Earlier this year we had the good fortune to meet Katelyn Elizabeth Brown, an amazing young woman who is passionate about children's mental health. Katelyn is also this year's reigning Miss Natchez Trace, and recently was a top ten finalist in the Miss Mississippi pageant. Katelyn asked us how we could partner to help support families and children. That partnership resulted in the video that you are about to watch. We are so grateful to Katelyn. Please enjoy and share her moving story.
One in six children have special health care needs. Three of those families, the Fowlers, the Smiths and the Hogge-Roffwargs, talk about living with special health care needs and how both the parents and children confront their challenges and find support.
Monica Webber, a parent with Families as Allies, talks about how the organization has made a difference. She spoke last November at our 2018 Community Partnership Celebration.
Listen to Larry Sanders describe how leadership training transformed his relationship with the young children in his family and led him to reach out to others with the things he learned. Families helping families who then help other families brings change and hope.
Grace and John Gallagher of Eden, Mississippi share their story and their son John's story.
Betty Turner has worked in different capacities with Families as Allies over the past several years. She currently spends time with families of young children. She supports them in learning ways parents, child care providers and mental health therapists can work together to help children do well socially and emotionally. She wrote us this note to describe how she feels about Families as Allies.
Last year we honored in memoriam 2 people who were instrumental in furthering Families as Allies mission. Earnest "Rusty" Turner of Balch and Bingham, LLC was honored for Excellence and Helen Johnson of Southern Echo was honored for Caring for Every Child and Family.