Mississippi – Hancock County

This list is divided into six categories:

  • Emergency Services,
  • General Resources,
  • Children’s Services,
  • Domestic Violence Services,
  • Health Services,
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

For additional resources, consult the lists for neighboring counties.


American Medical Services/ Ambulance Services
Phone: (228) 897-6670

Hancock County Emergency Management Agency
Phone: (228) 255-0942
Website: http://www.hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/EMA.aspx

Hancock County Sherriff’s Office
Phone: (228) 466-6900
Website: http://www.hancockcounty.ms.gov/Pages/Sheriff.aspx

Mississippi Marine Patrol
Dispatch and Emergency: (800) 294-5551 or (228) 374-5000
Website: http://www.dmr.state.ms.us/

Mississippi Poison Control Center
For all poison exposures – 1-800-222-1222
For general information- Phone: (601) 984-1680
Website: http://www.umc.edu/poisoncontrol/

Department of Public Safety
Phone: (601) 987-1212
Website: http://www.dps.state.ms.us/


American Red Cross- Waveland Office
“American Red Cross Mississippi Region effectively shares resources and streamlined operations to ensure that critical services such as disaster relief; service to military, veterans and their families; international humanitarian aid; blood services and lifesaving training remain at their peak, while at the same time maximizing and using donor dollars more effectively.”
Phone: 228-467-7609
Website: http://www.redcross.org/mississippi/about/contact

Bay St. Louis Housing Authority
Phone: (228) 467-4545

Catholic Charities Community Services
“Catholic Charities-Diocese of Biloxi offers the programs of Catholic Social and Community Services, Inc., de l’Epee Deaf Center, and Diocesan sponsored housing units to meet the needs of the community.”
Phone: (855)-847-0555
Website: http://catholiccharitiesbiloxi.org

Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Center
“Immigration information and support- English as a second language/GED classes, citizenship preparation, interpreting, advocacy, anti-trafficking and refugee case management, Hispanic ministry.”
Phone: (228) 374-6554
Website: http://www.baystlouis-ms.gov/

Building Dept 228-469-0531
City Council 228-469-9121
Court Dept 228-467-9068
Fire Dept #1 228-467-4736
Fire Dept #2 228-466-5692
Finance Dept 228-466-5450
Mayor’s Office 228-466-8951
Police Dept 228-467-9222
Public Works 228-467-5505
Utilities Dept 228-469-0009
Zoning Dept 228-466-5516

City of Waveland
Website: http://www.waveland-ms.gov/departments.html

City Hall (228) 467-4134
Civic Center (228) 467-9012
Court Department (228) 466-0042
Mosquito Control (228) 467-2629
Police Dept (228) 467-3669
Public Works (228) 467-9248

De l’Epee Deaf Center, Inc.
“We provide spiritual well-being; promote independence and inclusion in the community for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Disabled.”
Phone: (228) 897-2280
Website: http://www.deafms.com/

Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi
“Our mission: To help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. Goodwill provides jobs, training, and counseling for welfare recipients, people with disabilities, low-wage workers, and other job seekers. Goodwill collects and resells donated items to fund our training and counseling programs.”
Phone: (228) 863-2323
Website: http://www.goodwillsms.org/

Gulf Coast Community Action Agency
“Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc. offers an array of
programs. Community Service Block Grant, Head Start, Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Homeownership Counseling, HUD Housing Counseling, Emergency Shelter Grant, Working On Winning Workforce Investment Act Program, and Earned Income Tax Credit Services.”
Phone: (228) 896-1409
Website: http://www.gccaa.org

Gulf Coast Community Ministries
“Working to alleviate the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of impoverished individuals in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.”
Phone: (228) 868-8202
Website: http://www.gulfcoastministry.net/

Gulf Coast Health Educators
“Gulf Coast Health Educators a 501C3 non-profit organization who provides education to empower the public to take control of its health care needs.
Established in August 2005, we serve as a resource to physicians, businesses, schools and the community at large.”
Phone: 228-860-7530
Website: http://www.gche-ms.org/home.aspx

Gulf Coast Industries
“Gulf Coast Industries is a Gulf Coast Mental Health Center (Region XIII) work activity center providing prevocational and vocational skills training for adults with developmental disabilities.”
Phone: (228) 868-2072
Website: http://www.gulfcoastindustriesms.com/

Habitat for Humanity
“Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.”
Phone: (228) 467-9699
Website: http://www.habitatbw.org/

