TransWorks

TransWorks TransWorks is an employment program for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Since 1985, Chicago House has served the most vulnerable populations in the city, including those affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and gender nonconformity.

Our services now reach over 1,800 individuals each year, through our permanent housing, and life affirming support programs.

Our services now reach over 1,800 individuals each year, through our permanent housing, and life affirming support programs.

Operating as usual

Rest in love, Chyna 😔❤️
02/20/2021

Rest in love, Chyna 😔❤️

To support funeral arrangements for Chyna Carrillo you can make donations directly to her mother’s accounts:

Venmo: @Lilia-Carrillo-3
Cashapp: $Gteto

Chyna was dearly loved and supported by her mother and family. They will continue to honor her as her true self. We know as Trans people how important it is to be embraced by our family. Our condolences and support are with her mother and the entire Carrillo family. We share the Venmo and Cashapp handles with the permission from Chyna’s mother.

Chyna Carrillo was a 24 year old Trans woman from Springdale, Arkansas murdered yesterday in New Wilmington, PA. May she really in peace and power hermana✊🏽

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Para apoyar los arreglos del funeral de Chyna Carrillo, puede hacer donaciones directamente a las cuentas de su mamá:

Venmo: @Lilia-Carrillo-3
Cashapp: $Gteto

Chyna fue amada y apoyada mucho por su madre y su familia. Continuarán honrándola cómo fue. Sabemos como personas Trans lo importante que es ser acogides por nuestra familia. Nuestras condolencias y apoyo están con su madre y toda la familia Carrillo. Compartimos los datos de Venmo y Cashapp con el permiso de la madre de Chyna.

Chyna Carrillo era una mujer trans de 24 años de Springdale, Arkansas asesinada ayer en New Wilmington, PA. Descansa en paz y poder hermana ✊🏽

#ChynaCarrillo #SayHerName #Trans #protecttranswomen #translatinas

TransWorks Job Readiness Workshop will be VIRTUAL this year and take place from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 to Friday, March ...
02/01/2021

TransWorks Job Readiness Workshop will be VIRTUAL this year and take place from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 to Friday, March 5, 2021. Incentive for participation will be given and a customized TransWorks tote bag with job readiness supply and goodies!

This is a first come-first serve basis! Please share with anyone who may be interested and apply below.

TransWorks Job Readiness Workshop will be VIRTUAL this year and take place from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 to Friday, March 5, 2021. Incentive for participation will be given and a customized TransWorks tote bag with job readiness supply and goodies!

This is a first come-first serve basis! Please share with anyone who may be interested and apply below.

This spring, TransWorks Job Readiness Workshop is BACK! This workshop intended for individuals that identify as trans, g...
01/15/2021

This spring, TransWorks Job Readiness Workshop is BACK! This workshop intended for individuals that identify as trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary who have little to no "formal" work experience and are looking for support around employment and/or entering the workforce. We will be covering topics such as: resume building, interviewing, job searching, networking, self-care, community building, TGNC-specific legal information, workplace discrimination, name change, virtual/working from home, and more!

Please apply here:
https://forms.gle/tNXkLPVkhw4VLayU6

This spring, TransWorks Job Readiness Workshop is BACK! This workshop intended for individuals that identify as trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary who have little to no "formal" work experience and are looking for support around employment and/or entering the workforce. We will be covering topics such as: resume building, interviewing, job searching, networking, self-care, community building, TGNC-specific legal information, workplace discrimination, name change, virtual/working from home, and more!

Please apply here:
https://forms.gle/tNXkLPVkhw4VLayU6

Yay! 💕💝
12/18/2020

Yay! 💕💝

We're thrilled to announce that we're hiring at Brave Space Alliance!! Come work for the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center serving the South and West sides of Chicago, and be part of a community and family that uplifts community, and liberation! We just posted four new positions to our website: Crisis Pantry Network Program Coordinator, Housing Navigation Program Coordinator, Employment Justice Program Coordinator, and Director of Development. Black, Brown, and Indigenous trans people are STRONGLY encouraged to apply! Go to bravespacealliance.org/careers to apply!

