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Helpful Resources

There are multiple resources available in Lamar County to assist you with various needs.  
Here's a list of the most common agencies.  
If you need help with applications or have any questions,
please feel free to discuss this with your Parent Educator by calling 601-794-5982.   
 
1.  Medicaid - medical assistance.  132 Mayfair Blvd., Hattiesburg, MS  39402.  601-264-5386.
 
2.  WIC - supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children.  Lamar County Health Dept., 207 Main St., Purvis, MS  39475.  601-794-1055.
 
3.  WIC Distribution Site - 47 Deep South Lane, Purvis, MS  39475.  601-794-6294.
 
4.  SNAP - Food Stamps.  1-800-948-3050.  Lamar County Health Dept., 207 Main St., Purvis, MS  39475.
 
5.  TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - provides assistance for families who do not have enough income or resources to meet everyday needs.  1-800-948-3050 or 601-794-1050.
 
6.  MS Child Care Payment Program - Federal program to help qualifying parents with childcare tuition.  1-800-877-7882. 
 
7.  Child Support Case - Must have an open case in order to receive other assistance.  1-877-882-4916. 
 
Each resource has a weblink to access the website or you can visit http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/  
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