As welfare homes for the disabled country-wide do not accept people with HIV/AIDS, the home provides a communal living arrangement for men who no longer need nursing care, but have acquired permanent disabilities due to AIDS. Basic comforts & necessities are provided, enabling the men to care for themselves in a community living environment.
We also facilitate continued antiretroviral treatment and assist with adherence to treatment and hospital appointments.
We are introducing a pilot worm farming enterprise so the community can earn some pocket money.
We try to help residents reach out to their family. The feature film 'At Rainbow's End' shares the success story of resident, Tan Mie Kong, who attempts to reconcile with his family after 12 years of separation. While a few families may occasionally visit and provide some minimum financial support, they are not willing or unable to take them home. The residents are free to live at Positive Living Home for as long as they want, or to leave if they have other options.
The long term goal is to develop the home, residents and enterprise to a stage where it can exist autonomously, and serve as a successful model of a thriving, independent, disabled communal living space.
E-mail us to find out how you can help us through our first 'start up' year.