Christmas came early for Casa Ruby up in Washington DC as they were awarded two grants to help fund two of the center's programs
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.