Hancock County Coroner
Contact: Jim Faulk Phone: (228) 697-2145

Hancock County Food Pantry
“The Pantry’s mission is to provide food and personal hygiene products for people living in Hancock County, MS who have an immediate “crisis or emergency” need for the assistance we can provide. A typical client is someone living on a fixed income or out of work, who may be living at or below the poverty level, and unable to provide food for themselves or their family.”
Phone: (228) 467-2790
Website: http://www.hancockcountyfoodpantry.org

Hancock County Human Resource Agency
“The Hancock County Human Resources Agency is dedicated to providing quality child care, as well as senior care, to the residents of Hancock County. It is our goal to identify and provide for the needs of the County residents as they may arise.”
Phone: (228) 467-8050 ext. 23
Website: http://hancockcomscoc.weblinkconnect.com/Government- OfficesCounty/Hancock-County-Human-Resource-Agency-452

Hancock County Justice Court
Phone: (228) 467-5573

Hancock County Resource Center
“Provides comprehensive coordination for the planning and implementation of county and municipal housing activities and services. HRC is a local, HUD- approved, nonprofit counseling agency that provides services and assistance to Hancock County, Mississippi, residents in three key areas: Home Rehab and Repair; Community Development; and Housing Counseling.”
Phone: (228) 463-8887
Website: http://www.hancockhrc.org/

Hancock County Tax Assessor / Collector
Phone: (228) 467-4425
Personal Property/ Real Estates Services/ Homestead Exemption
Phone: (228) 467-0130
Real Property Appraisal
Phone: (228) 467-0130

Hancock County Veterans Services
Phone: (228) 467-2100

Hancock County Youth Court
Phone: (228) 467-7945

Hurricane Season Preparedness Information
Website: http://www.baystlouis-ms.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=83

Mercy Housing and Human Development
“By collaborating with other organizations having similar missions and values, MHHD uses integrated strategies to provide housing, community and economic development for low-wealth families of Mississippi.”
Phone: (228) 896-1945
Website: http://www.mhhd.org/

Mississippi 2-1-1
“We receive calls regarding health services; food; clothing; housing; government resources; education; employment; counseling; support groups; recreation; community groups; services for children, youth, families and older adults; and many more topics.”
Phone: 211
Website: http://211ms.com/about-211ms/

Mississippi Department of Employment Security-Hancock County
Job Placement, WIA Services, Priority Services for Veterans, TAA, Job Corps
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Closed Wednesday at 4:00pm Phone: (228) 897-6900
Services For People With Disabilities Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Phone: (228) 539-6881

Mississippi Veteran Affairs Board
“The Veterans Affairs Board is devoted to caring for Mississippi Veterans and their dependents through superior service, care, and assistance. Here you will find information about the Mississippi Veterans Homes, benefits that Mississippi Veterans are entitled to, Veterans events that are going to take place, and much more.”
Telephone: 601.576.4850
Website: http://www.vab.ms.gov/

Mississippi Partners for Rehabilitation – Hancock County
Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (601) -798-7811
Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind
Phone: (228) 575-3788
Office of Special Disability Programs
Phone: (228) 575-3786
Phone: (228) 897-7616

Salvation Army
“We deliver our brand of Doing The Most Good commitment to the various neighborhoods and communities we serve in George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, and Stone counties.”
Phone: (228) 374-8301

United Way of South Mississippi
Goal is “To rally resources, collaboratives and leadership to improve the quality of life in South Mississippi.”
Phone: (228) 896-2213
Website: http://www.unitedwaysm.org/

St. Gerard Community Outreach Center
Phone: (228) 467-2600

St. Vincent de Paul Society
“Our conferences are able to distribute food and provide financial assistance to help families meet the basic needs of people struggling to make a fresh start.”
Phone: (228) 392-6008
Website: http://svdpbiloxi.org/index.html

Waveland Housing Authority
Phone: (220) 467-4545

Youth Build AmeriCorps- Gulf Coast
“Youth Build is an innovative, comprehensive program designed to assist at-risk youth with learning valuable trade skills and training them in areas of leadership, life skills, community service, and teamwork.”
Phone: (228) 864-6677
Website: http://www.climbcdc.org/climb/our-programs/youthbuild/

County Office
“The most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use our website to locate you county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroners, courts, and much more, with all relevant details.”
Website: http://www.countyoffice.org


Boys and Girls Club- Hancock County Unit
“Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.”
Phone: (228) 467-9515
Website: http://www.bgca.org/

“Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are trained, local volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in deprivation proceedings through Youth Courts.”
Phone: (228) 344-0419
Website: http://www.casahancockcounty.org/

