PRVO makes financial awards to eligible households to help them meet their basic needs, obtain family stability, and improve their quality of life. PRVO will make all of its resources available to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency such as unemployment, underemployment, and lack of education. Staff will also refer individuals who are in need of services not directly provided by PRVO to agencies providing those services.
PRVO Head Start
Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc. believes in the importance of providing each child with an educational opportunity that addresses their individual learning style. We apply a daily schedule of activities that is child-initiated/teacher- directed in our Head Start classrooms and child-initiated/teacher-supported in Early Head Start. We utilize the Creative Curriculum in our center-based classrooms and our Family Child Care Home. More Info
PRVO began developing affordable housing projects in 1997 through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. PRVO and its affiliate PRVO Construction and Development, LLC have developed 333 three and four bedroom single family homes and 52 apartment homes. Properties are located in Bassfield, Columbia, Greenville, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Mount Olive, Poplarville, and Wiggins. PRVO currently serves as the property manager of all 385 homes and apartments developed by the agency.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is designed to ensure that low-income households are afforded an opportunity to offset the high cost of energy demands by providing direct financial assistance and energy conservation information.
Tax Preparation & Budgeting
PRVO completed 424 federal and state tax returns for low-income individuals, obtaining $ 922,789 in Earned Income Tax Credits. the agency set up Volunteer Income Assistance (VITA) sites in Laurel, Hattiesburg, New Augusta, and Collins