Our Mission

Mississippi's Voice for Children and Families

Does a child in your life need help? Canopy can guide you through our wide range of solutions to find the programs they need. We help transform the lives of children and adolescents struggling with mental and behavioral health issues every day.

The History of Canopy Children’s Solutions

Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), formerly Mississippi Children’s Home Services, is Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy has served the children and families of Mississippi for over 100 years. Our programs developed for Mississippi’s children, youth, and families continue to evolve to meet society’s changing needs. Today, Canopy serves all 82 counties through a full range of innovative solutions.

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Mission and Values

Canopy employs a diverse group of mission-driven employees committed to honoring the voice of Mississippi children and families. We work to keep these voices heard by our state and national leaders. Our employees are published academics and research journalists in behavioral health and social service issues.

Community Involvement and Accreditation

We advance the quality of behavioral health services in Mississippi and throughout the United States with our involvement and active participation in professional boards and organizations, including:

  • National Association of Children’s Behavioral Health
  • Children’s Home Society of America
  • National Building Blocks Summits
  • Mississippi Assocation of Child Care Agencies
  • Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee
  • Mississippi Congressional Task Force

We excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Canopy is accredited, licensed, and certified by:

  • The Joint Commission
  • Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services
  • Mississippi Department of Health
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health
  • Mississippi Division of Medicaid
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Canopy Children’s Solutions has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6857. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Canopy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Canopy Children’s Solutions is an approved provider (#sWB14002) for Social Work Continuing Education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapist; Approval Renewal date: 03/06/2020

Canopy Children’s Solutions is an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider (OP-18-2815) for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board­® (“BACB”) Type 2 Continuing Education. Renewal Date: 03/31/19

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Our Faithful Stewardship

As a nonprofit, we take being a good steward of our resources seriously. As a result, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office reports that up to 93% of our revenue goes directly to our programs and serving families. We are faithfully governed by a committed Board of Directors. Furthermore, Canopy is recognized for outstanding management practices by the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits.

Canopy is supported by a number of public and private partners. We are grateful for the support of our donors in addition to the following organizations:

  • Mississippi Development Authority
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services
  • Mississippi Department of Mental Health
  • Mississippi Division of Medicaid
  • Mississippi Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mississippi Boards of Supervisors
  • Municipalities
  • Corporate and Foundation Grants
  • United Way