Perry County

Criminal Justice

New Augusta Police Dept.

PO Box 401
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-8101

Richton Police Dept.

PO Box 471
Richton, MS 39476
601-788-5575

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.

Employment

Hattiesburg WIN Job Center

1911 Arcadia Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-584-1202
http://mdes.ms.gov/win-job-centers/
hattiesburgjobcenter@mdes.ms.gov
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

Financial / Banking Services

Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc.
Perry County

105 Main Street Suite 6-8
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-8231
http://prvoinc.org/
Services:

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

Health

New Augusta Family Health Center

404 Main St.
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-8391

Perry County Health Department

102 Main Street
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-3288
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 1167
91180 Hwy 42 West
Richton, MS 39476
601-788-6308
601-788-6349 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

Pine Forest Regional Library

www.pineforest.lib.ms.us