SMATF Needs Help From The Community

The South Mississippi AIDS Task Force needs help funding services preventing nine families in Harrison County from losing their homes.

The South Mississippi AIDS Task Force in Biloxi provides services to people who have HIV or AIDS. This includes helping those individuals and families affected who cannot work and afford housing on their own. The organization survives on money from donations, grants and the community. Pending grant renewals and the sluggish economy has forced a shortfall in funds for the task force.

SMATF has had to cut hours of operation and furlough a loyal employee. The shortfall has opened up the risk for nine families to lose housing. SMATF Board President Allen Jenkins said, “When one of us hurt, all of us hurt in a community. We have things in common together. We never want to see any of our citizens homeless. We never want to see any of our citizens suffering.”

Jenkins tells News 25 the organization needs help from the community desperately. Any donations can be made online by going to

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