With limited resources and non-traditional jobs due to the many barriers we face, many of us are part of the gig economy; and our community historically is hit first and the hardest, with a longer recovery time, when disaster strikes.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the continued struggles to meet our community's basic needs. Trans(forming) is raising funds to support those directly impacted by this ongoing pandemic. We have raised funding and supported over 20 individuals and their families by providing direct funding for rental assistance, food, utilities, transportation, and COVID-19 supplies.
Transmen, transmasc, intersex, gender non-conforming people of color, assigned female at birth (including those who ID as male/ man) and those who are questioning are often targeted by law enforcement. Many are misgendered, mistreated and have little access to transitional needs while incarcerated.
We connect with those in our local prisons, to provide commissary, support through letter writing, and help with name changes. We also provide support services after release, such as, finding housing, employment, health care, and SNAP benefits.
Health Equity Project
Creating awareness and engagement involving sexual health/healthcare, increasing awareness and services for HIV+gender diverse people,
STD Prevention methods, and
The Project also reduces barriers to wellness and addresses health disparities, by educating and informing our community and
by training providers to be competent in providing trans-affirming care.
Transforming is educating and encouraging transmen, transmasc, AFAB, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folk on the importance of vaccinating against COVID-19.
We were awarded a 3rd grant, to continue the work of educating and informing the community about the effects of COVID.
The project is funded by the CDC(Center For Disease Control), in partnership with Community Catalyst Vaccine Equity Access Program (VEAP).