Trans Housing Atlanta Program, a community-led service non-profit that provides safe housing and supportive services centered on transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, announces a major contribution from the Metro Atlanta Task Force For The Homeless.
In making the contribution, Warren Smith, Chairman of the Board of the Task Force said: “Homelessness is not limited to a certain color, sex, sexual orientation, or nationality. The Task Force was founded on the principle that we will assist all that need our help. As one of our last acts, we are blessed to be able to help the Trans Housing Atlanta Program in its efforts to serve those that need help.”
THAP began in early 2014 in a series of community town-hall meetings of local transgender and gender non-conforming individuals as well as friends and allies in the broader LGBTQI community and beyond to consider a response to the problem of disproportionate levels of homelessness among that population of the Atlanta metro area. Later that year, THAP established a capital campaign to allow them to purchase their own brick-and-mortar housing which would be used for emergency housing and rapid rehousing. The initial goal of THAP’s Capital Campaign was $50,000.00. Over the last fourc years, THAP inched dollar-by-dollar toward it’s goal, helped along mostly from private donors and the Trans Justice Project. The Task Force’s donation today not only allowed THAP to realize this goal, but to substantially exceed it.
“Thank you Task Force for the Homeless for your generous donation!” says Tracee McDaniel, THAP co-founder. “Your generosity will bring someone in from the cold.” Jamie Roberts, another co-founder of THAP, adds “This contribution continues the legacy of the Task Force of sheltering and supporting the most vulnerable among us. The impact of this gift will be felt for decades to come.”