The mission of Mississippi Society For Disabilities (MSD) is to provide a broad spectrum of programs and services to meet the needs of Mississippi children and adults with disabilities, thus enabling them to achieve maximum independence and gain the greatest possible quality of life.
For half a century, our staff and volunteers have helped fellow Mississippians live gracefully and successfully with disabilities. Some disabilities are caused by birth defects, while many others are the result of injury, disease or aging. Though disabilities usually cannot be cured, MSD provides support to prevent them from encroaching on quality of life.
Whether the need is for financial assistance, advocacy, therapy or reentry into the workforce, MSD makes a significant difference in lives everyday. The Society is often a disabled person’s last resort when their needs cannot be met by any other resource.
The Mississippi Society for Disabilities says Believe in the Possibilities, and in Madison we do too. Through our partnership with this wonderful organization, we are bringing improved playgrounds that will allow all children and their parents to enjoy a great day at the park.
Madison has received a grant through the Mississippi Development Authority to create a universal, ADA-approved playground at Liberty Park and an updated playground at Strawberry Patch Park. Children of all ages and abilities will be able to access the playgrounds at both parks to have fun times.
The Mississippi Society for Disabilities continues to play an important role in bringing these playgrounds to Madison through its financial resources. I invite you to continue to support the organization that does so much for so many. Your contributions to the Mississippi Society for Disabilities will help defray the matching funds needed to build these playgrounds that will be enjoyed by so many in the metro Jackson area.
Please consider donating to the Mississippi Society for Disabilities so children and adults alike can not only believe in the possibilities, but see them in action.
Mary Hawkins Butler, Mayor
City of Madison, Mississippi