Hope is the belief that your future can be better than your past and you play a role in making it so. Hope refers to our ability to develop pathways (waypower) or mental strategies that will help us achieve our goals and apply our agency (willpower) to these pathways. For many children and their families to move past their traumas and find hope, they will need individuals to help them set attainable goals and see their potential.
Quarterly, Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) recognizes individuals in our community that provide pathways to hope to Mississippi children and families. Our most recent Canopy Community Hope Award recipients includes:
- Kasy Ates, Sally Kate Winters Family Services
- Kay Daneault, Mental Health Association of South Mississippi
- Shukudala Clark Champion, 3 Circles Children’s Psychiatric Unit
- Venessa Mitchell, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Washington County
- Amber Myers, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Lamar County
- Judge Marcie Southerland, Warren County Youth Court
- Stephanie Newsome, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Desoto County
- Rhonda Turner, Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Alcorn County
With the help of each of these individuals, Mississippi children and families’ lives are transformed.