We host support meetings for those in our communities whose lives have been affected by addiction/overdose as well as for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
Once a month, we host family/peer support meetings at Faith UMC in Pascagoula, MS. (Jackson Co.) and in Lucedale, MS. (George Co.)
On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning of each month, we host grandparents support meetings at Faith UMC in Pascagoula, MS and we host an evening grandparents support meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at Faith UMC as well.
For more info about our grandparents support group, please click on the "For Grandparents" tab at the top of the page.
For more details regarding times/locations for all of our meetings, please scroll down to our calendar near the bottom of this page.
This program focuses on educating parents/adults about the potential signs of drug use that can be found in a typical teenager's bedroom. In this interactive room, we encourage parents to find the signs of drug use and stash spots that can be hidden in plain sight in a teenager's bedroom. By educating parents about these signs, we hope to give them the tools needed to make informed decisions and to encourage a dialogue between those parents and their teens about the dangers of drug use. Mandi's Room is housed in a 16 ft. enclosed trailer. We offer free tours to organizations, schools, churches and other education/awareness programs along the gulf coast counties from New Orleans, LA to Baldwin County, AL. *For other areas, a fee for minimal travel expenses will apply. For more info about Mandi's Room or to schedule a tour, please click on the "Mandi's Room" tab at the top of the page.
HOPEFEST is our free annual spring festival. In addition to being a networking event for local recovery/mental health organizations, this event is a family-friendly day of food, fun, music and activities. HOPEFEST is open to those who are in recovery, their families and anyone else in our community who would like to join us. We will begin planning HOPEFEST 2020 in late 2019, so stay tuned for updates! If you are interested in setting up a vendor/info booth, volunteering, or joining our musical lineup for HOPEFEST 2020, please contact us!
August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.
On this day, we remember those we have lost to overdose/addiction with a candlelight vigil in Ocean Springs, MS.
This is a simple remembrance ceremony that is open to anyone who would like to attend.
We will post detailed info about this event on our website during the month of August.
We host an annual Christmas toy drive to benefit local children whose lives have been affected by overdose/addiction.
We just completed our 2nd year of our toy drive which benefitted children of single moms in recovery and children who are being raised by their grandparents.
We would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to everyone who has helped us with this program.
If you would like make a donation to our toy drive or would be willing to set up a donation site at your business, please contact us for more details.
We have established a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to those who are entering a treatment program.
Donations can be made by mail, Paypal, or by calling our bank to make a deposit directly into our account.
Thank you for your support!
DONATIONS TO OUR BANK:
Singing River Federal Credit Union
DONATIONS BY MAIL:
2126 South &th Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Please add the note "scholarship fund" with your payment.
DONATIONS BY PAYPAL:
Someone;s Child is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Tax exempt receipts are available upon request.