To improve the quality of life for kinship families residing in Forrest, Jones, Covington and Smith Counties in southern Mississippi, support elderly living at home and provide home safety items for elderly and disabled in Forrest County through the TRIAD program.
What we are about
For the past seventeen 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.
Over the past fifteen years, PAFF programming has been supported by:
- The Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District Area Agency on Aging for kinship caregivers age 55+ years living in Forrest, Jones, and Covington Counties;United Way of Southeast Mississippi for healthy families;
- United Way of Southeast Mississippi;
- Jarden Foundation for Healthy Living
- Foundation for the MidSouth for Communities of All Ages;
- Forrest County Board of Supervisors for Summer Enrichment Program for kinship families;
- The Brookdale Foundation for Relatives as Parents Programs (R.A.P.P.);
- The Coca Cola Foundation;
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faith in Action Program for homebound seniors; and
- The Rosalyn Carter Caregiver Institute and Johnson & Johnson for an intergenerational health and exercise program.