This year TAPVirginia is proud to participate in Give OUT Day, the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. Your donation to TAPVirginia helps us offer our clients direct food assistance, transportation, assistance with prescriptions and other medical needs, emergency housing, and so much more! Be the change you wish to see. Remember, it doesn't matter how much you give, or what you give, only that you give. Whether you are transgender or one of our allies, please know we greatly appreciate your support!
The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAPVA is an all volunteer, trans led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to end homelessness within the transgender community in Virginia. TAPVA provides educational opportunities around the important fact that trans rights are human rights by explaining the intersectionality between homelessness, discrimination, socioeconomic status and racism within the trans community in Virginia.
Our goal is to offer safe emergency and temporary transitional housing to homeless transgender adults in Virginia, and to help them find the additional resources they need to remove the barriers to self-sufficiency while we continue to provide education surrounding the issues trans people face on a daily basis.
Our program is unique because it is run by the transgender community for the transgender community.
Our vision is to see the transgender community, and their allies, unite together to help transgender and gender non-conforming members of our community receive the resources they need to recover from hardship, free from discrimination, harassment, or violence due to their gender identity or gender expression.
Our main program is the Emergency Assistance Program which is board-led and comprised of a network of compassionate volunteers who are carefully selected and trained to help homeless transgender adults from all walks of life who suddenly find themselves without a home. This program helps provide our clients with transportation to temporary housing while we put them in touch with local services to help them get the resources they need to get them back on their feet.
Want to see how our work is impacting our local community? Please see the article from the Virginian Pilot here!
To learn more about the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia, please visit our website at TapVirginia.org.