Jackson County Social Services for Public Assistance

A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Jackson County Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 5343 Jefferson Avenue Moss Point MS 39563 228-769-3275

A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Moss Point Housing Authority 4901 Tanner Street Moss Point MS 39563 228-475-8211

Pascagoula Housing Authority 2113 Alex Avenue Pascagoula MS 39567 228-762-6181

A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Pascagoula MS Medicaid Office 4119 Amonett Street Pascagoula MS 39567 228-762-9592

Pascagoula Mississippi Medicaid Office 1702 Denny Avenue Pascagoula MS 39567 228-762-9591

A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Moss Point Social Security Office 6000 Highway 63 Moss Point MS 39563 866-253-5675

A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Jackson County Health Department WIC Office 4600 Vega Street Pascagoula MS 39581 228-762-1117

Jackson County Pascagoula WIC Office 4419 Chicot Street Pascagoula MS 39581 228-769-0130