Hattiesburg, Miss., Officials to Decide on Group Home for AIDS Patients
January 6, 2003
The Hattiesburg, Miss., City Council will decide this month whether to allow a group home for HIV/AIDS patients to locate there. The proposed 14-bed home would be the first in Hattiesburg and the third in the state, officials said. The nonprofit Hattiesburg AIDS Services Coalition would operate the home as a temporary residence for self-sustaining individuals, said HASC President Bruce Van Nostrand. Residents would learn job skills and receive counseling while paying minimal rent for up to one year, Van Nostrand said. No medical services would be provided at the home. The city planning commission approved the proposed home on Thursday. Van Nostrand is seeking about $112,000 in grants to buy the house where he wants to locate.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.