Casa Ruby is DCís only Black and Brown, Trans-led, bilingual, multicultural organization serving the most vulnerable individuals in the city Ė Trans women of color and LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. Now they are needed more than ever. Stable living arrangements Ė from shelter for a night to long-term housing (along with intensive case management) Ė meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The 24-hour drop-in respite home and safe space provides food, shelter, and health services. Assistance for LGBTQ immigrants transitioning into a new country, and therapeutic and mental health support for survivors of sexual, physical, or emotional violence are all provided. Itís tough stuff, but clients simply donít have the means to meet virtually so health guidelines are followed and the doors are open 24/7. Clients cannot call from home: Casa Ruby is their home.
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