St. James Infirmary Opens Shelter with Our Trans Home SF
And now, a beacon of hope for trans care and safety. Our Trans Home SF opened the first shelter in San Francisco to specifically serve transgender and gender-nonconforming people on March 9, 2022. Our Trans Home SF is a program that provides housing assistance and stabilization support for unhoused and marginally housed trans and gender non-conforming people. One of the leaders of OTH is St. James Infirmary, who offers free, confidential, nonjudgmental medical and social services for current and former Sex Workers of all genders and sexual orientations, and is the first occupational health and safety clinic in the United States run by and for sex workers.
This new shelter, which follows San Francisco’s Navigation Center model of harm reduction housing services created jobs for forty trans and gender non-conforming staff members, and offers beds to 64 unhoused TGNC people. With the Our Trans Home SF community dedicated to non-judgemental services, trans people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area now have a place to go where they are more likely to feel safe and accepted.
Excerpted From: A Song of Freedom – with Yeonhoo Cho and Esther Kao / Old Pro News
Learn more: St. James Infirmary
Background: SF Launches First Navigation Center to Serve Homeless Transgender People / San Francisco Public Press