TISP | Trans Inclusion Shelter Project


Pictured: Rae Obejero - Homeless Transition Specialist, Homeless Point of Entry; Dr. Alex Wagaman - Assistant Professor, VCU School of Social Work; Afton Bradley - Trans Health Services Program Manager, Fan Free Clinic; Taheara Jackson - HIV Test Counselor, Minority Health Consortium; Debra Terry - Program Coordinator, Diversity Richmond

Trans Inclusion Shelter Project is a program of Diversity Richmond, dedicated to affecting policy and practice change through homeless shelter and service systems. We are direct service providers, researchers, and policy social workers, working in LGBTQ and/or homeless service agencies and capacities, informed by the voices and experiences of trans folks who have experienced homelessness or have been unstably housed. We advocate for all persons experiencing homelessness to receive culturally competent services based in personal dignity, in congruence with individual’s gender identity(s). We work to support trans folks experiencing homelessness, along with homeless shelter service providers through policy change, training, outreach and advocacy.

For more information, please contact Debra Terry 804-622-4646 ex.23 or by email.