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The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAP VA is an all volunteer, trans led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAPVA provides educational opportunities around the important fact that trans rights are human rights by explaining the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia.
Our goal is to offer safe emergency housing to homeless transgender adults in Virginia, and to help them find the additional resources they need to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency while we continue to provide education surrounding the issues trans people face on a daily basis.
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.
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.
TAPVA provides educational training to organizations and agencies who want to become more inclusive and knowledgeable around the issues facing the transgender community in Virginia. If you are interested, please contact us at Transactivistva@gmail.com
We are compiling a collection of stories (ongoing) to provide a glimpse inside the daily lives of transgender individuals.
The project will be the stories of trans people told by trans people, from the mundane (finding non gendered menstruation products in your local store) to the sensational (being the first trans individual at your school/office/etc)... small stories, big stories, and everything in between. This can be an experience that brought you joy, that brought sadness, that evoked anger or frustration, or just an ordinary snapshot of an average moment in your daily life.
The mission of our project is to provide an opportunity for readers to experience empathy and connect with our shared humanity by reading personal accounts of the trans individuals who are increasingly being stereotyped, villainized, and politicized in current legislation in the United States, including youth* (and their families) affected by these political campaigns.
Some of these stories (with permission) will also be submitted in press releases to local and national news organizations to further the reach of readership.
For more detail, please click here.
You are invited to choose from a huge collection of free clothing collected just for you!!
Many trans, gender non conforming and non binary people do not have and cannot afford clothing that matches their gender identity so here is your chance to shop free until you drop.
Clothing, accessories, shoes, and health & beauty products are available.
Currently, we are not accepting donations because of the incredible outpouring from the community.
Face coverings are required.
Please contact Transactivistva@gmail.com for details
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Upcoming and recurring events and meetings - Please check to see if the in person event is canceled before hand