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Please join us for VOICES 2015 on Thursday, September 17 at the beautiful Waterview Loft at Port Detroit!






Ruth Ellis Center is incredibly fortunate to have support from many local corporations. We would like to give special thanks to our friends at GE for helping us conceptualize the future Health & Wellness Center on the first floor of our Highland Park location, as well as paint some gorgeous murals. Additionally, our long time allies at Lear Corporation spent an entire day painting ceilings, bathrooms and walls in the Drop In Center. We couldn’t do without all of your support! Many thanks.








5K Walk/Run @ FCA US

FCA 5K Logo

It is estimated that up to 40% of all runaway and homeless youth in the United States identify as LGBTQ. Disproportionately affected, most often due to family rejection, these youth are at much greater risk of suicide, depression, substance abuse and HIV infection.  This alarming statistic is the horsepower behind “Taking Strides for Healthy Minds 5K Walk/Run.” The Ruth Ellis Center and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) at FCA US have partnered together to organize the 5K in order to raise funds to benefit the Ruth Ellis Center’s operations, mental health services, and their Family Preservation and Acceptance program.


Registration is $40 per participant which will be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center. Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Children under the age of 12 years old may participate at no cost. Registration includes an event T-shirt (not included with children’s admission) and timed results for all participants. Strollers are permitted. There will also be refreshments and entertainment before, during and after the 5K for all participants to enjoy!
Check-in will open at 7:30 AM next to the Evaluation Track. Participants may also register day-of, as long as the participation limit has not been reached.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with additional event details.
FIAT is proud to continue their partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance in support of the Ruth Ellis Center.