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Maddi Behrouzmand-Stratton, Advocacy Program Manager and GHC peer advocate. 

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Please fill out this form to get signed up for hormones, letters, legal name and gender marker change and more!

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

At this time services are provided by phone or virtually upon request.

We are not able to see anyone in person. To request advocacy support, you can submit an online request form at the top of this page. You can also call our front desk at 916-455-2391. Please allow up to a week for a response. Due to limited staff support, we are doing the best we can to respond to inquiries as fast as possible.

 

Nghĩa Á Nguyễn, Community Advocacy/Mobilization Coordinator and GHC peer advocate.

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Nghĩa Á Nguyễn, Community Advocacy/ Mobilization Coordinator and GHC peer advocate.

Our advocacy program was created to address a need in our community, Life is complicated and once in a while we all need a little help figuring out what to do next. Our advocacy program may be able to help, it's totally free.


Transition is a personal process that is different for everyone. As with many things in life, there is more than one road to take and none of them are wrong.

The program works to connect community members with community resources, and to assist community members in navigating all GHC services when appropriate, such as counseling, name and gender change assistance, health care navigation, referral to legal aid, health care enrollment, hormone clinic and other GHC Services.

 

What We do:

 

For some of our services, we will be encouraging self advocacy/Navigation and we will be providing the information and tools needed. More in depth support will be provided on a case by case basis, and when there are barriers in place that restrict or prevent your ability to navigate on your own. 

 

  • Health Care and Mental Health Care Navigation

    • Medi-Cal and Covered California Enrollment

    • Navigating the healthcare system.

    • Finding an affirming primary care provider.

    • Access to gender affirming hormones.

    • Navigating the health care system to access medically necessary care (hormones, surgeries, and other gender affirming procedures).

    • Signing up for letter assessment appointments/letter clinic at Gender Health Center.

    • Finding affirming therapists and psychiatrists

    • Support in filing grievances and appeals with health plans.

    • Referral to legal aid (and other legal resources) for health care issues such as discrimination and denials of service.


 

  • Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Support

    • Providing information and resources to support in changing name and gender marker through court system and on identity documents.

    • Signing up for virtual legal name and gender marker clinic.

    • Legal referral and advocacy for any legal barriers that exist to changing name and gender marker.

 

  • Legal Resource Navigation

    • Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Support

    • Referral to Legal resources (including legal aid organizations)

 

  • Linkages to community resources

 

What We Don't Do at this time

 

  • Housing Case Management (we will provide linkages to community resources).

  • Employment Case Management (we will provide linkages to community resources).

  • Transporting (to include transportation to  appointments, surgery consultants, etc).

  • Providing Bus Passes.

  • We will always make sure to refer to community resources for anything we cant support directly with

 
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hours

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon - Fri

10am to 6pm

(At this time we are only providing support over the phone, video, or email. We are unable to do in person appointments.)  

To connect with an advocate please contact the Gender Health Center at 916-455-2391 or fill out the Advocacy Wait list form in the green box below.


Location

Gender Health Center

2020 29th Street

Suite 201

Sacramento, CA 95817


Cost

FREE 

Updated COVID-19

Statewide Shutdown Hours

Reception/Front Desk

Monday - Friday 9 - 5

Open Remotely 

Danelle's Place Respite Center

Monday - Friday 12 - 3

Physically Open

 

Counseling

Monday - Friday 10 - 8

Phone + Video Sessions

Advocacy

Monday - Friday 10 - 8

Phone + Video Sessions

Harm Reduction

Monday - Friday 12 - 3

Physically Open

Gender Health Center 


2020 29th Street, Suite 201 
Sacramento, CA 95817 

 

Ph 916.455.2391

Fax 916.455.2393 

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