Dedicated to Assisting Families Living in Poverty

Here’s another service that may be useful to those in Jackson, MS waiting for their Social Security Disability benefits to process:

Recognizing a need within the community, a group of concerned and dedicated citizens teamed up and formed Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAAP). Devoted to assist families living in poverty throughout Madison County, MadCAAP offers several services and programs to families and individuals in need. These programs include a housing program, emergency assistance and a food pantry. Listed below are brief descriptions of each program:

Housing Repairs Program – Through the Housing Repairs program MadCAAP makes it possible for families construction2and individuals to continue living in their homes by creating a safe and secure environment. Typical house repairs may include covering or repairing holes in the floor and/or ceiling, bathroom repair installation, repairing broken windows, installing a wheelchair ramp, kitchen repair, floor or wall support installation, and water supply reestablishment.

Krista Cottage Program –Through the Krista Cottage program, MadCAAP builds homes for low-income families with children. Modest in design, a typical newly built MadCAAP home consist of approximately 1100sf and have 1 large family room, 1 private bedroom, 1 full bath and a kitchen with eating area.  All homes are outfitted with hotel style wall heating/air, ceiling fans. All kitchen appliances are included.

In addition to their housing program, MadCAAP realized that families and individuals in Madison County needed assistance with more than housing. To assist in fulfilling these needs, MadCAAP offers the following services through their service center:

Clothes and Needs Closet –Through this program clothing and household items are offered to those in need at no charge.

Food Pantry – Boxes of groceries are distributed to families in need through the food pantry program at no charge. Recipients are additionally able to get fresh produce, when seasonally available, through MadCAAP’s Helping Hands Community Garden.

Emergency Assistance – Families and individuals are offered assistance with utilities, prescription medications, rent and groceries. Assistance is offered on a once a year basis and clients must present proof of income along with monthly bills for review by a MadCAAP representative.

New Attitudes Classes – Designed to assist clients in moving their family out of poverty, MadCAAP offers a series of classes that cover a wide range of topics. By attending the New Attitudes classes, both women and men with children are provided with the tools they need to enhance their parenting and budgeting skills as well as health and nutrition tips.

If you would like more information about the programs and services of MadCAAP, call (601) 421-6729 or (601) 407-1404. You can also check them out by going to

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