What we do
Restoration of individuals and families who have been torn apart and disenfranchised due to drug and/or alcohol abuse, incarceration, unemployment, homelessness and other social and economic conditions.
Empowerment of our targeted population through education, training, and informing them of resources and opportunities which will help break the cycle of negative affects in their families and communities.
Prevention of negative, self destructive behavior including the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Youth Enrichment Division
At risk behavior prevention counseling (training, educating and informing); creative dance; country life experiences (horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and gardening).
Family Services Division
Marriage & family counseling (family reunification opportunities).
- More than 70% of individual incarcerated in the state of Mississippi are there due to drug related criminal activities (Mississippi Department of Corrections).
- A recent study linking victimization to alcohol problems found that 90% of alcoholic women were physically and/or sexually abused as children (Mississippi Department of Corrections).
- A black male born in 2001 has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison in his lifetime; a Hispanic male a 1 in 6 chance; and white male 1 in 17 chance; a black female born in 2001 has a 1 in 17 chance of going to prison in her lifetime; a Hispanic girl a 1 in 45 chance; and a white female 1 in 111 chance (Children’s Defense Fund).
- Black children are more than three times as likely as White children to be born into poverty and to be poor, and are four times as likely to live extremely poor (Children’s Defense Fund).
- Rampant Substance Abuse – Drugs, tobacco and alcohol lead our children down the wrong path. Disconnected youth, lacking a decent education or high school diploma, job training skills, and social support systems or mentors, often resort to self-destructive acts. Only about 10% of youth with a substance abuse disorder receive treatment (Children’s Defense Fund).