After Fire, Sims House Renovated and Ready for Women & Children

One year ago, Stewpot’s Community Services Home, “Sims House” caught on fire and burned most of the home. The home was housing three families at the time and they all got out safely. The Fire Department believes the fire started on the front porch when an outdoor porch light caught on fire.

Over the past year, the Sims House has went through extensive repairs and will be ready to open its doors to women and their children this coming January.

Although the fire was primarily in the front of the house, the entire home was in ruins due to smoke and water damage. Over the past year, the Sims House has received a new roof, new windows, new front porch, new kitchen, new floors, new ceiling tiles, and new furniture. The entire first floor is complete and will be able to hold five families once it reopens.

For the past 22 years the Sims House has been transitional shelter for women and their children. It provides a 90-day stay for its residents and serves over 60 guests a year. Heather Ivery, Business Administrator for Stewpot said, “It will be nice to have the Sims House back in operation to assist families in need.”

Check out the before and after shots of the Sims House.

Stewpot Community Services Turkey Drive!

Stewpot is counting down the days to November 15 when Stewpot will give out turkeys and fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to over 500 families in Metro Jackson. They need your help to make sure they have enough for every family in need.

IHeart Media and your Stewpot family will be at Kroger on I-55 North collecting turkeys 🦃 and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal on Monday and Tuesday of next week. That’s November 14th and 15th. Monday they will be there from 9am – 6pm and Tuesday morning from 6am – 6pm. Come out donate and take a picture with Mr. Gobble Gobble! If you can’t make out, you can donate through our Giving Grid.

To donate click on link below.

For more information please call Heather Ivery at 601-353-2759 or by email at

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2 Comments on After Fire, Sims House Renovated and Ready for Women & Children

  1. God is Good! This is a true blessing to those in need!

    Thanks for this positive news!

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