In These Times
July 17, 2013
Monday morning marked the official opening of a unique transgender services facility in North Chicago.
Touted as the first of its kind in the nation, the TransLife Center (TLC) will offer a range of programs, including legal counsel, employment services and housing to the transgender community. The TLC is a project of the Chicago House and Social Service Agency, an outreach nonprofit that focuses on providing supportive services to the LBGT community and people with HIV and AIDS.
Through a combination of donations and government grants, Chicago House renovated its four-story AIDS hospice building into the new center, which includes nine bedrooms, large bathrooms and computers.
“That place where people got to die with a sense of dignity is now going to be a starting place for people to move forward with lives of dignity, and we’re so excited,” says Stan Sloan, CEO of Chicago House.