Child Abuse Prevention Center
Report Abuse: 1 (800) 222-8000
Child Abuse Prevention Center· (228) 868-8686
Website: http://mscapc.com/

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
“CHIP is designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. It does not replace Medicaid; in fact, children on Medicaid are precluded from CHIP participation. A coalition of public, non-profit and private health-related organizations is committed to improving the health of Mississippi’s children.”
Phone: (228) 467-4510
Website: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,96.html

East Hancock –Y.M.C.A.
Phone: (228) 255-7070

Hope Haven Children’s Services
“Hope Haven’s mission is to serve and protect the children here in our local community.”
Phone: 228-466-6395
Website: http://www.hopehavenchildrensservices.org/contact.html

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Phone: (800) 345-6347
Abuse hotline: (800) 222-8000
Childcare Assistance: (800) 877-7882
Child Support Enforcement: (800) 882-4916
Economic Assistance: (800) 948-3050
Website: http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us

Women, Infants, and Children- W.I.C.
“Provides monthly food packages for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have infants less than 12 months old.”
Phone: (228) 467-1086
Website: http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,128.html


Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Non-Violence
“Our Crisis Hotline provides an immediate, 24 hour crisis response to child and adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Stone, George, and Pearl River counties.”
Phone: (228) 252-1999 / (800) 800-1396
Website: http://gcwcfn.org/wordpress/

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline
1-800-800-1396 or (228) 435-1968

Mississippi Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Phone: 1-800-222-8000
Website: https://www.msabusehotline.mdhs.ms.gov/


Coastal Family Health Center, Inc.: Hancock County Clinic (Bay St. Louis)
Phone: 228-374-2494
Website: http://www.coastalfamilyhealth.org/

Diamondmed Urgent Medical Care
Diamondhead, MS
Phone: (228) 364-9001

Hancock County Health Department
Phone: (228) 467-4510

Hancock Medical Diamondhead, MS
Phone: (228) 586-0014

Hancock Medical Center
Bay St Louis, MS
Phone: (228) 467-8600
Website: http://hancockmedical.net/hmc/

Hancock Medical Center
Diamondhead, MS
Phone: (228) 255-0398

Highland Community Hospital
Picayune, MS
Phone: (601) 358-9400
Website: http://www.highlandch.com

Women’s Resource Center
“Our caring staff will help you explore all your options and empower you with the facts you need to make an informed choice.”
Phone: (228) 897-8958 or toll free (866) 432-7890
Website: http://www.wrcgulfcoast.com/

Rheumatoid Arthritis
“The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up- to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.”
Phone: 1(800) 405-4043
Website: https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org


Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: (228) 575-9225
Website: http://www.aa.org

Cedar Point
Group home for seriously mentally ill men.
Phone: (228) 466-0655
Website: http://www.gcmhc.com/locations.html

Crisis Stabilization Unit
“A residential treatment facility for patients civilly committed from Harrison, Hancock, Stone, and Pearl River Counties.”
Phone: (228) 868-6524
Website: http://www.gcmhc.com/locations.html

Friendship House
“Psychosocial/Clubhouse program for the seriously mentally ill.”
Phone: (228) 467-9904
Website: http://www.gcmhc.com/locations.html

Gulf Coast Mental Health Center
“A full-service community mental health center providing a wide range of mental health and mental retardation services to the residents of Hancock.”
Phone: (228) 863-1132
Website: http://www.gcmhc.com/index.html

Mental Health Association of Mississippi
Phone: (228) 864-6274
Website: http://www.msmentalhealth.org/

Millcreek Behavioral Health Services
“Millcreek provides an array of community based services and supports under the Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Individuals with Mental Retardation and other Developmental Disabilities.”
Millcreek of Long Beach Phone: (228) 868-5112
Millcreek of Moss Point Phone: (228) 474-7589
Website: http://www.millcreekofmagee.com/

Old Spanish Trail Baptist Church
Provides support for alcoholics and those with drug addictions codependents, people with eating disorders, those struggling with sexual addictions, anger, those dealing with past or current physical or sexual abuse issues, those in need of financial recovery and many more groups.”
Phone: (228) 671-6141

Pediatric Mobil Medical/ Mental Health Unit
Phone: (228) 234-5583

“Rehabs.com was founded in 2011 with two goals in mind: to provide information for those suffering with substance abuse and behavioral addictions – either personally or through loved ones – and to connect those people with the treatment programs that can help them.”
Phone: 1(888) 823-3169
Website: http://www.rehabs.com/guides/substance-abuse-and-anxiety-disorders