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Impact Missions offers Desoto County’s only private, short-term placement facility for children whose families and caregivers are in need of crisis intervention. Services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each family, with guardianship rights retained while receiving assistance.
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Our Thrift Store is a valuable tool which helps support the ministries of Impact Missions. Our large facility located at 385 Stateline Road in Southaven provides everything from household furniture and clothing to jewelry and electronics. Quality products, low prices, and attentive customer service helps shoppers find items they need at prices they can afford.
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Our Counseling Ministry provides Biblically-based counseling services to anyone who has a desire to seek the will of God in resolving conflict in their lives, improving their relationship with Christ, family, friends and acquaintances, or those who seek relief from the difficult issues of life. Services are based on a sliding scale and no one is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

New Leadership

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For Immediate Release: August 21, 2014

New Leadership ensues at Impact Missions, Inc.




Impact Missions, Inc. has announced the promotion of Carmen N. Taylor, MSHA, and LMFT to the position of Executive Director.


Carmen N. Taylor MSHA, LMFT, will operate as Executive Director of Impact Missions Inc.  In her new role, Mrs. Taylor will lead the staff and manage all day-to-day operations of the ministry.   Mrs. Taylor will oversee all of the ministries programs including the Christian Counseling Center, the Benevolence Ministry (the thrift store) and the Residential Home for Girls. She has taken on the responsibility of renewing community relationships, increasing the visibility of Impact Missions Inc., in the community, and diversifying future donor support.    Current CEO Dr. David R. Donaldson will remain as a marriage and family counselor, working closely with local pastors. Donaldson says of the new direction, “I’ve been blessed to lead the ministry for over a decade, but now it’s time for new leadership and a fresh perspective. I am extremely confident in Mrs. Taylor’s ability to build on the foundation God has established. She is uniquely qualified to take over this challenge and has my full support.”


 Throughout her career, Mrs. Taylor has demonstrated strong servant leadership and management skills, spearheaded improvements in program performance, and championed innovative approaches to meet the needs of children, families and individuals served.  She has proven to possess an inspirational and unwavering commitment to providing Christ-centered assistance to vulnerable children, families and individuals, which directly aligns with the ministries values and mission. “I am humbled and excited to continue to see the spirit of God move in this ministry and community. I appreciate continued prayers and support as I take on the responsibility of the Executive Director. We here at Impact Missions Inc., will continue to serve GOD by serving HIS people,” Taylor added.


Mrs. Taylor has served at Impact Missions Inc., since January 2009. During her tenure she has contributed greatly to the vision of the ministry.  She has served in the helping profession for over twenty years and holds two Bachelor degrees: one in Sociology and one in Religious Studies along with two postgraduate degrees, in Human Service Administration and in Counseling. Mrs. Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.