Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society


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Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society

667 US-51 Suite C
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-385-DOWN (3696)

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Medical and Financial

Medicaid for Disabled Child Living at Home

Children with Down syndrome will likely qualify for Medicaid for Disabled Child Living at Home. Contact your Medicaid Regional Office locations. These can be found on the Department of Medicaid website. Here is a partial list of counties:

Rankin, Simpson, Smith
Brandon Regional Office
3035 Greenfield Road,
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: 601-825-0477
Fax: 601-825-2184

Copiah, Lawrence, Lincoln
Brookhaven Regional Office
1372 Johnny Johnson Drive
Brookhaven, MS 39601
Phone: 601-835-2020
Fax: 601-833-5429

Covington, Jeff Davis, Marion
Columbia Regional Office
501 Eagle Day Avenue, Suite A,
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone: 601-731-2271
Fax: 601-736-7924

Forrest, Lamar, Perry
Hattiesburg Regional Office
6971 Lincoln Road Extension
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-264-5386
Fax: 601-261-1244

Jackson Regional Office
5360 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-978-2399
Fax: 601-956-4264

Attala, Choctaw, Leake
Kosciusko Regional Office
160 Highway 12 West
Kosciusko, MS 39090
Phone: 662-289-4477
Fax: 662-289-9420

Greene, Jones, Wayne
Laurel Regional Office
1100 Hillcrest Drive
Laurel, MS 39440-4731
Phone: 601-425-3175
Fax: 601-425-9441

Clarke, Lauderdale
Meridian Regional Office
3848 Old Highway 45 North
Meridian, MS 39301-1517
Phone: 601-483-9944
Fax: 601-486-2988

Jasper, Newton, Scott
Newton Regional Office
9423 Eastside Drive Extension
Newton, MS 39345-8063
Phone: 601-635-5205
Fax: 601-635-5213

Kemper, Neshoba, Noxubee, Winston
Philadelphia Regional Office
340 West Main Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 601-656-3131
Fax: 601-656-7950

Claiborne, Issaquena, Sharkey, Warren
Vicksburg Regional Office
3401 Halls Ferry Road, Suite 1
Vicksburg MS 39180
Phone: 601-638-6137
Fax: 601-638-7186

Holmes, Humphreys, Yazoo
Yazoo City Regional Office
110 North Jerry Clower Boulevard, Suite A
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-2309
Fax: 662-746-2645

ID/DD (Developmental Disability) Medicaid Waiver

If your child qualifies for Medicaid for Disabled Child Living at Home program, you are eligible to apply for the DD Medicaid Waiver program. The wait list is long, but the benefits provided are worth the wait. Don’t delay – get on the list today! This program provides an approved number of hours of attendant care or respite care free of charge in your home to allow you to work or have a time of respite. You can select a caregiver you know and trust with your child. The DD Waiver can also provide Community Care, which would provide free care for your child at a Medicaid-approved facility.

  • Hudspeth Regional Center serves most Central Mississippi counties — (601) 664-6170
  • Ellisville State School serves most South-Central Mississippi counties — (601) 477- 5887

(WIC) Women, Infants & Children’s Nutrition Program

If your child qualifies for Disabled Child Living at Home through the Division of Medicaid, you will also qualify for the WIC program without regard to income. This program is designed to provide a monthly package of nutritious food including infant formula, juice, eggs, cheese, cereal, and peanut butter through the age of five. It also provides breast-feeding support.

Mississippi WIC Program
805 S. Wheatley St
Suite 400
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 991-6000 or call toll-free (800) 545-6747
WIC Program Website

Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities

It is possible that your child will qualify for Social Security based on his/her disability and your family income.

Social Security Field Office
100 W. Capitol St., Room 401
Jackson, MS