House of Ruth


Feb 19, 2021

Casey and Sasha’s Story

Casey* and her daughter Sasha* live in House of Ruth’s permanent supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence who are also overcoming mental health challenges. During the two years they have been at House of Ruth, Casey has accessed the resources she needs to maintain her sobriety and her mental health, increased both her work […]

Feb 8, 2021

May’s Story

24-year-old May* was referred to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) by the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) following a report of child endangerment due to the regular arguments that occurred between her and her children’s father. Although May recognized the court viewed her relationship as abusive and dangerous, May did not […]

Feb 8, 2021

Presidential Inauguration Committee Supplies Drive

In January, a member of the Presidential Inauguration Committee started ‘Supplies Drive for House of Ruth’. They united with more than 200 people to contribute much needed supplies from the House of Ruth’s Amazon Wish list. We received and are still receiving, to this day, a massive load of donations from the committee. We are […]

Jan 22, 2021

Lena’s Story

In the wake of the holiday season, and in the midst of challenging times, Lena’s story is a real reminder about what a difference it makes to be surrounded by kindness. Lena* and her four-year-old son live in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers and children recovering from domestic violence. She says her first […]

Jan 7, 2021

Whew: 2020 In The Rear View Mirror!

Dear friends, colleagues, advocates, and donors, In 2020 we all faced challenges — particularly the most vulnerable among us. As you know, many families endured health issues, unemployment, and distrust in the services meant to protect them. With your help, House of Ruth was able to continue to be an advocate for those impacted by […]

Dec 21, 2020

Kenya’s Story

Kenya* and her three children came to House of Ruth to flee an abusive situation. They found safety and support at A New Way, our transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence. That was the beginning of their journey at House of Ruth. Kenya is inspiring, a go-getter who has successfully drawn on the support […]

Dec 10, 2020

House of Ruth Receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

House of Ruth Receives $2.5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to End Homelessness Day 1 Families Fund grants $105.9 million to 42 nonprofits helping families gain housing support and stability   WASHINGTON, D.C. – (December 9, 2020): House of Ruth, the D.C.-based organization working with women and children survivors of homelessness and domestic […]

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 […]

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