Ruth Ellis Center


Ruth Ellis Center

Mission Statement

Creating opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their vision for a positive future. 

Why Donate to Ruth Ellis Center?

Over a 22+ year history, Ruth Ellis Center has established a national reputation for quality and innovation in providing trauma-informed services for lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people, with an emphasis on young people of color, experiencing homelessness, in the child welfare system, and/or experiencing barriers to health & wellness. What began as a 500-square-foot safe space in Highland Park, MI has evolved into a multi-faceted organization, operating four facilities spanning Highland Park and Detroit. The Center provides outreach and safety-net services, integrated primary & behavioral health care services and case management, multiple housing programs, skill-building workshops, HIV prevention programs, family preservation programming, as well as the operation of the Ruth Ellis Institute, the training, and evaluation arm of the Ruth Ellis Center. None of this work would be possible without the support of our philanthropic partners, like you. 

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