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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

Drop-In Space

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

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.

Trans Access

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.

TM4M

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.

Needle Exchange

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.

Schedule

  • 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

 

Tuesday:

1stand 3rd Tuesdays Trans Feminine Group 5-6:30 pm

A discussion and support group for transgender women.

Zoom ID:8604460227

2nd and 4th Tuesdays Fifty and Fabulous 5-6:30pm

This group is for all transgender/ Gender Non-Conforming folks who are 50 and older.

Zoom ID:8604460227

Trans Masculine Group 6-7:30 pm

Come and hangout with other Trans Masculine folks, this group is inclusive of all trans masculine identified folks including non-binary identified folks.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/319905337

Meeting ID: 319 905 337

Wednesday:

Mindful Moment 3-4pm

Come and join us for a mindful moment, we’ll be doing a mindfulness exercise and a check in. This will be a time to take a moment for one’s self during this complicated time.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/885062636

Meeting ID: 885 062 636

ATE 5-6:30 pm

A.T.E. Support Group: Asian & Pacific Islander Transgender Empowerment Group is a support group that caters to the A&PI Transgender Communities. Contact erica@sfcommunityhealth.org for details.

Zoom ID:8604460227

Thursday:

Game Night 6-7:30 pm

Hang out with other Trans folks and play some games together.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/833650239

Meeting ID: 833 650 239

Friday:

Folks Who Feast 12pm

We’ll live stream over Facebook Live cooking some easy to prepare meals.

Saturday:

T-POC 2-3p

T-POC is a place for Trans People of Color to come together and share space. With no agenda and with the singular objective of being present and tender with each other.

Please be mindful of the intention of this space, it is for Trans and GNC People of Color

https://zoom.us/j/961329086

Meeting ID: 961 329 086

Saturday Morn…Nah Afternoon Cartoons 3-4p

Come and hang out with other trans folks as we just watch some cartoons. The mics will be on silent, so that everyone can hear but the chat will still be on. We’ll be doing this by syncing up youtube at the exact same time. That way we can skip the issues caused by doing a share screen.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/701602209

Meeting ID: 701 602 209