July 25, 2019

New Program Aims To Help Transgender Homeless Move Into Housing


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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