Care Lodge


Care Lodge

Full Description


 

Care Lodge has remained true to the mission of supporting victims of domestic violence for over 39 years.  Prior to 1981, calls relating to domestic violence had been received by the Mental Health Association.  In May 1981, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Meridian donated $5,000 to create a program for victims.

In 1983, support from the Poindexter and Hawkins families allowed Care Lodge to relocate the shelter.  The agency continued to work as a division of the Mental Health Association until 1987 when the Board of Trustees determined the agency had sufficient funding and support to become a separate entity.

Today, Care Lodge provides services to approximately 1,000 victims each year.  Care Lodge provides services to residents of nine counties in east Mississippi and is the only certified domestic violence shelter in MS Highway Patrol District VI.

Care Lodge is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency governed by a volunteer board that ensures all agency rules, regulations and bylaws are consistent with our mission and vision.  Funding is provided through grants, the United Way and local contributions.

The State of Mississippi mandates that domestic violence shelters in the state raise at least 25 percent of their operating budgets from local resources.  Care Lodge consistently receives more than 25 percent of our annual budget from local support.

Care Lodge is recognized as an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi. Care Lodge is a member of the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The agency was the 2010 recipient of the Governor’s Community Projects of Excellence Award for Best Emergency Shelter.  In 2015, Care Lodge was nominated and received the Agency Merritt Award for Best Victim Service Provider, statewide.



Counties Served

  1. StateWide
  2. Adams
  3. Alcorn
  4. Amite
  5. Attala
  6. Benton
  7. Bolivar
  8. Calhoun
  9. Carroll
  10. Chickasaw
  11. Choctaw
  12. Claiborne
  13. Clarke
  14. Clay
  15. Coahoma
  16. Copiah
  17. Covington
  18. DeSoto
  19. Forrest
  20. Franklin
  21. George
  22. Greene
  23. Grenada
  24. Hancock
  25. Harrison
  26. Hinds
  27. Holmes
  28. Humphreys
  29. Issaquena
  30. Itawamba
  31. Jackson
  32. Jasper
  33. Jefferson
  34. Jefferson Davis
  35. Jones
  36. Kemper
  37. Lafayette
  38. Lamar
  39. Lauderdale
  40. Lawrence
  41. Leake
  42. Lee
  43. Leflore
  44. Lincoln
  45. Lowndes
  46. Madison
  47. Marion
  48. Marshall
  49. Monroe
  50. Montgomery
  51. Neshoba
  52. Newton
  53. Noxubee
  54. Oktibbeha
  55. Panola
  56. Pearl River
  57. Perry
  58. Pike
  59. Pontotoc
  60. Prentiss
  61. Quitman
  62. Rankin
  63. Scott
  64. Sharkey
  65. Simpson
  66. Smith
  67. Stone
  68. Sunflower
  69. Tallahatchie
  70. Tate
  71. Tippah
  72. Tishomingo
  73. Tunica
  74. Union
  75. Walthall
  76. Warren
  77. Washington
  78. Wayne
  79. Webster
  80. Wilkinson
  81. Winston
  82. Yalobusha
  83. Yazoo

SKU

SKU130826074278

Fee for Service

  1. Free
  2. Payment Required

Ages Served

  1. 0-5
  2. 6-12
  3. 13-18
  4. Adult
  5. Senior

Telephone

(601) 693-4673

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 5331, Meridian, MS 39302

email

carelodge@bellsouth.net

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