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Mutual Aid

Organized by TransYOUniting, the Mutual Aid Crisis Fund is used to finance crisis services for PGH's Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming community, centering on BIPOC people.

​This fund goes to life-changing and life-saving services such as:

  • Housing Crisis Stipends (Money given to Trans People to secure and retain housing).

  • Emergency Food Assistance (Stipends given to allow Trans Lives to purchase food. Also, to stock food that we directly distribute).

  • Safe Transportation Help (T.Y. Volunteers, Bus Cards, and Uber's/Lyfts helping Trans Lives in need. These include transport to doctor appointments, rehab, court hearings, work, and out of dangerous circumstances)

  • Winter and Emergency Supplies (Winter supplies for unhoused trans people, basic necessities for Trans people who have lost their possessions, clothes for job interviews. Etc).

  • Operating Costs for These Services (This fund will not go to paying Trans Youniting staff as we are unpaid volunteers. Operating costs may include gas for rides, supplies for our crisis beds, etc).

This fund is crucial. The following statistics show the Trans Cycle of Violence but do not come close to our lived reality.

These statistics were taken from Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Survey of Transgender Discrimination.

Employment

29%

of us lose our jobs because we are transgender.

29%

of us lose our jobs because we are transgender.

Housing

19%

of transgender people will become homeless because of our identity.

33%

of unhoused transgender people are forced into sex work.

25%

of us are attacked in homeless shelters

22%

of us are sexually assaulted in homeless shelters

Health and Health Care

49%

of us attempt suicide due to systemic oppression (3800 times more likely than cisgender people).

4X

more likely to be unemployed (for specifically black transgender people)

48%

of us cannot afford health care at some point in our lives.

19%

of us are sexually assaulted in homeless shelters

we need your help

Donate today to help our community thrive.

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