Pine Belt Coalition on Homelessness

This meeting serves as an opportunity for service organizations in the Pine Belt Region of Mississippi to gather and explore ideas centered around the establishment of purpose, goals, and objectives for their region.

Coalition Meeting Schedule

All meetings for the Pine Belt Coalition are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3pm. Meetings are hosted at various locations throughout the Pine Belt Region.

2019 Pine Belt Coalition Meeting Schedule

Meeting DateAgency LocationAddress
January 15thJackie Dole Sherrill Community Center220 W. Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
February 19Forrest County Drug Court316 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
March 19thTo Be Announced
April 16thParkway Heights UMC2420 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
May 21stMain Street UMC712 Main St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
June 18thCity of Hattiesburg Police Department300 Klondyke St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
July 16thTo Be Announced
August 20thThe Salvation Army5670 US 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
September 17th38th Avenue Baptist Church419 N 38th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
October 15thTo Be Determined
November 19thParkway Heights UMC2420 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
December 21stNational Homeless Memorial Day

For more information about this regional meeting, contact Pine Belt Regional Chairs Kim Townsend ( or Demetra Bates ( To be added to the mailing list for this coalition, click here.

Meeting Minutes

2015: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

2016: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

2017: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

2018: JAN | FEBMAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

2019:  JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

Coalition Outreach Teams


The Pine Belt Homeless Outreach Team meets weekly to canvass the homeless community throughout the Pine Belt region. The largest homeless concentration for the region is centered in Hattiesburg, MS.

Outreach Team Logistics

  • The team does outreach for approximately 2 hours.
  • Please dress comfortably for outreach. Jeans, boots/sneakers, jacket/coats, and gloves are appropriate attire for the occasion.
  • Please bring all necessary items needed for identification and communication (clipboard, forms, cards, cell phone, etc.).
  • If you are not able to attend the duration of outreach, please come as much as time will allow.

Want to Join the Outreach Team?

For more information about regional outreach along with dates, time, and meeting locations contact City of Hattiesburg Outreach Coordinator Kim Townsend via email ( or phone (601.325.0583).