Mission, Vision and Values
We at the Transgender Community Coalition are dedicated to helping those who fall on the transgender, intersex, and gender diverse spectrum. This is regardless of age, creed, ethnicity, country of origin and immigration status. This includes access to necessary resources such as, but not limited to, housing, resume building, linkage to job opportunities, linkage to health insurance, peer support, veteran services, youth and LGBT family programs and HIV/AIDS/PrEP education. We also advocate for the Community regarding acceptance and inclusion in academic settings, systemic reformation (police policies and procedures, laws, education, health care) and work towards developing healthier communities in all aspects.
We envision a future where transgender and human rights organizations are no longer necessary and all people are equal and allowed to live authentically and with common human dignity as a basic right.
Transgender people can be heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, asexual, etc. We serve the largest spectrum of people with this organization. Creating a local environment that nurtures an individual’s ability to live authentically is one of this organizations prime objectives. We believe that the people we serve are entitled to the freedom to live how they want to live – self-defined and self-determined – and our ultimate goal is to create an environment that engages the public to support the transgender movement.
Those who often live outside the binary world pay a physical, emotional and economic toll on their constitutional rights and well being. We create environments that nurture those by opening doors to services and accommodations that equally accommodate all. We pay close attention to government policies, health care, prisons, youth, mental health and other agencies to ensure that there are adequate building blocks for transgender people to live authentically and find and define their own right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Transgender Community Coalition is a strong believer in advocacy and stands up for those who need a voice and often becomes the buffer to protecting them from retaliation. We work closely to address issues and change laws to ensure that all people can have dignity and respect. We are sometimes the advocacy that is not pleasant to the ear but is needed to motivate change based on truth. Not only are we a trusted ally for constituents, but also for those who need assistance while bringing up issues that need change.