South Mississippi Children’s Center

The South Mississippi Children’s Center (SMCC) provides 24-hour emergency shelter and social services for abused, neglected, runaway, and homeless children. The shelter offers a safe, home-life refuge for children in need. Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the SMCC is a registered National Safe Place. This emergency shelter is 12-bed, coeducational, and available for intakes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To ensure that the shelter meets the needs of our children, we appreciate assistance with the following items.

In-kind Donations can be shipped or delivered to:

Canopy Children’s Solutions
c/o South Mississippi Children’s Center
6752 Highway 98 West
Hattiesburg, MS 39482

Questions about donating to the SMCC? Call 601-582-8891


  • Bath soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hair accessories
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Undergarments


  • School Supplies
  • Sports equipment
  • Movies
  • Games
  • Books
  • Suitcases/Duffel Bags
  • Art Supplies


  • Armbands
  • Body lotion
  • Earbuds
  • Jewelry
  • MP3 players
  • Tickets to movies, zoo, skating, sporting events, etc.


  • Carpentry
  • General Handyman
  • Landscaping
  • Tiling
  • Chaperoning for client outings to movies, skating, community activities, etc.

Mississippi Children’s Home Services, Inc., Mississippi Children’s Home Society, and CARES Center, Inc., doing business as (d.b.a.) Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1912 in Mississippi. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by United States law.

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