For Volunteers

Melissa MacNish Nishman Consultation Hours

The office would like to remind folks that Melissa’s consultation hours are an extremely useful resource for volunteers across our services. Many of you already know Melissa because she conducts our new facilitator training sessions, however she also holds open office hours to continue supporting our volunteer services even after training ends! She is a great support system and can help folks navigate the difficulties of our work.

Upcoming consultation times:

12 and Under – Wednesdays from 12:00-12:50 – 11/30 and 12/28? (Will likely be changed to 12/21 due to school break)

Parents and Caregivers of Trans/NB – Mondays or Tuesdays 7:00pm-7:50pm – Monday 11/28 (last Monday of November)

Caregivers – Tuesday 7:00pm-7:50pm – 11/1

Helpline – Tuesday 7:00pm-7:50pm – 12/13

Request a new resource

Need a new resource? Let us know and we’ll try to find it or create it!

Fill out the form here to let us know about a new resource you need!

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

“988” is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Click here for the 988 crisis line fact sheet

Dr. Katz-Wise’s parenting toolkit

These guidelines were created to help parents and other caregivers of young children better understand gender identity and expression in early childhood. Throughout the guidelines, we use the term “parent” broadly, to refer to any primary caregiver or guardian of a child. These guidelines are designed to be useful to all types of primary caregivers.

Find the guidelines here.

Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) released the Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8. WPATH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. 

For more information, please follow this link to their website.