I'm wondering if anyone knows of any programs or subsidies that could help a transgendered 20 year old with limited financial resources to get from New Jersey into New York City for free counseling and support groups.
She wants to be able to come into the city to take advantage of groups and centers here but doesn't have an easy to way to get to the train station or pay for train fare.
Does anyone know of any programs that might exist to help her?
new york NY
Hi Davis -
Thanks for reaching out to Trevor. It sounds like you may be writing on behalf of a friend; a very generous gesture. The good news is that your friend is looking to connect with others who understand her situation. That means she is eager to become a part of the larger community and pursue a happy fulfilled life.
Fortunately, there are many valuable resources available to her on line and locally, while she works to save up the resources she needs to commute into the city. She can find information on those resources here:
I think I might be Transgender. Now what do I do? (click title to view PDF)
Written by transgender youth, this pamphlet provides answers for young people who feel that the gender to which they were born, or assigned at birth, does not fit them. (2004)
This website was created to link trans youth and the people in their lives with current resources.
A comprehensive advice, information and support website on the internet for genderqueer, intersex,transgender and transsexual people, their friends and their family.
Gender Crash www.gendercrash.com
The last Gender Crash open mic night was January 8, 2009, but the website is still up and contains a lot of good information and resources.
Gender Talk www.gendertalk.com
The home of the leading talk radio program on all issues of gender -- and much more
Trans-Active Education and Advocacy www.transactiveonline.org
This website has resources for youth, parents, educators and health care providers.
She should also know anout TrevorSpace - www.trevorspace.org. It's the Trevor Project's safe social networking site for LGBTQ young people, ages 13 - 24 and their friends and allies. It's a great supportive community. And she can also call 866- 4U TREVOR for the Trevor Lifeline or Trevor Chat at www.thetrevorproject.org. We are always here for her.
All the best -