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Welcome to Project FACESS
FACESS - Family Access to a Center of Excellence for Support Services covering Forrest, Lamar, Jones, and Marion counties.
FACESS is your one-stop family support center linking families of children with developmental disabilities with their community. The center offers one-on-one family assessments with individualized support plans, resource library, computer to use, community programs information and referrals, parent training, support groups, fatherhood programs, and information on transition from school to community.
For more information and additional programs call 601-266-5163.
The mission of FACESS is to improve the quality of life and family unity by providing comprehensive services to link all families who have children (up to the age of 25) with developmental disabilities to their communities, and communities to the families. FACESS serves all families including families of low income.'
To empower and strengthen families by:
- Developing an information and referral system to increase awareness of availability of needed community
- Gathering information of the family needs
- Developing and monitoring individual family support plans
- Promoting community partnerships to assist families
- Fostering a stronger sense of trust and collaboration among service programs and families
- Promoting self-determination
- Promoting family unity
Support groups for the families and community leaders to determine the strengths and barriers within county communities
Creative problem-solving and crisis intervention
Opportunities to learn and better understand government agencies and benefits
Information on community programs and resources to meet educational and recreational needs
Resource information on programs to assist with the transition from school to community and post-secondary education
Information and opportunities to learn about homeownership for individuals with disabilities
Range of program activities geared toward family, children, and youth
Family Support 360 Library
FACESS is a five year federal grant awarded to the Institute for Disability Studies, Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, at The University of Southern Mississippi by the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (GR No. 90DN0262).