Wayne County

Criminal Justice

Waynesboro Police Dept.

714 Wayne St.
Waynesboro MS, 39367
601-735-3192

Disability Services

Developmental Disabilities Services

1406 Mississippi Drive
Waynesboro, MS 39367
601-735-2958
601-723-9470 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.

Employment

Laurel WIN Job Center

2139 Mississippi 15
Laurel, MS 39440
601-399-4000
http://mdes.ms.gov/win-job-centers/
laureljobcenter@mdes.ms.gov

Job Placement, Priority Services for Veterans, WIA, TAA

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Closed Wednesday at 4:00pm

Health

Wayne County Health Department

1100-A Cedar Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367
601-735-2351
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 611
1104B Cedar Street
Waynesboro, MS 39367
601-735-3350
601-735-9598 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

Waynesboro-Wayne County Library System

www.wwcls.lib.ms.us