Family & Social Services

Department of Human Services

The goal of the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) is to help Mississippi families become completely self-sufficient. It provides temporary assistance for families in need, leads the food stamp program (SNAP/TANF) and works within each community to create partnerships with local organizations. No appointment is needed to visit the office or to apply for SNAP benefits.

In Lafayette County, SNAP members who shop at the Oxford Community Market receive a dollar of market credit for every dollar of their benefits spent. The Lafayette County office of MDHS has several other valuable partnerships within the community. Visit the MDHS website to learn more.

Address: 72 F.D. “Buddy” East Parkway, Suite 301, Oxford, MS 38655


Child Protection Services

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) prevents the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, strengthens families and promotes permanent family connections and well-being.

Report child abuse online through MDCPS:

Child abuse/neglect hotline: 1-800-222-8000

If someone is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Phone: (662) 234-1863
Fax: (662) 236-0230
Physical Address: 72 F.D. “Buddy” East Parkway, Suite 300, Oxford, MS 38655
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1072, Oxford, MS 38655