Ruth Ellis Center

Supporting and affirming LGBTQ+ young people and the community.

Our purpose

Programs that build
positive futures.

At Ruth Ellis Center, we’re dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth with tailored programs and services. From housing and healthcare to education and advocacy, we provide a safe space where every young person can thrive.

As we’ve continued to grow and evolve, so have the ways we help our young people. Every day, we work toward our vision through a growing number of services and programs that support the LGBTQ+ youth and young adult community.

We are known for our unique approach to providing outreach and safety-net services, skill-building workshops, and HIV prevention programs.

Core Programs

Health Equity and Outreach

Low-barrier access to basic needs services for young people ages 13 to 30

  • Drop-in Center
  • Center for Lesbian & Queer Women and Girls
  • HIV Prevention
  • Peer Support
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Ruth Ellis Health & Wellness Centers

Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health in Partnership with Henry Ford Health

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Connecting young people to safe and stable housing

  • Ruth Ellis Clairmount Center
  • Scattered Site Permanent Supportive Housing
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Thriving Futures

Education and employment pathways for LGBTQ+ young people

  • DEI training for workforce partners
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Ruth Ellis Institute

Cultural competency training, coaching, and consulting for individuals, human services organizations, and systems of care

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Take the next step in your journey.

Are you ready to access tailored support and resources designed specifically to support LGBTQ+ young people like you? Whether you need housing, healthcare, education, or advocacy, we’re here to empower you. Embrace your journey with confidence.

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