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
With your assistance, we help provide our clients with temporary emergency housing in our host homes, 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!
The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAPVA 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 and temporary transitional 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.
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Cold Weather Clothing & Canned Food Exchange
Attention All Trans* Folx!!
You are invited to choose from a huge collection of free clothing collected just for you!!
Many trans, gender non conforming and non binary folks do not have and cannot afford clothing that matches their gender identity .
New or gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, belts, purses
New in package underwear and socks
Warm adult clothing in sizes: Boys Large to Men’s XXL, Women’s S to 2XL.
Event Date: Saturday, December 15 from 1PM to 4PM at the LGBT Life Center - 247 West 25th Street, Norfolk, Va.
We plan on having chilli, ham biscuits, and cookies for snacks!!
Burlyville Thrill & Charlie's American Cafe present...
Join us for Charlie's American Cafe’s very first Burlesque Brunch brought to you by Burlyville Thrill. First up, we're bringing you a very special event full of treats and tease. Grab some delicious brunch and then join us in the stage room where you'll see our performers put on a tasty burlesque show for a great cause!
We will be partnering with TAP Virginia which is an organization that aims to end homelessness in the transgender community. Charlie's American Cafe will be donating 10% of all sales of food on show day and Burlyville Thrill will be donating all proceeds from raffle to TAP Virginia.
**TICKETS** :: in lieu of selling tickets, we're doing a canned food drive to additionally benefit TAP Virginia. BRING YOUR CANNED GOODS FOR ENTRY
Calendar of Events
Upcoming and recurring events and meetings - we hope to see you there!