Affirmations, Transcend the Binary Host Peer-Led Support, Education, Navigation Services

BTL Staff
By | 2019-02-15T13:37:44-04:00 February 6th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

For many in the nonbinary and gender non-conforming community it can be difficult to navigate a binary-focused world. Transcend the Binary — an organization dedicated to “empowering our trans/gender non-conforming community with skill-building, tools, navigation servies, planning and support” — has partnered with the Affirmations LGBTQ community center to help provide support to people who may be struggling getting to know their identity. Offered regularly throughout the month, the two Ferndale-based organizations are providing peer-led meetings that can help interested parties find:

– Peer Counseling
– Safe space for families to ask and have their questions answered
– Consults available with doctors, pharmacists
– Skill-building and peer support
– Name change
– Gender marker change
– Transition Planning
– Referral Navigation

“All of our services are free for our community,” wrote event organizers on Facebook. “We blend the talents of social workers, therapists, pharmacists, physician, peer advocates, certified fitness instructors and many more to provide you the best peer-led services available.”
The next available event is on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. hosted at W. 290 W. 9 Mile Road in Ferndale.
Find out more about scheduling appointments and finding resources by emailing consults@transcendthebinary.org to connect with Intake Coordinator Morgan. For more information visit transcendthebinary.org/our-team.

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