If you can please share and supprt this Go Fund Me for our girl Joyous. She was recently attacked and is in need of fina...
11/20/2020
Joy Beverly K Bundles, organized by Jack K

If you can please share and supprt this Go Fund Me for our girl Joyous. She was recently attacked and is in need of financial support for travel and medical bills. You can donate with the link below, please share and send Joy some love 💕

Hello my name is Jack and I am organizing this fundraiser for my friend Joy, also known as TSPEANUTTBUT… Jack K needs your support for Joy Beverly K Bundles

The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019
11/20/2020
The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019

The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019

This year, we’ve lost far too many souls to violence. As their deaths were shared with the world, their humanity was lost — reducing them to tragic statistics, empty platitudes, and talking points. We felt it important to elevate the group who is most impacted by the epidemic: transgender women ...

Today on Trans Day of Rememberance we honor the lives of trans people across the globe who we have lost to state and int...
11/20/2020

Today on Trans Day of Rememberance we honor the lives of trans people across the globe who we have lost to state and interpersonal violence.

We light our candles, deliver our words, and send our love to them..

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It is important to note that this year there have been 350 reported killings of trans people globally. It is important to emphasize on the word “reported” here because often times these incidents go unreported, and it is highly likely that the number of unreported murders and violent attacks would drastically raise this number.

Since 2008- 3,664 trans people have been reported murdered across the globe.

📸: Q***r Detainee Empowerment Project

Apply today!! 💕
11/12/2020

Apply today!! 💕

We are hiring!
Apply here: https://bit.ly/CoH-Careers

• Chief Program Officer
• PrEP Navigator
• Mngr. of Individual Giving
• Volunteer Therapist

EVERY THURSDAY (holidays excluded) please join Alex Santistevan, Staff Attorney and Legal Education Manager at First Def...
11/12/2020

EVERY THURSDAY (holidays excluded) please join Alex Santistevan, Staff Attorney and Legal Education Manager at First Defense Legal Aid from 6pm-7:30pm to learn about your rights. Share widely! Zoom information in the flyer below.

#KnowYourRights #KnowYourResources #KnowledgeIsPower #BlackLivesMatter

Brave Space Alliance
11/03/2020

Brave Space Alliance

The election is today! Voting won't save us, and we cannot vote our way to Black liberation, or trans liberation. But we can use voting as a tool in our toolbox to fight for an organizing environment more conducive to revolutionary change. Be safe, be smart, please vote, and please be ready to hit the streets.

10/30/2020
www.transtechsocial.org

The TransTech Summit will take place on November 14th-15th with featured guests and topics of discussion in business, design, media and more and a Keynote from Angelica Ross, TransTech Founder and star of the FX hit TV Series POSE and American Horror Story. Q***r, Trans, and Gender Non-conforming identified professionals, speakers, and trainers from across the country are coming to collectively create solutions with and for the community! The TransTech Summit is also open to ALL BODIES, whether you identify as trans or not, you are welcome- with the understanding that we center our focus on the most marginalized members of our community. Sign up for free or make a donation below:

Happy Monday! Starting this Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 3-7 PM TransWorks will be partnering with Taskforce Preventi...
10/19/2020

Happy Monday! Starting this Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 3-7 PM TransWorks will be partnering with Taskforce Prevention & Community Services every third-Wednesday of the month to provide in-person employment support and services. Adjusting virtually is hard- so we want to be able to meet those who do not have access to technologies and need additional supports.

*Face masks are required. Face masks, sanitizer, and bus cards provided if needed

Monica was a trailblazer and created space for trans stories to be told. Sending love to everyone who is left with stori...
10/08/2020
Monica Roberts, Pioneering, Acclaimed TransGriot Blogger, Has Died

Monica was a trailblazer and created space for trans stories to be told. Sending love to everyone who is left with stories of her legacy.. may she rest in power and love. 💕

Roberts, who won numerous awards for her coverage of Black trans women's lives, died Monday.

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10/03/2020

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Because of the overwhelming support from our Makeup Drive with the Chicago Black Drag Council
Brave Space Alliance is happy to introduce our new MAKEUP ROOM! Starting Monday, October 5 - Black, Brown, and Indigenous s*x workers and/or trans/gnc/q***r folk will be able to come to our Hyde Park space to pick up make-up! Please take a look at our hours and rules.
- Open Mondays and Fridays from 10AM-5PM
- 20 minute visit limit
- 10 item limit per week
- Only 2 people in the room at once
- You are not allowed to try on make-up; if you open it you have to take it or we throw it away.

