About Harmony Home


Harmony Home Association, Taiwan (HHAT), is a registered, non-profit organization committed to helping people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Members include people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) and advocates who care about the issues faced by PLHA in Taiwan.  Board members of the association include people and volunteers who come from medical, academic, and religious backgrounds.

 

 

OUR SERVICES in TAIWAN

 

CLIENTS

At present, we shelter and support people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and migrant workers.

HIV/AIDS cases include children and adults who are HIV positive. Children from ages 0 – 12 years old are children of women who are HIV positive (some of these children are HIV positive); and adults include both women, men and gays from ages 20 – 87 years old who are in financial difficulties, homeless, unemployed, or in need of 24 hour care and treatment (i.e. patients in vegetative state; old people, mentally challenged patients).

Immigration cases include foreign men, women and babies. There are those who are also victims of human trafficking. All the cases were referred to Harmony Home by the National Immigration Agency of Taiwan.




CARE AND SUPPORT

We provide shelter, treatment, medical assistance, hospice care, counseling, support group activities, employment/educational assistance, and memorial services assistance

MORE ABOUT OUR SHELTERS IN TAIWAN.




 

 

EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

We facilitate HIV/AIDS awareness and education campaigns to different communities, schools and institutions all over Taiwan. In schools, we reach out to students from middle school to college level. In each session, we provide relevant information on HIV/AIDS and its major channels of transmission; fatal consequences of drug addiction; and life stories of PLHA for HIV prevention and to lessen stigma and discrimination against PLHA.

Our goal for this year is to visit 170 schools: 20 universities; 120 high schools; and 30 middle schools for our education campaign.

 

 

OUR SERVICES in CHINA

In the 1980s and 1990s, many people sold their blood in order to provide for their families.  They sold their blood to commercial blood stations for 50 Ruan RMB.   In most cases, both husband and wife sold blood together.  By 1999, thousands were discovered to be infected with HIV.   Many patients died, leaving behind orphans.   These villages became known as the "Aids Villages".

In 2002, responding to the needs of the families affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Harmony Home began establishing shelters for AIDS orphans in Henan province, China.

CARE AND SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN INFECTED AND AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS

We provide shelter, care, treatment, medical assistance, education assistance to vulnerable children in Henan.   The halfway houses in China are established to provide shelter for PLHA for a few days to weeks for their trips to the hospital for treatment or tests.

MORE ABOUT OUR SHELTERS IN CHINA.