Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc.
Families First Resource Center
Contact Information:
Perry County Families First Resource Center
604 South Front Street
Post Office Box 1251
Richton, MS 39476
Telephone: 601.788.6460
Fax: 601.788.6433
Resource Center Director: Eva Ward
Program Coordinator (s): Mr. Fred Idom, Mr. Marvin Ward, Ms. Shiya Reed
The general purpose of the Perry County Families First Resource Center is to provide services which will ultimately break the cycle of poverty for children and their families . PRVO addresses the following four (4) goals at the Perry County Family Resource Center: 1) To reduce child abuse and neglect; 2) To encourage responsible childbearing and reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies; 3) To help participants become better parents; 4) To provide educational opportunities for low-income individuals that will increase basic skill levels, enhance employability skills, and promote education. These services are provided in Walthall, Lamar, Perry, Jefferson Davis, and Covington Counties.

PRVO uses an innovative approach to getting parents to participate: 1) Parents whose children are enrolled in after-school tutoring sessions must attend parenting classes; 2) Provides a parent educator who motivates and encourages participants to come back again and again; 3) Provide services for youth that are directly related to their achieving a higher educational status; and 4) Provide services for youth that are interesting, fun, and exciting.

PRVO provides comprehensive services that include, but are not limited to:

• Healthy Marriage

• Abstinence

• Fatherhood Initiative

• Parenting Classes

For more information about Families First Resources please call:


Walthall County
1183 Highway 13 South
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-6077

Lamar County
103-A Shelby Speight Drive
Purvis, MS 39475
601-794-8387

Jeff Davis County
1025 3rd Street
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-5356

Covington County
500 9th Street
Collins, MS 39428
601-736-8353

Perry County
105 Main Street Suite 6-8
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-8231