Trans/LGBT Safe House Initial Funds

$1,760 of $10k goal

Raised by 28 people in 2 months
Sophia Willowood  RICHFIELD, OH

We have a property that is paid off in full; however, we refuse to do what most encourage us to do and rent the property (folks have tried in the past). We are living in an era where individuals are being targeted for being who they are at the core of their being. This does not allow our Comrades facing these life situations to best work towards the cause of ending class struggle. That is why we are making this house available free for anyone to stay at who is facing discrimination for being who themselves.  We ask residents only to submit to a background check to ensure the safety of other residents, and a short interview. 

Our family is poly. I am trans (mTf) myself. We do not discriminate. We want people to be able to have a place where they can get on their feet, get some education or certifications, save for transition, or just be safe while they figure things out. 

The house is paid for and there is no mortgage. We just need to cover taxes, heating and electricity, gas, internet, food for residents, a car or two for residents, petrol for residents, and a little spending money (we all deserve human dignity).

The goal for this campaign will let this operate for 1 year at a surplus. We can have 4 - 5 residents living here simultaneously. We hope to expand to purchase more properties, and perhaps seek non-profit status. Help us help those in need.  

We will be putting up a website soon where we can show the fully transparent budget as money comes in and is spent. The account will be an account only for this property. All records - except for that required to ensure the privacy of our residents - will be made publicly available to ensure operating ethics. 

If you need a place to stay contact: sophiawillowood@protonmail.com

PGP if security is required: 67CC02F0

In Solidarity, 

Comrade Sophia Willowood

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Update 4
Posted by Sophia Willowood
20 days ago
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We have received our 501c3 status! Donations are now tax-deductible! If anyone is interested in receiving a write off for their donations please contact us so we can furnish you with your proof of donation.

You are all such amazing people! Your support is immensely appreciated. We will be meeting with an attorney soon to discuss the contracts for tenants and ensure that everyone is safe and protected when they stay at the property. I will post an update about that as soon as we know how that stands.

If you would still share, like, tweet, and otherwise get the word out about this project it would be much appreciated! Let's change some lives folks!

<3 <3 <3

Much Love, and In Solidarity,

TransLiberation Inc. Team
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Update 3
Posted by Sophia Willowood
28 days ago
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Thank you all for your continued support. Our 501c3 is still processing, but that is to be expected. It'll take awhile, but we've only had positive interactions thus far so we are confident it will go through in a few months.

We are also working with local companies and facilities to start furnishing the house and preparing for the reception of our first guests.

Thank you all for your continued support, and please continue to like, share, and donate if you can. Every little bit helps!

You are all amazing, and awesome people!

In Solidarity,

The TransLiberation team
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Update 2
Posted by Sophia Willowood
1 month ago
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Update video tomorrow. We have some exciting news for ya'll!

Please continue to share our page. The more people who see this the more likely we are to hit this initial funding goal!

Much love to you all! <3
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Update 1
Posted by Sophia Willowood
1 month ago
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Thanks to all of you we have been able to raise over $1000 to help make this a reality. We have been graced with an attorney who is taking care of the 501c3 filing for us so we will keep everyone in the loop as to that, and we've got the ball rolling with habitat for humanity to start getting some furnishings donated to the project.

Thank you all so much. Please keep sharing, liking, and getting there!

In Solidarity,

Sophia Willowood
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Mark Orr
1 month ago
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Don't show any of the exterior...do the intro from the lobby! Redo the vid asap! Good luck all!

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Lonness Valenna
1 month ago

thank you for showing that something like this is possible. i have been trying for 7 years hear in Seattle WA to start a house like yours with little luck.

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Sophia Willowood
1 month ago

Mark Orr: Thank you for the tip! The video has been since edited to remove the outside the view of the home :)

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$1,760 of $10k goal

Raised by 28 people in 2 months
Created February 26, 2017
$100
Adam Takvam
6 days ago
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RM
$40
Ronald Morris
8 days ago
1
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You guys rawk!

$250
Anonymous
27 days ago
1
1
DP
$100
David Pudlo
1 month ago
1
1

I hope things are coming along well.

$40
Anonymous
1 month ago
1
1
$15
Tina Viers
1 month ago
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1
$15
Jason Viers
1 month ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
AK
$20
Alex Krausman
1 month ago
MP
$25
Madonna Pence
1 month ago
Mark Orr
1 month ago
1
1

Don't show any of the exterior...do the intro from the lobby! Redo the vid asap! Good luck all!

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Lonness Valenna
1 month ago

thank you for showing that something like this is possible. i have been trying for 7 years hear in Seattle WA to start a house like yours with little luck.

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Sophia Willowood
1 month ago

Mark Orr: Thank you for the tip! The video has been since edited to remove the outside the view of the home :)

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