You can honor Ruth's legacy by providing hope and essential support for our youth through your monthly gift. 'Click' the image to become a Ruth's Angel today!
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Your support allowed us to serve over 500 LGBTQ youth last year, please 'click' the image to become a Ruth's Angel by making a monthly donation.
The Ruth Ellis legacy is an unwavering commitment to providing safe space for LGBTQ youth. 'Click' the image to learn how you can join in this legacy.




On September 22nd, 2016, Ruth Ellis Center will host our annual gala, VOICES, presented by Lear Corporation at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit. This signature event provides critical funding to support the Center’s annual operations while also celebrating our dedicated and generous supporters, whose voices have allowed the Center to serve runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth here in Detroit for 16 years. Tickets are available HERE

Individuals, business owners, and corporations wishing to support VOICES 2016 through event sponsorship are encouraged to contact Mark Erwin-McCormick, Director of Development at for more information.



Fun Home Contest to Benefit REC


Originally printed 8/9/2016 (Issue 2431 – Between The Lines News)

DETROIT- Between The Lines has launched a contest to win a fantastic Fun Home theater package that includes a crowd funding campaign to benefit the Ruth Ellis Center, the Detroit-based youth social services agency with a mission to provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk LGBTQ youth.

Contestants can enter the contest by making an online donation to REC of any amount at for a chance to win a FUN HOME theatre package that includes a gourmet dinner for two at Cuisine, great Fisher Theatre tickets for the Nov. 30 performance of FUN HOME, and a luxurious, romantic night’s stay at The Inn on Ferry Street.