Lowndes County

Criminal Justice

Caledonia Police Dept.

PO Box 100
Caledonia, MS 39740
662-356-4117

Columbus Police Dept.

1501 Main St
Columbus, MS 39701
662-244-3528

Disability Services

AbilityWorks of Columbus

48 Datco Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 2287
Columbus, MS 39704
662-328-0275
662-328-9130 Fax
Stan Wheeler, Facility Manager
A community rehabilitation program that provides vocational assessment, job training, and actual work experience for individuals with disabilities.

Domestic Abuse

Safe Haven

Columbus, MS
Crisis Line: 1-800-890-6040
662-327-6118
Services:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional/ Supportive Housing
  • Childcare
  • Advocacy Services
  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Non-Residential Counseling
  • Emergency Transportation
  • Community Education
  • Referral Services
  • Residential Counseling

Counties Served: Attala, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Webster

Employment

Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC)

Mailing address:
560 Willowbrook Road
Columbus, MS 39705
Physical Address:
207 Lafayefte
Starkville, MS 39759
662-325-6802
www.cwjcgtms.org
The purpose of Christian Women’s Job Corps is to assist women in gaining skills for life and employment through job training and education.

Golden Triangle WIN Job Center

5000 North Frontage Road
Columbus, MS 39701
662-328-6876
http://mdes.ms.gov/win-job-centers/
ColumbusJobCenter@mdes.ms.gov
Job Placement, Priority Services for Veterans, TAA, Job Corps, Job Search Skills Training class, On-the-Job Training
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed Wednesday at 4:00pm

Health

Lowndes County Health Department

801 North Lehmberg Road
Columbus 39702
662-328-6091
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

Housing

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV

Columbus, MS 39703
(662) 327-0136 or (601) 373-7040
www.mrh4.com/contact-us.htm
Offers federal housing assistance such as section 8 vouchers to income qualified individuals and families. Almost 5000 families get help from its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program each and every year. In addition, they run a number of low income housing apartments and units in the region.

Mental Health

Community Counseling Services

1032 Highway 50 West
P.O. Box 1336
West Point, MS 39773
662-524-4347
662-524-4364 Fax
www.ccsms.org/

Public Libraries

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library

www.lowndeslibrary.org

Substance Abuse

Avante House

Columbus, MS
662-368-1887
The Avante’ House, Living on a Prayer, is a non-profit, 8-bed halfway house for women who have been released from incarceration or who have completed a primary or secondary residential alcohol and drug treatment program.

Recovery House Inc

770 Golding Rd.
P. O. Box 2590
Columbus, MS 39704
662-329-4333
http://www.recoveryhouse.com
662-329-4333
Services:

  • Halfway house
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Residential long term treatment for women (Residential beds for clients children)