Catholic Charities, Inc.

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850 East River Place
Jackson, MS 39202
United States

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Monday 8 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8 AM-5 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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The mission of Catholic Charities is to be a visible sign of Christ’s love by helping those who are unable to help themselves; the poor and vulnerable, especially children, women, and families.

We provide direct services in a professionally skilled manner. Catholic Charities will conduct programs for assistance and Services to address the needs of people in all socioeconomic groups but to have a special concern for the neediest and most vulnerable, to serve as their advocate where it is necessary, and to help them develop the capacity to become independent and self-sufficient.

Work in cooperation with the Catholic Community and in collaboration with the greater community toward the construction of a more just social order, focusing on public social policy and the strengthening of the family’s role in society. This includes participating in social legislation at the federal, state, and local levels, monitoring public budget processes, and studying their impact on the family,

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

There are many services on hand to support those who foster children in Mississippi. Let's take a look at what's available for caregivers:

Support Payments

In Mississippi, foster parents receive a daily board payment from the Division of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) to help pay for the foster child's board, clothing, and personal allowances. These payments vary and can be between $22.83 and $51.55, depending on the child's age, situation, and needs.

Foster children who have special needs that are not covered by their board payment or monthly allowance can receive up to $100 per month, as necessary. However, this is not a guaranteed monthly allowance and is only provided on a case-by-case basis.

Medical and Dental Coverage

Many children in foster care qualify for medical and dental Medicaid coverage.

The foster parents have the obligation to arrange and accompany the child to all medical and dental appointments. This ensures their overall health and wellness.

Training and Support Groups

Foster parents have access to extra training and support groups. These resources give a platform to foster parents and allow them to interact with others who have experience with the distinctive challenges fostering can pose.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.2 / 5
Rating breakdown
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There is Hope
Jul 28, 2021

This agency have the funding right now to help with people getting on their feet under certain circumstances. I reached out to this agency for help with rental deposit. When ever I would call a different worker will answer the phone and would have no record of me ever contacting them for assistance. So after a month of trying to get assistance I was told that They would need to get a w4 form and letter from the leasing company stating where I would be leasing .They act as if they emailed the leasing office to get those documents and went as far as to telling me that they personally drove by the office and no one would open the door. So they never received the documents and I never heard from them again. I’m really puzzled and really got the Impression that they really didn’t want to help me . After calling and playing the waiting game with this agency I had to use all the money I had and borrowed money that I have no way of paying back to pay the deposit myself because the apartment manager couldn’t hold the apartment any longer without a deposit I was offered another apt but that would’ve meant me paying another application fee and them running my credit again . if you are needing assistance i wish you the best. Don’t let depression get the best of you God will see you through.

Rating: 2

Eric Castillo
Jan 11, 2021

(Translated by Google) Terrible service

Pésimo servicio

Rating: 1

Hariz Zokoriah (Hariz)
Feb 08, 2020


Rating: 5

Erin Louise
Jan 14, 2020

They are so amazing and go out of their way to help. They've been such a great blessing for us and take the stress away from everything we're trying to deal with

Rating: 5

Brenda Gaye
Jul 10, 2019

Love them!!!!

Rating: 5