Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is that all children will have the opportunity to
reach their potential and to be successful. Our mission is to make sure that
families are partners in all aspects of their children’s care.

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Every child and family.
We accept and respect all families of children with mental health difficulties without judgment or blame.
We CHALLENGE the systems that serve our children to do the same.

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Excellence.
We hold ourselves to the highest quality standards in what we do – our children’s lives are too valuable to do otherwise.
We EXPECT the systems that serve our children to do the same.

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Partnership.
We support open and honest collaborations among families, professionals, policy makers and others who care about children.
We ENCOURAGE the systems that serve our children to do the same.

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Accountability.
We strive to be effective, efficient and transparent in our work so that precious resources can go toward what is
most important: our children. We DEMAND that the systems that serve our children do the same.

 

Established in 1990, Families as Allies is the only family-run statewide organization for parents and caregivers
of children with mental health challenges in Mississippi. We provide a wide array of parent-to-parent support
throughout the state. We advocate for and work towards improving the systems that serve our children.

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.