Family Centred Support

Family Centred Support (FCS)

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Family Centred Support project is divided into two projects that is Family Centred Support 1 (FCS 1) and Family Centred Support 2 (FCS 2).
Family Centred Support 1
Family assessments serve as a baseline of assessing the needs of the clients (family). It is from these assessments we find how the particular family can be assites. Treatments are given to People Living with H.I.V (PLHIV) as well as their dependents especially Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). Clients can be assisted with consultation fees for clinics and funds for investigations such as blood works, x-rays and scans.Clients who need total patient care are reffered to the Mashambanzou Care Unit (MCU). OVC assessments are done to children who are infected and affected by H.I.V. They are assisted with school fees, treatment, psychological support and school and stationary among other things. The project has 3 support groups:
  1. Adolescents
  2. Couple Support Group
  3. Defaulter's Support Group
Follow-ups are done on all activities to check on the progress and continuos reassessment so as to provide individualised care according to the need.
Family Centred Support 2
A project responding to H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. while working with key pouplations. The project focuses on treatment of opporti=unistic infections using family centred approach were clients are treated in their home environment. Those identified to be critically ill are taken for admission to Mashambanzou Care Unit (MCU). The project currently works with 5 support grops namely :
  1. Adults
  2. Adolescents
  3. Parents of Children below 10 years
  4. Sex Workers
  5. Children of sex workers
These groups make up the key population. In these groups participants are imparted with knowledge H.I.V. and A.I.DS , Child Protection, Sexual Reproductive Health (S.H.R) in adolescents and rehabilitation of sex workers and their children. Participants are encouraged to form I.S.A.Ls and start small income generating activities as livelihoods. 3 groups are functional and venturing into different Income Generating Activities (I.G.As). 1 group in Highfield is making detergents and doing a nutritional garden to generate income. Follow-ups are done on all activities to check on the progress and continuos reassessment so as to provide individualised care according to the need.
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