The LifeShare Foundation, in cooperation with The Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors and The Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, built The LifeShare House to provide overnight housing for parents of residential students at the Mississippi School for the Blind (MSB) and the Mississippi School for the Deaf (MSD). Families of blind students are a critical part of their education and development. No one can support and encourage them like their families.
The Lifeshare Assistive Technology Project is a 100% private venture that partners with local school districts, rehabilitation centers and children's hospitals, to identify children who are in need of our special types of services. Our team is composed of occupational, physical, and speech therapists; medical and augmentative communication specialists; rehabilitation engineers and software engineers. After evaluating a child's needs, we design and develop custom assistive solutions to help the child succeed against academic and social challenges.
All of our services - evaluation, design, development, hardware, and software - are provided completely free of charge, at no cost to parents, schools, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, or other care providers.
Lifeshare Community Ministry (LCM) seeks to bring light to dark days for struggling families by responding to physical, spiritual and material needs in pastoral ways. Our ministry to families in need is sometimes as small as diapers and sometimes as big as beds. It is often as practical as food and often as spiritual as prayer. We visit in homes where needs are great, and seek to respond to those needs. We also lead after school Bible classes in large urban apartment complexes, where we learn the Bible Verse of the Week, pray together and build good friendships. We distribute Bibles, provide school-clothes and partner with other agencies and ministries, all in an effort to embody Godís love in the lives of struggling families.
One of the LifeShare Foundationís most recent initiatives is the LifeShare Scholarship program at Mississippi College. The LifeShare Scholarships are intended to aid young people who wish to study at Mississippi College, but who would not be able to attend without financial aid.
In addition to receiving financial assistance with their college costs, The LifeShare Scholars also have the opportunity to serve with the Foundation in various activities.