Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on December 16, 2010
TransOhio is undertaking the first state-wide needs assement of the Transgender community. If you live in Ohio, or were born in Ohio but now live elsewhere please help them out and take the quick survey!
It’s open to anyone who identifies as transgender, intersex, gender queer, gender non-conforming etc.
Trans-Identified Needs Assessment
The Trans needs assessment is available online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/toneeds
or can be downloaded by clicking: http://www.transohio.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/TransOhio-Trans-NeedsAssessment.pdf
Please complete this needs assessment to help TransOhio take a snapshot of the needs & climate of Ohio for Transgender-identified (includes intersex, gender queer, gender non-comforming, etc.) individuals currently residing in Ohio or born in Ohio.
“In order for TransOhio to serve the needs of the transgender community, as well as those who love and support them, we need to ask what is most important to them. There has never been an assessment of this kind for the transgender community in Ohio and it will help us to reach out and work harder to serve them in all areas of their lives from health care and employment to relationships and support. This assessment couldn’t come at a better time than now when the LGB and T along with allied communities are coming together to support one another and I am proud to be in the mix,” says Jacob Nash, member of the TransOhio Board of Directors.
TransOhio colleague and ally, Erin Upchurch, who collaborated with TransOhio on the assessment, says “this needs assessment will serve as a powerful tool to give voice to and increase visibility for a seemingly invisible community; it’s about representation. TransOhio has made a commitment to the Partner and Ally community as well, and their inclusion of assessments for those individuals also shows TransOhio’s dedication to those who love and support Trans identified people.”
The TransOhio Statewide Transgender Needs Assessments will be available online and in print through February 28, 2011 with the option of extending the data collection timeline as necessary. A Spanish version of the Trans Needs Assessment is available and can be received electronically by sending an email to TransOhio@transohio.org.