Funded Agencies

4-H Clubs of Lowndes County

Purpose: The mission is to assist youth ages 5-18 in acquiring knowledge and developing life skills that will enable them to be self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

Darrell Banks, Director
(662) 328-2111
PO Box 1386, Columbus, MS  39703
485 Tom Rose Rd. Columbus, MS 39701
E-mail: Darrell Banks

4-H Clubs of Lowndes County

Purpose: The mission is to assist youth ages 5-18 in acquiring knowledge and developing life skills that will enable them to be self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

Crayton Coleman, Director
(662) 726-5723
107 Adam Street Noxubee, MS 39341
E-mail: Crayton Coleman

4-H Clubs of Oktibbeha County

Purpose: Purpose Text Here

Thad Moody, Director
(622) 323-5916(office)
(662) 323-5865(fax)
48 Lynn Lane, Starkville MS 39744
E-mail: Thad Moody

American Red Cross

Purpose: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Katherine Caldwell “KC” Grist, Executive Director
(662) 328-5710
4127 Westside Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801
Email: KC Grist

Boys & Girls Club of the Golden Triangle, INC

Purpose: The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people: especially those who need it most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Brittany H. Turner, Columbus Unit Director
(662) 244-7090
1815 14th Ave No, Columbus PO Box 2367, Starkville, MS 39760
E-mail: Brittany Turner

Natches Trace Area Council, BSA

Purpose: Provides youth development programs for boys, young men and young women. Teaches life-skills and promotes personal growth and self-reliance. Provides opportunities for weekend camping, day camps and summer camps.

Owen McCulloch, Scout Executive/CEO
(662) 842-2871
4505 Air Park Rd, Tupelo, MS 38801
E-mail: Owen McCulloch

Columbus Air Force Base Youth Center

Purpose: To assist DoD military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by managing and delivering a system of quality, available, and affordable programs and services for eligible children and youth, ages birth thru 18 years of age.

Latasha Jones Swoope, Director
(662) 434-2503
386 Imes Street, Bldg. 348, CAFB, MS 39710
E-mail: Latasha Swoope

Contact Helpline and Reassurance Calls

Purpose: The mission is to provide both telephone crisis intervention and be an initial point of contact to the entire range of available community resources. Contact Helpline is also committed to providing daily calls to the elderly or disabled who live alone in the following counties: Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Clay, Webster, and Winston.

Katrina Sunivelle, Director
(662) 327-2968
PO Box 1304, Columbus, MS 39703
E-mail: Katrina Sunivelle

Lowndes County Council on Aging

Purpose: Assists older adults to maintain their independence and delay premature institutionalization through nutrition, socialization, and provision of travel to obtain needed goods and services.

(AKA Dial-a-Bus & Meals on Wheels)
Marilyn Pickett, Director
(662) 327-6999
PO Box 2075, Columbus, MS 39704
E-mail: Marilyn Pickett

Girl Scouts Heart of The South

Purpose: This program helps build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. This organization serves several counties, including Lowndes and Noxubee counties.

Venus Chaney, Chief Development & Advocacy Officer
(901) 334-3459
(901) 488-9569 (mobile)
PO Box 240246, Memphis, TN 38124
E-mail: Venus Chaney
Facebook: GirlScoutsHS

Helping Hands of Columbus

Purpose: To provide a “hand up” and not a “hand out” to area families who, through no fault of their own, are faced with a temporary emergency situation and are in need of assistance with either food or finances or both.

Jennifer Garrad, Director
(662) 328-8301
PO Box 1241, Columbus, MS 39703
E-mail: Jennifer Garrad

Safe Haven, Columbus

Purpose: Safe Haven has served as a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1983. The organization serves 10 counties: Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay, Monroe, Choctaw, Webster, Attala, Montgomery, Calhoun and Chickasaw counties.

Joyce Tucker, Director
(662) 327-6118
PO Box 5354, Columbus, MS 39704
E-mail: Joyce Tucker

Sally Kate Winters Family Services

Purpose: The mission is to empower children and families to seek an improved quality of life. The agency offers an array of services that include shelter and support for children and youth experiencing crisis due to child abuse, neglect, family violence, and homelessness. Our primary focus is the neighboring counties – Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Monroe, Noxubee, and Chickasaw.

Sheila Brand, Executive Director
(662) 494-4867
PO Box 1233, West Point, MS 39773
E-mail: Sheila Brand
Facebook: SallyKateWinters

The Father's Child Ministry

Purpose: The mission is to end fatherlessness by turning the hearts of fathers to their children and children’s hearts to the Heavenly Father through the teaching of the Gospel and utilizing community resources.

Barbara Yeates, Director
(662) 328-3135
PO Box 9251, Columbus, MS 39705
E-mail: Barbara Yeates
Facebook: FathersChildMinistries

The Salvation Army

Purpose: Provides emergency assistance to the needy. The Salvation Army provides assistance with rent and utility payments, grocery food boxes, clothing, and furniture vouchers to our Family Stores, transportation and prescription assistance, personal comfort kits, assistance during the Holidays (Angel Tree), and summer camp opportunities.

Pradeep & Priscilla Ramaji, Captains
(662) 327-5137
PO Box 8, Columbus, MS 39703
E-mail: Captain Ramaji
Facebook: SalarmyColumbusMS

The Y

Purpose: Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Jim Woodruff, Director/Director of Marketing
(662) 328-7696
602 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, MS 39701
E-mail: Jimmy Woodruff or Cynthia Mulch
Facebook: Downtown YMCA