Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and First Lady Ebony Lumumba, recipients of last year's Helen Reddy Johnson Memorial Award for Valuing Every Child and Family, with Executive Director Joy Hogge, members of the Johnson family and others.
Families as Allies has touched the lives of many children and families over the past year because of your generous support. Join us at Bravo Italian Restaurant and Bar on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:30 for our Fifth Annual Community Partnership Celebration to honor this good work and make sure that it continues. For more information on tickets or if you would like to become a sponsor, CLICK HERE.
Mississippi Today recently published this sobering article by health reporter Larrison Campbell detailing stories of young children with disabilities failing to receive federally mandated early intervention services through the First Steps Program at Mississippi State Department of Health due to budget and personnel constraints.
We know these families' stories are very real because some of these very real families have contacted our organization.Read more
Check out all the great things happening throughout the month of May, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, starting with a fun night out at Fondren after 5, Thursday May 3. Read more here.
Check out our latest newsletter to learn all that's been going on plus learn the latest news with Jackson Public Schools, special education and the US Department of Justice. You can read the newsletter here.
My heart, along with those of parents across America, broke as the news of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting unfolded. I still cannot catch my breath trying to grasp the horrific trauma for each child who endured even one second of such a nightmare. There are no words in the face of the unfathomable loss for families whose loved one were killed. Families as Allies’ and my personal thoughts, prayers and hearts are with each and every person affected by yesterday’s devastating tragedy.Read more
Come join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship. Help us celebrate the opportunity to support families, community and positive change in the coming year.
Join Us On Monday, November 6
At Our 4th Annual Community
To Honor Those Who
Exemplify Our Core Values!
Each year we select four groups or individuals who have exemplified our core values in the previous year and honor them at our celebration. This year's award winners are:Read more
We just sent out our Fall 2017 Newsletter. It's filled with lots of good information and a calendar of upcoming events. It also announces our Fourth Annual Community Partnership Celebration on November 6th. READ ALL ABOUT IT!