Trans Support of the Hudson Valley

 Here at The LOFT, we're here to help you during all stages of your transition 🤍!

.✨ Enrollment is free! ✨

Transitioning is a huge part of your life no matter how you choose to transition. It can be a journey that sometimes feels like it’s never-ending. The process of transitioning is a personal choice. It can also evolve over time. Transitions can occur in three different ways:

  • Socially
  • Legally 
  • Physically

If you are starting your transition you might be wondering: 

  • How do I come out to friends and family?
  • How do I navigate romantic relationships?
  • How do I announce my new pronouns? 
  • How do I process these changes mentally? 
  • What are the beginning steps I should take?
  • How do I cope with the potential backlash? 
  • How do I adjust at my job?
  • How do I find a community that can relate to me?
  • How do I prepare to find new housing if my current housing situation will not be safe or livable? 

Or maybe you want help with medically/legally transitioning and you’re wondering:

  • How do I start hormone replacement therapy?
  • How do I find affirming care from medical providers?
  • How do I start the process of getting transitional surgeries?
  • How do I find reliable providers to perform these surgeries?
  • How do I legally change my name?
  • How do I change my name on all my legal documents? 

Or, perhaps you’ve met your transition goals and now you’re wondering:

  • What else can I do?
  • What is next for me in life?
  • How do I discover other parts of myself? 
  • I’ve transitioned, now what?

 

These are very common questions that many people who identify under the trans umbrella ask themselves. Sometimes, some of these things can be overwhelming and that’s where Trans Support of The Hudson Valley can step in to help you.  If you can relate to any of these questions or perhaps something similar then this is the right place for you! 


Services Offered

Name Change Program: The LOFT's Name Change Assistance Project is a free service offered to community members residing within the Lower Hudson Valley* of New York, seeking assistance to legally change their name and/or gender marker.

 Free Workshops: Monthly workshops presented by the TSHV team. Each workshop is different and the location is alternated. There is almost always free HIV/HVC testing available at these workshops. 

Career Development: If you need help creating or revamping your resume, we’re here to help. If you need help applying to jobs or need advice on how to navigate as a TGNCNB person at work, you’re at the right place! 

Health Needs: Get linked to medical care and therapy, including PrEP, PEP, HIV/STI, Hep C testing

Housing: We offer free resources to those in need or shelters and work with you to help you find long-term housing or create a plan to live on your own! 

Public Benefits: Learn about public benefits like disability or unemployment!


About Us:
Trans Support of the Hudson Valley is a program offered by The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center and runs out of The White Plains, NY Campus. 

It is run by Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Non-Binary (TGNCNB) peers & in partnership with community allies for the TGNCNB community in the counties of Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, and Sullivan. For more information, please reach out using the contact information below: 

Give us a call, send a text, or feel free to email us! 

(914) 948-2932 x10 | Weston Siano: Program Manager for Trans Support of the Hudson Valley  |  [email protected]


 AUGUST EVENT

- LOFT FAMILIES & TRANS SUPPORT OF THE HUDSON VALLEY -

RAINBOW BBQ & CLOTHING EXCHANGE

Looking for a fantastic family event? TSHV and The LOFT Families invite you to our exciting Rainbow BBQ & Clothing Exchange! Enjoy a day of delicious food, community connections, and a chance to find new gender-affirming clothing!

WHEN: August 25, from 1 pm - 5 pm

WHERE: The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center: 252 Bryant Ave, White Plains, New York, 10605

CONTACT: [email protected] or (914)-948-2932 x13

 

Event Highlights:

🍔 Delicious Barbecue and Potluck:
Fire up the grill and enjoy a mouthwatering barbecue with a variety of delicious options for everyone. We encourage you to bring your own meats and veggies, drinks (non-alcoholic only), and whatever you need to grill and share with others. It’s a community culinary adventure where everyone contributes to the feast!

🎽 Clothing Swap:
In partnership with The LOFT's Trans Support of the Hudson Valley, we are hosting a clothing swap. Donate clothes before the event and come on the day to find new gender-affirming clothing. It's a wonderful opportunity to refresh your wardrobe and support our community.

🎉 Fun and Games for All Ages:
Our event is packed with fun activities for both kids and adults. From classic lawn games to arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone. It’s the perfect opportunity for children to make new friends and for parents to network and relax.

🏳️‍🌈 Building Community Connections:
LOFT Families and TSHV are all about fostering a supportive and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ parents and their children, and for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Nonbinary individuals. Meet other families, share experiences, and build lasting connections in a welcoming and friendly environment.

🧒 Kid-Friendly Activities and Playground:
Enjoy a day of good food, bubbles, and other activities. Plus, parents can take their kids to our on-site playground, where they can run, climb, and play to their hearts' content.

🩺 Health and Wellness:
There will also be testing available for those who wish to get tested. Each person tested will receive a $25 gift card!

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate family, food, and fun with the LOFT Families community. Register now to secure your spot and get ready for an unforgettable day! Come join us for a delightful day of connection, celebration, and community at the LOFT Families and Trans Support of the Hudson Valley Rainbow BBQ & Clothing Exchange! 🌟




Click here for the TSHV Workshop Series

 

Trans Support of the Hudson Valley (TSHV) hosts a workshop social each month with a community presenter, time to socialize, snacks, and free HIV & Hep C Virus (HCV) testing.

Trans Support Workshops are exclusively for transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary (TGNCNB) folx and their partners. TGNCNB individuals who are tested for HIV & HCV will receive a $25 gift card. click here to learn more


SUPPORT GROUPS

 

                                              

  • Young Adult Trans Support Group: For ages 18-29, meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month (6:30-8:00 pm)
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  • Trans Peer Support Group: For ages 18 and up, meets 1st & 3rd Sundays (4:00 -5:30 pm) and 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month (5:30-7:00 PM)
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  • T-Time: A group for transgender, nonbinary, or non-conforming folxs who are people of color, ages 18 and up, meets on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (6:30-7:30 pm)


FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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. Please note: TransMission scholarships are "microgrants" meant to offset costs related to therapy, hormones, gender-affirming clothing/living expenses, etc, and will not cover the complete cost of most surgical procedures.


RESOURCES

Advocacy & Community

Trans Medical Service Providers

Financial Assistance for Medical Transition


LEARNING 

Trans-related content that has been published in OUTSpoken: The LOFT's LGBTQ+ Community Blog:


View all groups on our calendar!


LOFT Peer Support Groups are open-topic, drop-in groups. Groups are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't.