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Join us in raising funds for the first shelter for trans* women in Oakland - Queens Cottage Shelter - a partnership with Transitions House and the community.
Ms Liz Howard
Oakland, California
United States
2 Team Members

Trans* Housing Now - 

Welcome to Queens Cottage Shelter!

Update: This campaign has ended, please fist our new campaign at here or at http://www.razoo.com/br/causes/Queens-Cottage-Shelter-Andamp-Trans-House

Thank you for viewing our campaign. We are a small, grassroots organization that is working with the community to open the first Bay Area trans* women housing program - Queens Cottage Shelter. 

When our founder, Breezy Golden-Farr, a transwoman herself, found herself homeless and without a place to lay her head, she came face to face with a real problem in our community. There is no safe and affordable housing for trans* women in the Bay Area. 

Trans* people are often shunned and abused by the shelter system; they are often forced to sleep on the streets because they are abused and harassed by other shelter residents. Trans* women sorely lack a safe haven, where they can go for supportive housing. Queens Cottage Shelter will work with local partners to help empower residents reach for their goals of recovery, employment, school, and stable housing.    

Miss Farr and others have been working tirelessly to open the first ever all transwoman housing program in Oakland. They have teamed up with Transitions House - a trans* housing advocacy group to make this dream a reality. We hope you will join us with passion we have for trans* affirming housing! This dream needs your passion and financial support. 

How can I help?

Though our goal here is modest, it will allow us to start our fundraising for the following:

  • Help find a residence for Queens Cottage Shelter
  • Help us start and open our doors to 10 homeless trans women in need of your support. 
  • Your support will provide short term housing to our community most impacted by violence and discrimination, TWOC and low income trans women. 
  • Residents will be supported in the house to get connected to community resources including job search support by the Trans* Employment Program (TEEI), healthcare services, and case management. 
  • It will mean trans* people have access to safe housing, showers, and free meals. 


Thank you for supporting this important and needed trans housing program. As our unique way of saying thank you for helping house trans* women of color and low income trans* folks, please check out our perks. Including buttons, t-shirts, and more! At certain donor levels, you even have the opportunity to sit down and meet these girls and hear their story. See first hand  what your financial assistance means to them. And remember, anything will help! 

Thank You! 

We are in the process of becoming a non-profit charity and we accept donations of all kinds. Any dollar amount, no matter how small, will be welcomed. Every dollar given is a dollar much appreciated!

Trans* is an umbrella term that refers to all of the identities within the gender identity spectrum. The asterisk is used to be inclusive of all non-cisgender gender identities and expressions, including transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, genderless, agender, non-gendered, third gender, two-spirit, bigender, and trans man and trans woman, and many additional identities. 

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raised by 436 people in 1 month
282% funded
No time left
$5,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on June 5, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Thank You Card

    Special Thank You Card from the Organizers!

    57 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $25USD
    A Queens Cottage T-Shirt

    A T-Shirt that reads "Queens Cottage Shelter' on the front, and 'God Save The Queen!' on the back.

    119 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $25USD
    Trans* Housing Now! Buttons

    Get 3 Trans* Housing Now buttons and share with your friends!

    26 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $50USD
    A T-Shirt & Buttons

    Get a our "Queens Cottage Shelter' T-Shirt and 3 Trans* Housing Now buttons. The perfect attire for Trans Pride in June.

    21 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $75USD
    T-Shirt, Buttons, & Card

    Spoil yourself with a "Queens Cottage Shelter' T-Shirt, 3 Trans* Housing Buttons, and a personalized Thank You Card.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Special Lunch with Residents!

    For our most valuable perk, our founder Breezy Farr will cook you up her mouth watering comfort food delights. You will be treated to a feast as you meet and dine in person with our first group of trans* women at the residence. The residents will share their personally stories and dine on a comfort food menu worthy of a restaurant! All the other perks are included in this package.

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