Last month the DC Department of Human Services awarded the Casa Ruby Multicultural LGBT Center a $379,000 grant to help it operate a transitional center for 10-12 homeless LGBT youth.
They still need to raise another $30-40,000 to renovate and furnish a building which will serve as the home for those LGBT youth who end up there.
Casa Ruby also received a $75,000 grant from the NY based Elton John AIDS Foundation that will be used to strengthen its HIV/AIDS prevention programs that target the Washington area transgender and Latino populations.
Congratulations to founding director Ruby Corado-Walker for the continued positive growth and success of Casa Ruby in serving the Washington DC community. Looking forward to the next time I get to visit and see the latest accomplishments of your vitally needed center.