About Us
Family Voices of Mississippi is the State Affiliate Organization (SAO) of the national Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2FHIC) in Mississippi.

Throughout our national grassroots network, we provide families resources and support to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

​Our vision is for every child and youth with special needs receives family-centered care.

Our Principles

Family-Centered Care​​

Health systems that work for families and children​​

Because families are at the center of a child's life, they must be equal partners in decision-making and all aspects of the child's care. Family-centered care is community based, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and guided by what is best for each child and family.
Health policies and systems built on a foundation of family-centered, culturally and linguistically competent care must be the standard for all children.


Informed families/strong communities

Like their peers, children with special needs deserve every opportunity to enjoy a happy and healthy childhood at home in their communities. Families equipped with reliable, accurate information about ways to support their child's health, education, and social development will help them grow into productive adults as defined by their personal, family, and community cultural beliefs and values.
Family-centered care is based upon strong and effective family-professional relationships built within the context of famlies' and professionals' cultural values and practices to improve decision-making, enhance outcomes, and assure quality.

Quality, Access, Affordability, & Acceptability


Children with special needs deserve primary and specialty health care that is of high quality, affordable, within geographic reach, and respectful of family and community culture.
When informed and supported, young people with disabilities can make choices and advocate for themselves.