House of Ruth


Dec 1, 2022

9 Myths about domestic violence

Myths about domestic violence A list of common myths and misconceptions about domestic violence. Challenging these myths is one of the many steps we need to take in order to prevent violence and empower people to recognize and thereby leave abusive relationships.   Myth #1 Domestic violence is an impulse control problem and happens because […]

Nov 30, 2022

Alma’s Story of Hope

In 2021, Alma* was accepted into House of Ruth’s FamilySpace housing program. FamilySpace serves mothers who have struggled with substance abuse. Alma lives in her own apartment in the community and receives both income-based rental assistance and case management support from House of Ruth. Alma has gone through difficult times, but thanks to your support, […]

Nov 8, 2022

Gifts for Families 2022

Gifts for Families is an annual program that we host for the families and women currently in one of our 15 programs here at House of Ruth. With more than 450 people, we strive to give each person two gifts for the holiday season so they may celebrate with their loved ones. We are always […]

Oct 5, 2022

Nina’s* Story of Hope

Two years ago, Nina* and her children left a safe house in another state and moved into House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers who have survived domestic violence and their children. Nina took a leap of faith in choosing to come to D.C. Thanks to her bravery and your generosity, she found the support […]

Aug 9, 2022

Olivia’s* Story

Olivia*, 45, initially came to the DVSC in a personal crisis as she attempted to separate from a highly verbally abusive long-term intimate partner. After discussing issues related to safety, anxiety, and various community resources with her counselor, Lorena was able to safely separate from her partner and enter a new phase of her life […]

Aug 9, 2022

House of Ruth Job Fair on August 13th

  House of Ruth is an excellent employer, with market rate salaries and an attractive benefits package—thanks in part to your generous donations! But, like the rest of the world, we are facing unprecedented employee shortages. So, to help grow our excellent team, we are having a job fair on August 13, at our Kidspace […]

Aug 9, 2022

Read our 2022 Annual Report!

Thank you for your generous support for the women, children and families at House of Ruth. Between the COVID pandemic and the epidemic of racial injustice in Washington, D.C., House of Ruth clients faced and overcame so much this difficult year. But with your help, we opened Kidspace in February 2021, our brand new therapeutic […]

Aug 9, 2022

Kelly’s Story

Kelly* (45 years old) came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) after more than two decades of being in an abusive relationship with the father of her children. Initially, Kelly’s goals were to better understand her experience and begin to consider a way forward that would benefit her children. Kelly and her DVSC counselor […]

Aug 9, 2022

Donations from a Generous Community

In June, House of Ruth received many generous in-kind donations from various organizations throughout D.C. Breakthru Beverage DC organized a community outreach project for their management team and put together welcome bags full of personal hygiene supplies for clients. The National Capital Baptist Convention of Washington DC and Vicinity held a laundry detergent drive and […]

Aug 9, 2022

2022 Giant National BBQ Battle

On June 25-26th, the Giant National Capital Barbeque Battle hosted its 30th annual Barbeque Battle at our nation’s capital, and the producers graciously donated 50 tickets to the women, children and staff at House of Ruth this year! The women and children had an amazing time during the weekend event, enjoying the day’s festivities with […]