STRC has been organizing the transgender and gender nonconforming community in Hampton Roads, VA since 2017.
Based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, STRC is a non-profit community outreach center dedicated solely to the empowerment of today’s transgender community.
To Inspire and provide resources to our Trans-identified community by creating a stigma free, safe environment while helping to stop violence against us throughout Hampton Roads.
From connecting our trans community with housing, to providing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, to providing school supplies to trans families and youth, from the beginning we are commited to supporting the local trans commuinity in any way we can.
Ms. Tarena D. Williams is a transgender woman who knows firsthand how the transgender community can be discriminated against, unfairly perceived and the struggles when it comes to education, employment, housing and safety. She is using her life experiences to build this safe place where all the transgender men, women, boys and girls can be heard without yelling, understood without stigma and educated without barriers.
Retreat in collaboration with House of GG and TAKE (Virginia Beach, Dec. 2018).
We started by referring people to partners; now, partners refer trans people to us!
Our secret sauce is The Lamia House, where we built a one-stop-shop for trans needs: medium-term housing, food services, name change help, insurance guidance, finding and keeping a job, and transitional programs for the incarcerated.