Funded Agencies

Partner Agency

 

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4-H

4-H Clubs of Lowndes County

Darrell Banks, Director

662.328.2111

P O Box 1386, Columbus, MS  39703

485 Tom Rose Rd. Columbus, MS 39701

E-mail: Darrell Banks

 

PURPOSE: The mission is to assist youth ages 5-18 in acquiring knowledge and developing life skills that will enable them to be self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

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4-H

4-H Clubs of Noxubee County

Crayton Coleman, Director

662.726-5723

107 Adam Street Noxubee, MS 39341

E-mail: Crayton Coleman

 

PURPOSE: The mission is to assist youth ages 5-18 in acquiring knowledge and developing life skills that will enable them to be self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

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RED CROSS

American Red Cross

Katherine Caldwell “KC” Grist, Executive Director

662.328-5710

4127 Westside Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801

E-mail: KC Grist

 

PURPOSE: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

 

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Boys & Girls Club of the Golden Triangle, INC.

Brittany H. Turner, Columbus Unit Director

662.244.7090

1815 14th Ave No, Columbus

P O Box 2367, Starkville, MS 39760

E-mail:  Brittany Turner

 

PURPOSE: The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people: especially those who need it most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

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Boy Scouts

Pushmataha Area Council, BSA

Keith Walton, Scout Executive

662.328.7228

420 31st Avenue North, Columbus, MS 39701

E-mail:  Keith Walton

 

PURPOSE: Provides youth development programs for boys, young men and young women.  Teaches life-skills and promotes personal growth and self-reliance.  Provides opportunities for weekend camping, day camps and summer camps.

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CAFB

Columbus Air Force Base Youth Center

Latasha Jones Swoope, Director

662.434.2503

386 Imes Street, Bldg. 348, CAFB, MS  39710

E-mail: Latasha Swoope

 

PURPOSE: To assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality, available, and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth, ages birth thru 18 years of age.

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CONTACT HELPLINE

Contact Helpline and Reassurance Calls

Katrina Sunivelle, Director

662.327.2968

P O Box 1304, Columbus, MS 39703

E-mail: Katrina Sunivelle

 

PURPOSE: The mission is to provide both telephone crisis intervention and be an initial point of contact to the entire range of available community resources.   Contact Helpline is also committed to providing daily calls to the elderly or disabled who live alone in the following counties: Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Clay, Webster, and Winston.

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DIAL A BUS

Lowndes County Council on Aging
(AKA Dial-a-Bus & Meals on Wheels)

Marilyn Pickett, Director

662.327.6999

P O Box 2075, Columbus, MS 39704

E-mail: Marilyn Pickett    

 

PURPOSE: Assists older adults to maintain their independence and delay premature institutionalization through nutrition, socialization, and provision of travel to obtain needed goods and services.

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GIRL SCOUTS

Girl Scouts Heart of the South

Venus Chaney, Chief Development & Advocacy Officer

901.334.3459

901.488.9569 (mobile)

P O Box 240246, Memphis, TN 38124

E-mail: Venus Chaney

Facebook: girlscoutshs

 

PURPOSE: This program helps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  This organization serves several counties including Lowndes and Noxubee counties.

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Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Jennifer Garrad, Director

662.328.8301

P O Box 1241, Columbus, MS 39703

E-mail: Jennifer Garrad

PURPOSE: To provide a “hand up” and not a “hand out” to area families who, through no fault of their own, are faced with a temporary emergency situation and are in need of assistance with either food or finances or both.

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Safehaven

Safe Haven, Columbus

Joyce Tucker, Director

662.327.6118

P O Box 5354, Columbus, MS 39704

E-mail: Joyce Tucker

 

PURPOSE: Safe Haven has served as a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1983.  The organization serves 10 counties: Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay, Monroe, Choctaw, Webster, Attala, Montgomery, Calhoun and Chickasaw counties.

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Sally Kate

Sally Kate Winters Family Services

Sheila Brand, Executive Director

662.494.4867

P O Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773

E-mail: Sheila Brand

Facebook: sallykatewinters

 

PURPOSE: The mission is to empower children and families to seek an improved quality of life.  The agency offers an array of services that include shelter and support for children and youth experiencing crisis due to child abuse, neglect, family violence, and homelessness.  Our primary focus is the neighboring counties – Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Monroe, Noxubee, Chickasaw.

 

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Father's Child

The Father's Child Ministry

Barbara Yeates, Director

662.328.3135

P O Box 9251, Columbus, MS 39705

E-mail: Barbara Yeates

Facebook: FathersChildMinistries

 

PURPOSE: The mission is to end fatherlessness by turning the hearts of fathers to their children and children’s hearts to the Heavenly Father through the teaching of the Gospel and utilizing community resources.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

Pradeep & Priscilla Ramaji, Captains

662.327.5137

P O Box 8, Columbus, MS 39703

E-mail: Captain Ramaji

Facebook: salarmycolumbusms

 

PURPOSE: Provides emergency assistance to the needy. The Salvation Army provides assistance with rent and utility payments, grocery food boxes, clothing and furniture vouchers to our Family Stores, transportation and prescription assistance, personal comfort kits, assistance during the Holidays (Angel Tree), and summer camp opportunities.

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GTR Hub

Golden Triangle Regional Hub

Taquanda Walker-Turner, Volunteer Director

662.370-1922

P O Box 266, Columbus, MS 39703

E-mail: Quan Walker

Facebook: Golden Triangle Regional Hub

 

PURPOSE: Golden Triangle Regional Hub (formerly Volunteer Columbus) is an internal program of United Way Lowndes County that serves as a connector, facilitator, and advocate for effective volunteerism in Lowndes, Noxubee, Clay, Oktibbeha, Webster, Winston & Choctaw.

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YMCA

The Y

Jim Woodruff, Director/Director of Marketing

662.328.7696

602 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, MS 39701

E-mail: Jimmy Woodruff or Cynthia Mulch

Facebook: Downtown YMCA

 

PURPOSE: Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.