Health Center

598 W. 11th Ave.
Lumberton, MS 39455-2350

Mental Health

Lamar Meadows Senior Center

805 Hwy 589
Purvis, MS 39475

Mental Health Center

PO Box 489
805 Hwy 589
Purvis, MS 39475
601-794-2455 Fax

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

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

Public Libraries

Lamar County Library System