He She Ze and We is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building and serving an inclusive community of families with transgender and nonbinary loved ones of all ages. We are parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles, siblings, guardians, and caregivers working to support, protect, and celebrate our loved ones fully. We are ALLIES and we NEED YOUR HELP!
WE ARE EXPANDING OUR PROGRAMMING TO MEET THE GROWING NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY!
A supportive family is the #1 protective factor for trans youth. The work He She Ze and We is doing with families is actually suicide prevention!
HSZ&W educational support meetings are having a positive impact on trans and nonbinary individuals whose families participate in our programming. We help family members be open to listen to their loved one and learn how to be truly supportive, meet their needs, and often that means putting their own fears aside. We create a brave space for these families and share experiences about next steps!
In 2023, we are offering more virtual and in person support meetings plus more Family Connections groups. There is definitely something for everyone, including our Interfaith, BIPOC, and Orientation training, the whole family can learn together.
We BUILD COMMUNITY with our HSZ&W FAMILY CONNECTIONS PROGRAM!
In response to the increasingly hostile political environment our families, especially those with school-age children are facing, we launched a social program in 4 localities: Hampton Roads, Central VA, Blue Ridge, and New River Valley in 2022. In 2023, we are expanding to two new regions in 2023: Hill City and NoVA.
Our Family Connections organizers create fun local gatherings for families where youth, parents, and siblings can practice gender affirming behaviors, such as, using new names and pronouns...and just have FUN together!
Hiring our first Executive Director (March 2022) made it possible to bring our programming to a larger audience. We provided 15 professional development training sessions in 2022 to a variety of audiences: independent schools, medical and mental health providers, government agencies, and corporations with just one staff member.
Our small organization is proud of what we have been able to accomplish and yet, there is so much more to do.
Can you imagine how many more families we can help, how many more groups we can educate, how we can show up more to advocate...what a huge difference we can make in the lives of trans and nonbinary folx ... if we can increase our capacity by adding more paid staff?
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