Solutions for Children Experiencing Abuse, Homelessness, and Separation
Canopy provides solutions for Mississippi children and families experiencing crisis. These emergencies may include a child removed by Child Protection Services, a teenager experiencing homelessness, or a child traumatized by physical abuse.
When children experience or witness extreme abuse, the South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center steps in to provide all of the services they need under one roof. Children then receive a team of advocates including law enforcement, child protection services, medical professionals, mental health professionals, victim advocates, and legal prosecutors. This multidisciplinary team works together to protect and support the child while effectively prosecuting the abuser. As a result, the secondary trauma of re-telling their story of abuse is minimized, and perpetrators are more successfully prosecuted.
Do you know a child experiencing abuse who needs help? Learn more about the South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center.
Canopy Children’s Solutions operates two emergency shelters for children in Mississippi. These shelters both provide refuge for abused, neglected, runaway, and homeless youth. Located in Hattiesburg and Vicksburg, the shelters assess each child’s situation and determine next steps. While they are in our care, they attend school and receive medical, dental, and vision care as well as therapy.
Keeping Families Together
Because children experience an enormous amount of trauma when they are removed from their home, Canopy created the Comprehensive Family Support Services Program. The program provides ongoing therapy and case management to help families come back together and stay together.