Transgender Emergency Fund of MA

The Transgender Emergency Fund (TEF) supports low-income and homeless transgender individuals in Massachusetts, assisting with homelessness prevention, shelter assistance, nutrition assistance, prescription co-pay assistance, transportation and escort to medical appointments, etc. All services are contingent on the availability of funds.

Services provided include:

  • HRT prescription co-pays
  • Personal supplies – soap, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, etc.
  • Homelessness prevention “client must have income to sustain apartment”
  • Rental start up “client must have income to sustain apartment”
  • Clothing for winter months
  • Air mattresses
  • Laundry money
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Assistance relocating due to harassment
  • New/replacement state ID with gender marker change

College is a significant investment, and like many who study on campus or online, transgender students can struggle to cover tuition bills and other expenses. Scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities can help offset some of these costs. Scholarships are by far the most popular. Unlike student loans, these awards do not need to be repaid and are often given to promising students by schools, private organizations, and nonprofits. Grants function similarly and sometimes involve a research or service-related component.

Fortunately, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available for transgender students, including those interested in healthcare, medicine, and other related fields. Visit the EduMed website to learn more about available scholarships, grants, financial aid, and other resources.