“The staff’s friendliness put me at ease.”
Wesley House Community Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization that began in 1904 when Mrs. Elizabeth Cochran, Mrs. J.R. Whittaker and some ladies of the Central Methodist Church in Meridian, Mississippi felt a calling to “…minister to the least of these…” These Methodist women sought to bring families in a cotton-mill community on the Eastern boundary of Meridian, into the sphere of Christianity. Today, Wesley House is a National Missions Institute and is in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Women. It is also a recognized mission of the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. Wesley House is an agency of The United Way of East Mississippi. Wesley House is also a member of the National Children’s Alliance, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi, and the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault. We provide a hand-up approach of assistance to our clients through four separate and distinct mission areas:
East Mississippi Child Advocacy Center
East Mississippi Sexual Assault Crisis Center
If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer we invite you to call our front desk at 601-485-4736 for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Donations whether physical or monetary are always welcome. We appreciate everything that is donated to Wesley House to help make the lives in our community better.
The purpose of Wesley House is to provide a holistic approach in providing resources to those in need. A “hand up” is offered rather than a “hand out” so that people are able to retain their dignity and regain their independence. The services are offered to people from all walks of life who find themselves in need of support. These services, other than the preschool, are free of charge to everyone. Wesley House offers these services to everyone regardless of race, creed, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
“To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.”
— Mother Teresa
Asst. Executive Director/Clinical Director
Christian Relief & Preschool Director
Family & Victim Advocate Coordinator, Therapist
Forensic Interview Coordinator/Therapist
MDT Coordinator, Forensic Interviewer
Forensic Interviewer, Prevention Educator
MDT Facilitator/Prevention Specialist
Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer
Christian Relief Services
Reception & Volunteer Coordination