About Us.

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
Educational Services
Christian Relief

Join Volunteer

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!

Give

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.

MISSION

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.

Get Involved

“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

“The staff’s friendliness put me at ease.”

— Anonymous

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Rev. David Schultz

Executive Director
 

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Brandy Rea, LPC-S, BC-TMH

Asst. Executive Director/Clinical Director

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Tara Mack-Hillery

Bookkeeper
 

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Andy Hodges

Christian Relief & Preschool Director
  

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Elauran Vowell, P-LPC, NCC

Family & Victim Advocate Coordinator, Therapist

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Beth Runnels, P-LPC, NCC

Forensic Interview Coordinator/Therapist

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Allakie Smith, BA, BSW

MDT Coordinator, Forensic Interviewer

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Sarah Beth Cooper, B.S.

Forensic Interviewer, Prevention Educator

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Robin Aucoin, LPC

Therapist/Forensic Interviewer
 

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Marcus A. Gladney, Sr., BSW

MDT Facilitator/Prevention Specialist

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Laura Coleman, BSW

Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer
 
 

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Jordan Oswald

MDT Facilitator

 

 

 

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Melanie Stuckey

Preschool Teacher

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Emily Bishop

Preschool Teacher
  

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LaTasha Howard

Christian Relief Services

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Liz Moore

Reception & Volunteer Coordination

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Daphne Darden

Reception
 

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Jowanda McCoy

Reception
 

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Linda Patton

Preschool Cook

We Can Change Everything Together.