Helping LGBTQ homeless youth is personal for Ruth Ellis Staff

LGBTQ youth have a 120% higher risk of becoming unhoused than other youth. Across the United States, LGBTQ youth drop-in centers aim to minimize harm to homeless youth and help them build a foundation for security and stability. In this episode of "Authentic Voices of Pride," LGBTQ Nation follows Lilianna Reyes and the staff of the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, Michigan. For them, the job is personal - 100% of the Ruth Ellis drop-in center staff are formerly homeless or were housing insecure before they came to the Ruth Ellis center themselves. The staff of the Ruth Ellis drop-in center have overcome huge obstacles to give back and improve the lives of LGBTQ youth. Chevrolet is matching donations to the Ruth Ellis Center up to $25,000. Ruth Ellis Center has established a national reputation for quality and innovation in providing trauma-informed services for lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth, and young adults, with an emphasis on young people of color, experiencing homelessness, involved in the child welfare system, and/or experiencing barriers to health and wellbeing. Donate here: