Our community services are broad based and have the flexibility of being custom designed to meet the specific need/s of participants. We focus primarily on providing comprehensive leadership development training for Trans/Questioning/Gender non-conforming persons.
Participants attend specialized educational sessions facilitated by highly-skilled and Trans-sensitive educators at a beautiful, private setting in the Little Rock area. Limited class sizes and a flexible curriculum (taking into consideration multiple levels of learning ability) ensure that all attendees receive equal and appropriate consideration leading to successful skills building outcomes. Upon successful completion of the mandatory weekend session, each retreat participant receives a participation certificate.
The Educational Retreat – including all activities and training – has been designed to specifically empower and support new and upcoming Transgender community leaders, advocates and activists as they return to their respective communities better prepared to develop and promote innovative strategies to improve services for Trans and Gender non-conforming residents in their immediate areas.
Various study topics will cover such focus areas as community outreach and organizing; violence prevention/reporting; developing community resources and allies; fundraising; navigating trans politics; and Advocacy & Activism 101.
All-inclusive expense paid scholarships are provided for every selected Retreat participant. This includes round-trip travel to the Little Rock site; transport to and from the Retreat site; all food (3 meals and snacks per day); lodging; study materials; and social activities. Each series session begins on Thursday and ends on Sunday. Interested participants are required to complete and submit any required data at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of their initially scheduled Retreat.
The Retreat Center
House of GG, the nonprofit founded by legendary trans activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, is raising money to build a permanent compound where transgender people can come, feel safe, and be part of a growing network of Southern trans people who are working for social justice!
As transgender and gender-nonconforming people living in the South, we need a safe space that is just for us.
100 percent of the money you donate will go toward purchasing land and the construction of an entire compound where trans people from around the country can feel safe and supported, right here in Little Rock, Arkansas.