TAJA’s Coalition understands how important it is to promote leadership, collaboration, and strengthening the capacity of trans communities and existing transgender-serving organizations to end transphobia. The Coalition understands that increasing safety helps bridge gaps that otherwise go unnoticed because traditional programs are developed with a lack of consideration for our community, thus perpetuating violence.
Safe and Affordable Housing
The Coalition has been able to identify existing barriers to safe and affordable housing in San Francisco for transgender people. Survey data has been collected from transgender women of color living in San Francisco, including those experiencing homelessness, marginal, or unsafe housing. The Transgender community reported feeling unsafe while in community housing.
Workshops, Training, and Service Linkage
TAJA’s program activities include Service Connection Workshops, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Training, and Service Linkage (which performs weekly check-ins with its enrolled participants). TAJA’s Coalition survey findings helped develop evaluated training for community housing organizations. The Coalition has established formal partnerships with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Services (the largest community housing agency in San Francisco) to increase access for trans people and to train their 1000+ housing team. TAJA’s Coalition hosts community convenings for transgender women of color to express their experiences accessing community services.