Marion County

Criminal Justice

Columbia Police Dept.

205 2nd St
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-8204

Disability Services

Developmental Disabilities Services

811 Main Street
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-0996
601-736-1414 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
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.

W.I.N.G.S. Domestic Violence Shelter

McComb, MS
Crisis: 601-684-9111
601-684-9225
www.wingsdvs.com
Services:

  • Crisis Hotline - 24 hour assistance to victims of domestic violence.
  • Emergency Shelter - residential and non-residential housing.
  • Case Management - individualized plan aimed at helping meet current and future needs.
  • Counseling - group and individual sessions designed to encourage healing and rebuilding for the future.
  • Victims Advocacy - for legal services, law enforcement and social services.
  • Education - to provide job training and assistance with job placement.
  • Children’s Program - including counseling and tutoring to help children break the cycle of violence.
  • Information and Referrals - to other community agencies.

Counties Served: Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Walthall

Education

Carl Loftin Vocational Tech Career Center

1140 Hwy 13 S.
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-6095
GED prep

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.

1183 Highway 13 South
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-6077
http://prvoinc.org/
Services:

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

Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc.

Main office
Post Office Box 188
756 Highway 98 By-pass
Columbia, Mississippi 39429
601-736-9564
http://prvoinc.org/
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, diversified and quality services to socially and/or economically disadvantaged individuals, children, families, and businesses within the State of Mississippi.
Services:

  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Families First Resource center
  • Senior citizen support
  • Prescription assistance
  • Business Loans
  • Housing Construction
  • Housing Tax Credits

Health

Marion County Health Department

908 Sumrall Road Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-2676
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 965
217 Dewey Street
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-6799
601-736-4809 Fax

Marion Park for Seniors

200 West Lafayette St.
Columbia, MS 39429
601-731-9421

Public Libraries

South Mississippi Regional Library

www.smrl.lib.ms.us