Statement in Solidarity with Clients of Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc.

Transgender Health Empowerment (THE) has had to dramatically curtail their services due to financial difficulties, as reported today in the Washington Blade. This reduction happened very suddenly, and services trans community members depend on have been abruptly cut off.  Immediate action must be taken to ensure THE clients get services they need to ensure continuity of care.  THE has provided essential services to DC trans communities since 1996, and without these services many trans people and LGBTQ youth will be left without access to vital housing and health care services.  DCTC stands with THE’s clients and calls on DC Government,as THE’s primary funder, to act quickly to make sure that necessary services continue. DC’s trans communities face significant health disparities, and we must take collective responsibility to ensure that those needs are addressed.

One thought on “Statement in Solidarity with Clients of Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc.

  1. This is terrible news. From the Washington Blade article:

    “THE is a transgender institution for D.C.,” Corado said. “There are a lot of people counting on its services, especially those living with HIV. It is an organization that cannot go away,” she said.

    “So the question I have is what is the Department of Health doing about this,” Corado said. “Why aren’t they talking about what happens to those clients? Are those clients OK?”

    That’s a good question. I hope these clients don’t fall through the cracks. The transgender health disparities are bad enough without vital care centers being closed and no back-up resources available.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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