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May 17, 2022

Lorena’s Story

31-year-old Lorena* initially came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) to work through a family crisis. After working consistently with her counselor and addressing her initial crisis and related distress, Lorena was able to use her counseling to look at much longer-standing issues that had afflicted her over her life, such as using overeating […]


May 17, 2022

Family Fun at House of Ruth

In April, the children at House of Ruth had a fun-filled day with a spring egg hunt on the grounds of the Families First I program. The kids and staff had a great time looking for (and hiding) the eggs. Check out some of the photos from the egg hunt below!


May 17, 2022

Honoring Women Who Make History through Music

Capital Harmonia — an amazing and beautiful choir, started in 2013 by two incredible women, Ellen Goldman and Mary Ann East — has performed at House of Ruth every year since it was founded. On May 1, 2022, Chief Development Officer Elizabeth Kiker was privileged to go to their annual concert (for the first time […]


May 17, 2022

Shimmy Mob DC Returns to Freedom Plaza

Written by Sha’vei, Team Leader of Shimmy Mob – Washington, DC (local flash mob belly dance troupe) Let the shimmies resume — DC’s own belly dancing flash mob returned to Freedom Plaza on May 14. Since 2014, Shimmy Mob DC, the city’s representative in the global effort to end domestic violence, has been one of […]


May 17, 2022

Opening to Volunteers Again!

House of Ruth is starting to open up to vaccinated volunteers; and perhaps that is you? Right now, we are in need of individuals or groups that can help with: Arts & Crafts (for example: teaching a class on knitting, crocheting, or hosting a Paint & Sip (with juice/soda to sip!)) Computer skills–teaching the clients […]


Apr 27, 2022

Wren’s Story

Wren* and her son is a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness. She has found safety and steady support in House of Ruth’s transitional housing. Wren is coping with anxiety and trauma. Her son’s father was recently murdered, and she does not have a lot of support from her family. Thanks to you, she and […]


Apr 27, 2022

Simone’s Story

Simone*, 42 years old and a mother of three children, was referred to the DVSC for therapy as required by a judge in her child custody case. A survivor of extreme physical and sexual abuse as a child and young adult, Simone never before in her life had any consistent mental health treatment. During the […]


Apr 27, 2022

2022 Charity Navigator Recognition

House of Ruth has once again been recognized with a 4-star rating! The 4-star rating is the highest possible rating and indicates the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. We are so grateful for this achievement and hope to continue to move forward in success to […]


Apr 27, 2022

2022 Washington Women of Excellence

On Thursday, March 31, at 6 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives recognized Sandra Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth as a Washington Women of Excellence — at an awards event. The eight honorees have all led trailblazing careers and in particular this class of women […]


Apr 27, 2022

Looking To The Future

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth As we start to prepare for House of Ruth’s 50th anniversary, my heart and mind are full. With your help, this organization has helped so many women and children transform their lives, and heal from trauma and abuse. As we look ahead to […]