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Nov 25, 2020

Angelica’s Story

This year, Angelica* will safely celebrate Thanksgiving in her own apartment, with her children. This would not be possible without the generosity of House of Ruth’s supporters, our expert staff, and Angelica’s deep resolve to overcome what many would consider to be insurmountable obstacles. Angelica moved into House of Ruth’s permanent supportive housing for survivors […]


Nov 25, 2020

Sydney’s Story

32-year-old Sydney* first came to the House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) seeking counseling support after she separated from her violent husband. Because she was not an American citizen and wished to continue living in this country, she was required to submit an application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services demonstrating she […]


Oct 29, 2020

Adah’s Story

Adah* first came to House of Ruth’s transitional housing with the clear desire to make changes in her life and get back on her feet. She was ready to set goals and make real progress. Adah formed a strong relationship with our staff, sharing her successes and diligently seeking support as she took steps forward […]


Oct 29, 2020

Help Women & Children with Gifts for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, but with the special twist of the pandemic! Because we are not able to order and distribute gifts as we normally do, we have created a wish list on Target.com to provide every woman and child at House of Ruth with two gifts. The gifts are categorized by age, […]


Oct 5, 2020

Kidspace Virtual Grand Opening

We are so excited to share with you House of Ruth’s brand new building for Kidspace, our child development center in Ward 7. When House of Ruth opened our doors 44 years ago, we began the work of supporting women and later women and their children. We expanded to include children because we quickly understood […]


Oct 5, 2020

Sandra Jackson Promoted to House of Ruth President & CEO

Hello, supporters and friends of House of Ruth. My name is Lou Cardenas, and I’m the new board chair at House of Ruth. This is my fourth year on the House of Ruth board, and I just chaired the board meeting for the first time. At that meeting, after approximately six months of evaluation and discussion, […]


Sep 24, 2020

Sheila’s Story

Sheila* is a strong, loving mom and a fierce advocate for her young sons. She has persevered through trauma while continuing to grow as a person and a parent. When her oldest son started at Kidspace as a very young infant, they were living in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers and children who […]


Sep 15, 2020

Healthy Habits/Healthy Eating Volunteer Project

In August, a wonderful group of volunteers worked to build a garden bed at one of House of Ruth’s family program sites, with tools provided by Majestic Grounds, LLC and its CEO, Roxanne Burroughs. The volunteer group built an 8’x12′ garden bed, with black landscape fabric to separate the soil from the black top installed […]


Sep 15, 2020

Kidspace Nears Completion

  As we get closer to the grand opening (sadly, postponed, but look for a video!) of our new Kidspace building, with 88 slots for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in D.C.’s Ward 7, we are so excited about how far we have come. The architects who partnered with us submitted this video to the American […]


Aug 20, 2020

Mia’s Story

Mia* and her children came to House of Ruth to escape an abusive relationship. Early on, she had big concerns about her ability to regain her independence, but with her tremendous resolve and House of Ruth’s community of supporters, today she is on her own and doing so well. Just six months ago, Mia transitioned […]


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