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June 2021

Families as Allies – Facebook Live

June 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Facebook Live June 30

Every time there's a fifth Wednesday in a month (like this month!) we hit Facebook Live to give you a report on what Families as Allies has been doing and what we have planned for the next three months. Join us at noon on 6/30/21 on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/faams.org/

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July 2021

MS Families for Kids: Youth Leadership Camp

July 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - July 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm CDT
Mississippi Families for Kids

Mississippi Families for Kids Youth The Mississippi Families for Kids Youth Leadership Camp is an annual week-long day camp that is held for middle and high school children in Jackson and surrounding areas. We bring together a selection of youth from traditional families, adopted families and foster care. The purpose of the camp is to equip middle and high school students with the skills, resources and information they need to finish high school and enter higher education. The camp also…

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2021 Open Up Summit

July 22, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Open Up Mississippi logo

Open Up Mississippi Join Open Up Mississippi's first annual Open Up Summit. During this event, our young adult members will be paired with mental health professionals to do presentations on the things that matter to them. They will be able to use their collective voices to tell us what they want and need when it comes to their mental wellness, as well as the mental wellness of their peers. Register here>>

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Drive -Thru Community Baby Shower Give-Away

July 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
community baby shower poster

You are invited to the Drive -Thru Community Baby Shower Give-Away! 62 Old Airport Rd. While supplies last: Free Pampers, Baby Wipes and a case of water. We are also giving away 2 car seats, 1 pack n play and COVID-19 vaccines for ages 18 and up.

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Saddle Up for Field Day with LIFE of Mississippi

July 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Poster for Saddle Up for Field Day with LIFE of Mississippi

LIFE of Mississippi LIFE of Mississippi's Healthy Opportunity Specialist and P.O.W.E.R. will be hosting a field day for our consumers out at the reservoir. We will be fishing, face painting, arts and crafts! Plenty of fun for the family! Celebrating ADA!! Click for more details!

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September 2021

NTTAC Event: Managing Adversities as You Get Ready for Fall 2021

September 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am CDT
NTTAC logo

National Training & Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, & Family Mental Health This webinar will focus on skills to manage adversities that occur as one prepares to resume work, school, or other life activities. Sometimes those facing adversities are expected to adopt resilience skills or “grit” to manage persisting obstacles, rather than to address systemic or structural obstacles underlying these adversities. So both individual (micro) skills to manage ongoing obstacles, and also (macro) skills to address system and structural…

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2021 Opioid & Heroin Mississippi Drug Summit | Rise Up

September 15, 2021 @ 7:00 am - September 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm CDT
Blue and white Rise Up Drug Summit logo

Rise Up! Facing the Addiction Crisis, One Family at a Time Join us for the 2021 Opioid & Heroin Mississippi Drug Summit – A Virtual Event September 15-17, 2021 Education. Training. Collaboration. Saving lives. The goal of the Mississippi Opioid and Heroin Summit is an opportunity for all of us to face the epidemic that touches our families, friends and loved ones. The 2.5 day Summit will bring together 3 communities public safety, public health, and the public. Learn about…

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6th Annual Mississippi Science Fest

September 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - September 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm CDT

The 6th Annual Mississippi Science Fest (MSF), presented by C Spire, is a fun event hosted by the four museums of Jackson, Mississippi's LeFleur Museum District (LMD) on September 16-18, 2021.  The MSF showcases the Magnolia State's innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) industries and organizations. This year, the event is will be in-person and virtual: * September 16: Science After 6 (click here for details) * September 17: Field Trip Friday (click here for details) * September 18: MS Science Fest featuring guest speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin (click here for details) On…

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Mississippi Free Press Live

September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm CDT
MFP Live Joy Hogge

Families As Allies Executive Director, Joy Hogge, and Melody Worsham talk with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the state's mental health crisis and lawsuit outcome. Watch live>>

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Don’t Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

September 29, 2021 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm CDT
Flyer for the Don't Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

The mental health and wellness of men and boys have been often ignored, even though it can take a substantial toll on their lives. When ignored, mental health issues can affect physical health and life expectancy, as well as cause boys and men the inability to fully function in society and within their families.

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