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Local Organizations

A.J.F.C. Community Action

Assistance to low or no income families.  Energy, nutrition, rent and weatherization assistance.  Case management.

American Legion Post #12

Promotes patriotism for the community and source of information about veteran benefits.  Supports Boys State.

Monthly meetings, third Tuesday at State Bank, 7:00 p.m.

American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, Inc.

Provide various educational and support programs

American Cancer Society

State Chapter – fund raising projects.  Handles memorials.

American Red Cross

Provide assistance to families whose homes have been affected by a natural disaster.  Provide services to military servicemen and their families, such as emergency loans and phone messages.  Provide training and certification in lifesaving skills, such as CPR, first aid and water safety.

Bogue Chitto Community Women’s Auxiliary

A non-profit organization that encourages women of all ages to render charitable services that are beneficial to the general public by bringing the community together for reconciliation and restoration in unity and in growth.  Through leadership development and character building will prepare our youth for good citizenship by serving and caring for others.  Play a vital part both active and constructive in exposing our youth to multicultural materials through varied activities.

Boswell Group Home

Houses individuals between 21 and 55 with some type of emotional and/or developmental disability.

Boy Scouts of America

Through this program, boys learn character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness; mental, physical and moral.

Boys & Girls Club

This program is available to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16.  It instills in them a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Brookhaven Alpha Lions

Supports Adult Work Center.  Supports all Lion Club activities.  Yearly screen test eyes for Martin School, Fannie Mullins and West Lincoln.  World Service Day – personal items for Country Brook residents.  Support local charities.  Helps with hearing impaired and diabetes.  White Cane Day for Sight Foundation.  Lions Sight Van for eye screening.  Supports Mid-South Foundation.

Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (BARL)

Non-profit, no kill, volunteer-based animal welfare group that arranges shelter and basic veterinary services for abandoned and orphaned animals until they can be placed with families.  No animals are killed just because they are unwanted.  BARL provides medical care, food, and housing for these animals.  The League also seeks to reduce the number of unwanted animals through education regarding the value of spaying and neutering.  All League animals are spayed or neutered.  Spay/neuter is available to the elderly and low income families at low cost.

Brookhaven Beautiful

Continuous effort to beautify Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Camellia Society

Interested in the growth and development of camellias.  Hold an annual show open to the public.

Brookhaven Country Club

Offers 18 holes of golf, 8 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools and club house.  Initiation fee and monthly dues.

Brookhaven Housing Authority

Provides low income apartments.  Rent is based on income.

Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

Community Improvement and Economic Development.

Brookhaven Little Theatre

Organized to present a wide range of live theatrical productions for the people of Brookhaven.

Brookhaven Police Department

Will check with a local Outreach Ministries to see about a bed for overnight.

Brookhaven Regional Arts Guild

Brookhaven Trust

Promotes historical and cultural excellence.

Department of Human Services

Aid to dependent children, medical assistance, food stamps, child support services.  Social service for child abuse/neglect and foster care program.

Exchange Club

Operates the Exchange Club Park for community parties.  Sponsors S.W. Mississippi Agency Child Protection.  Gives annual scholarship.  Puts out flags on eight holidays.  Holds annual fair and livestock show.

Friends of the Library

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting is all about fun, friends, and fantastic opportunities for every girl, everywhere . . . where today’s girls can become tomorrow’s leaders.

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County

Non-profit, Christian Housing Ministry

Historical and Genealogical Museum

Phone: 601-833-8023 or 601-833-7665

Junior Auxiliary

Service projects include:  RIF, Child Welfare, Christmas Project, EARS, Crown Club, Life Choices and Scholarship.

Kappa Kappa Iota Alpha Beta Conclave

Teacher Sorority

Knights of Columbus

Charitable organization made up of Catholic men.  Assistance to handicapped and mentally retarded based on need, not religious preference or race.  Community service, patriotic activities and pro-life.

