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Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. provides children and family services throughout the State of Mississippi.  Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services and certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, SCSCY is a member agency of the Mississippi Association of Child Caring Agencies and is an affiliate of the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as well as a member of Disciples Care Network. 

The vision of the organization is to be an organization that has a positive, recognizable, long-term impact on ALL children and youth in our care by providing professional, cost-effective and timely services.
The Agency is governed by a Statewide Board of Directors and is supported by an active Advisory Committee.  Funding comes from public and private agencies, foundations, individuals, churches, civic organizations and businesses. 


Administrative Staff

Debbie Dobbins, Executive Director

Brooke Cheslek, Chief Financial Officer

Deidre Whitton, Director of Human Resources

Amanda Adams, Director of Development

Kathy Flournoy, Director of Training/CQI

Barry Dixon, Division Director P.R.E.P.A.R.E. Independent Living Services

Christina Bach , Division Director of Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption

Chinnika Crisler, Division Director of Therapeutic Residential Services


Click here to view our 2016 Annual Report.