Everyone should have equitable access to shelter, food and safety when they are in need. However, research shows that for transgender individuals, this is often not the case. Most service providers have not had the opportunity to learn about issues working with transgender individuals accessing their services. Yet these populations are at heightened risk of homelessness, poverty, mental/physical health and/or substance use problems, violence and face additional barriers to accessing services. These sessions, facilitated by Vancouver Coastal Health’s PRISM program, will address ways to make your shelter and housing programs more inclusive and welcoming to transgender individuals. During this training you will explore: definitions and key concepts, social factors for transgender people, unique challenges and barriers to housing, and practical strategies to make your program more inclusive.