Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Human Services

The City of Vicksburg has information on social services including fraud, volunteers, and programs.

The City of Vicksburg's Department of Youth Services provides a variety of services directed toward the youth of our community. The Kings Community Center, located at 220 R.L. Chase Circle, offers prevention and intervention services to at-risk youths and their families. The center offers an in-school suspension program, G.E.D. classes, soccer and an eight week Summer Enrichment Program. The Kings Community Center also serves as a public recreational facility featuring full length basketball and volleyball courts, pool tables, weight lifting equipment, an exercise room, and a reading room with an extensive book selection. Opportunities for youth are also available at The Jackson Street Community Center. The Jackson Street Community Center located at 923 Walnut Street offers an after school program, summer camps, youth, teen, and family programs, health and fitness activities, basketball leagues, tournaments, mini sports camps, and more.

For more information about youth services available through the City of Vicksburg, contact the King's Community Center at (601) 634-4546. between
9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, or the Jackson Street Community Center at (601) 631-3723 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The mission of the social service system, including private non-profit providers, local government agencies, and state agencies is to: protect vulnerable children and adults from abuse, neglect or exploitation; support family preservation and community living; prevent family violence and disruption.

The following is a listing of the Warren County Human Services offices, their locations and telephone numbers. City of Vicksburg residents are residents of Warren County.

Child Support Enforcement - 1316 Openwood St. - 631-6260
Economic Assistance - 1316 Openwood St. - 636-1512
Employment & Training - 1316 Openwood St. - 634-8127 and 636-1512
Family & Children Services - 1100-E Grove St. - 636-1597
Food Stamp Issuance - 1316 Openwood St. - 636-1512
Whether you volunteer in order to make a personal contribution or because you are building a work history, your help is needed. The community is always in need of Social Service volunteers to help out with a specific program, group, or individual. Even citizens who are short on time or have no previous work experience can be placed in volunteer positions. Your volunteer support helps to create a better life for all citizens of Vicksburg.

To become a Social Service volunteer, contact the United Way of West Central Mississippi, located at 920 South Street, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 636-1733.
A variety of utility assistance options are available to low income citizens of Vicksburg. The goal of these programs is to insure that all citizens have the necessary water, sewage, heat, and electricity for their homes. Most of the programs are targeted to families and individuals with incomes at or below the poverty level or to senior and disabled citizens. Eligibility is based upon financial and non-financial factors.

To find out specific information about programs, or to speak with a representative about applying for aid, contact the City of Vicksburg Human Services Department located at 1415 Walnut Street, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call them at (601) 631-3769. The following agencies may be contacted directly:

THE SALVATION ARMY (601) 636-2706

WARREN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (601) 636-1512

WE CARE COMMUNITY SERVICES (601) 638-6327

WWISCAA (601) 638-2474
The goal of federal programs like welfare, unemployment, and social security is to help low income or needful citizens reach a level of self-sufficiency within the community. Citizens applying for these programs must provide accurate information and documentation about their living situations and finances to assess their eligibility for these publicly funded programs. Citizens who fail to provide accurate information or report changes to information are guilty of fraud under federal law and will be punished by fine, incarceration, or both.

Fraud is a serious offense; it deprives citizens who honestly need assistance from receiving the aid they are entitled to by law. Social Services Fraud investigation is not a service offered by the City of Vicksburg; however, if you suspect someone of social services fraud or would like more information about what constitutes fraud, you can anonymously contact the following HOTLINES:

WELFARE FRAUD HOTLINE 1-(800) 348-3050

UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD/ BENEFITS PAYMENT CONTROL (601) 961-7790

SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD 1-(800) 269-0271.

HR Contact Info

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con_fax Fax: (601) 631-3748
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Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm M-F

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City of Vicksburg
HR Department
1415 Walnut St
Vicksburg, MS 39180

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City of Vicksburg
HR Department
PO Box 150
Vicksburg, MS 39181


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