Lincoln County Health Department

WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program; based on income, for pregnant women and children birth to age 5); Immunization Program – begins with infants 2 months up to adults – vaccines include diptheria, pertusis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, prevnar, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rotovirus, pnuemonia, flu, td; Tuberculosis Program – TB skin testing and diagnosis; STD Program – testing for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV; Family Planning – yearly routine bloodwork and exams for birth control; Breast and Cervical Cancer Program – yearly exams and breast check to individuals not covered under Medicare, Medicaid or private health insurance, who are not considered Family Planning; Premarital Blood Tests – a test for syphilis, required in MS; PHRM – High risk program for Medicaid eligible pregnant women and infants to one year of age; Early Intervention – for children from birth to 2 years who have learning disabilities; Environmental – check and permit restaurants and new home sites.

Lincoln County Master Gardeners

Volunteer program that trains individuals in the science and art of gardening. These individuals pass on the information they learned during their training, as volunteers who advise and educate the public on gardening and horticulture

Lincoln Residential Center

Intermediate care and training for the mentally retarded.  Pamphlet available.  Clients may be referred by families or any of the social agencies.

Lions Club – Noon

Sponsor annual Lions Club Beauty Pageant and sell pecans in the fall to raise funds for assisting needy individuals who are sight and hearing impaired.  Support Lions Quest, a drug awareness program, in our local school system.  Also, have an annual White Cane fundraiser to raise funds to support the Lions Eye Bank, Lions Mobile Sight Screening Van, Diabetes Awareness Program and the Hearing Impaired Program.  The Brookhaven Lions Club scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Lincoln County student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.  Test eyesight on students, 1st through 4th grades, each year.

Lions Club – Evening

Sell light bulbs and pecans to provide services for sight and hearing conservation; present a monthly citizenship award at Brookhaven-Lincoln County Vo-Tech.

Mississippi Chapter Make a Wish Foundation

Grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 ½ and 17 with life threatening illness to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Applications taken daily for those seeking employment or training.  Unemployment claims taken from 8 am – 4 pm on Tuesdays.  A Resource Center is available with personal computers for public use in performing job searches over various websites, preparing resumes, or accessing other job related information over the internet.  Administer several programs under the Workforce Investment Act including on-the-job training and certification and referral to various training providers for those needing training to secure a job.  Core and intensive services are provided to other job applicants who are more job ready.  The office also administers the Trade Adjustment Act for those workers who have lost their jobs because of plant shut-downs resulting from trade related issues.

National Kidney Foundation of Mississippi, Inc.

Assistance to individuals with chronic kidney diseases.

Ole Brook Wind Symphony

Community band for all ages.  Performs twice a year.

Order of the Eastern Star

Grant scholarships in any field of religious training.  Contributes to heart and cancer research foundations and dyslexia.

Rose Craft Garden Club

Participates and promotes educational, civic and community beautification projects through planting and study of flowers, shrubs, trees and flower designs.

Rotary Club

Rotary of Brookhaven is a community and International Service Organization with focus on literacy, education, polio eradication and water supply.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Work-training program which enables senior citizens 55 and older to provide services to non-profit and governmental agencies while seeking employment.

Servitium

Promotes youth activities.  Sponsors John W. “Dub” Sproles scholarship annually, given to high school student from Lincoln County in pursuit of higher education.  Sponsors teams in Dixie Youth Baseball and AAU Basketball.  Annual contributor to the Brookhaven Youth Soccer Organization.

SW Miss. Planning & Development District

Congregate meals, home delivered meals, legal assistance, case management, homemaker information referral/outreach, senior discount, MICAP, family caregiver support program, Ombudsman, elder abuse prevention, medicaid waiver program, long term care alternatives and preventative health.

SW Miss. Planning & Development District

Services provided to local units of government in the areas of economic development and social services.

United Way of Lincoln County
P.O. Box 978
Brookhaven, MS 39602

601-833-1411

Supports 23 local agencies.

Woodmen of the World Lodge

Fraternal insurance society.  Provides American flags to schools, government agencies and churches.  Works with children ages 8 – 15, with their youth program.  Also offers senior camp for members 60 and over.  Monthly meetings.  To reserve the Woodmen of the World Lodge.