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                 Empowering Transgender Services, Inc.
                                   Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide resources to empower all transgender, nonbinary, gender non- conforming individuals to improve their overall quality of life. We are driven to enhance the lives of these individuals by providing support, training and education. We will provide vocational education, employment and career readiness, sexual health services including HIV testing/PREP  and hormone therapy services. 

Our services will include homelessness/housing assistance , survival  sex workers peer support groups, and domestic abuse peer support groups. These services will be structured to promote independence to this community; including individuals with or without resources.

The career readiness programs will provide the individual with career education, training and tools to navigate through the programs.

Our education and training programs have included GED preparations, job placements for Personal Care Aides, Certified Nurses Assistants, Phlebotomists, and CDL. We are committed to seek out the transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming individuals and to provide delivery of needed services with respect and diginity.

We Stand To Protect LGBT From Bullying.

 CDC Releases National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Results

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance results for 2019. It’s clear from the national data that many LGBTQ young people continue to suffer higher health and suicide risks than their peers. This follows the same trends present in an HRC analysis of the 2015 and 2017 data -- LGBTQ students are more likely to experience victimization, violence and suicidality. In many areas of the data, transgender students are facing more disparities in 2019 than they were in 2017.

The data show that 43% of transgender youth have been bullied on school property. 29% of transgender youth, 21% of gay and lesbian youth and 22% of bisexual youth have attempted suicide.

Since the YRBS began including data on sexual orientation in 2015 and gender identity in 2017, we’ve seen consistently that LGBTQ youth face greater health disparities than their cisgender straight peers. This data continues to make clear a truth that we’ve long known -- that LGBTQ students are not getting the support, affirmation and safety they need and deserve. We must ensure that adults are doing everything possible to support LGBTQ youth, especially those who are living at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities. Complete and robust data collection for our entire community is vital to putting systems and structures in place to support LGBTQ students. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation will continue to provide resources for LGBTQ students and educators across the country and will work with our network of youth-serving professionals to be sure they have the resources and tools they need. Ellen Kahn, HRC Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships

HIV and Transgender People

 2% Of the 37,968 NEW HIV DIAGNOSES in the US and dependent areas* in 2018, 2% (601) were among transgender people. 49%

(272) Black/African American Hispanic/Latino‡ White Multiple Races American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Transgender Women (N=554) 9% (50) 5% (26) 2% (11) 2% (10) 1% (3) Total may not equal 100% due to rounding. Black/African American White Hispanic/Latino‡ Multiple Races Transgender Men (N=47) 2% (1) 40% (19) 33% (182) 34% (16) 23% (11) † *

American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands. Black refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. African American is a term often used for people of African descent with ancestry in North America. Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race. ‡ ** In 41 states and the District of Columbia.

Transgender people who don’t know they have HIV cannot get the care and treatment they need to stay healthy. It is important for transgender people to know their HIV status so they can take medicine to treat HIV if they have the virus. Taking HIV medicine every day can make the viral load undetectable. People who get and keep an undetectable viral load (or remain virally suppressed) can stay healthy for many years and have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their sex partners. Compared to all people with diagnosed HIV in 2018, transgender women have about the same viral suppression rates, and transgender men have higher viral suppression rates. More work is needed to increase these rates.

For every 100 transgender women with diagnosed HIV in 2018: ** 84 received some HIV care 66 were retained in care 65 were virally supressed For every 100 transgender men with diagnosed HIV in 2018: ** 87 received some HIV care 61 were retained in care 72 were virally supressed For comparison, for every 100 people overall with diagnosed HIV, 76 received some care, 58 were retained in care, and 65 were virally suppressed.

There are several challenges that place transgender people at higher risk for HIV. STIGMA Racism, HIV Stigma, and Transphobia Racism, HIV stigma, and transphobia can negatively impact risk-taking behaviors, knowledge of HIV status, HIV care, and other needed services for many transgender people. Few Multilevel Interventions Interventions that address the structural, biomedical, and behavioral risks for HIV among transgender women and men are needed to address HIV disparities. Lack of Knowledge When health care providers are not knowledgeable about transgender issues, this can be a barrier for transgender people with HIV who are looking for treatment and care.

Unmet Need for Gender Affirmation When transgender people do not feel supported through medical gender affirmation, they are less likely to engage in HIV prevention and care services. How is CDC making a difference for transgender people? Collecting and analyzing data and monitoring HIV trends. Conducting prevention research and providing guidance to those working in HIV prevention. Supporting health departments and community- based organizations by funding HIV prevention work and providing technical assistance. Supporting community organizations that increase access to HIV testing and care. Promoting testing, prevention, and treatment TM through the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. Strengthening successful HIV prevention programs and supporting new efforts funded through the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. For more information about HIV surveillance data and how it is used, read the “Technical Notes” in the HIV surveillance reports at www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/reports/hiv-surveillance.html. For more information visit www.cdc.gov/hiv All content is based on the most recent data available in April 2021.

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Definitions:

Transgender: assigned at birth.

Transgender man: A person assigned female at birth and identifies as a male.

Transgender woman: A person assigned male at birth and identifies as a female.

Cisgender: A person whose sex assigned at birth is the same as their gender identity or expression.

Gender expression: A person’s outward presentation of their gender (for example, how they act or dress).

Gender identity: A person’s internal understanding of their own gender. Most new HIV diagnoses among transgender people were among Black/African American people.†  

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SERVICES:

Empowering Transgender Services  Name Change & Hormone Clinic


FREE HIV /STI TESTING 


COVID-19 Referrals/Education


PREP Education/Enrollment


Empowering Transgender Services collaborated with Hampton Citizens Unity and educate& Vaccinate to host a LGBT pride vaccination event. The event was very successful with many people vaccinated. 

ETS  will be doing COVID-19 screening & testing starting 1/3/2022 through 6/2024 call for details.

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Educate & Vaccinate Covid-19 Vaccines Pride Event 

2021 OUTSTANDINGVIRGINIA Founder of Empowering Transgender Services Nyonna Byers

Transgender Conference 2018

Empowering Transgender Services Trans Support Group

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Jordin Blanco Congrats On being most engaging an informative during the support group.

Empowering Transgender Services Support Group

Nyonna L.Byers/Founder/CEO
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Empowering Transgender services Inc.

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Vocational Training Graduates

Empowering all through vocational training in education

Personal Care Assistance 
Graduates.

Dedicated Ms.Walker
Graduated 2019

Proud Graduates 2019

Special Days, Highlights And Information.

SHAAD 2020 SPOTLIGHT

TRANS PRIDE

GET TESTED KNOW YOUR  STATUS 

PREP PREVENTION

 LETS STAY STRONG TOGETHER AND KNOW OUR STATUS

  Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FREE HIV TESTING
FREE STI TESTING

PREP ENROLLMENT

Introduce your team

Nyonna L.Byers
Founder/CEO

Passionate about the body of work she does for the transgender & LGBT community. 

Dr.Matthew Rosario
Assistant Director

Extremely passionate about the work he does for all communities. 

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 SPONSORED FUNDING SOURCES 
Trans Justice Funding Project


 SPONSORED FUNDING SOURCES 
Borealis Philanthropy


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