The Ruth Ellis Clairmount Center (REC Center) in Detroit’s Piety Hill neighborhood will bring 43 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth, within a larger mixed-use development offering social services, healthcare, and employment opportunities.
The approximately 47,000 SF mixed-use building will offer studio and one-bedroom apartments, with community amenities such as a resource library and technology center, community kitchen, salon, art studio, and on-site property management. Residents will also have on-site space dedicated to supportive services provided by the Ruth Ellis Center including offices for case management and group therapy.
REC Center will include a physical home for the Ruth Ellis Institute, whose mission is to change nationwide systems of care for LGBTQ identified youth. The Ruth Ellis Center will also be creating a Youth Entrepreneurial Center offering career training and professional development opportunities for youth in culinary arts, and social services and advocacy work related to the Ruth Ellis Center and Ruth Ellis Institute.
Ruth Ellis and the Henry Ford Health System will expand their partnership at a second Health and Wellness Center within the project. The approximately 3,000 SF clinic will include 4 exam rooms and 4 behavioral health consultation rooms, along with a small laboratory, and an exercise studio for yoga and movement-based therapies. The facility will serve tenants of the permanent supportive housing development, and offer community-based health services for LGBTQ youth.
The project will break ground in Spring of 2020, and will open 12 months later in 2021.