For nearly five decades Southern Mutual Help Association has removed the barriers keeping individuals, families and communities from participating as equal and valued participants in critical policy conversations that impact their lives.
To do this, SMHA transforms existing institutions when they don’t work for families and communities, and creates institutions when needed where none existed before. We work hand-in-hand with the organizations and institutions we create, building capacity, transferring competencies, and creating linkages… and then we step back. This has been our approach for founding seven other organizations and institutions, creating more than $500 million in value.
To learn more about SMHA’s transformational work with institution building,