Led by Black trans women in Alabama, Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (T.A.K.E.) was founded in 2012 and provides life-saving direct services to Black transgender women and folks of color in need including: housing support, name and document changes, health care access, an LCSW therapist, crisis intervention, baseline needs like food and clothing, as well as public education, social gatherings, educational/healing retreats and policy advocacy. Our mission is to work together as a community to empower trans people of color by meeting needs and increasing accessibility. T.A.K.E. has many bold visions in this work to support the lives of transgender women and as we continue to build out our work we would like to specifically see a cross-movement effort around workforce development, re-entry services, and leadership develop for trans women of color.