“Our main goal for Families First for Mississippi is to impact the entire family by connecting the dots between all of the Mississippi family program services.”
Nancy New & Christi Webb
John Davis, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, explains"Through its gen+ approach (Generation Plus), the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) is working towards building a multi-generational, collaborative approach that addresses the barriers associated with poverty and an intentional focus on working with the family as a whole. In partnership with Families First for Mississippi, County Offices throughout Mississippi are better equipped to support the “whole family” through parenting education, parenting skills training, youth development programs, Healthy Teens for A Better Mississippi as well as many other specific human services needs within the family being served. The expanded program will utilize partnerships with state and community agencies to both fill in service gaps and guarantee that quality services are not being unnecessarily replicated."