The program provides trans*-specific interventions in a trauma-informed treatment environment, with dedicated, self-identifying trans* program staff, supported by other clinicians who are well trained in issues relevant to the tran* community. Groups, activities, and other services foster a sense of community, belonging, and validation for this population which faces marginalization, victimization, and dehumanizing experiences.
Services address addiction, trauma, and related issues, increase skills, manage stressors, develop meaningful links to needed services and ultimately build a foundation for lasting recovery. Case management strategies link participants internally to the Lyon-Martin Health Services clinic (which provides specialized trans* primary care), and to HIV testing and counseling. Externally, linkages are made to other key providers including: legal advocacy, job and housing support, and other social supports. Therapists provide individual, group, and family sessions for participants who have coexisting mental health needs.