Genderlodge is a new project in development of Genderness. Do you want to contribute? Let us know!
Our teammembers are from the Queer community from the Netherlands.
Our team members are from the Queer community from the Netherlands. We know by heart what situations people can get into once they decide to go chase their authentic selves. Divorce, loss of work, denied access to housing because of migration, need for a house before your transition can move forward, rejection for new rental houses and mental or physical violence because you are who you are.
We believe in an housing-first strategy.
We believe in a housing-first strategy. This project aims at full-filling that with offering to house to trans persons. This approach results in a few specific services like “a bed for a few days” and a longer stay in permanent or temporary housing.
Beyond of housing we can offer you help to rebuild your base in life.
Beyond housing, we can offer you help to rebuild your base in life: a social network, a healthy rhythm between awake and sleep, healthy lifestyle in food. After that, we can help you with orientation of work. With the orientation we also help to get the job. Later on we will also add help with hormones, surgeries and developing your style.
We are part of a network of shelters.
We are part of a network of shelters. We have contact with local psychologists to work on traumas. Because our base in the LGBTQIA+ community, we work together with other local community organizations. If needed we build that local network you need from scratch just in one to four weeks.
Lodging @ people’s homes
In this solution, people offer a bed for two weeks to have an immediate solution for your problem. In the time of two weeks we are looking for a place in either a mobile lodge or a permanent lodge. If extra time is needed, you will spend a maximum of four times (so 8 weeks) in a lodge at people’s homes. This only happens when the mobile or permanent lodge isn’t available or needs to be created.
The mobile lodges are tiny houses build on a chassis on wheels for moving around. We place these houses at campings and farmers’ places. The houses are self-sustainable. Every house is near a bus stop, so you are able to go to the nearby facilities. We have a registration office where you can register for your address. All mail will be digitalized and send to you via a secure e-box.
We work together with people or companies that decided to build lodges that will be there temporarily but don’t move around. Every house is near a bus stop, so you are able to go to the nearby facilities. We have a registration office where you can register for your address. All mail will be digitalized and send to you via a secure e-box.
Rebuild your base guidance
At the end of this program, you will have made new social contacts, picked up a hobby and, together with a team of social workers around you, you will have resolved all kinds of physical or psychological barriers.
Our coaches help you to rebuild your social network.They help you to restore old contacts or to build new ones. They help you to find a cosy place to volunteer and to rejoin the local sports club. Together with you, they will also look at the help you need to tackle the factors that are holding you back and taking away your balance .
Our coaches are all specialised in behavioural patterns and have a practical approach. They can therefore help you with all kinds of challenges you are facing. The duration of the coaching can vary from a few months to a year and a half.
After this, you can start with a “Fit for Work” program in which you build on a clear labour market orientation, on new employee skills and on behavioural patterns that keep you from being really effective. We can help you to find a job with “Get that job” or accompany you in the workplace with “Keep your job”.
Coaches with proven trans affinity.
The support is provided by a professional job coach. Our job coaches have a trans background or have experienced a transition from close by. They are all specialised in the issues that trans and gender non-conforming people face.
The fees for the coaching depend on three things:
If the payment is made by a municipality or governmental agency or by yourself.
On the country where you live
The intensity of the coaching depends on your situation and the budget made available by the authority concerned.
The coaching sessions will mostly take place online via Microsoft Teams. You will have regular contact via WhatsApp and email. In addition, you will meet face to face at least 2 times during the process at a location near you.
For trans persons who:
are feeling lonely and want to have companionships around
are facing depression, aggressive behaviour, have period of instability or have mood swings
Rubunn (47) is the thriving and creative force within Genderlodge. He creates the network of partners together with Anastasia.
Bardia (33), transforms Rubunn’s ideas into art impressions. She overlooks the work of Chey helps Luiza to get the right materials.
Luiza (28) builds up the contacts with suppliers and building locations and on the website of genderlodge together with Anastasia.
Catharina Anastasia (40) brought together our team-members. She works together with Rubunn on the concept and creating the network of partners.
make your booking here (shortly):
Our booking app will be available soon, we are currently in the process of expanding our network of lodges.