EIN 72-1371828

Mississippi Families for Kids

IRS 501(c) type
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Mississippi Families for Kids ensures the permanency and well-being of children through education, training, youth programs, and early detection screening.
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Program areas at Mississippi Families for Kids

The counseling program provides services to Families and children who are mentally and emotionally challenged due to depression, adhd, conduct disorders and other mental issues. Part of this program is the system of care model. This model is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across agencies, Families and youths for the purpose of improving access and expanding the array of coordinated community-based, culturally and linguistically competent services and support for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral challenges and for their Families. In 2021, mffk was awarded funds from the governor's emergency education relief (geer) program to assist with couseling services for children related to the mental and emotional effects of covid-19. Mffk continued this support into 2022.
Wendy's wonderful kids/adoption program - the program allows for the hiring of adoption professionals who execute aggressive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively to move children from foster care into adoptive Families. The focus is on bringing permanency to foster children and preparing Families for parenthood through adoption. In 2022 the organization served 11 Families through fostering or adopting.
Help me grow - the purpose of the help me grow system is to identify at- risk children and to help Families find community based programs and services. The help me grow system trains physicians in early detection screening, surveillance, and connection to services. Research shows that having this system increases early identification for children who are at- risk for delays. Families in Mississippi suffer because they live in areas where there are4 limited health and mental health services, leaving children untreated. The overall goal of the help me grow system is to close service gaps and provide quick access through the development of a centralized information and referral center that will (1) connect children and Families to an array of community based children's health, early care, and education, family support and mental services where they live, and (2) to strengthen skills in developmental surveillance and screening and enhance the early detection of children at risk for adverse developmental and behavioral outcomes. In 2022, the organization held parent and provider trainings on child development, trained professionals in early childhood development, implemented the help me grow ms innovation resource linkage service for children ages 0-5.
Other programs and events provided by the organization for 2021 included a youth leadership camp for 88 middle and high school students. This is a week long camp which focuses on equiping students with the skills, resources, and information to finish high school and enter higher education. The camp also acts as a motivational guide to enhance leadership traits working on self-esteem, teamwork, integrity, determination, and independence. In 2021, the organization held their 8th annual family black summit, the economic impact on Families and children in communities of color. This event focuses on the impact of poverty, how it plays out in communities, and how to overcome it with an economic agenda. This year's summit had 80 participants. Other outreach programs include realative raising others' children (roc),servicing 62 Families, rated pg (positve girls), and real fly guys (realizing excellence amoung leaders/future leading youth), servicing 46. The agency also provided emergency assistance to 10 Families in need, provided thanksgiving meals to 27 Families, and provided school supplies to 97 children. In 2021, mffk started a workforce development program with the help of child protective services. This program is designed to help youth who are getting ready to age out of the foster care system, develop skills to enter the workforce. Each youth is placed in a job, under the direction of a mentor.

Who funds Mississippi Families for Kids

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Human Services$25,000
The Wendys FoundationTo Ensure the Permanency and Well-Being of Children and Families Through the Development of Educational Services and Specialized Training.$5,000
AmazonSmile FoundationGeneral Support$124

Personnel at Mississippi Families for Kids

Nadeane CattrellExecutive Director$0
Fredniki WhiteClinical Services Director
Regina LewisGrow Director
Linda WestPast Executive Director$78,249
Addy KeithVice President$0
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Mississippi Families for Kids

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$861,288
Program services$74,333
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$16,174
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$191
Total revenues$951,986

Form 990s for Mississippi Families for Kids

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122020-06-10990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 9, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 9, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
June 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $625,000 from W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsYouth service charitiesCharities
Human servicesChildren
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingGala fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
407 Briarwood Dr Ste 209
Jackson, MS 39206
Metro area
Jackson, MS
Hinds County, MS
Website URL
(601) 957-7670
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P31: Adoption
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
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