The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the local transgender community in Virginia. Our goal is to offer safe emergency and temporary transitional housing to homeless transgender adults in our community, and to help them find the additional resources they need to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency.
Our program is unique because it is run by the transgender community for the transgender community.
Our vision is to see the transgender community, and their allies, unite together to help transgender and gender non-conforming members of our community receive the resources they need to recover from hardship, free from discrimination, harassment, or violence due to their gender identity or gender expression.
The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
We currently have two main programs in operation. Our Emergency Assistance Program is board-led and comprised of a network of compassionate volunteers who are carefully selected and trained to help homeless transgender adults from all walks of life who suddenly find themselves without a home.
This program helps provide our clients with transportation to temporary housing while we put them in touch with local services to help them get the resources they need to get back on their feet.
Additionally, we’re accepting donations from private businesses and individuals for a program that provides food to current clients, those in need at the Gender Expression Movement (GEM) local support group, and the pantries at Access AIDS which helps adults, families, youth and children impacted by HIV/AIDS.
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