WHO WE ARE

We are an agency of Black Trans and Trans of Color Professionals who strive to make being Trans a non-issue, and to help people see us in our full authentic humanity. We work towards creating spaces where we will not be judged by the gender of our sex, but by the content of our character! We seek to lift up all trans people and to inform the public of what we have to offer. We are currently working to build our programming and to establish ourselves in the forefront of the Trans community in the United States. We have lofty goals, and aim to help the trans community thrive globally. We wish to show trans people in a positive light and to help heal those who have been abused and wounded by society, and domestic violence. These things will be accomplished by helping those who need support, in whatever manner they need and we meet the client exactly where they are, including housing, jobs, mental health support, and other guidance to help them achieve their goals.

What we do

This organization was formed to address the issue of Domestic Violence (DV) in the Trans Community. I know it exists and I unashamedly, I have been a victim of it. Trans victims of Domestic Violence, have few safe places to go (if any), as among those resources that do exist for DV survivors in general, many providers there don’t understand the unique situations of Trans people. Trans survivors of DV include both men and women, and we will serve the needs of both, but the majority of those we serve will include addressing the needs of Trans women. Some of these victims have children, who like the parent, have been exposed to Domestic Violence, and their issues must also be addressed. Domestic Violence Abuse is not just physical, but is also mental and emotional abuse, which in many ways can be far more damaging, than physical abuse. All have lasting effects, cause PTSD, and other mental health conditions if not appropriately addressed.

What we know

This organization was formed to address the issue of Domestic Violence (DV) in the Trans Community. I know it exists and I unashamedly, I have been a victim of it. Trans victims of Domestic Violence, have few safe places to go (if any), as among those resources that do exist for DV survivors in general, many providers there don’t understands the ir unique situations of Trans people. Trans survivors of DVSome include both men and women, and we will serve the needs of both, but the majority of those we serve will include addressing the needs of Trans women. Some of these victims have children, who like the parent, have been exposed to Domestic Violence, and their issues must also be addressed. Domestic Violence Abuse is not just physical, but is also mental and emotional abuse, which in many ways can be far more damaging, than physical abuse. All have lasting effects, cause PTSD, and other mental health conditions if not appropriately addressed.

Our Board of Directors

Veronika Fimbress

The Founder, CEO, and Executive Director.

I am a Black Trans, retired, still active, California Licensed Nurse after 38 years, last working on the Addiction Care Team, at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. I am a Hospice and Palliative Care, Intensive Comfort Care, and Mental Health.  I am the first Trans Officer of the City and County of San Francisco. I was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, as Commissioner of  Veterans Affairs. I also served over 14 years in that position, at the pleasure of Mayors Willie Lewis Brown, Jr., Gavin Newsom, and the late Ed Lee. I am an Honorably Discharged Navy Veteran, serving in the Vietnam Era; in the Hospital Corps. I have been a prostitute, a crack addict, and homeless, in NYC. I have also been in three DV relationships, so I know the difficulties first hand, of trying to get out of those  toxic and abusive relationships. It is my goal to help others get out of their toxic situation, and help them not only be safe, but give them the tools and the support they need to help them, move forward. I broke the cycle to pull myself back up, and we can help our clients do it also.

Is a nationally recognized researcher and transgender health advocate who is dedicated to building capacity for providers, early career professionals, and students on social determinants of healthfor people with trans lived experiences. It is Seth, that guides our advanced programming; working with our clients or referring, as needed. Like all of us, we work with our clients to help them, and strive to keep any client from falling through the “cracks.”

Breonna McCree

Lee Ann Tanape

Savant Shaw

Stephanie Gray