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Children and youth from 5-23 years old and their families receive evidence-based therapies designed to promote well-being and self-sufficiency. Parents and caregivers can also receive counseling to work on personal issues that stand in the way of achieving their own personal goals as well as family stability. The

in-person center is in the Jackson area, with some ability to do telehealth across the state. 


Children from all areas of the state who are victims of crime are eligible to receive counseling and supportive services through the therapeutic foster care programs in Jackson, Gulfport, and Tupelo. In Forest and the Metro-Jackson area, children 5-23 years old who are victims of crime, as well as their parents/caregivers who are victims of crime, receive supportive services including evidence-based therapy, regardless of ability to pay.

Trauma counseling is available in Spanish at the Forest, MS. location.  

Asesoramiento postraumatico esta disponible en espanol.
































For more information contact:

Christina Bach, LPC-S

Division Director


On July 16, 2022, the U.S. transition to using the 988-dialing code, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline.


988 is more than just an easy-to-remember number—it’s a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – whether that is thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.


The 988-dialing code is just a first step toward strengthening and transforming crisis care in this country. It serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Over time, the vision for 988 is to have additional crisis services available in communities across the nation, much the way emergency medical services work.


If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s chat to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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