Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Mississippi Assistance Programs and Services


    • Mississippi Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-948-3050
    • Mississippi State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)   A counseling program designed to answer the elderly’s questions about health insurance, Call: 800-948-3090
    • Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Provides cash benefits for families with needy children under age 18 and helps families achieve self-sufficiency through employment and training activities provided by the TANF Work Program (TWP)Call: 800-948-3050
    • Mississippi Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers a monthly credit on your residential telephone service for qualified Mississippi telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
    • Mississippi Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Mississippi residents, Call: 800-421-2408
    • Mississippi Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  – Provides health coverage for uninsured Mississippi children up to age 19 years old who are not eligible for Medicaid, Call: 800-421-2408
    • Mississippi Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-545-6747
    • Mississippi National School Lunch Program (NSLP) ⇑ – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 601-359-3513
    • Mississippi Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 601-359-3513
    • Mississippi School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 601-359-3513
    • Mississippi Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call601-359-3513
    • Mississippi Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 601-359-3513
    • Mississippi Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 601-969-6979
    • Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay the cost of home energy bills and other energy related servicesCall: 800-421-0762
    • Mississippi Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 800-421-0762
    • Mississippi Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 601-359-1100
    • Mississippi Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Call local PHA
    • Mississippi Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Call local PHA