Mission: To assist families and individuals overcome economic and social disadvantage by providing nurture, support, and empowerment; especially but not exclusively, as it focuses on assissting in emergency situations.
Programs: Social servicesgood samaritan center focuses on families in crisis and a great number of these families require basic needs assistance. The organization's largest basic need program helps families with clothing items that they cannot afford. The program helps families recovering from fires, burglaries, and shelter stays. The second largest basic need program is the food assistance program where donated and purchased food items are given to families. These families can have a verifiable food crisis of have recently begun the application process for public food assistance through the departmetn of human services. The furniture and household program assists families in crisis (fire, burglary, domestic violence, ect. ) as well as low-income families with used household items donated to our nonprofit. This assistance is given after household members meet and are counseled by a case manager. In the financial assistance programs, good sameritan's case management team strives to make a "long-term" differnece in a person's life by using the occasion of "short-term" assistance. In these programs verifiable emergency is required as well as a plan to help get the client out of the crisis. Case managers help the client determine the cause of the emergency and also educate the client on budgets and basic living skills in order to help avoid a reoccurence of the situation.
community soup kitchen and meals with wheels:the community soup kitchen, located in the heart of the downtown low-income residential section of laurel, ms serves hot meals monday thru friday from 11 till 1 pm. No payment or screening is required for this service and all members of the community are welcome to come to eat a nutritious meal and fellowship with others in a safe friendly enviorment.