Mission First Legal Aid

By contributing to the Mission First Legal Aid Fund, you help us expand our reach and enhance our services to meet the civil legal needs of our clients.

The Mission First Legal Aid Office aims to answer God’s call to seek justice and mercy by providing civil legal services and spiritual counsel to low-income individuals and families in Hinds, Rankin, and Madison counties who meet certain income requirements.


Your donation helps narrow the gap in access to justice for persons and families who come to us for help. Your gift helps vulnerable families stay together. It helps veterans, seniors, and the disabled obtain the benefits they deserve. Your contribution changes the lives of children seeking permanent, healthy homes. It helps families avoid foreclosure and helps individuals suffering financial difficulties get back on track. Your gift gives a voice for the voiceless and hope for the hopeless - which often has a life-changing impact for our clients. 


You make the difference in these people’s lives. Your donation helps individuals and families in crisis who have nowhere else to turn. None of what we do would be possible without the support of our alumni, friends, and partners. On behalf of all the clients we serve, thank you.

"I am very grateful for the help and concerns I received from Mission First. Thank you very much and may God continue to bless this program to help others as it helped me when I didn't know where to turn." - Mary

"My attorney helped me put my fears and worry aside with my last will and testament" - Kimberly

"God bless these ladies, I don't know what I would have done without them. Thank you so much" - Rena

"My attorney was exceptional and went above and beyond in working my case. She was concerned about my welfare as well as that of the children. She was always available whenever I needed her. She made me feel that my family was important to her." - Regina

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Carlyn Hicks
Legal Aid Director
Jackson, MS

Secondary Contact

Karen Flowers
Assistant Dean for Advancement
151 East Griffith Street
Jackson, MS 39201