Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services

This publication begins with succinct background information on transgender women and their experiences with intimate partner violence and with shelter. It covers new federal legal requirements for serving transgender women, and then provides specific how-tos concerning placement, names and pronouns, documentation, safety and respect concerns, confidentiality, sleeping arrangements, dressing/disrobing, bathrooms and showers, and hormone medications. Also includes explicit sections on typical and unique supplies trans women may need and how to foster a shelter culture of respect and wholeness. Includes a glossary and resources. Bonus content: Actress Laverne Cox describing her experience with an overnight reality show.

 

[Publication at press.  Available February 2017.]