Project SOAR! Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HCHRA’s Biggest Community Outreach Event Ever.

Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) is hosting Project SOAR – a Services, Opportunities, Assistance and Resources fair – on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, for all of Hinds County.

Project SOAR is going to be a huge event.  HCHRA will have over 20 case managers available to provide utility payment assistance on the spot.  No appointment is necessary.  Not only will we offer energy assistance on this day, but there will also be health screenings, financial, medical, education, social and safety services – all in one place.

The following documents are required to receive utility payment assistance:

❑ Picture ID for ALL ADULT (18 years and over) household members
❑ Social Security cards for ALL household members
❑ Proof of all Household Income for ALL adults (18 years and older) must cover the “last 30 days.” If your proof of income does not cover the last 30 days, approval will be delayed.
❑ Current bills for which you want assistance
❑ Authorization of Release of Information (required annually). HCHRA will provide this document.
❑ Guardianship documentation for any children who are not direct legal child of person applying

To ensure compliance with all HCHRA, state, and federal laws, guidelines, rules, and
regulations, your application for assistance cannot be processed until all documentation is received. Additional documents may be required for other additional situations or specific services.

Please note, income includes employment wages, child support, unemployment benefits, VA pensions, private retirement, etc.

*If you gained employment or had any changes in employment within the last 30 days and do not have 30 days of income verification, you must be able to verify start, end or temporary off dates by a document on the company’s letterhead.

*If you receive or do not receive child support for children 18 years and under, you must submit a printed verification statement from MDHS to show that you receive child support, or a printed verification statement to show that you have applied for child support within the last 30 days.

Fixed Income for All Household Members: SSI and Social Security Benefits Verification Letter or Printout for current year (not a past year).

Self-Employed: Bring account books, purchase and sales receipts, copy of past year’s federal income tax return, or a notarized statement of verified income for last 30 days.

 

 

Head Start Centers Closed Wednesday, January 17. Central Office and Neighborhood Services Centers Open at 10 a.m.

Due to the severe weather conditions in our area, all Hinds County Human Resource Agency Head Start Centers will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  The centers will reopen on Thursday, and children may report to school at their usual time.

Central Office and all HCHRA Neighborhood Service Centers will open at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Should severe weather conditions persist throughout the day, HCHRA will post any updates or changes to Agency operations here on our website.  If no additional updates are posted, HCHRA offices will be open on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

All HCHRA Offices Closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Due to dangerous winter weather and road conditions, all HCHRA offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Head Start Centers and HCHRA offices are scheduled to resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 17th.

If you had an appointment for assistance, we will make every effort to reschedule you within the next few days.  Please call 601.923.3950 to reschedule your appointment.

Conditions are favorable for ice formation on roads and bridges.  Authorities are encouraging everyone to stay off of the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary.

Head Start Centers Closed Tuesday, January 16. Central Office and Neighborhood Services Centers Open at 10 a.m.

Due to the threat of severe weather conditions in our area, all Hinds County Human Resource Agency Head Start Centers will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  The centers will reopen on Wednesday, and children may report to school at their usual time.

Central Office and all HCHRA Neighborhood Service Centers will open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Should severe weather conditions persist throughout the day, HCHRA will post any updates or changes to Agency operations here on our website.  If no additional updates are posted, HCHRA offices will be open on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Willowood Developmental Center Head Start Classrooms Will Open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Willowood Developmental Center Head Start classrooms will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  The center will remain closed until that time in anticipation of water pressure being restored to safe operating conditions.  The health and safety of our students and staff is very important to us, and we thank you for your patience as we have had to make adjustments during this challenging time.

As a reminder, don’t forget to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 15, 2018.  The King Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America.  On this day, we commemorate Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence.  It is also a day of service all across the nation to help build the beloved community of King’s dream.

 

Willowood Developmental Center Head Start Classrooms Closed Until Further Notice (January 9, 2018)

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns resulting from no water pressure at Willowood Developmental Center, all Willowood Developmental Center Head Start classrooms will remain closed until further notice.

Head Start staff is in communication with the building manager each evening and every morning to assess the status of the water pressure to determine when it is safe for our Head Start students to return.  We will be sure to notify you as soon as the water pressure returns to normal and all conditions are safe for students to return to school.

Please know that the education and safety of our students is very important to us.  We truly apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and hope that the water pressure issues will soon be resolved.

Again, thank you for your patience as the City of Jackson works tirelessly to get us through this temporary inconvenience.

HCHRA Central Office Will Close at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018

Due to health and safety issues resulting from the loss of water pressure from a water main break caused by the severely low temperatures, Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s Central Office will be closing at 1:00 p.m on Monday, January 8, 2018.  Central Office will resume business as usual on Tuesday, January 9th.

If you had an appointment for assistance on Monday afternoon, we will make every effort to reschedule you within the next few days.  Please call 601.923.3950 to reschedule your appointment.

For your safety, please be advised that they precautionary boil water notice is still in effect for all Jackson residents.

Continue to check the website for additional updates regarding hours of operation as we work through this temporary inconvenience.

 

Willowood Developmental Head Start Center Closed on Monday, January 8, 2018. All Other Centers and HCHRA Offices Open.

For the health and safety of our students and staff, Willowood Developmental Head Start Center will be closed on Monday, January 8, 2018, due to the loss of water pressure from a water main break caused by the severely low temperatures we have recently experienced.  All other HCHRA Head Start centers and offices will be open as usual.

Any changes to normal hours of operation at any HCHRA Head Start center or service site will always be reported here on our website.

Thank you for your patience as the City of Jackson works tirelessly to get us through this temporary inconvenience.

HCHRA Central Office Will Close at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018

For health and safety reasons, Hinds County Human Resource Agency’s Central Office will be closing at 1:00 p.m on Friday, January 5, 2018, due to the loss of water pressure from a water main break caused by the severely low temperatures.

If you have an emergency need for assistance, please call 601-923-3950 and leave a message.  A staff person will return your call as soon possible.  If you already had an appointment for assistance, we will make every effort to reschedule you within the next few days.  Please call 601.923.3950 to reschedule your appointment.

While the City of Jackson is working around the clock to repair the water issues, please remember there is a city-wide precautionary boil water notice for all Jackson residents.

Though Central Office will close early on January 5th, all Hinds County Human Resource Agency Head Start Centers and Neighborhood Service Centers will be open as usual during their normal hours of operation.

Please continue to check the website for updates regarding any changes to hours of operation while we work through this temporary inconvenience.

HCHRA Holiday Schedule

Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, through Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in observance of Christmas.  Central Office and all HCHRA Neighborhood Service Centers will reopen on Thursday, December 28th.

HCHRA offices will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of the New Year holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.

All Head Start centers will reopen on Monday, January 8, 2018, and children may return to the centers at their usual time.

Happy holidays from Hinds County Human Resource Agency!