Back Bay Mission can provide up to $250 to help with electricity and water bills (any additional amount you own must be paid before you meet with us). Utility assistance is only available by appointment.
To make an appointment, call the Mission at 228-432-0301 on Thursday at 9am. Appointments will be made for the following week (and occasionally for the week after that). Appointments fill up fast, so please do your best to reach the Mission at 9am or shortly after!
At your appointment, our caseworker will perform a needs-based assessment. This will take many things into consideration, including your income, the size of your households, and other financial obligations, to determine whether you are eligible for assistance.
If you are approved for assistance, the Mission will provide up to $250 for your utility bill. If you owe more, that amount must be paid off before your appointment.
You may receive utility assistance once every twelve months and only two times total. There is also a $250 lifetime maximum for utility assistance. If you receive assistance, anyone 18 years old or older in your household is also considered to have received assistance.
The Mission does not help with gas bills.