About our board


Our board meets on the third Thursday of March, June, September and November from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Families as Allies offices in Jackson (see address below).  All of our meetings are open to the public and include a Public Comment Section.  We find the Public Comment section to be one of the most valuable parts of our meetings and welcome feedback from as many people as possible.  We request that Public Comments be limited to three minutes so that everyone who wishes to participate has the opportunity to do so.



Sylvia Leggette, President

Marika Cackett, Treasurer

Cheryl Grogan, Secretary

Roberta Burrell

Paula VanEvery

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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.