Sims House is a transitional shelter for women and their children. It provides a 90-day stay for its residents and serves over 60 guests a year. While at Sims House, residents must attempt to find a job, participate in group and individual therapy with a licensed family counselor, help with chores around the house and learn about financial planning and wise money management. The women are also provided with guidance by a full-time case manager who aids them in finding permanent housing, jobs and educational programs.
Named for our former Executive Director, Matt Devenney, this Emergency Shelter provides shelter for homeless women who have no other place to go. For over 300 guests a year, Matt’s House offers a safe, nurturing environment while staff assists residents in finding housing, employment, or transportation back to their families. The residents receive an evening meal and a light breakfast in addition to a safe place to sleep for the night.
Flowers house was opened in an effort to provide a safe and comfortable shelter for homeless women with children. This facility provides emergency housing for up to six families at a time. Case management services, counseling, parenting skills, job searching and money management services are provided to each family. Meal preparation and household chores are shared among the residents.
Requirements: Social Security Card and ID for adults; Social Security Card and Birth Certificate for all children accompanying adults
Contact: Mary Thompson (601) 353-2759
Ongoing needs –
- Person care items for women
- Disposable diapers, all sizes
- Dinners, weekly/monthly
- Snacks for children
- Towels, new or used