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Agency Profiles

2014 Participating Agencies 


Boy Scouts, Choctaw Area Council
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
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."
Camp Eagle Ridge
Camp Eagle Ridge, established in 2010 in Collinsville, Mississippi is a non-profit camp for able and special needs children.
Mission: "Teach children of all ages that with vision, determination, persistence, and courage they can achieve the goal of obtaining a college education.
Care Lodge
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."
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
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.
Habitat for Humanity
Hope Village for Children
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)
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
Ensures at least one hot meal per day, five days per week, for homebound elderly residents in the Meridian area.
Salvation Army
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."
Davidson Shelter (formerly South Harbor Shelter)
Addresses the needs of homeless and potentially homeless persons by aiding in securing and maintaining transitional to permanent housing.
* Participating agencies are required to re-apply for funding every year.