The Department of Community and Human Services is excited to announce that the 2017 version of the King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide is now available! Thanks to Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) funding provided last year, the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence, in partnership with several community organizations and with support from King County, was able to produce this updated guide. The online version is available here and is live – available in both Spanish and English versions now. The web hosting has been donated by a community member and will be updated ongoing.
In 2014, the Coalition was able to produce the very first King County Trans Resource and Referral Guide (2014 Community Draft Project) via the LGBTQ Access Project, which was funded under a Department of Justice Grant to the Coalition and the NW Network to promote access for LGBTQ folks to many social services throughout King County, including behavioral health. King County DCHS ESJ supported this work and provided resources to print the guide, as well as the Public Health Department. The Guide, only the fourth or so in the county of its kind, was distributed widely throughout King County to both trans folks and providers of social services. There has been demand for an updated version ever since.
This is another ESJ milestone for DCHS and King County that will benefit our trans community members in King County – and educate and support our Contractors to provide excellent trans competency services! Thanks to the MIDD Oversight committee and the MIDD staff for assistance in funding this important work!