Welcome to Casa Ruby
Casa Ruby provides social services and programs catering to the most vulnerable in the city and surrounding areas. The organization, which is run and led by transgender women of color, started as an idea almost 30 years ago when Ruby Corado arrived in Washington, D.C., and there were no services to support her needs as a young transgender Latina immigrant.
What We Do
Who is Ruby?
Ruby Corado and a group of friends started Casa Ruby in Washington D.C. by organizing and building a community in parks, churches, and businesses, often facing discrimination and rejection. Despite severe adversity, Ruby and friends persevered, and their efforts led to the creation of Casa Ruby Inc.
In June 2012, Ruby, with the help of a group of volunteers, opened the first Casa Ruby Center, located in the area of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Today, Casa Ruby employs almost 50 people, providing more than 30,000 social and human services to more than 6,000 people each year.
Casa Ruby’s foundation is the people who works and supports collective grass roots initiative the benefit the entire community. All volunteers sustain a lot of the work force the run of program. We encourage you to donate.