Survivor Toolkits

Information is empowering! This section is aimed at helping survivors have the information they need to address issues and challenges they may face as they pursue their housing goals.

Understanding Traumatic Triggers

2011
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Survivors may have adopted long-term patterns that reflect their efforts to adapt to a traumatizing life. This brief information sheet summarizes basics about traumatic triggers and how they reflect survivors' strength and resiliency.

Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self Help Guide to Healing and Understanding

2015
michael munson
Loree Cook-Daniels
FORGE

Fifty percent (50%) or more of all transgender and gender non-conforming people have experienced some form of sexual abuse, sometimes from many different people over many years. Transgender or gender non-conforming sexual abuse survivors may feel as though their experience is too complex for people to understand. Sexual assault already inextricably mixes up issues of sex, gender, body image, power and self image without the complication of gender identity issues added in as well. When trans and gender non-conforming survivors reach for help, they find that many self-help and internet-based materials are steeped in binary gender stereotypes, making them painful reading for some. This guide, written specifically for trans and non gender-conforming survivors, aims to fill that void.

HUD Exchange

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Exchange provides resources, assistance, and information to support the work of HUD's partners in local communities. Includes tools for grantees and Continua of Care (CoCs), information about governance, Fair Housing, and links to various types of housing assistance.