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!

Head Start Centers Closed. Central Office to Open at Noon.

The weather forecast shows winter storms on Friday, December 8, 2017.  To insure the safety of our students, clients and staff, all Hinds County Human Resource Agency Head Start Centers, Neighborhood Service Centers and satellite offices will be closed today.  Central Office, located at 258 Maddox Road, will open at noon, unless it is determined unsafe to do so.  If there are any changes, updates will be posted here on our website.

Parents, volunteers and staff participating in Phase III Training should report to Central Office as scheduled.  If there is any change in plans, we will be sure to post announcements here on our website.  Continue to check back for further updates.

Join the Global #GivingTuesday Movement Today, November 28, 2017. Support HCHRA, Help Families in Hinds County.

Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) is a part of the #GivingTuesday movement, and we ask you to join us in our commitment to helping families, especially this holiday season.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.).  We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back to a charity or cause in which we believe.  We hope that you will choose HCHRA.

For forty years, HCHRA’s mission has been to empower disadvantaged Hinds County citizens to become self-reliant and realize their full potential.  For each and every family it serves, HCHRA takes a comprehensive approach to identify the causes and effects of poverty in the home.  The agency then works in partnership with the family to develop a plan and opportunities to overcome the barriers they face.  “Our mission is grand, it’s large in scope,” explains HCHRA President & CEO Kenn Cockrell.  “But before we can place someone on the path to attaining higher education or improving work skills to attain a better way of life, we often have to address the most basic human needs, such as food, lights and running water,” he said.

HCHRA offers a range of programs and services year-round to help move families out of poverty to self-sufficiency.  The holiday season, however, seems to come with an increased need for safe housing, food and utility payment assistance.  Participating in #GivingTuesday provides HCHRA with a platform to encourage giving, especially at such a critical time.  HCHRA uses the funds it receives from private donors to secure additional funds to expand its reach and help provide more home-delivered meals to seniors and persons with disabilities, greater access to transportation services and increased routes in rural communities where no transportation services exists, and the best education and development program available to low-income children.

Please consider giving to HCHRA on today, #GivingTuesday.  Your gift will help HCHRA provide families who live in poverty in Hinds County with greater opportunities to succeed in life.

Information about HCHRA’s programs and services can be found here on our website.  You can also call 601-923-1838.  Those interested in joining HCHRA’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit hchra.org/community-partners/giving-opportunities.

About HCHRA
HCHRA is a public, non-profit community action agency dedicated to helping families and strengthening communities.  For 40 years, HCHRA has built its solid reputation in eradicating poverty by empowering disadvantaged Hinds County citizens to become self-reliant and realize their full potential.  Through Head Start, Early Head Start, congregate and home-delivered meals, home energy assistance, rural transportation, case management, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit Programs, HCHRA continues to improve the conditions of children, families, single adults, the elderly and citizens with disabilities throughout Hinds County.

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

It’s Cyber Monday! Get Amazing Deals on AmazonSmile and Support HCHRA Just by Shopping


It’s Cyber Monday!  It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year offering some of the best holiday deals.

This is a reminder that you can shop on AmazonSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/64-0577821 and enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com, while making a contribution to Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA).

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon.  The difference is when you and your family and friends shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to HCHRA.

To get started, just visit smile.amazon.com/ch/64-0577821 and begin shopping.  If you’ve shopped on Amazon before, log in with your usual sign-in info.  If you’re new to Amazon, create an account and begin shopping thousands of items at low prices, while making a contribution to HCHRA.

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, you must first select a charitable organization.  The easiest way to select HCHRA is to copy and paste https://smile.amazon.com/ch/64-0577821 in your web browser, and you should see our organization’s name on the screen.

Anytime you shop on Amazon throughout the year, be sure to log on to AmazonSmile and select HCHRA as your charitable organization of choice.  Every donation we receive helps us to do more for the families and communities we serve.

Happy shopping!

For more information about AmazonSmile, visit smile.amazon.com.