Rise Up!


We at Trans Empowerment Project do our best to serve our community, but we can’t do this work alone. We ask of you: please, step up and support our Trans* peers by taking any of the following actions.


Trans Empowerment Project is looking for volunteers , people like you, to help us organize and advocate.



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Educate yourself, by checking out our FAQs  and resources.








Every Cent Counts!


Donate Money or Start a Fundraiser through our partners at Givelively.

You can also find us on Paypal.


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Getting Rid of an Old Car?


TEP now accepts vehicle donations! Fill out the form linked below and we can take that hunk of metal off your hands and turn it into funds for our various programs.


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You can actually earn rewards for the organizations you yearn to support. To learn how, click the link below!


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Summary of 2020




Asked for Assistance 


Gender Identity


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*For a more detailed summary of this year and more, click here



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Looking for Assistance?

Applications are currently closed. However, in the interim, you can check out our Guide to Surviving Homelessness

Policy on Personal Fundraisers


As per board policy, we have not in the past, do not now, nor do we anticipate in the future, sharing personal fundraisers on our social media channels. While we do provide direct aid to clients, based on our own capacity and the availability of funds and resources, sharing individuals’ personal fundraisers (gofundmes, paypal pages, venmo requests, calls for cashapp drops, etc.) is not how we do our work, as they only ensure ONE person has their needs met. 


While Trans Empowerment Project is focused on building community through social programs, our main goal is to create education and empowerment as we work to address the roots of oppression for our communities through programs such as Trans Employment Project where we are working with employers to create more inclusive spaces vs just sharing job posts. While we do realize that not everyone will agree with our policy, we are not here to act as personal fundraisers for any one individual.


If you are looking to gain visibility for your own fundraiser, we suggest finding groups on social media, like  Share Your Fundraising Campaignsfrom Facebook (which boasts 44k members) or researching other organizations that are better equipped to handle your needs, like RescuingHealth (located in Knoxville, TN)