What We Offer

Although Transcend originally started as a simple support group, it has expanded into much more. Below, you can find a list of the resources we offer.

  • Support group meetings (stay up to date with our Events calendar)
    • Charles City – every six weeks
    • Mason City – every three weeks
    • Waterloo – every three weeks
    • Mobile Meetings – every six weeks in a different location
  • Clothing Closet
    • Open from 3-5 PM before every Mason City meeting, or by appointment. The Clothing Closet is stocked with donated clothes, accessories, and toiletries, all free for anyone who identifies as transgender. We do accept free will donations for these items, but it is not required.
    • If you’re interested in donating or making an appointment to browse, please contact us.
  • TransConnect
    • Connect with other trans men, trans women, parents of transgender individuals, allies, and more.
  • Trainings
    • Customizable for nearly any situation or audience. Free of charge to families of LGBTQ youth. Learn more here.
  • Lending Library
    • We have a small (but expanding) selection of LGBTQ books to borrow. These are available to browse at all meetings.
  • Holiday Parties
    • From Halloween to Midwinter Merriment, we offer safe, welcoming environments for any member of the LGBTQ community and their families to celebrate. These are not religiously affiliated and no spirituality is involved.
  • LGBTQ Events
    • In addition to parties, we hold regular events such as potlucks and game nights, open to any member of the LGBTQ community, their families, and allies.
  • Documentation Walkthroughs
    • In person, step-by-step help with navigating name change, gender marker change, and more.