Not all ailments are physical. The reality is that one in five children suffers from a behavioral health challenge. One child in 68 is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with as much as one in 42 boys. More than 1.3 million teenagers struggle with substance abuse and dependence, and nearly 1 million children fall victim to abuse and neglect each year. Confronted with these statistics, children and families in Mississippi need a proven leader with a record of success.
Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), formerly Mississippi Children’s Home Services, is Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy has served the children and families of Mississippi for over 100 years. Our programs developed for Mississippi’s children, youth, and families continue to evolve to meet society’s changing needs. Today, Canopy serves all 82 counties through a full range of innovative solutions.
Canopy employs a diverse group of mission-driven employees committed to honoring the voice of Mississippi children and families. We work to keep these voices heard by our state and national leaders. Our employees are published academics and research journalists in behavioral health and social service issues.
To advocate for South Mississippi’s abused and neglected children by supporting volunteers who promote safety, permanency, and resilience.
A community where all children thrive in safe and nurturing families.
“Coast Life Church exists to make Jesus famous in our region, in our state, in our country and in our world. There is no better way to love him than to make him a big deal as much as we can. We do everything that we do in his name because he deserves the credit. You’ll hear these words often, “For His glory and our good”. We love him because he first loved us, and made it possible for us to get to him.
If we love people then we will actively do all that we can to introduce them to Jesus. He is the answer and solution to every question and need. There is a lot of good out there. We want everyone to know that Jesus is the cause of that good. There is also a lot of hurt. We also want people to know that He is in charge of that hurt and wants to get rid of it so we can get a little picture of how great he is and how much he loves us.
This is a pretty big challenge, but we think that we are up for it. The world used to seem huge and unreachable. Today we live in a truly small world that any of us can access in just a few seconds, and travel to any part of in a few hours. Coast Life Church is now, and will always serve the world through supporting missionaries, sending money and people to needy places, and supporting organizations that genuinely help people physically, and then lead them to Jesus. It’s not enough to provide care for the needy if we don’t do it in Jesus’ name. We are so glad to help anyone anywhere as long as the credit goes to the one who deserves it. That’s how we serve the world
The mission of Disability Rights Mississippi is to promote, protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of all people with disabilities, and to assist them with full inclusion in home, community, education and employment.
Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state of MS. DRMS has been providing advocacy services for almost thirty years, free of charge, to Mississippians with disabilities and has helped improve the lives of thousands of our state’s most vulnerable population by championing their rights. DRMS is the only disability advocacy agency in MS that has attorneys on staff to pursue legal remedies if necessary. The mission of DRMS is to promote, protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of all persons with disabilities and to assist them with full inclusion in home, community, education and employment.
Accommodations in the classroom; Employment Accessibility and Benefits; Medicaid Rights; Increased Community-Based Services and Supports; Equal Access to the Electoral Process; Fiscal Responsibility of Policy Makers; Accessible Transportation; Affordable and Accessible Housing.
Family First Braille provides resources and inspiration for people with visual impairments and their families through our Family Grant Program, our Custom Braille Transcription Service, and our Quarterly Magazine. We also provide services to professionals serving people with visual impairments through our yearly Tyler Ramsey Special Educator award and our Resource Guide to all the visual impairment resources in the state of Mississippi.
We offer funding to help with anything that will support a person with visual impairment or their family. We want to help support you in breaking barriers to community integration in whatever way we can. You can request help for training, equipment, home improvement, or anything else that you need.
We offer a free custom Braille transcription service for families. We prepare your document using Duxbury software and a Juliet Pro 60 embosser. We will mail your document through the Free Matter for the Blind rate at the post office.
We offer a free quarterly magazine with inspiration and resources for people with visual impairments and their families. We also have content especially for teachers and other professionals who work with people with visual impairments. This is an excellent resource to share with extended family members and other who may not be familiar with visual impairments.