God uses broken people like you & me
to rescue broken people like you & me.

About Us

Our Organization


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 provide resources and assistance to those who have been affected by it.

Our Story


I lost my daughter Mandi to an overdose in September 2014 

after a 10 year struggle with drug addiction.

Because of the stigma surrounding drug addiction, our family suffered in silence during that time, watching helplessly as the drugs sucked the life and laughter out of our girl.

In Memory Of

Mandi Laster


Cheryl Laster Howell

Our Mission


We are focusing on promoting education and awareness in our communities by providing information and resources to parents and families who are dealing with an addicted loved one or who may suspect that a loved one is abusing drugs. We also work with those who are seeking treatment by providing them with support, access to resources, and basic personal necessities/hygiene items.

Get Involved



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

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

We will also start our monthly grandparents support meetings in Jackson County, MS on August 20, 2019.

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 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 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.

George County, MS

Wanda Moorman 


Jackson County, MS

Cheryl Laster Howell


*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

*Hope4MS Support Meetings

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