Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Meet Myia Lane. Myia is our Senior Permanency Specialist at the Gulfport office. She began working for Southern Christian Services in 2007. She was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi where she currently resides with her two children (Kristopher-14 and KaMyiah-11). Myia graduated from Jackson State University in 2005, where she received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology. She continued her education and graduated from Southern University in New Orleans in 2018, where she received her Graduate Degree in Social Work.
Myia enjoys doing family activities and spending quality time with her extended family and friends. She attends Praise Temple of Biloxi under the leadership of Pastor Jakavious and Co-Pastor Natasha Pickett. Myia is a Mentor with S.A.F.E. (The ShaKeylia Anderson Foundation for Empowerment) which is a mentoring program for young at-risk girls ages 12-18. She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Lambda Xi Zeta Chapter, as well as The Order of Eastern Star New Golden Star Chapter 25. In her free time she enjoys cooking, dancing, writing short stories and poetry. Myia likes to create memories with her children by taking them on rare informative adventures to learn more about the legacy of their ancestors and current relatives.
Myia’s favorite part about working for Southern Christian Services are the families. She says, “Sometimes the circumstances in which you meet a family aren't all too great; however, once you begin working with them and assisting them in overcoming their challenges the joy and gratitude that you see is a great reward. Seeing a family come from feeling defeated due to various challenges and barriers to one that is empowered and inspired; is the main reason why 13 years later I still love my career.”
Myia’s day-to-day work consists of working with families that have finalized adoptions by assisting them with community resources, behavior modification skills, and family preservation and permanency. She has a network of community partners that help provide resources and meet the needs of families they serve. Myia enjoys working for Southern Christian Services, she states, “I work for SCS because I admire the dedication and compassion they share with empowering youth and families towards a healthier and safer lifestyle. I admire their commitment to be present and available for the children they serve and how they plant the seed of "family" in all of their lives.”
Myia’s favorite quote is, “Be Still and Know That I Am God (Psalms 46:10) Southern Christian Services is grateful to have Myia on the team. She is someone you want to get to know and be a part of her life. SCS appreciates all that you do.