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Ruth Ellis Center

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Transcript of Ruth Ellis Center

RUTH ELLIS CENTER
Youth Services
Building positive futures with LGBTQ young people experiencing barriers to housing, health and wellness.
What We Offer
The Second Stories offers three levels of involvement, each with specific programming and eligibility requirements.

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 1
Low-barrier outreach services for youth ages 13 - 30 designed to engage youth through social programming. The Level 1 intake form is the first step towards deeper person-centered engagement.
Services Offered
Snacks and Dinner
Food-to-go
Showers
Laundry
Hygiene Items
Safer Sex Items
Clothing
Activities During Drop In Hours
TransPeace (18 - 30 years)
Trans Social Events (18-30 years)
Arts/Group Programming (13-30)
Birthday Parties Monthly (13-30)
Quarterly Training (13 and older)
Hours designated for dance
practice
Level 2
Along with completing a Level 1 intake form, youth may become a 'member' by further completing a Level 2 intake form. This level offers more structured programming based on youth's interests and strengths.
Programs:
Youth Advisory Board
Youth ages 13 - 24
Youth contribute program, service and policy ideas to implement at the agency
Every other Tuesday, 6-7:30 PM
Annual enrollment Oct. to June
High attendance standards
Skill Share Sessions
Youth ages 13 - 24
Youth learn independent life skills to prepare for the future and utilize in their current work
Every other Tuesday, 6-7:30 PM
Annual enrollment Oct.- June
High attendance standards
Out in the System
Youth ages 13 - 24
Leadership, Advocacy and Research focused on LGBTQ youth of color
Meet every Thursday 6-7:30 PM
Annual enrollment Oct. to June
High attendance standards
Summer Internship
Youth ages 14 - 24
Intensive multi-session programming promoting identity specific health, safety and wellness
Application submitted in June
25 spots
High attendance standards at 20 hours/ week for 6 week July-Aug.
TransJustUs Social Events
Youth ages 18 - 30
Trans* identified individuals
Once per month
TransJustUs Retreat
Youth ages 18 - 30
Holistic health approach to HIV prevention
African American / Youth of color
Transwomen
Paperwork required
Case Management
Level 3
This is the highest level of engagement at the Ruth Ellis Center, requiring youth to have completed both Level 1 and Level 2 intake forms as well as satisfying specific eligibility requirements.
Behavioral Health Services

Between 7 and 30 years of age
Wayne County Resident, Medicaid Enrolled or Eligible
Individual, group, family counseling that is identity affirming
Person Center Planning
Residential Foster Care
Requirements:
Between 13 and 17 years of age
Temporary or Permanent Ward of the State
Additional requirements through residential team
Home like environment specializing in working with LGBTQ youth
Family Group Decision Making
Requirements:
Between 7 and 17 years of age
Referral through MDHHS (Foster Care, CPS, Families First)
Focus on Family Preservation and Building Acceptance for LGBTQ youth in their home environments
More Resources
www.ruthelliscenter.org

Contact Information
Administrative Offices:
313.252.1950
Second Stories
313.867.6936
Fax:
313.865.3372
www.facebook.com/RuthEllisCenter
@REC_Detroit
Second Stories Outreach Hours
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Sun
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 8:30 PM
Ages 18-30
Open: 3 - 6 PM
Ages 13-17

OITS 6-7:30
(13-24)
Open: 3 - 6 PM
Ages 13-17

OITS 6-7:30
(13-24)
Open: 3 - 6 PM
Ages 13-17

OITS 6-7:30
(13-24)
TransPeace: 6 - 7 PM
TransPeace: 6 - 7 PM
TransPeace: 6 - 7 PM
TransPeace: 6 - 7 PM
Youth ages 13 - 30
Guided by youth expressed priorities
Most frequent services=housing, health, employment
Second Stories
77 Victor Street
Highland Park, MI 48203
Quarterly Training: 9-5 PM, once every
3 months
info@ruthelliscenter.org
Open: 3 - 6 PM
Ages 13-17

Skill Share 6-7:30
(13-24)
Open: 3 - 6 PM
Ages 13-17

YAB 6-7:30
(13-24)
Open: 3-6 PM
Ages 13-17

Skill Share 6-7:30
(13-24)
Open: 3-6 PM
Ages 13-17

YAB 6-7:30
(13-24)
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