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    WEBINAR TODAY!

    webinar.jpgFamilies as Allies, in partnership with the Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center (MSPTI), will present a webinar on Families as Allies today, Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 from 12 noon-1 PM.

     

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    CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR ON BEHALF OF OUR CHILDREN TODAY!

    StateresponseCL-TAC_Page_1CROP.jpgGOOD NEWS!
    Families as Allies learned yesterday from a court document filed by Attorney General Hood that “The Mississippi legislature is a party to the negotiations” in the United States Justice Department’s mental health lawsuit against Mississippi.

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    FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: A GREAT START TO THE NEW YEAR!

    BMH5crop.jpgIt's been a great start to the new year for Families as Allies! Beginning with an open house that was attended by many old and new friends, continuing with a new training session held in conjunction with the Department of Mental Health (DMH), two more community town halls and a presentation to the Board of Mental Health, it's been quite a busy time. And that's not counting a recent meeting with Governor Bryant. Shown at right: Executive Director Joy Hogge and member of the Board of Mental Health Dr. Jim Herzog.

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    STATE RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR JUDGE WINGATE TO REVIEW TAC REPORT

    This is the state response to the request by plaintiffs that Judge Wingate review the TAC report.pg1stateobjtroupecl.jpg The Clarion Ledger has sued to make the TAC report public, and this issue was argued
    in court last Friday, Feb. 10th as part of the Troupe v. Barbour suit.

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    IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

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    In this video Grace and John Gallagher speak eloquently about finding Families as Allies, learning how to advocate for their child, and as a result of working with our organization being able to give back to their community by advocating with and for other families. They are an example of how we hope to impact and give back to communities all across the state.

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    FAMILIES AS ALLIES ATTENDS AND PRESENTS AT NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE IN PHOENIX

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    Executive Director Joy Hogge and other members of the Families as Allies staff attended and spoke at the National Federation of Families For Children's Mental Health conference in Phoenix this past weekend. Dr. Hogge and Family Partner Henry Moore gave a presentation titled: Using State Challenges to Create Opportunities for Family-Driven Reform. 

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    State responds to Justice Department Lawsuit

    State_response_to_DOJ-01.jpgOn October 11, 2016, the State, via Phelps Dunbar LLP, filed its response to the Justice Department's recent lawsuit alleging Mississippi discriminates against adults with mental illness by unlawfully segregating them in institutional settings. The State's response can be found here.

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    3rd Annual Community Partnership Celebration

    IMG_2700.JPGWHAT A SUCCESS!

    This past Monday night Families as Allies held our third Community Partnership Celebration fundraiser at Bravo! Restaurant in Highland Village. We had a wonderful turnout and many generous sponsors who made contributions. In addition, Families as Allies presented some amazing and dedicated people with awards for their efforts in the past year.

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    Families - Make Your Voice Heard

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    Families - We want to hear from you!  Please take a few minutes to tell us what's happened when you have tried to find help for your child.  Your answers are anonymous and let us know the most important things to work on in the state.  After you finish the anonymous survey, you will be given the chance to join Families as Allies.  Membership is free and allows us to stay in touch with you about ways to network with other parents and work together to make things better for our children.  

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    WELCOME TO OUR NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE

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    Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of Families as Allies:

    Welcome to our new and improved website. We've worked very hard to make it a helpful tool for you. 

    The goal of this website is the same as the mission of our organization: to make sure families are partners in their children's care.  We hope that every family visiting the site finds helpful information for their own child and also ideas for how families can work together to make things better for ALL of our children.  We encourage families to take a few minute to join Families as Allies during their visit.  For our visitors who are not family members, we want this site to be a useful resource for you as you work with families and we all work together to improve our systems for our children.

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Families as Allies is funded through generous donations, training fees, grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration, the City of Jackson and the Department of Mental Health, and contracts with other non-profits and agencies.