Memorial event for anti trans violence
It's been a busy time here at Arianna's Center! Unfortunately South Florida's transgender community continues to see negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and our community relief funding remains much needed. Barriers to healthcare, housing and employment continue to be a great challenge to our community and rises in anti trans violence are an ongoing concern.
Needs for assistance with basic items such as groceries, gas, bus passes and for support with rent and utilities is still a major issue and your continued support as a donor has really made a difference for many of our clients. The support for utilities and phone bills has been particularly important, as we've seen a move to more virtual programming, being able to remain connected is essential for our clients to access important information regarding healthcare, HIV education, immigration, social services and life skills workshops.
Many of our clients work in the food service industry, and while many are back to work they still haven't recovered from month of lost income. With homelessness affecting trans communities at higher rates than average, being able to provide rental assistance to ensure clients don't lose their homes has been so important.
While we continue to see COVID-19 vaccinations role out across the country, it remains a fact that access to vaccines is a challenge in marginalized communities. We're now happy to be able to partner with a local church to provide vaccinations in a safe, trans welcoming space.
Choosing to support a trans-led organization not only helps our clients but it sends a powerful message to your own circle that you support the trans community and this is integral to helping reduce the stigma we face on a daily basis.
Arianna's Center Trans Advocacy
Pizza & PrEP Awareness Event