The Exchange Club Family Center's mission is to improve the quality of life for at-risk families by breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention, and educational services.
United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County helps fund two of their programs: To Raising Mothers to Rise (RMR) and Correcting our Past and Establishing Skills (COPES).
RMR helps first-time teen moms prevent a second pregnancy and keep the teen mom on their graduation track. The program provides a trained volunteer to assist the teen mom in parenting and life skills, an ongoing support group for the teen mothers, opportunities to discuss and share experiences with other teen mothers, and educational opportunities for each teen mom on prenatal care, childbearing, child development stages, proper nutrition, safety for babies and children, and life skills such as managing finances, finding housing, arranging appropriate child care, applying for a job, etc.
COPES focuses on alcohol, drug prevention, and skills for managing anger. The primary goal of the Exchange Club Family Center is to help educate teenagers about the use of drugs and how drugs affect their behavior. It is designed to reduce risk factors that have been correlated with drug use and teach teens how to become drug free. The COPES program provides opportunities for youth to create places in their local community where they can be contributing citizens.
Find out more:
106 Skyline Drive
P.O. Box 1841
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 234-4255
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.