Batesville | FamiliesFirst for MS

Panola County - Batesville

Location 1


240 Tower Drive

Batesville, MS 38606

(Wednesday: Classes for MDHS and CPS referrals only)

Wednesday Classes (CPS and MDHS referrals only)

Effective Parenting, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Conflict Resolution, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Addiction Education, 12:00pm – 01:00 pm


Location 2

South Panola Parent Center

            204 College Street

            Batesville, MS 38606

(NLRO Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)


            (Classes: Monday 11:00 to 4:00 pm)

Monday Classes

Effective Parenting:                10:00 - 11:00 am

Conflict Resolution:                 11:00 - 12:00 pm


Adult Addiction Re-entry:       2:00 – 3:00 pm

Healthy Relationship               3:00 – 4:00 pm

Adult Addiction Re-entry        5:00 – 6:00 pm


Location 3

            EDUCATE, Inc.

307 Church Street Extended

            Como, MS 38619

            (NLRO Only) (As scheduled upon request)

Regional Coordinator: 
Debbie Moore |
NLRO Coordinator: 
Jeff Roberson |
Field Educators:
Laura Goodson |
Hallie Goodson |
Dameon Cunningham |

NLRO Computer Lab Hours:

Mondays:  CLOSED

 Tuesdays:    10:00 am -  9:30 pm

Wednesdays:     10:00 am -  9:30 pm

Thursdays:     10:00 am -  9:30 pm

Fridays:   CLOSED

Saturdays: 11 :00 am -  ​5:00 pm

Sundays  :CLOSED

Location: South Panola Parent Center

204 College Street, Batesville, MS 38606

The hours posted are times the facilitators are available for help, to proctor exams and register new students. You are welcome to use the Parent Center computers anytime the center is open.


If you need a facilitator to meet you at a time other than the times listed, please call to make arrangements.

If you have questions, please call:

Josie Mathis @ 662-934-6159


Mary Catherine Toliver@ 662-267-9757

We Also Serve:

Lafayette County

Oxford, MS (Lafayette County)

Northwest Community College

Room 1224 (2nd floor)

1310 Belk Blvd

Oxford, MS 38655



Monday Classes

2:00 Parenting

3:00 Life Skills

4:00 Conflict Resolution (Anger Management)

5:00 Healthy Relationships

6:00 Adult Addiction Re-Entry

Marshall County

Holly Springs, MS (Marshall County)

Marshall County MDHS

230 East College Street

Holly Springs, MS 38635


Wednesday Classes

10:00-11:00am Effective Parenting

11:00-12:00pm Healthy Relations

12:00-01:00pm Conflict Resolutions

Water Valley (Yalobusha County)


Yalobusha County CPS

7084 CR 436

Water Valley, MS 38663


Wednesday Classes

Effective Parenting, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Conflict Resolution, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Grenada County

Grenada, MS (Grenada County)

Department of Human Services Office

1240 Fairground Road, Grenada, MS 38901


Tuesday Classes

Life Skills/Financial Literacy, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Effective Parenting, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Conflict Resolution/Anger Management, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Marshall County-MDHS

             230 East College Street

             Holly Springs, MS 38635


Panola County DHS

              240 Tower Drive

              Batesville, MS 38606


South Panola Parent Center

               204 College Street

               Batesville, MS 38606

               (NLRO Only)


               EDUCATE, Inc.

307 Church Street Extended

               Como, MS 38619

               (NLRO Only)


               Grenada County DHS

               Economic Assistance Division

1240 Fairground Road, Grenada, MS 38901

(662) 226-1971 Ext.#120

Benton County

Hickory Flat

Wednesday Classes

Financial Literacy, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Effective Parenting, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Life Skills, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Healthy Relationships, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Hickory Flat Town Hall

                   225 Spruce St., Hickory Flat, MS 38633


Thursday Classes

Responsible Fatherhood, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Conflict Resolution, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mississippi Department of Corrections

                   233 Starlyn Ave., Ashland, MS 38652


Thursday Classes

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Life Skills, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Effective Parenting, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Conflict Resolution, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Healthy Relationships, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Life Skills, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Healthy Relationships, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Department of Human Services

                   183 Court St., Ashland, MS 38603

Effective Parenting – Topics include child safety, appropriate discipline, effective communication, child development, family conflict, how to deal with a difficult child, etc.  Participants will be introduced to skills that will contribute to building a healthy family.  

Healthy Relationships – Topics include effective communication, problem-solving, family conflict, etc.  Participants will be introduced to skills and tools to build a strong and healthy relationship.  Domestic violence education is also offered during this class.

Conflict Resolution – Topics include anger triggers, healthy expression of emotions, problem-solving, etc.  Participants will be presented with tools and techniques to identify anger triggers, illustrate a healthy display of emotions and to resolve the conflict.

Workplace Essentials/Soft Skills – Topics include skills that promote good work ethic such as professional communication, goal setting, social skills, and effective coping skills, as well as resume building, dress for success and interview preparation.  Participants will receive information to help them build positive self-esteem, and learn coping skills to deal with everyday life and work situations.

Life Skills – Practical, module-based lessons for relationships, financial literacy, time management, nutrition, and health. Multiple sessions.

Cooperative Parenting: Children in the Middle – The Co-Parenting class covers a wide variety of topics that include anger management, conflict management, effective communication, how divorce affects your children, how to facilitate open conversation with your children, and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your co-parent.

Responsible Fatherhood – Classes tailor-made just for dads providing innovative strategies that encourage and strengthen fathers and families.


10 Hours required for the certificate

*Classes are offered to support the entire family to assist with everyday needs. Each participant will have an interview with a field educator to discuss concerns and an individualized plan will be tailored to fit their needs. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of 10 hours of classes.

© FFFM is a service provided by Mississippi Community Education Center & Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

Mississippi Community Education Center

2525 Lakeward Dr. Suite 200

Jackson, Mississippi 39216

O: (601) 366-6405

Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

425 Magazine St.

Tupelo, MS 38804

O: (662) 844-0013

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