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Aug 10, 2018

Stories of Hope: Amber

This video features Amber, and is the sixth in our Stories of Hope video series. Amber came to House of Ruth after leaving home, where she had suffered from abuse at the hands of her brothers. After multiple, physical altercations which included police involvement, Amber and her son left the abusive environment behind. At House […]


Jul 27, 2018

Stories of Hope: Kidspace

This video features Executive Director Ms. Sandra Jackson focusing on the Kidspace program, and is the fifth video in our Stories of Hope video series. Ms. Jackson reiterates that the ultimate goal of House of Ruth is to help women who have suffered complex trauma, and outlines that this support can only be comprehensive if […]


Jul 14, 2018

Ending Financial Abuse

The women at House of Ruth have endured many forms of trauma – one of the least known is financial abuse. From keeping all money matters away from a spouse to hiding income and expenses, financial abuse comes in many forms and is part of the control mechanism that abusers use to further victimize their […]


Jul 13, 2018

Stories of Hope: Janeen

Janeen’s Story of Hope is the fourth in a series of videos to be released over the next few months. Janeen shares that as a child she attended Kidspace, the daycare program at House of Ruth, and describes the program as feeling like family. Janeen is the daughter of Kalise, another featured Story of Hope, […]


Jul 13, 2018

Celebrating Summer with BBQ Battle 2018!

For the past several years, the producers of the Giant National Capital Barbeque Battlegraciously donated tickets to the BBQ Battle to the women, children and staff at House of Ruth, and have generously done so again this year. Despite the rainy weather, the women and children had a blast during the weekend event and enjoyed the […]


Jul 13, 2018

NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase: Thank You!

Every year, the NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase holds a “Quilt-A-Thon,” where they make beautiful quilts to donate to a non-profit organization. This year, the NeedleChasers chose House of Ruth as the recipient of the quilts, in which they donated quilts for all the women residing at one of House of Ruth’s programs so they can […]


Jul 13, 2018

Shimmy Mob DC 2018

Every year, wonderful volunteer groups assist House of Ruth by organizing fundraising events. Since 2014, Shimmy Mob – Washington, DC, the city’s representative in the global effort to end domestic violence, is one of our annual partners. The second Saturday of every May, over 150+ flash mob belly dance teams around the world perform a […]


Jul 13, 2018

Brightening Days with Volunteers

In the week before Mother’s Day, we were honored by the women’s leadership at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. They gathered together and created 42 Mother’s Day gift bags filled with fancy toiletries, makeup and gifts for the women living at House of Ruth. This type of volunteering is a great way to connect your […]


Jul 13, 2018

Awesome Con 2018

In April, LeftField Media generously donated admission tickets to Awesome Con 2018, the Washington, DC comic con event. The women and families at House of Ruth had a blast at the day-long event – check out some of the photos below!  


Jul 13, 2018

A Successful Do More 24 Campaign

House of Ruth’s first year participating in the Do More 24 campaign is officially over! Thanks to the generosity of our community of supporters and the efforts of our Board of Directors, House of Ruth successfully raised $19,020 over the course of the 24-hour campaign! All funds raised through the Do More 24 campaign will go towards […]


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