In 2014, The Poz Home Center Foundation, a community-based organisation providing HIV care and support services specifically for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people living in Bangkok, Thailand, has participated in JumpStart project. JumpStart is APCOM’s flagship capacity strengthening programme for community organisations. Formerly initiated under a partnership with Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), JumpStart aims to improve, and build on an organisation’s existing management and advocacy, while encouraging leadership for a community-led HIV response. The project serves as well as a catalyst for the organisation to explore their core competencies that they can build on and, at the same time, explore skill development areas that they still need.
The Poz Home Center Foundation was founded in 2005. The Foundation provides a drop-in centre, home visits, case coordination between hospital and home, telephone support and advice, peer-based one-to-one support and case coordination, group workshops, social gatherings, cultural events and educational programmes.
“A Capacity Assessment of The Poz Home Center Foundation” report provides the findings of the organisation’s assessment in 17 key organisational and programmatic areas appraised through Jumpstart.