Columbus | FamiliesFirst for MS


Regional Office

1515 4th Street South, Columbus, MS 39701

Please call 662.368.3603 before starting a class.

Columbus Campus  Office hours

Monday -  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday Night 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wed. - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thurs. - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri. - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM



10:00 - 11:00  Parenting/Children in the Middle

11:00 - 12:00  Conflict Resolution/ Anger Management

1:00 - 2:00      Life Skills/ Healthy Relationship

2:00 - 3:00      Workforce Development

5:00 - 6:00      Parenting/Children in the Middle

6:00 - 7:00      Conflict Resolution/ Anger Management

 *Other classes upon request


North Central Probation Services office

(621 W. Broad Street, West Point, MS

Beginning the first week of November 2019

5:00 - 6:00  Conflict Resolution/ Anger Management


Oktibbeha County DHS 

10:00 - 11:00  Conflict Resolution

11:00 - 12:00  Parenting or Workforce Development


North MS Parole Office 

5:00 - 6:00 pm Conflict Resolution



Clay County DHS

8:00 - 9:00     Life Skills

9:00 - 10:00   Conflict Resolution

10:00 - 11:00  Parenting

Field Educators:

Diane Sherrod |

Janet Turman |

Freda Jones |

Jim Sutherland |

NLRO Computer Lab Hours

1515 4th Street South, Columbus, MS 39701


Monday -  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday Night 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wed. - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thurs. - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri. - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Serving Lowndes, Clay, Oktibbeha

and Noxubee Counties


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.

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

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

Positive Youth Development – Positive youth development classes consist of topics such as positive self-esteem, healthy decision making, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, dating violence prevention and character development.  

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.  


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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