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.
Trans Wellness Center
The Transgender Wellness Center opened its doors on April 24, 2018, providing comprehensive resources and services to transgender and gender non-binary persons under one roof. Six local organizations joined forces to create this one-of-a-find center for transgender health and wellness, and Friends Community Center is one of the partnering organizations. TransAction now operates out of both Friends Community Center and the Transgender Wellness Center. The Transgender Wellness Center is located at 3055 Wilshire Blvd., near the Koreatown and Wilshire Center neighborhoods. Visit TransAction at both locations!
For more information, visit: https://mytranswellness.org/