Programs

Safe Spaces

A Trans Safe Space in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Safe Space

We are working on hosting small gatherings for the TGNC community.

We have TGNC resources on site.

Wall of Remembrance

If you have a photo of a loved one and would like to display it along with a note, we can post it on our wall of remembrance.

Education Materials

View educational videos and obtain educational handouts.

We provide materials and lectures for the public.

Trans Safe Space: The Trans Homeless Epidemic

A True Safe Space


Homelessness is an enormous issue amongst the transgender community. Since 2017, the number of homelessness being experienced amongst transgender people has increased by 57%, and currently the chance of being homeless at some point in their life is about 1 in 5.

Emergency Rooming


We have started a fund which will initially be utilized to cover the costs of emergency rooming, such as with hotels that our organization has negotiated special rates through.

Temporary Housing


Eventually, however, we would like to move to a more permanent solution by the purchase of our own property that will be dedicated to the holistic welfare of any individual who finds themselves the beneficiary of our temporary housing.

Support Groups

In-Person and Online Groups

Clinic after our last volunteer day. Thanks everyone for your help.

Marsha's Tea Room Group Activities


Visit Marsha's Tea Room. It is a great place to get updates on activities associated with Marsha's as well as Spectrum: The Other Clinic. We offer in-person support groups on the first Saturday of the month. My favorite activities are volunteer days at the clinic. They are opportunities to meet others in the community and work together. To be honest, we spend more time watching tv, eating and talking than working. That is why these days can be so special.

Marsha's Tea Room Support Group on Facebook


In Facebook, you can search and request membership in Marsha's Support Group. It is also a safe space for the TGNC community. We have updates on activities, meet in support groups and share information.

Go to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TGNCrights

Request to join our Facebook group:

Marsha's Tea Room Support Group

Mental Health Care

Support Mental HealthCare for the TGNC Community

List of Gender-Affirming Therapists

The owners of Spectrum: The Other Clinic have been working on updating a list of therapists for our patients. Marsha's would like to offer mental health services to the Mississippi TGNC community. Of course, we will verify the therapists before we will recommend anyone.


Volunteering Your Time And Resources

If anyone is interested in being added to our list, contact me at lee@marshastearoom.org. Whether you would like to volunteer your time, offer your services or just tell us know what you do, send us an email.

Need for Mental HealthCare

It is so difficult to find a gender-affirming therapist. And even more difficult to afford healthcare. We have met a number of good people doing their best to provide quality and affordable therapy to the TCNC community. Let us help you connect with them.

Advocacy for TGNC Rights

Advocacy for TGNC Rights with a Focus on HealthCare and Social Justice

HealthCare

As healthcare providers, we have a unique ability to assist the TGNC community. Spectrum: The Other Clinic serves the TGNC community and has the necessary resources to know what is needed and how to reach the community.

TGNC Rights

Spectrum: The Other Clinic has been contacted by others who wish to help the community. We will cooperate with all well-intentioned groups to support what the public needs.

Social Justice

Transgender people are people. Do we as people have a fair and equitable division of resources and access to healthcare? What can we do about it?

Gender Affirming Garments

Resources for Transgender Masculine and Feminine Garments

The BreastForm Store

The BreastForm Store has trained staff to help you find the best personal fit.


Garment Exchange

Swap clothes. Check out donated items.

Marsha's Garments

Stop by Marsha's to view our samples of binders, bras and other garments.

Binder Program

We are excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with gc2b to assist with providing binders to those in need. Click on the link for more information and to request a binder.

More information on our binder program:

Hormone Therapy Assistance

Making Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy Available to the Transgender Community

Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy and Spectrum: The Other Clinic

The transgender community has a difficult time accessing quality healthcare for basic treatment. One of the most problematic specialities is gender affirming hormone replacement therapy or HRT. Hormone therapy should be easily accessible as a basic primary care need. Unfortunately, HRT is out of reach for many in the transgender community. The goal of Spectrum is to provide affordable and easy access to HRT. This is done by keeping overhead to a barebones minimum. Spectrum does not have a support staff. The owners clean the restrooms and sweep the floors. Even still, whether due to homelessness, disability or just Mississippians living below the poverty line, many can not afford HRT. These are the people you are helping with your donations. Read below for options to help.

Fund a Friend or a Person in Need

When you donate using PayPal, Add the name of the person in the comment section or just type "Fund a person in need." For those in need, priority will be given to transgender women of color.

We can discuss if you would like to sponsor a person for a certain length of time. Email me at lee@marshastearoom.org.

Spectrum: The Other Clinic's Lobby

Marsha’s Tea Room is an initiative that was first dreamed and created by the founders of Spectrum: The Other Clinic, the first and only transgender medicine specialty clinic in the state of Mississippi. The two founders of the clinic initially created Marsha’s as a way to seek funding to help support those less fortunate patients in affording their hormone therapy services. However, it didn’t take long before the pair realized that the needs of this community were so much bigger than just access to gender affirming healthcare services, and so they have branched out since then into the realms of education, advocacy, mental healthcare, and more. Any need they see that Marsha’s can handle will be tackled however it may be possible. They love this community and want everyone to be able to live their best lives no matter where they are in life and how they identify. Please help them help others to live their truth.

Support Us

Beginnings

The owners of Spectrum: The Other Clinic are proud of starting Marsha's Tea Room. We appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community.


Funding

With help from the Queer Mobilization Fund and the Southern Alliance, we have achieved a whole new level of charitable works. If you have been following Marsha's, you can see the addition of new programs to help meet the needs of the TGNC community.

Partners

One of the most exciting programs involve our partnership with gc2b. The first shipment of binders is on its way for the month of August.

We continue to reach out to the community, looking to partner with others for help.

Click to go to donation page.