Huge thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for highlighting our new transitional housing program specifically for transgender young people experiencing homelessness. The new housing program, which is the first of its kind in the nation, aims to provide a safe space for young people to cope from struggles they’ve faced as transgender youths while also getting the chance to access our other programs such as education, health care and employment.
Here’s a quote from Kat, one of the young people who currently lives there:
“I look like who I am, and what that is is nobody’s business,” she said while scrambling eggs for breakfast. “At least here in this house, nobody gives me any trouble about that. I can try to plan for what’s next — maybe bartending, maybe photography. I’m a good cook and have some training. Maybe something in that.”