Our Mission


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 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


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.



We have started our monthly family/peer support meetings in George County and Jackson County, MS.

These meetings are open to anyone whose life has been affected by addiction/overdose.

Our Jackson County meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at Faith UMC in Pascagoula, MS 

and our George County meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 

Aunt Jenny's Country Buffet in Lucedale, MS.

We have monthly grandparents support meetings in Jackson County, MS on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, with 2 meetings on each day, for your convenience.

We have a morning meeting at  Jackson County Civic Action in Moss Point, MS 

and an evening meeting at St. Paul's UMC in Ocean Springs, MS

These meetings are for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. In these meetings we will be offering support as well as sharing information and resources to help grandparents to navigate through some of the financial, family and legal issues that they may be facing.

Please note that our meetings are totally confidential and everyone is welcome!

For more info about these meetings, please check our calendar on the "Programs/Events" page

 or please feel free to email us.


Did you know?

We are now distributing 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


Wanda Moorman


*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.


Help Our Cause!

Your donation will help us to provide assistance to so many...

no amount is too small!

*Scholarship Program

*Hope Bags

*Christmas Toy Drive

*Mandi's Room

*Melanie's Closet

*Kinship Reliance Support Meetings

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