Department of Human Services

The Wayne County Department of Human Services office is managed by the State of Mississippi, and offers a wide range of services to those in need.


1104 Cedar Street, Waynesboro, MS 39367
Click here to see map of DHS office

Mission and outreach

The Mississippi Department of Human Services offers Mississippians, young and old, tangible help today to create lasting hope for tomorrow. Here are broad categories for DHS assistance and clicking on any of the links below will take you to the agency’s online service pages:

1) Paying bills — Assistance for families that need help making ends meet.
2) Caring for an older adult — Helping seniors maintain their independence.
3) Child care — Assisting families find and pay for quality care for young people.
4) Finding a job — Helping with support and skills training to improve your career.
5) Food services — Providing food and nutrition to families.
6) Supporting my child — Helping support your child and building your parenting skills.

For more information on programs and services available, you should contact:

Wayne County DHS office
Telephone: 601-735-4752

Mississippi Department of Human Services
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: 601-359-4500


Child Support Office (in Laurel)


Multi-County Community Action Agency (located inside Wayne County DHS office)


Area Agency on Aging (Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District)


Long-term care ombudsman (senior adults)