Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence opened as a safe house in 1977, providing help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Since then, the Center has grown to be the largest, most comprehensive program in the State of Mississippi. More than 20,500 women, children, and men have received services through shelter and non-residential programs since it opened. Approximately 12,000 children, adolescents, and adults attend violence prevention sessions annually. Gulf Coast Center’s 24-hour crisis line receives over 15,000 calls per year requesting assistance and information.
Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence serve the six southernmost counties of Mississippi: Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River, George, and Stone Counties.
All services for victims are free of charge and completely confidential.
24-Hour Crisis Line
Phone: (228) 435-1968
Prevention and Early Intervention Services include preventive mental health programs targeting vulnerable at-risk groups with the intent to prevent the occurrence of mental and/or emotional problems and service programs designed to intervene as early as possible following the identification of a problem. Prevention and/or early intervention programs should be designed... More
Domestic Violence Shelter
Sexual Assault Crisis Response
Adult & Children’s Counseling
Free Legal Assistance
DV Intervention Program
Information & Referral