Joan’s House is the brain child of Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, most notably known for setting a precedent in 2015 for the State of California being required to pay for gender reaffirming surgery for transgender inmates in the case Norsworthy v. Beard. She was inspired to create Joan’s House following her release from prison when she saw the limited options for other trans and marginalized individuals first-hand.

Michelle-Lael formed an impressive Board of Directors to support the Joan’s House mission. Read about their backgrounds and credentials here, and Contact Us if you’d like to know more!

Joan’s House greatly appreciates the support of the following organizations:

Alliance for CHANGE (Alliance4Change.org)

A non-profit social justice organization providing pre- and post-release training and reintegration support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in the Bay Area.

Bend Law Group (www.BendLawOffice.com)

A San Francisco law firm of experienced small business attorneys and startup lawyers that specializes in helping startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.

HealthRight 360 (www.HealthRight360.org)

A family of integrated health programs that provides compassionate care and treatment to over 38,000 individuals a year through more than 65 distinct and culturally competent programs in 9 California counties.

Three Girls Media (www.ThreeGirlsMedia.com)

A PR & marketing firm that specializes in personalized public relations and custom quality content, including media campaigns, blog management, social media marketing and more.