Will the July 12th Public Hearing Tell Us More About the State's Response in US v. Mississippi?

As we near the end of the US v. Mississippi legal process, we encourage all of you to attend the in-person hearing on Monday, July 12, at 9 a.m.

Alternatives to Conservatorship

With the Britney Spears conservatorship case top of mind, we present some alternatives to conservatorship for people with disabilities.

Families as Allies - Facebook Live: July 30

Every fifth Wednesday we hold a Facebook Live session to let our families know what we've been up to, what we're planning and to get your feedback.

MS Families for Kids: Youth Leadership Camp - Mississippi Families for Kids - July 12-16

The Mississippi Families for Kids Youth Leadership Camp is an annual week-long day camp that is held for middle and high school children in Jackson and surrounding areas.

Hearing on Remedies in the United States of America v. The State of Mississippi - July 12

The Hearing on Remedies in the United States of America v. The State of Mississippi will be on July 12th at 9am in courtroom 5B before District Judge Carlton W. Reeves.

Virtual Support Group - July 15

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us on the first and third Thursday of each month for a virtual support group.

Minority Mental Health Conference - July 15 & 16

NAMI Mississippi will present its annual Minority Mental Health Conference on July 15-16, 2021, virtually, with the theme: Knowing is Growing.

Fair Housing 101 - July 16

Join the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, in collaboration with HUDs Region IV Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and Housing Education and Economic Development (HEED), on fair housing rights.

Board of Mental Health Meeting - July 17

The Board of Mental Health will hold an in-person meeting on July 17.

What Have We Built Together? Shared Learning from the Community of Practice Series - July 20

Trauma-Informed Caregiver-School Partnerships in the COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond. National Training and Technical Assistance Center Supporting children and youth with high emotional and behavioral needs

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - July 21

Join other parents for a monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support other parents in any system.

2021 Open Up Summit - July 22

Open Up Mississippi's first annual Open Up Summit will be held July 22nd. Tune in and watch as young adult members paired with mental health professionals present topics that matter to them.

Saddle Up for Field Day with LIFE of Mississippi - July 24

LIFE of Mississippi's Healthy Opportunity Specialist and P.O.W.E.R. will be hosting a field day out at the reservoir.
Download the CARE at Children's of Mississippi brochure by clicking the image below.

Action Network: Save Peer Support in Mississippi

In a recent federal court filing, the State of Mississippi is threatening to limit access to Peer Support and Recovery-Oriented Services for people in and seeking recovery.

Bill Payment Assistance

If you are struggling to pay a past due balance, assistance is available. Atmos Energy is here to help you find solutions to pay your natural gas bill. Even if you have not qualified in the past, financial assistance from federal, state, and local programs related to COVID-19 are available through energy assistance agencies and state housing authorities. 

MDHS-Virtualroma Energy program

Households may qualify for regular LIHEAP assistance and/or the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) for natural gas, wood, electricity, liquid propane/butane gas and other energy-related services.


Disability Rights Mississippi Survey