Trans/GNC Services For Us, Provided By Us.
Trans Thrive, which stands for Transgender Resource and Neighborhood Space (TRANS), and Transgender Health & Resource Initiative for Vital Empowerment (THRIVE) was the new incarnation of the transgender drop-in started by UCSF and transferred to Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center. As part of the newly branded SF Community Health Center, Trans Thrive now includes all services provided for the Trans/GNC community at SFCHC. Trans Thrive is more than a drop in center, it’s services for US, by US.
We aim to create safe spaces, events and services for the entire Trans/GNC community. From case management and medical services (including Primary Care, HRT and Needle Exchange), to mental health and substance use support, to social groups and special events, to a drop in center (with snacks and refreshments, clothing closet and a computer lab), we have it all! We are trans services for US, by US. Together, we can get to health, wellness, and equality. Everyone is respected in this space!
Who we serve
- Transgender people of color
- Transgender people living with or at risk for HIV
- Transgender people with substance abuse issues
- Homeless and marginally housed trans people
- Trans people in jail & re-entering society
- Transgender youth, gender variant and non-conforming
- Transgender people new to Bay area
- Anyone on the trans/GQ/GV spectrum
The Trans Thrive Drop- In space is open four days a week. Here, any Trans/GNC person can become a part of Trans Thrive. Folks who come to the drop-in for the first time is asked to fill out an intake form and meets with a staff member to discuss expectations and the benefits of the drop-in space which include: a lounge, computer lab, clothing closet, and other amenities. Everyday there are groups (with food) on various topics.
Tuesday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Transform SF is San Francisco’s HIV testing initiative for the transgender community of San Francisco. Funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, it is a collaborative composed of San Francisco Community Health Center, El/la Para TransLatinas and Instituto Familiar de la Raza. The program’s goal is to provide HIV testing to high risk for HIV transwomen particularly of African American, Latina, Asian & Pacific Islander and Native Americans (but inclusive of all trans people) to make them aware of their HIV status and provide health care immediately. Participants who join will be enrolled to do a behavioral risk assessment survey and consent to do two rapid HIV test. The first test you will receive a $20.00 Visa gift card and second HIV test (6 months later) you will receive another $20.00 gift card. This momentous program is the 1st ever incentivized testing program for the Trans community in San Francisco.
We provide open access medical clinic serving trans women of color living with HIV, including primary and HIV care, hormones replacement therapy, Case Management, peer navigation, and social support. In addition to that, we support clients who experience substance use, mental illness and survival sex work and refer them to programs that would help them.
Is a HIV prevention program for trans men who have sex with men (TM4M) open to all male identified people, unless otherwise stated. This marks the first eve program created for this target population. We provide monthly workshops and education material like on the “Top 5” and “Hanky Code.” We also do outreach at events like Folsom Street Fair and Trans March as well as put on special events like speed dating.
Through our needle exchange and disposal program, people who inject drugs access sterile equipment and can safely dispose of bio-waste. Used needles are disposed of in accordance with established biohazardous waste standards. Needle exchange programs are intended to prevent the spread of the HIV virus and other blood-borne diseases, such as hepatitis B and C, among injection drug users and their sexual partners.
- M: 9:00am – 12:00pm
- T: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
- W: 9:00am – 12:00pm
- TH: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
- F: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
- S: 1:00pm – 5:00pm