Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times:
After months of anticipation and fundraising, LGBT leaders, elected officials and advocates celebrated the opening of Chicago House's TransLife Center (TLC) July 15.
Stormie Williams, the first resident of the house, cut the ribbon the newly-renovated house during the morning reception.
The house, located on the city's North Side, is believed to the first of its kind. It will house nine transgender people and offer myriad services—like medical care, legal help and employment support.
"This will set a new model and a new standard for other cities," said Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan, addressing a crowd of community leaders and Chicago House employees.