Our vision and mission

Our vision is that all children will have the opportunity to
reach their potential and to be successful. Our mission is to make sure that families are partners in all aspects of their children’s care.


Established in 1990, Families as Allies is the only family-run statewide organization
for parents and caregivers of children with mental health challenges in Mississippi.

We provide a wide array of parent-to-parent support throughout the state.

We advocate for and work towards improving the systems that serve our children.

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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 07:30 AM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

Bring Your IEP Day


Come to the Families as Allies office on Tuesday, July 24th with your IEP and your questions. Drop in anytime between 7:30 AM and 6 PM. You'll be able to visit with parents who have been in your shoes, and we will support you in finding answers.


You will also have the opportunity to share feedback about ways to make JPS work better for all students and families if you would like. The feedback will be shared with the Better Together Commission.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Word and Worship Church in Jackson, MS

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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.