jOURney Foundation

...Transitioning Lives

Making a Difference  
-The Facts - 

Violence against transgender people often occurs at the hands of strangers—but also frequently happens at home. In a massive joint report from the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, released in 2011, 19% of respondents said they had suffered domestic abuse because of their gender non-conformity.

Research from the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey shared that 41% of transgender participants (2,644 out of 6,450) at some point, had attempted to take their own lives. Sexual assault was the biggest cause, followed by physical assault, harassment in school, and job loss due to bias.

Teens are particularly susceptible especially if their parents are not accepting of them.

Despite mistreatment, those who could afford to change genders felt more at ease in the workplace at a rate of 78%.

Your Impact

Costs associated with being transgender can be very expensive.

Your money would be used to assist in facilitating the needs of the transgender individual in the way of providing:

  • travel to and from doctor's appointments
  • vocal training costs
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • surgeries such as facial feminization surgery and tracheal shaves
  • Binders - There are  individuals who cannot afford to buy a good-quality binder and who come from non-supportive homes and having no way to obtain a properly fitting  binding device, they may resort to using methods that may be permanently physically damaging.

Your Donation

Your donation is tax deductible.  The jOURney Foundation is a nonprofit 501C-3. All of the money you donate will assist transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex individuals.


To Donate:
To make a donation, please either use our online donation page or send a check to 

Journey Foundation


1901 West Ridgeway Ave

Waterloo, IA  50701

You will receive a letter of receipt in the mail verifying your donation. If you prefer to receive an electronic copy, please attach a brief note with your check. 

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