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Human & Cultural Services
Adriane Dorsey-Kidd
Adriane Dorsey-Kidd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of providing social services and mental health care to individuals and families. In addition, Mrs. Kidd also served as a Social Work Professor for several years at Jackson State University.  

Mrs. Kidd has extensive work in the areas of mental health issues with geriatric patients, environmental psychosocial issues with toddlers, sexually traumatized women and also working with death row inmates as a mitigation specialist. 

Mrs. Kidd, Director of Human and Cultural Services, is a doctoral student at Jackson State University, and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Tougaloo College.

Mrs. Kidd is certified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a Girl Circle Group Facilitator and, a Licensed Certified Social Worker for the State of Mississippi.  Additionally, she has a Certification in Gerontology and also a Specialized Certificate in Child Abuse and Child Neglect.  

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Human and Cultural Services is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Jackson through cultural, social, educational, and economic activities.

The Human Services Component
The mission of the human services component is to implement and deliver an array of social, educational, and socioeconomic programs for the family unit; promote independence and self-sufficiency among the elderly; and provide public space for various community and neighborhood organizations to host events and meetings. This component consists of the divisions of Senior Services, Early Childhood Development, Family and Youth Division, Jobs for Jacksonians, Homeless Program, Fresh Start Program, AmeriCorps, and Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and initiatives.

The Cultural Services Component
The mission of the cultural services component is to expand and enhance the City of Jackson Cultural Arts Program. It promotes local artists and public awareness of cultural diversity in the community. The divisions which make up this component include Jackson Municipal Art Gallery, Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and Thalia Mara Hall/Arts Center.

Adriane Dorsey-Kidd, MSW, LCSW

Beverley Johnson-Durham

Executive Office Coordinator

1000 Metrocenter
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39209

Ph: 601-960-0383
Fx: 601-960-1572


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.