Kenneth Young Center (KYC) is hosting a Recovery virtual arts show, hosted on the Communities for Positive Youth Develop...
09/16/2020
Recovery Art Festival | CPYD

Kenneth Young Center (KYC) is hosting a Recovery virtual arts show, hosted on the Communities for Positive Youth Development website, a KYC coalition.

This visual art show is seeking to highlight the experiences of those impacted by addictive behaviors, such as: substance use, self-harm, gambling or others. We are looking for visual artwork such as illustration, painting, print, graphic design, and photography.

A total of 10-15 artists will be selected for the art show. Each person can submit up to four pieces of artwork. Entries to the art show will be selected by a panel of persons within the local recovery community. We value all skill levels, including beginners, professional artists, artwork made in treatment, students, doodlers, and more.

The theme is visions. What are your dreams, visions and aspirations for personal or societal transformation when it comes to recovery from addictive behaviors? We welcome both new and old artwork. All are welcomed to apply!

Kenneth Young Center is hosting a Recovery virtual arts show, hosted on the Communities for Positive Youth Development  website.

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09/11/2020

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Join us for the first Chicago Black Drag Council/Brave Space Alliance MAKE-UP DRIVE. We are collecting new, unopened make-up only for participants of BSA’s S*x Worker Advocacy and Safety Group and for Black and Brown Trans* folk in Chicago.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Roscoe’s Tavern (12PM-10PM)
3356 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Replay Andersonville (12PM-11PM)
5358 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

ASK LIST (NEW AND UNOPENED ONLY)
Face wash/Makeup remover and moisturizer
Brushes and sponges
Foundation (mostly darker tones)
Concealer
Palettes
Lipstick/lip gloss/lip liner
Eyeliner
Eyebrow pencils
Highlight/Shadow
Makeup bags

Hello chosen family & friends- please consider donating and sharing this GoFundMe for Xay De! She is the sweetest person...
09/02/2020
Never Fully Dressed, Without Some Breasts, organized by Xay De Fisher

Hello chosen family & friends- please consider donating and sharing this GoFundMe for Xay De! She is the sweetest person ever and would greatly appreciate your support. ✨💕

Heyyy Everyone! My name is Xay Dé. Thank you so much for taking the time to l… Xay De Fisher needs your support for Never Fully Dressed, Without Some Breasts

This Saturday September 5, 2020 @ 4PM Stripper Strike Chicago action calls all st*****rs, s*x workers, and allies to be ...
09/01/2020

This Saturday September 5, 2020 @ 4PM Stripper Strike Chicago action calls all st*****rs, s*x workers, and allies to be in solidarity to protect all BIPOC st*****rs in the workplace and all initiatives in the efforts to decriminalize s*x work. ✨

Meeting at Petrillo Music Hall- 235 S Columbus Drive.

+ below is #StripperStrikeChicago mission and statement and actionable plan!

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1gDjNwWP1U01PhXmbsNiiipoqCe0UW_CeGdDtJjrqBi0/mobilebasic

Graphic Art: @StripperStrikeChicago

Join the Black Abolitionist Network, The BlackOUT Collective and Dissenters this Saturday August 29, 2020 from 12-5 PM f...
08/28/2020

Join the Black Abolitionist Network, The BlackOUT Collective and Dissenters this Saturday August 29, 2020 from 12-5 PM for a direct action training in the Washington Park neighborhood. The training is open to all (Black folks to the front!) and will offer a space for folks to build confidence, excitement and preparation for participating and leading protest actions. See flyers attached! ✨
PLUS- they are collecting donations! But if you are unable to drop-off but still want to support the direct action training, make a direct financial contribution to @AshaRosa on Venmo or $LetUsBreathe on CashApp.

*Today’s drop-off is at Crafty from 9-5 PM on 118 N Peoria St. #3N.

**Graphics from Black Abolitionist Network social media.

Tomorrow at 6 PM CT The Movement for Black Lives is hosting The Black National Convention 2020. Hosted by Kayla Reed, An...
08/27/2020
The Black National Convention 2020 – Building Power & Policy in Defense of Black Lives

Tomorrow at 6 PM CT The Movement for Black Lives is hosting The Black National Convention 2020. Hosted by Kayla Reed, Angelica Ross and Phillip Agnew this multi-hour broadcast will be filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black Lives before the biggest election of our time, and long after!

