Ruth Ellis Center

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mark Erwin
Primary Contact Name
Nazarina Mwakasege
Main Address

95 Victor St.
Highland Park, MI 48203
United States

What We Do

Over a 22+ year history, REC has established a national reputation for quality and innovation in providing trauma-informed services for lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people, with an emphasis on young adults of color, experiencing homelessness, in the child welfare system, and/or experiencing barriers to health & wellness.

Interesting Info
  • More than 600 young people served each year
  • Up to 40% of all youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ.
  • We envision a world where LGBTQ young people are safe and supported no matter where they show up.
Geographic Location