Parenting | FamiliesFirst for MS

One of the hardest things you'll ever do,

but also the most rewarding.


Families First for Mississippi is dedicated to impacting the whole family, while meeting the specific needs of individual family members. We offer an array of parenting and life skills classes throughout Mississippi.


Parenting classes include:

  • Parenting  

  • Life skills

  • Anger management

  • Family unit conflict

  • Financial literacy



Non-Custodial Fatherhood Program

Families First for Mississippi has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) to develop the Non-Custodial Fatherhood Program. Approximately half of all children will live in a single-parent household at some point during childhood. Unfortunately, a common pattern is for non-custodial parents to become increasingly detached over time. The Non-Custodial Fatherhood Program is designed to facilitate a sense of responsibility to their child. The program achieves this by offering the following classes:

Non-Custodial Fatherhood classes include:

  • Effective parenting

  • Healthy relationships

  • Conflict resolution

  • Soft skills

  • Life skills

In addition to offering parenting classes, Families First offers positive life skills topics for success in the workplace and home life.

Life skills topics include:

  • Creating a household budget

  • Balancing a checkbook

  • Managing credit cards and credit

  • Savings account and savings

  • Paying bills

  • Loans *including the dangers of payday loans or title loans

  • Communication skills

  • Health and nutrition


Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

Jeff Finch, Fatherhood Coordinator

(662) 844-0013​


Mississippi Community Education Center

Donte Jones, Program Coordinator

(601) 366-6405

Frank Wynn, Fatherhood Coordinator

(601) 366-6405

© 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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Families First For Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, or age in the administration of any of its programs or in the employment of any staff.