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Morris Home supports trans and gender variant individuals as they develop the knowledge, skills and supports necessary to promote sobriety, manage emotional and behavioral difficulties, choose and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles, and develop healthy relationships with peers, family and the community. Morris Home provides a safe, recovery-oriented environment for individuals in transition from one gender to another, or those with other gender variants who may be coming from “the streets” and/or from shelter programs.

Morris Home is named for Nizah Morris, a transgender woman who was allegedly murdered in Philadelphia in 2002.

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'Our dreams are really coming true'

RHD officially opened the doors at Morris Home April 18, 2012, in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. Read about the efforts to launch the first residential treatment program in the country to offer comprehensive services specifically for trans and gender variant individuals.

Led by Morris Home director Laura Sorensen, featured on Philly Voice as one of Philadelphia's leading LGBT activists, Morris Home offers services including:

* Comprehensive assessments
* Individual and group therapy
* Psycho-education and relapse prevention groups
* Hormone therapy
* Residential housing
* Connections with community resources for medical care, behavioral healthcare, advocacy and job placement
* Community-based, integration-focused case management
* Life skills, anger management and restorative justice training
* Linkages to adjunct educational, vocational and recreational services
* Peer support groups

'Now, let's get to work'

The Philadelphia Inquirer covered the push to open Morris Home, the nation's first residential treatment program for transgender individuals. Read the Inquirer's story on this one-of-a-kind treatment center.