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Moore Community House, a mission agency of United Methodist Women, has served the families of East Biloxi since 1924. 

Our History

Moore Community House has been serving the families of east Biloxi since 1924.

Our History

Moore Community House has been a part of the fabric of East Biloxi since 1924. The organization originally served the children of the seafood workers in this area - as well as the many children who worked in the seafood factories themselves during this time, before the creation of child labor laws.

Now, more than 90 years later, Moore Community House continues to serve the families of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by providing early childhood education, and workforce training for women in the construction and advanced manufacturing fields. 


Executive Director

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Director of Operations

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Fiscal Officer

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Human Resources Coordinator


Program Director,

Women in Construction


Program Director,

Early Head Start

Our Board of Directors

Linda Lightsey, President/UMW Representative

Joe Dawsey, Vice President

Ann Smith, Secretary

Kara Adams, Treasurer

Aletha Burge

Lisa Cumbest Michiels

Elijah Mitchell

Mary Ann O'Gorman

Kiara Taite
Sally Richards, Policy Council Liaison

Rev. Dr. Larry Hilliard, Seashore District Superintendent (Ex-officio)

MCH Executive Director: Rev. Carol Burnett

Early Head Start

Moore Community House's Early Head Start Program offers early education and support services to low-income families.

Women in Construction

The Moore Community House Women in Construction Program trains women in trade and advanced manufacturing skills.

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