Hattiesburg organization gives new hope to area homeless

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two Hattiesburg women are giving many area homeless folks reason for hope.

Priscilla Brown and Cynthia Young are the heart and soul of the Fieldhouse for the Homeless on Highway 49 South in Hattiesburg. They opened the day center in August of 2013 and since have worked tirelessly to help the homeless that come to them for help.

Providing a place for the homeless to go to get out of the bad weather is just a small part of what they do. Since they opened they have been able to get more than 300 homeless off the streets and into a place they can call home.

"We provide assistance like identifications, drivers licenses, jobs, job training, social security cards and assistance, veterans benefits. Sometime they come in and need help with job applications and job training"

Several fund raisers for the organization are planned for the coming months with the next one being all day on Tuesday, May, 20 at Marlins Grill on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg.

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