It seems like every day there is a new threat to trans lives.
Over 540 anti-trans bills have been introduced across the US in 2023. Check out the Trans Legislation Tracker to see all the ways lawmakers are attempting to block trans people from receiving healthcare, education, legal recognition, or even simply the right to exist in public.
Facing these challenges every day, trans people need mental health support more than ever.
But it's hard to find.
Trans people experience significantly higher rates of poverty than the general population, so fees are harder to afford.
Legislators are trying to make gender-affirming care illegal.
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We offer therapy scholarships for low-income trans people.
The therapy we provide is:
Scholarship recipients don't pay a dime. The cost of each session is 100% covered by us, so that the recipient can focus on their mental health, without worrying about having to stop because of the cost.
All the therapists we work with are queer - and trans-affirming, and most are LGBTQ identified themselves. We believe it is important for marginalized people to be able to work with therapists who are part of their own community.
We don't limit the number of sessions or the length of time a scholarship lasts. When we offer a scholarship, it continues as long as the client needs support, whether that's weeks, months, or years.
How Does It Work?
It's simple: We partner with a trans-affirming psychotherapy practice to offer psychotherapy scholarship to clients who wouldn't otherwise be able to access services. We pay for the therapy, so client can focus on healing.
All scholarship recipients are trans or nonbinary and living below the poverty line. Additionally, two-thirds of scholarships are reserved for people of color.
For some of our participants, their weekly therapy sessions are the only place that they can truly and safely be seen for who they are. Though it is only an hour a week, it provides them the opportunity to present as their true self and to talk openly about their fears, their dreams, and their hopes. This space is life changing, and for many it is life saving as well.