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
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 07:30 AM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

Bring Your IEP Day


Come to the Families as Allies office on Tuesday, July 24th with your IEP and your questions. Drop in anytime between 7:30 AM and 6 PM. You'll be able to visit with parents who have been in your shoes, and we will support you in finding answers.


You will also have the opportunity to share feedback about ways to make JPS work better for all students and families if you would like. The feedback will be shared with the Better Together Commission.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Word and Worship Church in Jackson, MS

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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.