How We Advocate

Families as Allies of Mississippi advocates for children, youth and their families. We work for continued system change.

Our advocacy efforts include:

  • Raising public awareness through information campaigns and social marketing techniques
  • Providing leadership, policy and legislative skills training for families
  • Lobbying and informing state legislators, agency administrators and our Congressional delegation on budgetary and policy issues affecting families, children and youth
  • Participating on local and state level case review teams and interagency policy committees and task forces


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Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

Families as Allies Quarterly Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to the public and public comments are encouraged. You can email or fax comments to or 601-355-0919. 

Monday, April 09, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Mississippi BuDS Spring Training

Training for parents of children 0-21 who have social, emotional, or behavioral health challenges. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Mississippi BuDS Children's Health & Resource Fair

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Fondren After 5

Children's Mental Health Week Celebration 2018

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.