Follow their work @mvmnt4blklives on twitter and FB ✨

The multi-hour broadcast will be filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black Lives before the biggest election of our time, and long after.

This Friday at 9 AM CT Ethel’s Club is hosting a FREE healing session for the Black community ❤️ RSVP at the link in the...
08/27/2020
AfroFuturistic Visualization: Radical Self-Love - Ethel's Club

This Friday at 9 AM CT Ethel’s Club is hosting a FREE healing session for the Black community ❤️

RSVP at the link in their post.

We are hosting a free group healing session open to our community at large. Our Black community has reached a threshold of hurt that deserves to be met with space to heal and cope and be reminded of Black Radicalism and Self-Love. We want to provide you with nothing but space to process and hope to

Starting September 18th!
08/27/2020

Starting September 18th!

It's coming...

The LGBTQ Anti- Discrimination Hotline aims to track LGBTQ worker discrimination in the Chicagoland area and provide support to workers who experience injustice in their workplace. With our team of LGBTQ workers advocates, our goal is to be unapologetically on the side of QT workers in helping them navigate complex systems and the basics of worker organizing.

Calling all Black trans chefs 🗣🗣
08/26/2020

Calling all Black trans chefs 🗣🗣

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Are you a Black Trans person who loves to cook & wants to share it with y/our community? Then we want to collab! The Okra Project has got some exciting projects in the works & we want you to be a part of them. We're still fleshing things out & developing our listserv, but in the meantime you can (you guessed it) fill out a quick form, linked in our bio, to drop us your info if you're interested!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And remember—we leave imposter syndrome at the door! You don't need a fancy hat or insitutional backing to be a chef. All you gotta do is throw down in the kitchen. Join the fam! XO, jae

We love to see it 😍🥰
08/22/2020

We love to see it 😍🥰

“Being out and proud means celebrating every part of myself, even the parts of me that the world will try to use against me, try to weaponize to invalidate me, try to name as evidence that I am a false god. It means loving myself and other q***r and trans people with my whole heart, openly and unapologetically. It means understanding that my gender, my divinity, is not something to be understood by others, it is something to be revered, to revel in, to keep protected. I am the answer to my ancestors’ prayers and my open manifestation of that power, my healing, and my transcendence is not something I could hide even if I tried. I invite people in, to engage in mutual worship. That, is what it means for me to be out and proud as a Chinese Vietnamese q***r trans woman, a child of immigrants, an ancestor in the making.” Instagram user: @alexjenny_ for #oneofthem #ourpridenow 📷: @darlineandco

08/19/2020
Affinity Community Services

Happening tonight!

Racial justice, protests, and looting with COVID-19 as a backdrop. A candid conversation with special guest Channyn Lynne Parker.

This Saturday!
08/19/2020

This Saturday!

NO JUSTICE. NO PEACE. DEFUND THE POLICE. We are gonna rally to #BreakThePiggybankChicago on August 22! Our comrades ( blkrising, letusbreathe, BLMchi, USCPN, CAAPR, International Black Freedom Alliance, Brave Space Alliance, Chi Resists, AfroSoc of Color, Black Abolitionist Network, Good Kids Madd City, Chi Nations, BYP100) and the Chicago Freedom School demand the following -
1) That city council defund CPD by 75% and invest those funds into non carceral social services and community programs
Immediate CPD budget cuts, including stops on new hiring, weapon purchases, and firing cops with multiple misconduct complaints
2) That city council pass CPAC
3) CPD OUT OF CPS
4) CPD off of CTA and out of other public institutions
5) A stop to the West Garfield Park Cop Academy
6) That CPD Decommission the Racist and Arbitrary Gang Database and eliminate the criminal enterprise database
7) The closure of Homan Square and all other CPD Black Sites
8) That city council cease all negotiations with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
9) A stop to asset forfeiture, ending CPD’s ability to seize people’s property
10) That public and private institutions that defend black lives immediately cut ties with CPD and disband their private police and surveillance firms

Address

1925 N Clybourn
Chicago, IL
60614

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

773-248-5200

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