MICHIGAN TRANS ASSISTANCE PROJECT
MTAP Washtenaw County is the first partnership between Ann Arbor's trans community and Canterbury House. Our mandate is simple: we want to connect trans people with the money they need with as little wait time as possible.
We'll be formalizing the project and the application process over the next couple weeks, but for now we need funds. If you'd like to support our pilot effort and improve trans people's lives in Washtenaw County, please donate!
Canterbury House is a 501c3 and all donations are tax-deductible.
Who are we?
The Michigan Trans Assistance Project (MTAP for short) is the brainchild of Vidhya Aravind and Carta Monir. As trans women of color living in Ann Arbor, we are acutely aware of the need for improved resources and support for trans people in Washtenaw County. We've partnered with Canterbury House, a 501c3 organization, to operate as a non-profit charity dedicated to connecting trans people with direct assistance.
Why Washtenaw County?
Although we hope to eventually extend our area of operation to all of Michigan, our current budget means that we need to start smaller. Washtenaw County is one of the most densely populated counties in Michigan, and is home to thousands of trans people in need of support.
What can I do?
Donate! Your donations are tax-deductible, which means your employer may also be willing to match your donation. Any money we raise is going directly to trans people in need.
How can I apply for funds through MTAP?
We'll be opening applications soon - please keep your eye on this page for further updates as our fundraising progresses.