Who We Are

About Families As Allies of Mississippi

Families As Allies is an organization run by families of children with emotional and behavioral challenges for families of children with these challenges.  The majority of our staff and board members are parents, grandparents and caregivers who have learned to navigate the system for our children and work for change whenever and wherever it is needed.  We believe that every child should have the opportunity to thrive at home, in school and in the community and that parents and caregivers have expertise and insight into what will most help their children.  We also believe that children and families should receive the support and services they need to make their hopes and dreams for their children a reality.

Families As Allies is the state chapter of the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health  as well as the designated Statewide Family Network for Mississippi.  We are funded in part by grants from The Mississippi Arts Commission, The Center for Mental Health Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. We also receive funds from local and regional contracts as well as private donations.  

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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.