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.

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

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

Meeting Attendance Reports





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).