The Trans Resource Center

Our new multicultural, bilingual, LGBTQ, Trans ran center, providing a safe space for meeting , support groups, guest speakers, resources and linkage to ALL our services. We will be opening late March- stay tuned! 1635 Connecticut Avenue NW 20009

Service Overview

Preventative Health

Services to help LGBTQ individuals who are at risk of acquiring or who have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.

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Housing Services

Stable living arrangements for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, from shelter for a night to long-term housing.

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Social Services

Intensive case management and social services from our diverse non-clinical social workers.

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Latino and Immigration Services

Assistance for LGBTQ immigrants transitioning into a new country.

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Support Services for Victims of Violence

Therapeutic and mental health support for survivors of violence, whether it is sexual, physical, or emotional.

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Preventative Health

The objective of this program is to help LGBTQ individuals that are at risk of acquiring or who are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, especially HIV and AIDS, and to ensure clients receive the most scientifically sound information on prevention and treatment to promote a healthy lifestyle. These services focus on educating local communities as a preventive measure.

Housing Services

Our Housing Services Program provides stable living arrangements for young people, 18-24, experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. Our array of services accommodate people with various needs, from emergency, to transitional housing, including subsidized rent for up to 6 months. In addition to our group homes , we provide case management for our clients, including advice on other available resources and assistance in meeting other needs.

< Emergency Housing
Housing Shelter

Our emergency low barrier shelter is not operating, please call the DC Shelter Hotline, 202-399-7093 if you need immediate shelter

Short Term Living Program
Transitional Housing

This free service is for LGBT youth between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, and provides stable housing and support services for 3 to 6 months, with the purpose of helping clients transition into more permanent housing.

Transitional Living Program
Transitional Housing

This free service is for LGBT youth between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, and guarantees stable housing and support services for up to 18 months. This program requires members to complete 35 hours devoted to personal improvement, which can be combined with a school or employment program that helps them create a financial base and stability to thrive.

Social Services and Mental Health

This program offers a support center with intensive case management and social services from our diverse non-clinical social workers. As part of the services offered, Casa Ruby provides support in human services, such as the acquisition of a government issued I.D. and other skills building initiatives. Mental Health services are offered at no cost.

Latino and Immigration Legal Services

This is a unique program that meets the needs of LGBTQ immigrants from around the world. We understand the needs and constraints that have forced people to leave their countries of origin, escaping discrimination, fear, and rejection. Through this program, Casa Ruby seeks to improve living conditions and make it easier to transition to a new country. Our Latino Services Program offers a wide array of linkage to our social services. Our Immigration and Legal Services provide brief screenings, and linkage to attorneys. We cover a wide array of services from passport applications to U-Visas

Support Services for Victims of Violence Program

This program provides therapeutic and mental health support for victims of violence, whether it is sexual, physical, emotional. Through our victim services, we provide one-on-one case management and counseling services for victims of violence.