COVID-19 Updates

Beloved Community,

We are with you.

We know that the most valuable resources that TransPonder provides involve opportunities to gather together and share community, resources, and connection.

We are committed to creating avenues where this can still happen.

We will be moving as many community support and social groups online as we can (dependent on facilitator availability) through the Zoom platform. We will do this until further notice.

We have a trans and gender diverse only email/list serve and a private Facebook group to connect with other trans and gender diverse people. We also have an allies email list and an allies FB group. Please email info@transponder.community to be added to either email list serve and to be added to the hidden FB group.

We will be posting valuable resources online regarding services, rights, and relief, so please stay tuned to our Facebook page: Click HERE.

We are incredibly resilient, and we are disproportionately impacted. We are all holding a lot right now. We are here to weather this storm together.

Sincerely,

The TransPonder Team


TransPonder Resource Navigator

TransPonder has hired a part time resource navigator to support our trans/gender diverse community in accessing care.

𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘆 (she, they) holds a Master’s of Social Work, and is available to assist our community in navigating resources and helping facilitate communication between individuals and care organizations, in order to insure we are all treated with respect. 

Questions? Give Indy a call at 541-590-2505 or email indigo@transponder.community

Contact Indy for Resource Help

Telehealth Resources

TransPonder Weekend Call Line

TransPonder has started a Saturday and Sunday peer phone support service* from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT, where you can check in, have a conversation with a peer, or request resources. Please call (541-590-2505). FREE.

*Note: This is not a therapy resource or a crisis line. If you are in crisis please call Whitebird at 541-687-4000 immediately. Whitebird has trained trans/gender diverse people on their staff.

Click HERE for Crisis Resources

HIV Alliance Telehealth Therapy

HIV Alliance has free drop-in counseling services on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. PT.

Call/text HIV Alliance at 541-321-0453. FREE.

Click HERE for HIV Alliance Trans Resources

Free Devices & Wi-Fi

Are you unable to access online gender affirming resources like support groups and therapy because you do not have access to a device or internet? 

Are you unable to access gender affirming online resources because you are unable to obtain accessibility devices/software that would allow you to participate?

TransPonder is able to support trans/gender diverse people in getting devices and Wi-Fi access for a limited time. Please call our resource navigator Indy at 541-590-2505 or email indigo@transponder.community to access this program.

Contact Indy for Free Devices

Events

Our support groups are on Zoom, and we are offering two weekly events on Zoom, including yoga and our book club.

At least until after the end of the year, TransPonder won’t be offering these events: Social Hour, We/Us/Ours Happy Hour, or our Sober Social.

Support Groups on Zoom

Trans & Disability Group • Second and fourth Friday of the month • 2 p.m. PT • Click HERE

Trans/Gender Diverse Community Support Group • Second Saturday of the month • 3:30 p.m. PT • Click HERE

Let’s Talk Transgender with Allies & Supporters • Fourth Saturday of the month • 3:30 p.m. PT • Click HERE

TBIPOC Affinity Discussion/Support Group • Last Sunday of the month • 1:30 p.m. PT • Click HERE

Weekly Events on Zoom

TransPonder Book Club • Every Tuesday • 5 p.m. PT • Click HERE

Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga • Every Wednesday • 5:30 p.m. PT • Click HERE

Click HERE for all our Our Events

Injection Supply Delivery Program

HIV Alliance and TransPonder are offering a syringe and hormone injection supply delivery service. You can place an order by filling out this form: CLICK HERE

Orders MUST be place by Tuesday at 5 p.m. or they will be bumped to the next week. Requests will be dropped off by a TransPonder volunteer via no contact delivery on Thursdays at no specific time.

Please email oblio@transponder.community if you have questions.

Injection Supplies Delivery Program Form

MECCA Art Kits

Need a creative outlet? Due to COVID, MECCA in Eugene is partnering with TransPonder to provide free art kits that can be delivered to your door. These can be for personal use, or you can share your art with us!

For more information and to fill out a request for a kit, visit: https://forms.gle/kggJBpSosPE3YEkA9

MECCA Art Kit Request Form