Autism Center of North Mississippi (ACNM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, autism agency in North Mississippi. ACNM provides comprehensive educational and behavioral services to families and schools to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Learning Difficulties, and Challenging Behaviors. Our services include parent consultations, detailed skills assessments, one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, in-school services and parent training. ACNM strives to… Provide clinic-based parents/guardians with training and support needed to effectively facilitate childhood learning, advance educational services available for students with learning and/or behavioral issues, promote dissemination of effective educational technologies via highly specialized training and consultation, facilitate the development and refinement of effective parent and educational services through systematic evaluation of educational innovations.
Extra Table, founded by Robert St. John in 2009, is a nonprofit organization committed to ending hunger. Did you know: Mississippi has the largest number of documented food insecure individuals in the nation? An astounding 28.3% of Mississippi’s children are receiving a school breakfast and a school lunch, and then go to bed hungry every night. Extra Table supplies food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need every month. Not only is Extra Table filling the gap, but we are also compelled to provide healthy, nutrient dense products to those in need. The foods we provide to soup kitchens and food pantries across Mississippi contain low sugar fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and zero high fructose corn syrup. While driving down hunger in Mississippi, we are simultaneously driving down obesity by getting healthy food into the hands of those who need it most.
At Extra Table, our mission is to solve hunger. We take that challenge seriously, and— thanks to concerned citizens— we are meeting it head on.
-Robert St. John, Founder
“Friends of Children’s Hospital recently committed to raise $2 million for the new Children’s Heart Center at Batson Children’s Hospital, the first of its kind in Mississippi where children with heart defects can receive world class care without traveling out of state.”
“Our heart program is the only one of its kind in Mississippi with comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with heart defects or disease. The well-trained, highly skilled and nationally recognized care team cares for patients from fetus to young adults, specializing in non-invasive and invasive studies as well as surgical intervention for congenital (present before or at birth) heart defects, acquired heart disease and arrhythmia.”
Begun in 1896 as an orphanage, MCH has been home to more than 11,000 children. Through our group homes, adolescent parenting services, independent living program, and therapeutic foster care program, MCH serves children, from birth to age 21, who have been physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abused. These children are referred to us by the Mississippi Department of Health and Human Services, churches, and parents or guardians. MCH strives to meet the needs of the children in our care in a home-like environment.
Speaker Hill Harper at the Metro Jackson College Fair MS KIDS COUNT, with support from the Mullen Family 36 Foundation, arranged for humanitarian, actor, author, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist, Hill Harper to speak at the Metro Jackson College Fair on February 18thCenter. Hill Harper gave an inspiring message to over 3700 Mississippi high school juniors and seniors, encouraging them to be the architects of their own dreams while underscoring the importance of education in one’s life. At the conclusion of the remarkable presentation there were was an inspiring question and answer session with Hill Harper and the youth. Using his intellect afforded by two Harvard degrees, coupled with his “rock star” celebrity status, he projected a winning combination that captured the attention of each of these youth. at the Jackson Convention.
Since 1895, Palmer Home for Children has been a safe harbor for children who need a home. We open our doors to children who, for any number of reasons, lack an adequate family structure. Serving individual children and sibling groups, Palmer Home provides a family and a community to children in need regardless of race or gender.Each child is received in a spirit of love and we are committed to serving every aspect of their life. Our work is to soften the hearts that have been hardened by grief, and create a place “Where Hope Still Grows.”
Our mission is to empower children, teen and young adults to reach their potential so that they may live their dreams. Nick Bell was living his dream playing football in The SEC and sharing his love for people with encouragement and kindness towards everyone he met. Fearless, meeting no strangers and greeting everyone with a smile. To continue this legacy of who Nick was, we want to encourage every child with these same characteristics. Help us to continue our work with your support to The Nick Bell Foundation.
The T.K. Martin Center provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations to remove limitations through the application of assistive technology, allowing individuals to participate in educational, vocational and leisure activities to the fullest degree they choose. The comprehensive nature of the services offered ensures that the correct solutions are achieved efficiently and effectively, with needs being met in a one-stop shop. The staff of the T.K. Martin Center consists of a specialized team of Speech-language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, and Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineers. Facilities at the center include adaptive computer laboratories, design and fabrication workshops, a driver rehabilitation program, a seating and mobility center and specialized evaluation rooms. The fusion of modern facilities and resources with a staff dedicated to the realization of untapped human potential ensures a comprehensive approach with integrated, composite outcomes for persons with disabilities.