LGBT LIFE CENTER
For nearly 30 years, LGBT Life Center has provided critical support to the HIV and LGBTQ communities in Hampton Roads by promoting the dignity and wellness of adults, families, youth, and children. Primary services include HIV medical case management, medication assistance, transportation services, food pantry assistance, permanent supportive housing, and HIV prevention through education and testing.
CAN COMMUNITY HEALTH
CAN Community Health has been serving the needs of the HIV community for over 26 years. They are a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care, and continual wellness of people living with HIV. Their clinics offer the finest medical, dental, psychological care, and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status, or ability to pay.
SOUTHEASTERN TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER
Based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, STRC is a non-profit community outreach center dedicated solely to the empowerment of today’s transgender community. Their mission is to inspire and provide resources to our Trans-identified community by creating a stigma-free, safe environment while helping to stop violence against us throughout Hampton Roads. From connecting our trans community with housing to providing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing school supplies to trans families and youth, from the beginning, they are committed to supporting the local trans community in any way they can.
The Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia - TAP VA 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. Their goal is to offer safe emergency 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 they continue to provide education surrounding the issues trans people face on a daily basis.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For 40 years, NAMI has been a beacon of help and hope, fighting for more research, better education, bolder advocacy, and broader public awareness. As they enter their fifth decade, the NAMI 2020-2025 Strategic Plan holds fast to these commitments—it is a bridge between their rich history and future opportunities, building on the progress they have achieved over the last four decades and focusing that momentum towards intentional goals to accelerate the mental health movement and maximize their impact.
Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 325,000 members and supporters work to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.
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