Temporary Office Procedures

Due to COVID-19 we are providing face-to-face, in-house by appointments only.  Please call our office to schedule a telephone appointment.

 If you are a senior citizen or receive disability income AND have been assisted this year, you DO NOT need an appointment. Please submit your bill (for which assistance is needed) by mail, email, fax or drop box. If you are a senior citizen or receive disability income and HAVE NOT been assisted, please call for a telephone appointment.


To receive services, the following are needed:

  • Bill (for which assistance is needed)
  • Photo Identification (individuals 18 and over)
  • Social Security Cards (for all household members)
  • Proof of income (for all household members)
  • Unemployment/Child Support/SNAPS
  • Signed Authorization (all household members 18 and older)
  • Documents may be submitted by mail, email, fax or drop box.


Your application will NOT be processed unless ALL documents are submitted.

Lauderdale County 

Phone                          (601) 483-4838 or (800) 898-0659

Fax                              (601) 484-3963

Email                           Shirley Blanks             sblanks@multicountycsa.org

    Sammie Hoskins         shoskins@multicountycsa.org


 Mail/Drop Box

                                             Post Office Box 905 

                                   2906 Saint Paul Street

                                    Meridian, MS  39302

Kemper County

Phone                          (601) 743-5752

Fax                              (601) 743-2506


Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 126

                                    39 Bell Street

                                    DeKalb, MS  39328

Newton County

Phone                          (601) 683-2733

Fax                              (601) 683-2777

Email                           jrobinson@multicountycsa.org

Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 831

                                    401 Third Street

                                    Newton, MS  39345

Scott County

Phone                          (601) 469-3061

Fax                              (601) 469-3911

Email                           rorellana@multicountycsa.org

Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 589

                                    122 W Main Street

                                    Forest, MS  39074

Smith County

Phone                          (601) 782-9578

Fax                              (601) 782-9510

Email                           ncrosby@multicountycsa.org

Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 485

                                    133 Oil Field Road

                                    Raleigh, MS  39153

Wayne County

Phone                          (601) 735-3470

Fax                              (601) 671-0909

Email                           tthigpen@multicountycsa.org

Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 853

                                    1100 Bradley Drive

                                    Waynesboro, MS  39367

Clarke County

Phone                          (601) 776-3461

Fax                              (601) 776-1018

Email                           njefferson@multicountycsa.org

Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 88

                                    100 Church Street

                                    Quitman, MS  39355

Jasper County

Phone                          (601) 787-4844

Fax                              (601) 787-4938

Email                           proberts@multicountycsa.org

Mail/Drop Box           Post Office Box 637

                                    3870 County Road 8

                                    Heidelberg, MS  39439


Multi-County CSA offers an array of services to assist individuals to become self-sufficient

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with home energy-related minor home repairs. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer through programs that reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) authorities the specific services administered through this federal block grant program, which is the cornerstone of family based services offered by MCCSA. Through case management, CSBG assists in solving real-life problems by enabling families to attain self-sufficiency. By addressing problems in the areas of employment, education, health, housing, nutrition, and income management, the program serves a broad segment of the MCCSA target population ranging from adolescents to the elderly.

WEATHERIZATION (DOE)  is to increase the energy efficiency of homes  for low-income people-primarily the elderly, disabled, and families with children. The program reduces heating and cooling cost while improving the health and safety of its clients. Applicants must meet federal poverty guidelines to be eligible for assistance. A technician conducts an energy audit on single-family, multi-family, or mobile home dwellings. Diagnostic equipment is used to identify air infiltration imbalances and areas of heat loss. Technicians also evaluate related health and safety conditions, such as carbon monoxide hazards, gas leaks, or moisture problems. Weatherization crews install the most cost effective energy efficient measures, based on the results of the energy audit

MEALS ON WHEELS (MOW) provides daily nutritionally well balanced meals to the elderly and/or disabled homebound individuals in order to assist them in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in their own homes and community. The Meals on Wheels program relies heavily on its volunteers to deliver daily hot meals to elderly and handicapped homebound individuals.

 FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM (FGP) provides older individuals with the opportunity to give individual attention to children with special needs. This special care helps young people grow, gain confidence, and develop needed skills. In improving the lives of the children they serve, Foster Grandparent enrich their own lives, strengthen communities, and  bridge proverbial "generational-gaps" by  providing services that are fiscally unfeasible relative to organizational budgets. The Corporation for National and Community Service through the National Senior Corps provides funding via match funding arrangements.  Prerequisites for assistance from this program are:

                     Must be 55 years of age or older:
  •  No longer be in the regular work-force
  •  Meet income eligibility levels
  •  Be physically and mentally able to work
  •  Serve an average of 20 hours per week

COMMIDITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Women, infants, and children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of February 6, 2014 can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program rules in effect on February 6, 2014. Through CSFP, USDA distributes both food and administrative funds.

FRANCES W. DAVIDSON CENTER FOR HOMELESSNESS (FDCH) provides and / or makes referrals to those in need. Basic services include provisions for personal hygiene, meals, and temporary housing, Non-traditional services encompass employment training and case management, GED assisstance, substance abuse counseling and treatment, domestic violence assistance, medical aid, and traveler's aid. The shelter also provides emergency food boxes to low- income families in Lauderdale County. Distribution of food is made availiable through the United States Department of Agriculture and the Mississippi Food Network.

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER (EF&S) is a federal program, which provides food and/or shelter assistance to low- income families during a crisis situation in the agency's outlying counties. EF&S is a supplemental food and shelter assistance program that is designed to work in combination with other assistance programs in efforts to maximize and target limited resources. 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.

FEMA assists with disaster relief or emergency assistance as first responders to sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

FWD Center for Homelessness
The Riley Foundation donates financial support to the FWD Center for Homelessness to provide assistance towards shelter operations and its clients.

Summer Work Program
This program is designed to provide employment opportunities to a college/university student.  The students assist the agency with  conducting and compiling its annually community needs assessment (CNA) surveys are used to  identify needs, develop action plans with workable strategies and to locate and secure resources needed for implementation.  This survey allows MCCSA to continually target the needs of the community and the shortfall of available services by gaining and assessing input from clients, organizations, politicians and resource providers.  The results of these assessments enable MCCSA to identify and apply for potential funding sources with the compiled community data.