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 Black Trans & Gender Non-Conforming people

In honor of Tony McDade and Nina Pop, Shannon provides a limited number of free assessments for letters in support of gender affirming surgery. If you are Black and if you meet the criteria below, please call Shannon at (608) 520-0461 or email and ask about the availability of a free assessment.


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.

On-Site Racial Justice Lending Library 

The Center for Community Healing maintains a lending library of books on the themes of whiteness, anti-racism, and Black & Brown excellence. Donations of books are welcome. You do not need to be a client to access this lending library, but please call to confirm when we are open as our front door is often locked. 

568 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison, WI 53719

Shannon: 1-608-520-0461

Heatherwynn:  1-415-240-6062

Fax: +1 608 492-2979

Contact Us

Juniper Neimeko Counseling & Consultation, LLC,
DBA The Center for Community Healing

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