Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 1: Child Welfare (1-5)

Friends of Ruby

November 11, 2020

Friends of Ruby, the charity dedicated to LGBTQI2S youth, announced the opening of the Friends of Ruby Home, an innovative custom-built transitional house for LGBTQI2S young people, aged 16-29. “The Friends of Ruby Home is uniquely suited to help LGBTQI2S youth during these times due to its one-of-a-kind mental health approach, including in-house programs and services tailored to their specific needs,” said Carol Osler, Friends of Ruby Executive Director. “From immediate crisis support to long-term life goal planning, everything at the facility will be geared towards helping youth achieve healthier, independent lives.”

It will house 33 LGBTQI2S youth (aged 16-29) in mostly individual rooms (with a few rooms for couples) along with shared spaces to foster a sense of connection