NewsLocal News / July 25, 2019

New Program Aims To Help Transgender Homeless Move Into Housing

New Program Aims To Help Transgender Homeless Move Into HousingA new grant-funded program at The Damien Center, an AIDS service group in Indianapolis, was designed to help transgender people move into short-term housing.homeless, transgender, Damien Center, Lo Ray, interview, Indianapolis, housing2019-07-25T00:00:00-04:00
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The Damien Center, located in downtown Indianapolis, was founded in 1987 and claims it provides services to more than 25% of all people with HIV in the state. (Drew Daudelin/WFYI)

 

Transgender people who are homeless face a special set of challenges and tend to avoid emergency shelters – they often sleep outside and in dangerous situations. To address this, an AIDS service group in Indianapolis launched a program to move members of the population into short-term housing.

WFYI’s City Desk reporter Drew Daudelin spoke with Damien Center case manager Lo Ray to learn more about it.

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