Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness
A Place of Hope and Happiness
  Montessori Zoo Trip Toddlers with Plant for Mother's Day  


The purpose of the Jonestown Family Center is to improve the general welfare of people in Jonestown and the surrounding area. The Family Center strives to increase educational and health opportunities through its programs.

The Jonestown Family Center follows a Christian philosophy, focusing on respect for each person as a child of God. All programs strive for the full development of the human person. We believe that education must be holistic -- mind, body and spirit.

The Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness is a separately incorporated sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

Thanks to all of you who help us during the year! Gratefully, Sr. Teresa and the staff at the Jonestown Family Center.

Students in Pool at Family Fun Day!

Students Enjoying Pool at Family Fun Day!

Montessori Student Graduates

Montessori Student Graduates


Dear Friends,

Greetings from Jonestown!

Summer is always a great time here at the Family Center. About seventy children from age two to sixteen signed up for our annual “Let’s Move, Jonestown” nutrition and health program. The children got a healthy lunch and snack every day, and the pre-school also got breakfast –all supplied by Coahoma County Schools. They also went swimming at the Tunica Aquatic Center (30 minutes away) every week. We ended with Family Fun Day—complete with water slide, bouncer, and other games. Thanks to you, our donors, and especially to the Sisters of Providence from Seattle, who support our educational and health programs for children and adults. Together we can make a difference!

Six of our Montessori students “graduated” in May and will go to Kindergarten in August. We are very proud of the students—and their teachers—and wish them great success.

We are now able to take credit card donations through PayPal on our web site. Just click on the “donations” page and choose your amount!

For those of you who shop on Amazon, the Family Center is now a designated charity on Amazon Smile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to a registered charity. Just go to , list the Jonestown Family Center as your charity, and shop away!

Gratefully, in Christ,

Sr. Teresa Shields and staff of the Jonestown Family Center

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