Charity Review

Back Bay Mission

(228) 432-0301 1012 Division St, Biloxi MS 39530-2968
  1. Purpose
  2. Programs

[To meet] the urgent needs of those suffering from poverty and its effects while building pathways to social justice.

Incorporated: 1962 in MS


Back Bay Mission is a ministry of the United Church of Christ and draws on a national network of support to decrease poverty and marginalization on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Back Bay Mission’s Emergency Assistance program provides financial and material support to people in need, including a client-choice food pantry, utility and prescription medicine assistance, and help with obtaining identification or birth documents. The organization offers education and empowerment opportunities for low-income individuals and families, including Art in Living classes and God’s Green Acres Community Garden. Housing Restoration helps low-income families stay in their homes by making necessary renovations and repairs, from scrape-and-paint to making houses accessible to people with disabilities to rebuilding homes that have been damaged or fallen into disrepair. Back Bay Mission’s Micah Day Center offers a place for homeless and low-income people to connect to vital services, including shower and laundry services and clothing and material assistance. Outreach services are also available to meet homeless individuals and families in various locations in Biloxi and Gulfport to provide services similar to those offered within the Micah Day Center, such as resume development, nutrition assistance applications, and transportation assistance. Supportive Housing programs offered by Back Bay Mission include Home At Last, with sublet apartments for individuals to live in while working with case managers to gain self-sufficiency, and HomePort, designed for veterans working toward self-sufficiency with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Back Bay Mission. According to the organization, in 2015, Back Bay Mission completed 21 housing recoveries, served 423 people at the Micah Day Center, and housed 41 clients through Home At Last. 

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