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Mission Statement

The mission of CATCH Kids, Inc., is to make comprehensive, high-quality medical and dental care both accessible and available to children who are unable to obtain needed care.

The ages of the children we serve are birth through 18 years.

The care provided focuses on prevention and wellness, as well as on the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.

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Our Free Clinics

We have 4 clinics located in Tupelo, Okolona, and Pontotoc, MS.

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Free Children's Healthcare

We provide FREE sport physicals. We also provide free healthcare to children who otherwise might not have access to care. 

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What is CATCH Kids?

  • “CATCH” is an acronym for Community Access to Child Healthcare.
  • We are a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status.
  • We are a Community Partner in the United Way of NE Mississippi.
  • Our funds come only from grants and donations. We do not generate an income from services provided.
  • We provide FREE healthcare to children from birth through age 18.
  • We have community health clinics in 4 locations — 2 in Tupelo; one in Pontotoc; and one in Okolona, MS.
  • This organization was created in 1997.
  • We are a local organization. We are not affiliated with any other (state or national) organization.
  • We serve 3 counties in NE Mississippi – Lee, Pontotoc, & Chickasaw.
  • We partner with some school nurses in Tupelo and Lee County. 
  • In the last year, we provided healthcare to approximately 450 children and paid for dental care (emergency and/or restorative) for 8 children. 
  • Over 1,200 children and teachers benefitted from our in-school oral health education program in school year 2021-2022. This included classroom education and FREE toothbrush kits.
  • CATCH Kids will pay for prescriptions that are written in our clinics and/or in our partnering dental clinics.
  • Our volunteers include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, clerical workers (at our clinics), & table reps (at community health fairs.)
  • Other volunteers help at our yearly fundraiser, the “Tanglefoot Trot,” which is a series of races (10K run, 5K run, and 1-mile fun run.)
  • The CATCH Kids staff includes: 1) Carol Black – Executive Director; 2) Valerie Long, FNP – Clinical Director/Program Assistant.
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