Transgender health does not start and end with hormones and surgery. There are a variety of issues transgender people face at higher rates, like workplace discrimination and homelessness that CTMS can assist with. CTMS offers additional services to help with many of these issues.
CTMS social workers are available to help people engaged in care gain the social supports they need to survive. They are available to assist with housing issues, building a support structure prior to surgery, signing up for insurance, and referrals to legal assistance.
The Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership provides free, on-site legal services to CTMS patients. Attorneys can help with gender marker and name changes for free, and discuss other legal issues such as discrimination and denial of health care benefits.
Transgender Resource Guide
CTMS has teamed up with LGBT community health provider Callen-Lorde to create a guide to community resources available to trans and gender non-conforming people, covering topics like education, advocacy, employment, health, housing, immigration services, mental health, substance abuse, and much more.