Our Mission: Open Doors, a coalition raising awareness by building bridges within the community and acting as a unified force dedicated to preventing, reducing and ultimately ending homelessness.
Gulf Coast Region: Harrison County, Hancock County, Jackson County, Stone County, Pearl River County, and George County, Mississippi
Definition of ending homelessness: While it is true that we cannot prevent all housing crises, our goal is to ensure that all South Mississippi citizens have a roof over their heads and that any bout of homelessness is rare and brief.
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.
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the organization Nancy started in her honor. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since its inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of 121 local Affiliate offices. At the heart of each Affiliate is a person or group of people who, like Susan, wanted to make a difference.
Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1999 as an all volunteer organization with the mission of creating a world without breast cancer.
75 percent of funds received by the Affiliate stay in the Central MS service area and are granted out to provide education and free screening mammograms for the underinsured/uninsured. 25 percent goes to the National Komen Organization to fund groundbreaking research to find the cures for breast cancer. Since it’s inception, the Central MS Affiliate has granted out over $2.75 million dollars. The Central MS Steel Magnolias Affiliate continues to work to bring awareness and education to men and women throughout the State.
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.