CAISO established the Wholeness & Justice programme to expand access by diverse LGBTQI+ people in Trinidad & Tobago to wholeness, justice, and health and human services. The programme is committed to responding to violations of LGBTQI+ community members with an emphasis on trans, non-binary, gender-non-conforming, and intersex people; and to deliver clinically competent, trauma-informed interventions that enable healing and resilience.
The programme offers three types of services:
1) Legal support for clients who experience any violations, acts of discrimination, or abuse. Based on available resources and capacity, the programme may enlist the support of partners or limit the type of legal support provided.
2) Clinical (psycho-social) support to members of the LGBTQI+ community, who may experience traumatic events, require mental support while accessing other services, or need assistance with managing day-to-day challenges, aiming to respond to these needs.
3) Wholeness Development - guidance and support in managing day-to-day life challenges, including financial planning, exercise and activity routines, connecting with service providers and engaging different agencies and bodies. Additionally, Wholeness & Justice is committed to engaging community development initiatives and working to build capacity among service providers accessed by LGBTQI+ people.
CAISO's Wholeness & Justice Programme has created a series of helpful videos for its Spanish-speaking Migrant Support Group. This video series covers legal and relational topics of interest to Spanish-speaking LGBTQI+ migrants in Trinidad and Tobago.
Mental Health Issues among the LGBTQI+ Community - Interview on The Present Mind - featuring Rae Alibey & Akilah Riley-Richardson