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.

Meeting DateAgency LocationAddress
May 15th19th Ave. Baptist Church501 N 19th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
June 19thThe Lighthouse204 Eupora St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
July 17thParkway Heights UMC2420 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
August 21stFamilies First108 Sheffield Loop, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
September 18thCity of Hattiesburg Police Department300 Klondyke St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
October 16thTo Be DeterminedTo Be Determined
November 20thParkway Heights UMC (sponsored by USM-IDS)2420 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
December 21stNational Homeless Memorial Day

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

Meeting Minutes

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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

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).