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.

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Every child and family.
We accept and respect all families of children with mental health difficulties without judgment or blame.
We CHALLENGE the systems that serve our children to do the same.

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We hold ourselves to the highest quality standards in what we do – our children’s lives are too valuable to do otherwise.
We EXPECT the systems that serve our children to do the same.

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We support open and honest collaborations among families, professionals, policy makers and others who care about children.
We ENCOURAGE the systems that serve our children to do the same.

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We strive to be effective, efficient and transparent in our work so that precious resources can go toward what is
most important: our children. We DEMAND that the systems that serve our children do the same.


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
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

Families as Allies Quarterly Board Meeting

Board meetings are open to the public and public comments are encouraged. You can email or fax comments to info@faams.org or 601-355-0919. 

Monday, April 09, 2018 at 05:30 PM

Mississippi BuDS Spring Training

Training for parents of children 0-21 who have social, emotional, or behavioral health challenges. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Mississippi BuDS Children's Health & Resource Fair

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Fondren After 5

Children's Mental Health Week Celebration 2018

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.