The Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast provides over a million services every year to residents in South Mississippi. Below are the services offered to Jackson County residents.
Our weekly service programs are available Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 3 PM. This includes food assistance, clothing assistance, and utility assistance. On Fridays from 2 PM – 3 PM we provide a produce giveaway to those in need. Our Red Shield Lodge is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Our Food Assistance program is designed to provide food to individuals, families and the homeless community who have expressed a need for food and have met all Salvation Army’s set criteria. In 2013, The Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast helped nearly 50,000 families through the food pantry. The food pantry serves first come, first served. We close when we have reached capacity for that time period.
3217 Nathan Hale Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39581
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Produce Giveaway: Fridays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Please bring with you:
– Your lease stating utilities are included or a recent utility bill in your name
– Valid state issued photo ID for adults
– One form of documentation on every member of the household (For example: social security card, birth certificate, etc.)
– Homeless clients only need to show photo ID
UTILITY ASSISTANCEThe Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast provides assistance to individuals and families who are in need of assistance with electric, water, or gas bills. This service is available by appointment only by calling 228-762-7222.
Please download the requirements for receiving Utility Assistance from The Salvation Army: Utility Assistance Requirement Guidelines
VITAL RECORD ASSISTANCE
Many times individuals do not have the resources to obtain their vital records. The Salvation Army’s Vital Record Assistance Program assists clients with paperwork and some financial assistance to obtain vital records information such as social security cards, birth certificates, state issued identification cards / driver’s licenses and marriage certificates to secure housing and/or employment.
To receive help to obtain your vital records, please call 228-762-7222 to make an appointment with our Social Services manager.
Through our Family Store, The Salvation Army provides clothing assistance to those who faced an emergency or disaster and need clothes for themselves or family members. To receive clothing assistance, please visit any Salvation Army location or call us 228-762-7222. Documentation may be required to show need.
Many organizations on the Gulf Coast provide services similar and different to The Salvation Army. Through our Referral Assistance Program, clients may need the assistance of other organizations in addition to The Salvation Army. We help clients connect to these organizations to receive assistance such as SNAP, TANF, Mississippi Regional Housing Authority, etc.
To receive assistance, please visit The Salvation Army Jackson County location at 228-762-7222.
Sometimes getting to doctor’s appointments, job interviews, and other economic assistance agencies isn’t easy for clients due to lack of transportation. That is why The Salvation Army provides bus passes to clients to help them get to these locations. Documentation or appointment must be provided. This program is need based.
Please call 228-762-7222 for assistance.
The Salvation Army is one of the first organizations on the scene to any disaster. You will find our mobile kitchens, called Canteens, ready to serve hot meals, snacks, coffee and other drinks, and more. We also provide social services to help individuals get back on their feet, prayer to help the soul, and and helpful hand or ear to those affected.
Learn more about our Disaster Services here: http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/
The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless.
Donations and financial assistance provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need, including families of prisoners.
The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.
Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season, as well as people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.
To learn more about our Christmas Assistance program, please click here.
JACKSON COUNTY SHELTERThe Red Shield Lodge provides emergency shelter and short term housing for people facing eviction and the homeless. Eligible clients can not only stay up to 14 consecutive days for free in the Emergency Shelter Program (ESP), but they will also receive case management during their stay in the Salvation Army facility. In addition, people can also stay up to 4 months in the Work Program.
Our Red Shield Lodge is open 24 hours a day / 365 days a year. Residents need an ID to stay at our shelter. We provide three meals a day.
To learn more about our Jackson County Shelter, please contact 228-762-7222.
The Salvation Army Pascagoula Corps provides a shower program for clients in need every weekday. A clean, safe, hot shower with a washcloth, soap/shampoo, and a dry towel is provided to anyone with a valid picture ID.
Most of us take for granted being able to shower. For some, such as the homeless, finding a place for a hot shower can be a challenge. We are pleased to provide this program free of charge — almost all of the personal care items we use in this program are donated. If you have personal care items to donate to this program, contact our front desk receptionist at 228-762-7222 to coordinate the material donation.