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Agency Profiles

2014 Participating Agencies & Programs*
 
American Red Cross
601.485-5151
Provides relief to families of major and local disasters,aid to military, and health and safety courses.
Mission: "The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suferring in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors."
Boy Scouts, Choctaw Area Council
601.693.6757
Prepares youth to make ethical choices over their lifetime and achieve their full potential.
Mission: "It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law."
Boys and Girls Club
601.482.2544
A structured after-school and summer program for boys and girls ages 5-18.
Mission: "To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."
Care Lodge
601.482.8719
Provides a 24-hour crisis line and shelter for domestic violence victims and their children.
Mission: "Consistent with our belief in the value, worth and dignity of each person, Care Lodge seeks to eliminate domestic violence by providing victims, offenders and the community with appropriate, effective programs and services. Care Lodge continues to advocate for an environment free from domestic violence."
601.483.8999
Provides meals to homeless, low income, and no income families.
Mission: "To help the less fortunate in Lauderdale County and surrounding area at no cost. Feed by Faith maintains and manages a food bank at our facility that allows us to distribute to our community."
Foster Grandparent Program
601.482.5920
Fosters the unique talents of senior citizens as mentors for abused, neglected, and mentally challenged youth.
Mission: "To provide eligible older adults an opportunity to help make a positive impact in the community, by tutoring and mentoring at-risk children and youth with exceptional and special needs under the age of twenty-one (21) in educational settings. This interaction will enrich the lives of the Foster Grandparent volunteers as well as, help develop the next generation in a positive manner.
Hope Village for Children
601.553.8660
Group foster home for abandoned, neglected, and abused children ages birth to 18.
Mission: "To provide a continuum of specialized treatment programs, services, and facilities of superior quality to meet the individual needs of neglected and abused children and their families."
L.O.V.E.’s Kitchen (Lauderdale Outreach Volunteer Effort)
601.693.1409
The purpose of L.O.V.E.’s Kitchen is to feed the hungry of Meridian and Lauderdale County.
Mission: "Lauderdale County Outreach and Volunteer Effort, Inc,. known as LOVE'S Kitchen, is a nonprofit, charitable organization formed for the express purpose of feeding the hungry in Meridian and Lauderdale County, MS."
Meals on Wheels Program
601.482.9891
Ensures at least one hot meal per day, five days per week, for homebound elderly residents in the Meridian area.
RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
601.482.0512Assigns senior-citizen volunteers to fill needs at other agencies.
Salvation Army
601.483.6156
Provides food, clothing, lodging, and other needs as emergency situations or disasters arise.
Mission: "The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."
South Harbor Shelter
601.483.0776
Addresses the needs of homeless and potentially homeless persons by aiding in securing and maintaining transitional to permanent housing.
Stuff the Bus
601.693.2732
Provides school supplies for Meridian & Lauderdale County Public School Elementary students.
 
* Participating agencies are required to re-apply for funding every year.