COVID-19 sucks. PACT NOW is a multifaceted new program to help trans and non-binary folks get through this hard time.
Fight the isolation and join us each week for trans-focused supportive virtual get-togethers, ask-an-expert sessions and online support groups. Check out this week’s programming below!
what’s going on this week?
August 4, 2020 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm CT
Trans-feminizing hormones: How to get started, what to expect, effects and risks, and health maintenance. Bring your questions!
August 6, 2020 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm CT
Bring your questions. Learn about the Equal Rights Commission.
What is coming up?
August 11, 2020 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm CT
Sex is a vitally important part of life for many of us. The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t stop the interest in connecting with people sexually. Learn about PrEP and more!
August 25, 2020 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm CT
Fill up your cup. Listen to your inner voice, identify what fills your spirit, and blow the steam off stress. Warm beverages optional. Bring markers, crayons, color pencils, pens. We will provide a simple exercise to warm your soul. No art experience necessary.
New, unique programming every week! Check back frequently to see the schedule.
Featured PACT NOW resources:
Our programs at-a-glance:
CONNECT events are a scheduled time to connect with trans/non-binary community peers in a gently structured online environment. Each week, the three (3) CONNECT events will spur conversation, reduce isolation, and create new connections.
ASK the Expert events are open periods of regularly scheduled time where you can ask questions to health care providers, mental health professionals, social workers, advocates, and lawyers. Two (2) events each week will include unique opportunities to ask all of the questions you wonder about, but don’t know where or how to find the answers. Most sessions will be in a webinar-format (on Zoom), but some may be via Twitter Chat.
Are you concerned about COVID-19 and not sure where to turn that is knowledgeable and affirming of trans/non-binary people? Reach out to our team by voice or text (414-559-2123), or email with your questions or concerns.
We’ll connect you to the resources you need, including 1-1 advocacy services, case management, medical resources, violence prevention and response, connection to public benefits and sustainable resources.
Stay tuned for a series of fact sheets, documents, videos, infographics and other trans-specific information related to COVID-19.
In-Depth Support Groups
Stay tuned! In the next month+, we will begin to offer this service.
8-week, counselor-led support groups, will provide in-depth, person-centered support for 8 people per session. Groups will provide support, skills, and themed content that will enhanced individuals’ ability to better cope with anxiety and depression, isolation, navigating trauma responses, identifying strengths, building relationships, and self-advocacy.
PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites. PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.
This project is funded in part by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.