Morris Home

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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Morris Home celebrates five years

This year Morris Home celebrates five years as the first residential recovery program in the country to offer comprehensive services specifically for trans- and gender-variant individuals. Morris Home was honored by the Mayor’s Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission with the Treatment Provider Award, and Morris Home clients raised the Pride flag over City Hall to kick off LGBTQ history month.

Morris Home in the news:

Billy Penn: What Valentine’s Day means in a West Philly rehab facility

RHD’s Morris Home honored by Mayor’s Drug & Alcohol Commission

Philadelphia Citizen: ‘A New Kind of Recovery’

Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘One-of-a-kind treatment center where transgender people free themselves of addiction opens’

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: ‘Morris Home provides Trans-Affirming residency for rehabilitation’

WHIP profiles RHD’s Morris Home, a safe haven for Philadelphia’s transgender community

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