Funder Spotlight: TD Bank
Our newest and transformational funding from TD Bank Group as Lead Supporter at Friends of Ruby.
Friends of Ruby is pleased to announce our newest and transformational funding from TD Bank Group as Lead Supporter at Friends of Ruby – Transitional Housing for 2SLGBTQIA+ programs.
Over the next three and a half years (March 2023 until October 2026), TD will support affordable transitional housing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth who live at the Friends of Ruby Home. This substantial funding gift from TD will allow us to provide youth who live at the Friends of Ruby Home with the complete support they need to transition to sustainable, independent living.
The Affordable Transitional Housing for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth program will provide each youth with up to one year of support. This includes a place to call home and access to mental health, education, employment, life skills, financial literacy, and case-management support to successfully remove themselves from the homelessness cycle. The funding from TD will allow us to hire two more staff to support youth who currently need safe housing.
We are incredibly grateful to TD for their unwavering support. They have been an essential supporter of Friends of Ruby’s growth, vision, and success since our inception. This impactful grant from TD, through the TD Ready Commitment, aligns with our shared value to support programs and services that increase access to affordable, stable housing situations for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
Without TD’s generous grant, we would not be able to provide added resources to youth who do not have access to the 31 beds at the Friends of Ruby Home. Our shared goals are in helping those in vulnerable housing situations transition to stable housing and independent living, which for Friends of Ruby Home, means providing wraparound services to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in their transition to stable, independent living.