Mission: Life Is Work is a Black & Brown Trans-led social service organization. We look to stimulate better focusing of all available Local, State, Private and Federal Resources with the goal of enabling low-income families and low-income individuals of all ages in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge, motivation, and opportunities needed for them to become self-sufficient including the provision of decent housing that is affordable for low-to-moderate income people.


Vision: We aim to make the entire community more responsive to the needs and interests of marginalized communities. We are committed to mobilizing resources and robust, sustainable programming for all TGNC Individuals of color seeking a better life and future for themselves.

We are here to address the disproportional social issues of Housing discrimination, resources, and cultural complex workforce development in TGNC marginalized populations through education peer to peer resources, equity, mentorship, safety, and fostering Trans leadership opportunities. Our team uses culturally diverse responsive approaches to deliver a broad array of life-changing services and training support is composed of culturally responsible subject-matter experts around the world. 


                                     
                                                Life Is Work NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!   

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Life is Work recognized multiple gaps in services/programming specific to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) communities of color. To address these gaps in services Life Is Work, built partnerships with local housing Experts and management Co. Across the Chicagoland area to Link black and brown trans-identified individuals to affordable housing. Let Her Live (LHL) Virtual case management. Severed as our pilot program. Where most trans-identified individuals face many challenges gaining proper housing. (discrimination, misgendered, background checks, and credit.) This Pilot program serves as the vehicle of providing for our people from our people. addressing these core issues, Seven individuals living independently have been able to retain gainful employment and on-time bill payments Successfully. While jobs are not easily obtained by aging adults (25-35) TGNC people of color, with little to no experience. We saw the need and are offering a solution. LIW solidarity Resale Shop. Offers TGNC community members an opportunity to build on-the-job skill training in a retail setting. We believe If Opportunities are given, an effective outcome is expected. 


We Greatly appreciate the small grant awards & donations. We were able to successfully provide emergency rapid response services to 400 TGNC people in Chicago and surrounding cities. The growing needs of the population we serve are forever growing. We realized funding was not allocated to successfully administer programming on the Chicago westside. Current data being collected by health and state officials do not accurately reflect and record the lives of Black and Brown Trans People, both feminine and masculine-presenting, living in urban communities.   



List of our services:  

Job training and placement

Skill Building

Education Assistance

Safety Services

Finance/Bill Payment Training

Social/Spiritual Support

Housing/Rental Assistance

Prison Aftercare Assistance




There is still much work that needs to be done. 

Chicago West & Southside shelters are limiting entry in marginalized communities TGNCNB Individuals are subject to significant risks of discrimination of Housing choice opportunities respectful to their identities and fair Job placement, domestic abuse, verbally, and physical abuse. Housing and Food insecurities are a matter of survival. 

                                                     NOW TIME TO TAKE ACTION! 

keep the momentum going. Share with friends, started an independent fundraiser or pool.


We are counting on you! Together We Can.  




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 Mission: Life Is Work is a Black & Brown Trans-led social service organization. We look to stimulate better focusing of all available Local, State, Private and Federal Resources with the goal of enabling low-income families and low-income individuals of all ages in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge, motivation, and opportunities needed for them to become self-sufficient including the provision of decent housing that is affordable for low-to-moderate income people.


Vision: We aim to make the entire community more responsive to the needs and interests of marginalized communities. We are committed to mobilizing resources and robust, sustainable programming for all TGNC Individuals of color seeking a better life and future for themselves.

We are here to address the disproportional social issues of Housing discrimination, resources, and cultural complex workforce development in TGNC marginalized populations through education peer to peer resources, equity, mentorship, safety, and fostering Trans leadership opportunities. Our team uses culturally diverse responsive approaches to deliver a broad array of life-changing services and training support is composed of culturally responsible subject-matter experts around the world. 


                                     
                                                Life Is Work NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!   

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Life is Work recognized multiple gaps in services/programming specific to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) communities of color. To address these gaps in services Life Is Work, built partnerships with local housing Experts and management Co. Across the Chicagoland area to Link black and brown trans-identified individuals to affordable housing. Let Her Live (LHL) Virtual case management. Severed as our pilot program. Where most trans-identified individuals face many challenges gaining proper housing. (discrimination, misgendered, background checks, and credit.) This Pilot program serves as the vehicle of providing for our people from our people. addressing these core issues, Seven individuals living independently have been able to retain gainful employment and on-time bill payments Successfully. While jobs are not easily obtained by aging adults (25-35) TGNC people of color, with little to no experience. We saw the need and are offering a solution. LIW solidarity Resale Shop. Offers TGNC community members an opportunity to build on-the-job skill training in a retail setting. We believe If Opportunities are given, an effective outcome is expected. 


We Greatly appreciate the small grant awards & donations. We were able to successfully provide emergency rapid response services to 400 TGNC people in Chicago and surrounding cities. The growing needs of the population we serve are forever growing. We realized funding was not allocated to successfully administer programming on the Chicago westside. Current data being collected by health and state officials do not accurately reflect and record the lives of Black and Brown Trans People, both feminine and masculine-presenting, living in urban communities.   



List of our services:  

Job training and placement

Skill Building

Education Assistance

Safety Services

Finance/Bill Payment Training

Social/Spiritual Support

Housing/Rental Assistance

Prison Aftercare Assistance




There is still much work that needs to be done. 

Chicago West & Southside shelters are limiting entry in marginalized communities TGNCNB Individuals are subject to significant risks of discrimination of Housing choice opportunities respectful to their identities and fair Job placement, domestic abuse, verbally, and physical abuse. Housing and Food insecurities are a matter of survival. 

                                                     NOW TIME TO TAKE ACTION! 

keep the momentum going. Share with friends, started an independent fundraiser or pool.


We are counting on you! Together We Can.