It's time again everyone! The Northern Guard Supporters, the independent supporters of Detroit City Football Club, are excited to once again announce that we are partnering with the Ruth Ellis Center.
Founded in 1999, the Ruth Ellis Center works with LGBTQ youth. Nationwide, LGBTQ youth have a 120% higher risk of homelessness than their peers. To address that, Ruth Ellis Center has four facilities in Detroit and Highland Park that provide drop-in centers, health & wellness center providing integrated primary and behavioral healthcare services, and coming later in 2022, a permanent housing facility with integrated services.
Ally Financial, longtime friends of Ruth Ellis Center and our co-partner last season, have joined for a second year to help continue the amazing work we all have managed to do, and in conjunction with the club, are helping spread the word and provide additional resources to further Ruth Ellis Center's mission!
For 2022, we are pledging against all home goals scored by the DCFC men's and women's first teams. That's five matches, and five opportunities to help support this critical work to support our LGBTQ+ neighbors.
We’re asking you to join us in pledging some cash $$/goal to support this critical LGBTQ+ resource in our community. Since 2017, the Detroit faithful have contributed nearly $96,000 to Ruth Ellis Center, and we're excited to take our NGS Prideraiser to another level with Ally Financial along with us this summer.