Photos of Young People

Press Releases

June 10, 2013- Jerry Peterson Named New Executive Director

December 5, 2012-   New Hire and Promotion Release

November 26, 2012HB 5763 and 5764 Statement

November 23, 2012Thanksgiving Article

October 19, 2012 – REC – Hughes Resignation Release

August 29, 2012- Wanda Sykes to Headline Ruth Ellis Center Benefit for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

August 1, 2012- Ruth Ellis Center Recieves $40K Grant from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association

August 1, 2012- Ruth Ellis Center Launches End the Chill Campaign to Warm Homeless LGBTQ Youth this Winter

July 23, 2012- Ruth Ellis Center Celebrates Namesake’s Birthday with Announcing Bank of America Partnership

June 19, 2012- Ruth Ellis Center and MOCAD Collaborate for Compelling Exhibition of LGBT Youth Photography

February 15, 2012 – White House Partners with Ruth Ellis Center to Host LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness in Detroit

January 9, 2012 –$100K Arcus Foundation Grant Helps Ruth Ellis Center Continue LGBTQ Advocacy Work for a Second Year

December 19, 2011 – The DSO and Ford Motor Company Bring the Holiday Spirit to Ruth Ellis Center on December 21

November 15, 2011 – Ruth Ellis Center Launches Mental Health Service for LGBTQ Youth

November 10, 2011 – Michelle Hilliard Statement

October 3, 2011 – Ruth Ellis Center Appoints Mark Erwin as Director of Programs

July 5, 2011 – Ruth Ellis Center Lands $110,000 McGregor Fund Grant To Enhance Street Outreach to LGBTQ Youth

May 23, 2011 – Metro Health Foundation Supports Ruth Ellis Center for the Second Year with a $10,000 Grant

May 10, 2011 – $750, 000 Ford Foundation Grant Awarded to U of M School of Public Health to Educate Decision-makers on Youth Sexuality

February 8, 2011 – Detroit 1-8-7’s Erin Cummings Visits the Ruth Ellis Center

December 16, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center to Host Foster Parent Orientation

November 18, 2010 – ACLU of Michigan and the Ruth Ellis Center Present Author and LGBTQ Activist Sassafras Lowrey, December 10

November 9, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Addresses Bullying with $100K Arcus Foundation Grant

October 14, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Selected for Community Foundation Challenge

October 13, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Selected for Community Foundation Challenge Matching Grant will Help Grow Drop-in Center

August 2, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Appoints New Development Associate and Three Board Members

July 22, 2010 – Honor Ruth Ellis’ Birthday TOMORROW with New Bunk Beds and Dressers for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

July 13, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Receives Three Grants to Support LGBTQ Homeless Youth Programs

June 22, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Gets a Mural Painted by Allied Media Conference Attendees

June 9, 2010 – Ruth Ellis Center Selected To Participate in “Youth Driven Spaces” Initiative



Recent Media Coverage:

Between The Lines, 27 June, 2013- Fresh From California: Ruth Ellis Welcomes New Executive Director

Between The Lines, 27 June, 2013- It's All in a Name: The Story of Emani Love

NPR All Things Considered, 17 May, 2013- Michigan LGBT Youth Center Does Outreach With A Dance 'Hook'

Between The Lines, 21 March, 2013- Training For a New Life

Between The Lines, 31 January, 2013- Fun. In Detroit 'Fight For Equal Rights'

Between The Lines, 17 January, 2013- Stepping In As Ruth Ellis Interim: Margaret Warner

Michigan Radio, 3 January, 2013- Stateside: At-risk, LGBTQ Kids Find Safety Through Vogue Dance

MLive, 8 November, 2012- Election of First Openly Gay U.S. Senator Tammy Balwdin Energizes Her Metro Detroit Allies

Gay People's Chronicle, 19 October, 2012- Ruth Ellis: Age Knew No Bounds

The Advocate, 4 October, 2012- Detroit's Invaluable LGBT Youth Center Has a Friend in Wanda

Media inquiries should be directed to the main office, call 313-252-1950.