Get the Latest News from the
Mississippi Department of Human Services
November 2020
Eligibility Worker Training
Leflore County

Lisa Coats presented Kamaria Pigram, Patricia Adams, Kenya Childs, and Supervisor Bobby Mckay with their certificates for completing EW training.
Sharkey County

Lisa Coats presented Shanna Henderson (left) and Charlotte Collins (right) with their certificates for completing EW training.

Executive Director presents to Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee
MDHS Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson presented “Hope and Help During a Pandemic” to the Mississippi Senate as an update on agency activities during a pandemic-stricken 2020.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
We had a great turnout for our Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

People's Choice
Economic Assistance Eligibility
Most Creative
Harrison County
County Winner
Bolivar County
Holiday Food Drive
Thanks to the State Office, we collected and distributed over 3,000 food items!

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the
Annual MDHS State Office Holiday Decorating Contest.
All employees are invited to spread the Christmas spirit and make the holiday season a little more special and fun at MDHS.
Participants must adhere to the following rules:
  • Floor decorating may not begin until Tuesday, December 1st.

  • Do not damage the door or surrounding wall.

  • Fire extinguishers/fire alarms pull station shall not be obstructed from view, obstruction shall not be placed by an exit path.

  • No materials or equipment may be placed, either permanently or temporarily within the exit route.

  • If you decorate with strands of lights, they MUST be battery operated as we do not want to overload circuits. 

  • Decorations may not obstruct or prevent easy access to the office.

  • Exit signs shall not be obstructed from view.
  • If you choose to have one common area for decorating and want to use lights for a tree or something of that nature, they MUST be LED lights and please designate someone to be responsible for turning off any lights, at the end of every day. 

  • No items hanging from sprinkler heads and means of egress shall be free from obstructions that would prevent its use.

  • Participants may bring items from home to use as decorations; remember this activity is all about being creative and having fun without incurring unnecessary expenses.

  • All decorations must be removed by close of business on Wednesday, December 30th.

  • Winners of other competitions this year cannot win again so that we can spread the cheer.
Decorated floors will be evaluated on three criteria:
visual impact, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Judging will take place on Tuesday, December 22nd.
Winners will be announced later that day!

County Offices: Please submit your photos to by Friday, December 18th.
Improving service to those in need and employee morale
top goals at MDHS
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services has been visiting county offices around the state. He is working to build morale while reminding staff the people they serve come first.