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Trans-Fronterizxs raising funds for shelter repairs

March 12, 2020
Trans-Fronterizxs raising funds for shelter repairs

The daily living conditions for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) refugees on the border continue to worsen. The only shelter in Ciudad Juarez for TGNC individuals is in desperate need of repair.

Trans-Fronterizxs — a community-based, peer-led case management program for TGNC individuals in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border region — is leading the fundraising effort for that shelter, Casa Respetttrans.

Resources are limited. The roof is badly damaged. Pieces routinely fall to the ground. The roof leaks when it rains, damaging the residents’ belongings and facility.

Founded by Grecia Herrera, a lifelong champion of the TGNC community, the shelter is an embodiment of her commitment to the TGNC community.

TGNC refugees there have fled their home countries in Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) due to high rates of violence and homicides. They’ve also been victims of hate crimes, and sexual, physical, and verbal abuse. Some TGNC individuals have made the arduous journey more than once, arriving in Juarez with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.

Your contribution will go directly to improve the living conditions of TGNC refugees. Trans-Fronterizxs is grateful for any and all donations. Donate here.