Arianna's Center engages, empowers and lifts up the trans community of South Florida. We place a special emphasis on the most marginalized, including the Trans Latinx community, undocumented immigrants, people living with HIV and AIDS, and those who have experienced incarceration.
Supporting the Trans Latinx community.
Our organization is one of the only organizations in all of Florida that is led by and anchored within the transgender community.
We are the only organization that combines competency around immigrant experiences (including undocumented immigrants), sex workers, HIV and trans competence.
Pound for pound, we deliver broader and more significant services than any existing provider. We are trusted and respected within the community.
How We Work
We deliver key services through an integrated case management model.
We work one-on-one with each client to provide a comprehensive set of services uniquely tailored to meet individual needs.
Many of our clients begin working with us to gain access to legal name/gender change services and/or access to transition related care. During our initial intake, clients identify their priorities and share about their life experience.
We ensure through prompts and questions in the initial assessment that we emerge with a holistic understanding of each client’s needs and priorities around immigration, HIV risk, incarceration and domestic violence.
Who We Serve
We serve all members of the South Florida trans community. Our programs include targeted support to clients who are:
- Members of the trans Latinx community
- Undocumented immigrants
- People living with HIV and AIDS
- People who have experienced incarceration
In addition to these services, we offer trainings to providers and other stakeholders in caring for and uplifting the trans community.
Programs and Services for the Trans Community
Helping Individuals Thrive
Building Community Power
Trainings For Providers
We offer expertise on the intersectional issues that impact vulnerable populations
- Trans/Sex Work
We provide trainings on cultural and technical competencies for the broader community. We’ve worked with government agencies, universities, and prisons to educate and develop institutional knowledge around trans issues.
Please fill out the form below to request a training. Thank you
Meet the Team
Arianna Inurritegui-Lint, is a passionate trans educator and advocate originally from Peru were she graduated Law School. She has worked for the Florida Health Department in the field of HIV and AIDS since 2006. As a transgender woman, she has seen firsthand how her own community has been ravaged by this life-altering disease.
Arianna dedicates her time to educating, mentoring & advocating for people in her community. She is experienced in public speaking and facilitating classes and workshops about transgender issues, HIV in transgender communities, and diversity. She also provides pre/post counseling and testing and event planning in the field of HIV prevention, doing outreach for those at risk of contracting HIV. Arianna has had the opportunity to work with ADAP & CHEERS for Peers, and the Work Group for Transgender people in the Florida State, for the Florida Health Dept. Later on in an Immunology Clinic, she was on the front lines with people that have been infected & affected by HIV as a Family Support Worker and as a Human Services Counselor II.
Arianna is the head of the South Florida Chapter of the TransLatin@ Coalition. She is currently seeking her Masters in Social Work.
At-Large Board Member
John Byrne is the founder and CEO of Raw Story and AlterNet Media, which publish RawStory.com and AlterNet.org. He is also the Executive Director of Prevention 305, a Miami-based nonprofit focused on increasing PrEP uptake in the Latinx community. He has worked with local community-based organizations on marketing to increase awareness of PrEP for HIV prevention. He leads South Florida’s PrEP Facts and Grindr PrEP Educators Facebook groups. A graduate of Oberlin College, he wrote about his personal experience about PrEP for The Atlantic, “When Condoms Aren’t Enough."
Tester & Counselor
Natalie has been doing advocacy since 2004 and now has been with Arianna's Center for some as a Tester and Counselor.