Hosted by the Transgender Assistance Program - TAP Virginia and Equality Virginia

 Virginia is a big state, and we know it’s not always convenient for folks to join us in Richmond for our annual TIES conference each fall. That’s why EV is taking TIES (Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit) on the road this summer and introducing our statewide TIES Pop-ups! And we're coming to Norfolk on  Saturday, July 21 at 4 PM - 9 PM at the 

Slover Library, 235 E Plume St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

TIES Pop-ups will provide the best of what TIES has to offer, including ...

... trans-affirming mental health and medical consultations
... a name and gender marker change clinic
... employment readiness resources
... how-to-tell-your-story advocacy workshops
... tabling and community building opportunities.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to reserve your spot:

Special thanks to the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia – who is working by and for trans people in the Hampton Roads community and throughout Virginia. They are doing important and life-saving work every single day, and without them, TIES Pop-Up: Norfolk would not be possible.

About Us

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Nondiscrimination Policy

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.

Our Programs

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.

  • With your assistance, we help provide our clients with transportation to temporary housing, appointments, and workplaces,  while we put them in touch with local services to help them get the resources they need to get back on their feet.  Join our community and make a difference!
  • We are always looking for folks who are interested in becoming a home host. We have a working model in Norfolk, VA and will provide you with the insights needed to welcome homeless trans folks into your home. Please click here to learn more about our home host program.

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. Consider making a donation today.

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Upcoming and recurring events and meetings - we hope to see you there!

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Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia

(757) 563-4784

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Media inquiries: please contact Kara Johnson at or call  (757) 933-1423.