Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pinebelt Association for Families

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, we feature intergenerational program ideas that were tried and successful. This series is a tool to highlight various age-optimized programs and practices. The program descriptions are provided by representatives of the programs. Inclusion in this series does not imply Generations United’s endorsement or recommendation, but rather encourages ideas to inspire other programs.

This week’s cool idea is the Pinebelt Association for Families, a kinship care program that works with 75 families in southern Mississippi’s four counties.

(Check our archives for parts 1-38.)

For the past fifteen years, The Pinebelt Association for Families (PAFF) has worked with families across the lifespan.

Since its inception in 1999, PAFF has supported kinship families (grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren) and now works with some 75 families in four counties in southern Mississippi (Covington, Forrest, Jones, and Smith). 

Services have been supported by monies from The National Family Caregiver Support Program administered through Area Agency on Aging of the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, United Way of Southeast Mississippi and private foundations.

PAFF also serves largely homebound senior adults through our S.O.S. Program (Serving Our Seniors) providing home visiting, commodities, safety kits and available fresh fruits and vegetables.

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