TransCEND (Transgender Care and Education Needs Diversity) is a program of AIDS Action Committee and is affiliated with Fenway Health. Founded in 2005, TransCEND is Boston’s first program by and for Transgender Women.
TransCEND’s staff, Charel and Sara, work in Boston supporting disadvantaged Transgender people. In addition to connecting Trans clients to culturally competent health care, they do HIV, HCV, and STI counseling and testing, prevention counseling services, needle exchange for hormones, housing search, homelessness support, legal and mental health referrals, and transition advice, including navigating the fast-changing trans-inclusive health insurance coverage options in Massachusetts. They also help clients learn to negotiate social settings and safer sex.
TransCEND offers one-on-one support, group support, and appointment accompaniment for medical care and legal name change.
TransCEND primarily serves Trans Women and their partners, but always welcome all people regardless of how you identify on the gender spectrum.
TransCEND also offers information and support for medical and mental health professionals, educators, and allies interested in supporting transgender clients. Drop-ins welcomed, appointments recommended.
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We Speak Spanish / Hablamos Español
Our location is 75 Amory Street, Boston MA, 02119