Our 7th Annual Community Partnership Celebration is rapidly approaching. It will be our first Virtual Celebration, and it will be livestreamed on our Facebook page using Facebook Live. There’s still time to sign up online to become a sponsor or register for a free ticket.
As part of the celebration we will be honoring and recognizing the five outstanding people that exemplify our four core values: Caring For Every Child and Family, Excellence, Partnership and Accountability. Click on the link to find out more about the awards and our honorees.
Celebrating those award winners and our partnerships with all of you means so much to us. But the celebration is also an evening for raising money to support the work of Families as Allies, because every dollar raised furthers our mission: To make sure families are partners in their children’s care.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and hosts for their contributions and for making this year’s event possible, especially Amerigroup (Gold sponsor), Optum (Silver sponsor), and Drs. Joy Hogge and Howard Roffwarg (Bronze sponsor), and our hosts: Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Mississippi Psychiatric Association, Carter Smith, Jan and Andrew Townes, and Janet Van Suntum. There’s still time if you would like to become a sponsor or make an individual donation, and you will also be able to donate during the event. We appreciate each and every one of you who supports the work of Families as Allies.
Every donation can make a difference and can ensure that our mission is fulfilled. Here’s what your donation can do:
Your $100 donation:
- Supports one family in resolving a school issue
- Provides one family with a day of respite
- Helps one mental health provider understand a special education issue
- Funds one town hall meeting about how to make our systems work better, including distributing results and findings to families, systems and policy makers
- Trains ten families in education advocacy
- Supports a family engagement seminar with twenty people working with families
- Funds research to change a policy to improve educational outcomes for children
- Develops curriculum to train parents to help other parents in a new child-serving system
- Provides parent to parent peer support to 20 families of young children for a year