Human Services

The goal of the Oktibbeha County Department of Human Services is to develop approaches to improve the quality of life for families in our area, acknowledging that families need to be in charge of their own lives. There are three divisions in the department: Family and Children’s Services, Economic Assistance (TANF and SNAP), and Child Support. Family and Children’s Services include foster care, child and adult protective services, and adoption services. Economic Assistance provides the link to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for financial assistance, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) for food assistance. Eligibility for services and resources is based on income, personal resources, etc., with limits that vary by program. It takes approximately 30 days to process applications.

To anonymously report neglect or abuse call 1-800-222-8000. (More information about the MS Abuse Hotline.)


Child Support
213 Yeates Street
39759 Starkville , MS
Phone: 1-877-882-4916
Fax: (662) 615-4927
Economic Assistance
213 Yeates Street
39759 Starkville , MS
Phone: (662) 323-1566
Fax: (662) 324-0003
Family & Children's Services
106A Felix Long Street
39759 Starkville , MS
Phone: (662) 324-9637
Fax: (662) 323-5862


Monday - Friday:
8:00 am-5:00 pm