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 Women of Faith. 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 fully Accredited 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!


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.

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


Brandy Rea, LPC-S, BC-TMH

Executive Director


Tara Mack-Hillery



Andy Hodges

Christian Relief & Preschool Director


Elauran Vowell Barrett, LPC

Victim Services Coordinator


Sarah Beth Cooper, LPC

Forensic Interview Services Coordinator


Lora Anne Grissom, MSW, CFLE

Forensic Interviewer


Robin Aucoin, LPC

Therapist/Forensic Interviewer


Jade Williams Moore

Child Advocacy Center Coordinator


LaTasha Howard

Christian Relief Services


Liz Moore

Reception & Volunteer Coordination


Daphne Darden



Andrea Moore

Outreach Coordinator


Amy Reynolds

Family/Victim Advocate

We provide HOPE and HEALING.