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If You Suspect A Child Has Been Abused, Contact

Mississippi Division of Child Protective Services

reportabuse.mdcps.ms.gov or

1.800.222.8000 or 601.432.4570

DeSoto County Closet



Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center works on a daily basis with the Child Protective Services (CPS) and law enforcement to provide resources for children who are victims of abuse in our community. On average in DeSoto County, there over 100 children who are removed from their homes each year due to a safety concern.


Since opening in 2013, Healing Hearts CAC has become aware that these children who are removed from their home have a lack of resources during the first few weeks in their new environment. Therefore, Healing Hearts CAC has established a closet location to provide vital basic necessities for our community’s children who are in crisis.


The closet is called "Tyler's Closet" in memory of an 11 year old boy who was a DeSoto County resident that was tortured and starved to death by the people who were supposed to love him and take care of him. Tyler’s Closet is a way to remember him as a reminder that when children are taken into custody they are being protected from abuse and possible death as happened in Tyler's case.


We need your ongoing help to provide the basic necessities for these children ages newborn-17.


Ideas of what you can do to help? Collect the following:



  • Underwear  (Boys & Girls - sizes 2T-16)                                                              
  • Underwear (Teen sizes)              
  • Diapers (Newborn and 5)                 
  • Baby Wipes
  • Pack N Plays
  • Sheets for Pack N Play     
  • Gift Cards to Target or Wal-Mart to purchase needed items               


New or Gently Used:

  • PJ's - Size (Boys & Girls - 0-3T, 6-16 and Adult sizes S-XL)
  • Girl's Clothes (sizes 3 months - 16)
  • Boy's Clothes (sizes 3 months - 16)
  • Teen Clothes (Boys & Girls sizes S-XL)

Contact Darlene Cunningham at Healing Hearts CAC at 662.349.1555 to let us know how you plan to help!

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