Resources for Navigating COVID

Here you'll find a list of WA State specific resources for trans & gender diverse people, including resources related to food, housing, healthcare, mental health, financial support & unemployment benefits, and more. This is a non-exhaustive list, and is always growing, so keep checking back! 

Food

Many in our community are struggling to stay fed and housed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Gender Justice League wants to remind you that it is okay to ask for help. For more information on local food assistance, see:

Housing

Housing is a human right! The statewide moratorium (through March 31) means your landlord legally cannot serve you an eviction notice or charge you late fees for your inability to pay rent. More information on this here. If you are currently facing eviction, learn your rights and get help here

GJL’s Safe House program offers temporary housing and financial assistance for people in Seattle who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or exploitation in the sex trade. Priority is given to trans and gender diverse people and BIPOC.

For more housing resources, see: 

Healthcare

  • GALAP is a group of trans and allied mental health clinicians in the U.S. who believe in improving access to letters for clients who are seeking gender-affirming medical care. See a list of providers here who are committed to making letters required by medical systems accessible and free. 
  • FolxHealth provides HRT and PReP shipped right to you, and plans include expert 1-1 telehealth visits, unlimited messaging with your care team, an option to add at-home lab kids, automated prescription refills and lab reminders, and letters for document name change, all with no insurance necessary (priced like a co-pay). 
  • Guide on your rights in healthcare, insurance coverage, and what to do if you face discrimination by National Center for Transgender Equality. 
  • Guide to getting trans healthcare covered by National Center for Transgender Equality. 
  • No health insurance? Visit WaHealthPlanFinder.org or download the mobile app for WAPlanFinder to get covered.
  • Undocumented? If you have been exposed to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, your medical care is covered by state law. Click here for a list of nationwide resources for undocumented communities. 
  • Need an interpreter for appointments? Medicaid offers free language access services whenever you attend an appointment. Let your provider know in advance, and they will schedule one through Health Care Authority's (HCA) interpreter services. 
  • For trans & gender diverse Pacific Islanders, UTOPIA WA can support you in accessing trans health services, housing and more. They also provide support groups and assistance for Pacific Islanders in the sex industry, providing testing kits, HIV prevention and screening, contraceptives, and other important healthcare resources. UTOPIA WA is also experienced in connecting QTPI to healthcare resources like insurance and preventative care to address health disparities.
  • For Black trans people, WA Black Trans Task Force provides rental, housing, food, health, and other support. 
  • For veterans, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System offers an LGBT Health Program
  • For legal support around healthcare discrimination, connect with Lavender Rights Project, QLawColumbia Legal, Legal Voice, or Northwest Justice Project

Mental Health

For trans and gender diverse people, and especially communities of color, COVID-19 and its impacts exacerbate our already high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. You are not alone, and it is ok to reach out and ask for help:

  • Trans Lifeline, a peer support phone service run by and for trans and non-binary people. They welcome calls at any time, even if you’re not in crisis. 
  • Connexions (QTPOC) offers space to queer and trans people of color to connect, heal, process, and share resources every Monday from 6-7:30 PM PST. 
  • TransFamilies Support Groups offer various groups for trans and gender diverse youth, with separate groups for parents of trans youth. 
  • Pizza Klatch Support Groups provide weekly support for LGBTQ+ youth and allies in Thurston county. 
  • This Care Package by Transgender Law Center offers us much needed moments of stillness, peace, and joy. 

Financial Support & Unemployment Benefits

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Page last updated: 4.1.21


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