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.
In 2014, I lost my daughter Mandi to an overdose after a 10 year struggle with drug addiction.
She was an honor roll student, had been raised in a drug-free home and
went to church every Sunday.
If someone had suggested that she would become addicted to drugs, my response would have been "not my child".
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 28th 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
DRUG OVERDOSE STATISTICS IN THE U.S.:
2014- 47,055 LIVES LOST
2015- 52,404 LIVES LOST
2016- 63,600 LIVES LOST
2017- 70,237 LIVES LOST
2018- 67,367 LIVES LOST
2019- 70,980 LIVES LOST
2020-OVER 90,000 LIVES LOST
WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE??
WHERE IS THE MEDIA??
We are sponsoring an Overdose Awareness Event in Picayune, MS this year!
The event is being hosted by Hope Springs Eternal and will feature resource booths, speakers, live music by Stephen & Tara McWhirter of Iron Bell Music, and a bounce house and face painting for the kids!
We will also have Mandi's Room set up for free tours along with Someone's Child's resource booth.
For more info, please click the link below.