4753 North Broadway
Suite 608
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Teens In Transition

When teens are struggling with their gender identity, it's not only difficult for them, but it affects the whole family. Often parents struggle with their own learning curves. How do you know if it's right for your teen to begin physically transitioning? What does physically transitioning even include? What things should you consider? Where do you find competent medical care? These are only some of the questions you're beginning to consider. Families often feel like their left on their own to figure out how tell extended family and friends, and either educate their current healthcare providers, or search for trans-competent healthcare providers alone.


We want to honor and recognize the hard work and good intentions of individual providers, institutions and organizations, to increase their ability and comfort in actively serving marginalized populations.

Part of this work is to enable workshop participants to strengthen their skills and challenge their own fears and discomfort around sensitive topics, through an interactive approach. Most participants leave with a level of knowledge and skills to better engage and serve the diversity of communities beyond the realms of race, ethnicity and religion.

Often agencies are not aware of how these issues affect them and how trainings & workshops such as these can benefit their employees and clients. There is tremendous need for this training. We want there to be more people offering cross cultural sensitive services in their own communities. Our curriculum successfully builds skills and confidence for participants. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further and/or to send you more information about how you could benefit and address your specific training and educational needs.

We specialize in training that focuses on the LGBTQI populations, as well as sexual minorities and alternative lifestyles.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Social Networks

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Online Support Communities

  • The Chicago FTM Yahoo Group: A community of support for FTM people in the Chicago area.
  • The FTMFIT Yahoo Group: A community of FTM persons sharing information on physical fitness.
  • The Transgender Boards: A community of help, support, and information for people affected with Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorder, or GID, and their significant others, family, and friends.


Tahoe the emotional support and therapy dog

Tahoe is a two-year-old standard poodle. He was adopted from a shelter in Wisconsin when he was only a few months old. He's been trained to be an Emotional Support Animal and a therapy dog. Because he is a poodle, he does not bother people with any allergy issues. He does, however, offer great affection when you want it and is calming and gentle in anxious situations.