In response to the love of Christ, Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. serves and equips vulnerable children and youth, assisting them in the process of becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of society.
To be an organization that has a positive, recognizable, long-term impact on ALL children and youth in our care by providing professional, cost-effective and timely services.
Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. provides children and family services throughout the State of Mississippi. Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services and certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, SCSCY is a member agency of the Mississippi Association of Child Caring Agencies and is an affiliate of the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as well as a member of Disciples Care Network.
The Agency is governed by a Statewide Board of Directors and is supported by an active Advisory Committee. Funding comes from public and private agencies, foundations, individuals, churches, civic organizations and businesses.
The Corps Network (TCN) leads and supports over 130 of America’s Service and Conservation Corps. Corps are comprehensive youth development programs that engage participants in service projects, job training and academic programming. Modern Corps are a direct descendant of the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, which mobilized about three million young men to dramatically improved the nation’s public lands in exchange for food, shelter, education, and a precious $30-a-month stipend.
The Corps Network supports Corps by advocating on their behalf, providing access to funding and project opportunities, and by offering expertise in Corps operations and programming.
Every year, The Corp Network’s efforts enable over 25,000 diverse young people, ages 16-25, to strengthen communities, improve the environment and transform their lives through service in Corps programs.
Corps provide a wealth of conservation, infrastructure improvement, and human service projects identified by communities as important. More specifically, some Corps improve and preserve our public lands and national parks. Others provide critical energy conservation services, including weatherization. Some Corps restore natural habitats and create urban parks and gardens. Still others provide disaster preparation and recovery to under-resourced communities. Corps also raise the quality of life in low-income communities by renovating deteriorating housing and providing support to in-school and after school education programs.
United Way strives to improve the quality of life in South Mississippi by focusing on creating measurable outcomes in the areas of education, income and health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to join the thousands of South Mississippians who have already committed to LIVE UNITED by investing in our community, by speaking up for the issues that matter, and by volunteering to help others.
To rally resources, collaboratives and leadership to improve the quality of life in South Mississippi.
To improve outcomes in education, health and income for everyone in South Mississippi by giving children and families the tools and support they need to thrive in our community.
Our Vision at Venture Church is to be a church for the unchurched. We strive to be a safe place for people who are far away from God and the church to come and experience life change through the power of the Gospel.
Our Mission is to lead people to know, love and follow Jesus. We want to see broken and hopeless people so transformed by the indescribable love of God that they begin a daily walk in a lifelong journey of faith.
At Venture, our DNA is defined by a four-part strategy that drives everything we do. This strategy includes: invite with intention, invest in community, impress through serving and ignite by giving.