Voices is the third annual benefit for the Ruth Ellis Center and celebrates the resilience of the more than 4,000 lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth our organization serves nationally.
The Ruth Ellis Center provides short-term and long-term safe space to these young people through three primary services.
- Ruth’s House – a full-time residential program that is a State of Michigan licensed Child Caring Institution.
- Second Stories Drop-in Center – A facility that offers youth resources such as full meals, gender identity support groups, on-site mental health therapy, laundry facility and clothing, a cyber center, and recreation.
- Street Outreach Program – a peer-driven model that uses harm reduction and community involvement to authentically connect with LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness
This year’s Voices benefit is one of the most exciting, to date. In addition to having Wanda Sykes in Detroit to voice her support for Ruth Ellis Center, this event will honor our history and help build towards our future. During Wanda Sykes’ remarks, she will recognize this year’s recipients of the Ruth’s Angels Award and announce the results of the Center’s End the Chill awareness and fundraising campaign.
Thank you for your support, which helps the Ruth Ellis Center further our mission to provide services for the homeless LGBTQ youth we serve in Detroit and those who seek our services from across the nation.