Creating a region where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people thrive means being an advocate for equity and social justice within and external to the LGBTQ community. The identities of LGBTQ people are intersectional and breaking down systems of oppression that harm the most marginalized amongst us, benefits all of us.
Transgender community members face unique barriers accessing services and our transgender and non-binary staff and advisors have developed service models for you.
Community Resource Navigation: Community members are free to stop in to use the restroom, access free WiFi and computers, take a brief rest, get a drink of water. Community resource advocates who care will listen intently and strive to help you find whatever transgender affirming resource you need, whether you are looking for mental and medical health professionals, housing, social services, legal aid, or other support programs.
Drop-in Respite: 7-days a week for youth under 24 and twice weekly for adults, where transgender and gender non-binary folks are invited to come in, relax, take a break from the stressors of their lives and de-escalate mental health conditions to prevent suicide, hospitalization, or incarceration.
Free Counseling for victims of crime by appointment.
Support Grounds: for transgender and gender non-binary individuals including the Melanin Movement.
Housing: emergency shelter in a motel for up to 5-nights for 18+ year old transgender people and their families and 3-24 month transitional housing for 18-24 year old LGBTQ homeless youth who have been victims of crime.
Free Legal Assistance: name and gender marker changes, health advocacy, crime and discrimination assistance.
Community Events: Transgender Day of Visibility, Sacramento Pride Events, Advocacy Days
Sexual Health Services: free and confidential HIV/STI testing, prevention tools including PrEP, condoms, and sexual health education.
These programs are funded in part by the Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services through voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), City of Sacramento, The California Endowment, The CARES Foundation, and private community donors.