On Monday, Chicago House cut the ribbon on the TransLife Center (TLC), a facility for members of the transgender community. Believed to the first of its kind, the TransLife Center will primarily function as a transitional home for nine residents, and offer a range of services such as medical care, legal help and employment support.
Trans people in need of housing will also have the option of applying for one of 30 units outside the house that Chicago House has opened up for the TransLife Project.
“This will set a new model and a new standard for other cities,” said Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan.
The project was made possible due to a combination of funds both from private donors and government grants.