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The Mississippi Department of Human Services makes available to the public the most current events and news as it relates to MDHS. Through print, electronic and social media, the office helps to promote and educate the public about services available through MDHS, other governmental agencies, and its community partners.

2019 – 2021 Child Care and Development Fund Plan

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS), Division of Early Childhood Care & Development (DECCD) conducted a public hearing on Saturday, August 18, 2018, in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium located at Two Mississippi Museums*, 222 North Street, Jackson, MS 39201. The hearing began at 10:00 a.m. and concludee at 12:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to review and discuss the 2019-2021 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Mississippi.

The hearing for the program year 2018 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium at the Mississippi Department of Human Services, 750 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

Lauderdale County Youth Services

The Lauderdale County Community Forum is set for Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 6-7, at 31st Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, located at 3411 20th St, Meridian, MS 39301.

The Lauderdale County Community Forum is set for Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6-7, at 31st Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, located at 3411 20th St, Meridian, MS, 39301. Please click title for further information

Lauderdale County Youth Services

The Lauderdale County Community Forum is set for Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6-7, at 31st Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, located at 3411 20th St, Meridian, MS, 39301. Please click title for further information

The hearing for the 2018 programs is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium at the Mississippi Department of Human Services, 750 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi. Please click title for further information

The Communications Team manages media and marketing for MDHS. They are responsible for handling public and news media questions and coordinate responses to media requests. The staff also supervises social media, graphic design, and internal communications, maintaining the website and helping with special events. All media requests are managed by MDHS Communications Director, Paul Nelson at 601-359-4517 or paul.nelson@mdhs.ms.gov.

Title Name Phone Email
Communications Director Paul Nelson 601-359-4517 paul.nelson@mdhs.ms.gov
Media Relations Director Vanessa Lowe- Garcia 601-359-4183 vanessa.lowe@mdhs.ms.gov
Senior Graphic Designer Morgan Stewart 601-359-4017 morgan.stewart@mdhs.ms.gov

Monthly newsletter dedicated to keeping everyone updated on events affiliated with The Mississippi Department of Human Services. The most current issues are available below. If you would like quick access to the most up to date information connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

The Office of Communications has oversight on public records requests.  Please use the link below to fill out the request.  Once completed email  publicrecords@mdhs.ms.gov  or Fax to 601-359-4477.

Let’s Work Together On Sharing Stories of Success

We look forward to keeping you updated on the positive impact our employees and partnerships are having in communities statewide.  If you have a story supportive of our efforts that you would like placed in the MDHS Newsletter, email your story to mdhs.communications@mdhs.ms.gov

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