G&STC's Mental Health Fund
All people need support, and in a world hostile to transgender people, trans people need trans affirming and competent therapeutic spaces to feel seen, heard, supported, validated, believed, respected, affirmed and connected. Trans competent therapists with openings can be difficult to find and trans competent therapists with sliding scales, no fee or low fee availability is rare. Therapy shouldn't be a place to field microaggressions, to experience blatant oppression, and be misgendered, and finances shouldn't dictate who does and does not have to stay in those situations in order to be in therapy.
The Mental Health Fund is designed address this issue by subsidizing therapy. The Fund will provide stipends to transgender individuals who are low income and unable to financially sustain mental health treatment. Recipients of the will receive stipends based on their needs and will have access to our trans competent and trained therapists at G&STC.
Allocation of the mental health fund will be determined through an application process. Applicants must be low income and gender variant in order to be eligible for a stipend. G&STC will review all applications, award stipends based on client need and if we believe G&STC and our therapists will be a good fit for the applicant - and, of course, if the applicant would like to work with one of our therapists!
Your donation will directly subsidize the cost of treatment and expand our capacity to serve low income trans people in NYC!
100% of funds raised will go towards subsidizing therapeutic treatment!