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Black Queer and Trans

Lives Matter

"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us" Marsha P. Johnson

Free assessments in support of letters for surgery
for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming people who are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color 
If you are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, you need a letter in support of a gender affirming surgery, and meet the criteria below, please call Shannon at (608) 520-0461 or email and ask about the availability of a free assessment. A limited number of assessments are offered free of charge


To be eligible, you will need to:

  • Have access to an internet connection and the ability to use our HIPAA compliant telehealth app via smartphone or computer for sessions. All of our sessions are currently remote due to COVID-19

  • Live in the State of Wisconsin and be in the State of Wisconsin at the time of services per license requirements

  • Be age 18 or older

Please note that an assessment is not a guarantee that a letter will be provided. You must meet the WPATH SOC to receive a letter. 

Sponsorship of clinical space for BIPOC mental health clinicians

Upon reopening for in-person sessions, the Center for Community Healing is looking to provide no cost clinical space for BIPOC mental health clinicians. The Center is offering sponsorship of rent-free access to this practice space for up to 6 months. Included amenities are water, tea, internet, and informal exchange of information and mentorship about working in private practice if desired. This is not a contracting position with The Center for Community Healing and, if needed, you must have your own clinical supervision, and must develop your own client base. You must also have a current license in the state of WI and your own liability insurance.

Lastly, you must be incredibly cool about sharing a space with trans and non-binary clinicians and clients, including not gendering people you don’t personally know while you are here. Please give Shannon a call if you are a BIPOC clinician looking to explore private practice and want to talk more.

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