TransMission is a small scholarship of funds available to applicants who identify within the trans & non-binary communities to offset medical, surgical, legal, and/or social transition-related expenses which are not otherwise covered by insurance.
Applications for Cycle 1 of this scholarship are open until February 28, 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Feb 28th to be reviewed.
Learn more about TransMission & apply online for TransMission at this link!
If you would like to donate to the TransMission Scholarship Fund click here and indicate TransMission in the
Additional Information section.
For World AIDS Day, The LOFT's Jeffrey Guard pens a personal essay on his journey with HIV and the unexpected silver lining that came to fruition this year:
"What I know for certain is that someone somewhere out there needs to read this. There’s someone out there who’s been infected with HIV or COVID (or both!) Like so many of us, they’re going to know that feeling of falling into a bottomless chasm. They’re going to find themselves in complete darkness and terrified. I know I am not the only one."
You can read Jeffrey's inspiring piece here
Click here for more information on the LGBTQA Seeking Safety Telehealth Group.
Information can be found below to register for our groups and events.
The LOFT is currently offering many of our Peer Support, Social Groups, and Events, virtually via Zoom. The LOFT knows how important it is for our LGBTQ community to continue to safely connect with one another, especially in times of elevated stress and public concern. Although The LOFT's in-person groups and drop-in services are suspended at the moment, we want the community to know that we are still here to serve you.
How does this work?
Read our guidelines for using our LOFT Virtual Groups here.
You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account.
The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center (The LOFT) looks forward to a time in the near future to welcoming you back! We miss seeing you in person and trust you are staying well and being safe. The LOFT is committed to providing you and our dedicated employees with a safe
place, and in light of guidance from New York State we will be taking a measured approach to re-opening our doors. We have not yet set a date for opening The LOFT’s physical space to the public. The LOFT will continue to provide many programs and services to our community through online meetings and forums until it is safe to meet in person.
As the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain, we expect New York State to update the requirements for businesses. If plans change, we will let you know in sufficient time prior to reopening The LOFT’s physical space. We will circulate guidance to describe exactly how we will be handling the reopening; much of which will depend on NYS and Westchester County guidance.
When we first re-open The LOFT’s physical space to the public we will be required to keep a record of everyone who enters. We must also ensure that occupancy remains at or less than 50% of the permitted occupancy. When you come back, you will notice various changes in the way The LOFT looks, as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure that you feel safe and secure.
If you have questions please feel free to call The LOFT’s Executive Director, Judy Troilo at 914-948-2932 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Pride,
The LOFT Board of Directors
For a PDF version of the letter, click here.