Our Mission

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Someone's Child is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Ocean Springs, MS.

Our mission is to promote education and awareness about the dangers of drug addiction and to offer hope, support and resources to those who have been affected by it.


Along with our local programs and events,

we are expanding and updating our website to include 

additional information for parents, grandparents and teens  regarding the challenges that they are facing in dealing with the drug addiction and overdose crisis that we are presently dealing with. 

We will also be adding links/sources for those who are dealing with domestic violence and bullying.

Our Story

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In 2014, I lost my daughter Mandi to an overdose after a 10 year struggle with drug addiction.

She had been raised in a drug-free home and 

went to church every Sunday, 

But as she grew into her teenage years, 

we began to see the signs.

By the age of 16, she had been introduced to meth.

Over the next 10 years, we watched helplessly as the drugs sucked the life and laughter out of our girl.

Mandi passed away on September 10, 2014...

eight days before her 27th birthday.


We share Mandi's story in the hopes to help others 

who are struggling with an addicted loved one.

Please know that you are not alone.

In Memory Of

Amanda Marie Laster

"Mandi"

9/18/86-9/10/14


NEWS

HOPEFEST 2020!

>>>DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, 

HOPEFEST 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.<<<


Come out and join us for HOPEFEST 2020!

This event is a family-friendly recovery festival and networking event all-in-one!

We will have live music, food, vendor booths, resource booths, raffles, door prizes

 and activities for all ages!


This is a free event that is open to the public, so make plans to come out and join us!


This event will be held on May 2, 2020 from 9am-4pm at Pascagoula Beach Park in
Pascagoula, MS. This is a beautiful park located near the beach - it has a playground,picnic tables, a walking path and restroom facilities.We are now accepting applications for vendors and resource booths for HOPEFEST 2020.

If you are affiliated with any of the following services and would like to reserve a FREE booth space, please contact us;
*Addiction/Recovery
*Mental Health
*Domestic Violence
*Human Trafficking
*Substance Use Programs
*Recovery Programs
*Disability Services / Independent Living
*Services for Children and/or the Elderly
*Awareness/Educational Programs

 *Transitional Living Programs

*Jail/Prison Ministries

*Discounted/free services for under

served families
                                                                            

*We are also accepting applications for vendors-those who would like
to sell their items ( jewelry,crafts,etc.)
Please note that these booth spaces are free, but limited and are available on a first come,

first serve basis.

 For more info, please email us at info@someones-child.org.


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MANDI'S ROOM HAS A NEW LOGO!

Mandi's Room will be back on the road in 2020 with a new logo!

In addition, over the past few months we have added several new drug/paraphernalai items to Mandi's Room and will be adding a short informational video as part of our presentation in the Spring of 2020.


For more info about this program, please click the "Mandi's Room tab at the top of the page.


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Did you know?

We are now distributing Narcan!

Through a partnership with Singing River Services,  in Jackson County, MS, we are now able to distribute Narcan.


What is Narcan?

NARCAN {naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. It is designed for easy use without medical training-we only ask that you watch a short 5-7 minute video that shows you how to administer the Narcan spray.


If you are interested in obtaining Narcan, please contact us. 

There will be no questions asked-you only need to watch the short video.


Cheryl Laster Howell

228-456-3776


*PLEASE NOTE: Narcan is not a substitute for emergency medical care. Always get help immediately, even if the person wakes up because he/she may relapse into respiratory depression.

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SOMEONE'S CHILD SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

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SPONSOR MINIMUM $100

*NAME/LOGO ON WEBSITE

*NAME/LOGO ON T-SHIRT

*ONE (1) T-SHIRT PROVIDED


SILVER SPONSORSHIP

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

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SPONSOR MINIMUM $250

*NAME/LOGO ON WEBSITE

*NAME/LOGO ON T-SHIRT

*TWO (2) T-SHIRTS PROVIDED

*NAME/LOGO ON EVENT BANNERS

GOLD SPONSORSHIP

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP

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SPONSOR MINIMUM $500

*NAME/LOGO ON WEBSITE

*NAME/LOGO ON T-SHIRT

*FOUR (4) T-SHIRTS PROVIDED

*NAME/LOGO ON EVENT BANNERS

*DONOR ACKNOWLEDGED ON SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK/TWITTER)

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP

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SPONSOR MINIMUM $1000

*NAME/LOGO ON WEBSITE

*NAME/LOGO ON T-SHIRT

*SIX (6) T-SHIRTS PROVIDED

*NAME/LOGO ON EVENT BANNERS

*DONOR ACKNOWLEDGED ON  SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK/TWITTER)

*NAME/LOGO PLACED ON OUR EDUCATIONAL TRAILER, MANDI'S ROOM


MEMORIAL SPONSORSHIP

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

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SPONSORSHIP AMOUNT $30

THIS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO OVERDOSE/ADDICTION. 

FOR A ONE TIME DONATION OF  $30, WE WILL ADD YOUR LOVED ONE'S NAME TO OUR TRAILER, MANDI'S ROOM.

FOR MORE INFO ON THIS OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "MANDI'S ROOM" TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTNER WITH SOMEONE'S CHILD BY BECOMING A SPONSOR, PLEASE CLICK ON THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION.

PLEASE INCLUDE A SHORT NOTE WITH YOUR DONATION INDICATING WHICH SPONSORSHIP LEVEL YOU HAVE CHOSEN.

OR, FOR MORE INFO ON OUR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US AT info@someones-child.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR ORGANIZATION!

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO OUR ORGANIZATION!

Your donation will help us to provide assistance to so many...no amount is too small!


*Scholarship Program

*Christmas Toy Drive

*Mandi's Room

*Kinship Reliance Support Meetings

*HOPEFEST

*Annual Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil


Someone's Child is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Donation receipts are available upon request.




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