Family Run Organizations play a crucial and unique role in making sure services and systems are responsive to our children.

They provide a way for  families to support each other  and also allow families to work together to improve things locally, in the state and nationally for our children. Research shows that strong and robust family run organizations help other mental health services work better. Those benefits for everyone only make sense – no one is more invested in the welfare of our children than we are.

This section describes ways families can join together for the benefit of ALL of our children. We encourage you as you read through this section to take the opportunity to join Families as Allies

Joining Families as Allies is simple and free, and you can do so here by answering some questions about your experiences.   Your shared information will be kept confidential.  Your feedback helps us understand what you think are the most important issues to work on in the State.  After you join, you will receive periodic updates and also be notified about training, opportunities to network with other families  and ways to be involved in policy change if you are interested.  

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.