What We Do: The TransAction program is a health education/risk reduction intervention designed to reduce high-risk sexual and drug behaviors among moderate to high-risk transgender women. The intervention focuses on the socio-cultural conditions that are unique to transgender women, which may increase HIV risk behaviors. The program provides a continuum of culturally appropriate services from street-based outreach encounters to site-based groups and one-on-one interventions that work concomitantly to motivate ongoing and sustained HIV risk reductions.
The program offers a daily meal as well as a daily group. In addition to educational and skills building groups, the program supports participants in their gender confirmation, presentation, and transition by offering a weekly transitional life skills group with opportunities to style hair, makeup, and nails.
Program participants are transgender women at any stage of gender transition; many are in a marginal or transitional living situation.
Hours: Weekdays, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Funding Source: This program is funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and sponsored by Friends Research Institute, Inc.