Adult Protective Services works to protect our aging population from abuse and neglect (Jackson, Miss.) – As the COVID-19 pandemic has created new concerns for families of our aging population and their safety, it is more important than ever to remember if you see something say something. More than 250 thousand of our most vulnerable [...]
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There will be 3 distinct areas within a hurricane evacuation general population shelter: Screening prior to entry, dormitory area, and isolation care area. Hurricane Evacuation General Population Shelters are for evacuation and of short duration up to 72 hrs. Residents and workers will be required to wear masks/cloth face coverings. Space allocation is 60 [...]
MDHS Ombudsman serves as the voice of the residents of long-term care facilities (Jackson, Miss.) – The COVID-19 pandemic has created new concerns for families of our aging population and their safety, even when under the care of a qualified Long-Term Care facility. Through the State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen, families can be alleviated of that [...]
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be eligible for a supplemental benefit for October 2020. Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the previous months. SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are eligible to receive the supplement [...]
Many Mississippi families who were already struggling to make ends meet before the pandemic have been adversely impacted as businesses have closed, laid off workers or reduced the number of their employees in response to economic shifts brought on by the pandemic. Many are wondering how they will pay their rent and utility bills. Thanks [...]
In the continuing effort to assist households during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Mississippi’s request to provide Emergency Allotments (supplements) for the month of September 2020 to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. For SNAP cases with a paid benefit for the month of September, emergency supplements will [...]
SNAP Online Purchasing allows households to purchase food using SNAP benefits online. The online shopping and payment option is required to be secure, private, easy to use, and provide similar support to that found for SNAP transactions in a retail store. No, not all FNS approved retailers are authorized to accept EBT online. [...]
Training becomes an essential resource for child care centers and pre-k learning collaboratives operating in a COVID-19 environment (Jackson, Miss.) – The Childcare Crisis Assistance in Isolation Response Plan (CCAIR) was initially designed at the onset of the pandemic by the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health [...]
MDHS creates Medicare University to help aging adults (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Division of Aging and Adult Services has created a unique, virtual resource to help Mississippi’s aging population better understand the Mississippi State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Since the first Shelter in Place order came into effect as [...]
An investigation conducted by the Division of Investigations of the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) led to the arrest today of a former employee at Oakley Youth Development Center (OYDC) for aggravated assault. Malcolm Mackey, then a Juvenile Case Worker at OYDC, is accused of using undue force against a student. After a thorough [...]