Support Safe Space for Translatinas in San Francisco

Support our programs: HIV Prevention, Violence Prevention and Community Strengthening through Safe Space

El/La Para TransLatinas project of Community Initiatives

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works to build a world where transgender Latinas (translatinas) feel they
deserve to protect, love and develop themselves. By building this base, they
support translatinas in protecting themselves against violence, abuse, and
illness, and in fully realizing their dreams. El/La is an organization for
translatinas that builds collective vision and action to promote their survival
and improve their quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their scope of
work includes: (1) HIV Prevention – outreach, education, testing, peer-to-peer
counseling, accompaniment, and referrals and accompaniment; (2) Violence
Prevention – case management, referrals and accompaniment, and Luchadoras
Leadership Development and Translatina Council/Consejo Translatina; and (3) Community
Strengthening through Safe Space  – evening drop-in, family-style
celebrations, art, culture, social networking, expression of spirituality, and
life skills groups.

a result of these programs they in turn go out and educate community members
about risks to their health and safety, support each other in identifying
barriers to full participation in society, and find resources to overcome those
barriers. El/La builds visibility and alliances to respond to transphobic
attacks and has worked with over 105 city agencies, service providers, programs
and collaboratives in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area and beyond. Their
work strengthens translatinas’ ability to critique and respond to the systems
of violence they face and to stay resilient and thriving. 



Lawrence M La Fountain


Angelica Cortez


Jessica Di Zio

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