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Apr 16, 2019

Kidspace Featured on NBC4

House of Ruth’s executive director Sandra Jackson spoke to NBC4 reporters about the work we do at our Kidspace Child and Family Development Center, and how House of Ruth is preparing to expand and break ground on a new daycare facility, which will double the number of infant and toddler spots offered at Kidspace. For […]


Apr 16, 2019

New Dresses for All

A beautiful, sophisticated and caring boutique owner, Ifat Pridan, brought her extra winter clothes to House of Ruth in mid-March to donate to our clients. Her boutique, Lili the First, in Georgetown, has the finest designers and garments from all over the world. She shared dresses, blazers, shirts, pants and jewelry with nine clients from […]


Apr 16, 2019

Music’s Power to Move

Capital Harmonia, an all-woman’s chorus in D.C., has been coming to one of House of Ruth’s housing programs for five years. This very special choir performs mostly music written or arranged by contemporary female artists, which sets it apart from many other choirs. The music ranges from pop to gospel to modern, and stops at […]


Mar 8, 2019

The Feminine Experience: Welcoming to All

On March 4, The Feminine Experience was staged by 21 talented women who used improv techniques and skills to share their stories—and all ticket sales and money raised was donated to House of Ruth, to help the women and children we serve tell their own stories. The audience wrote questions down as they arrived at […]


Mar 8, 2019

Queens and Kings Ryders and Sudz of Luv

Last February was a month filled with heartfelt connections and generous donations, and it was a reminder of how lucky we are to have the support of our community. On Valentine’s Day, the Queens and Kings Ryders group donated four dozen roses to women at three different program at House of Ruth. Thank you so […]


Mar 8, 2019

Balance for Better: A DC Free from Domestic Violence

On Thursday, March 7 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., House of Ruth joined the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP), DC SAFE, District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), DV LEAP and other partners for a rally at Freedom Plaza to commemorate International Women’s Day. House of Ruth’s […]


Mar 8, 2019

Two Rivers PCS Raises $1,600 for Kidspace Books

In early February, House of Ruth’s development director Elizabeth Kiker was invited to speak at the Two Rivers Public Charter School about House of Ruth’s Kidspace program. Over 100 kindergarten and first graders filled the auditorium, who had collectively raised more than $1,600 for books for children at Kidspace by selling hot cocoa and snack […]


Feb 28, 2019

Buffalo Exchange Supports House of Ruth

We are happy to announce that House of Ruth has been selected as a recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags® program from January through June 2019. You can now support House of Ruth’s work simply by shopping at Buffalo Exchange. Instead of a plastic bag, the Tokens for Bags® program offers every customer who […]


Feb 28, 2019

DVSC Partners with Local Groups

The Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) not only serves individuals who are working to recover from their abusive experiences, but also partners with other local organizations to provide psychoeducational groups to support the growth and development of their clients. One such partnership is with an after school program for at-risk adolescents. In a recent group […]


Feb 28, 2019

Volunteering with Heart at House of Ruth: Face Painters

There are many opportunities to volunteer at House of Ruth. The main way people support our work is through preparing and serving meals in our single women’s shelter on Capitol Hill. Another way people share is by teaching or offering their talents. In January alone, a hairdresser came in and styled several women’s hair, a […]


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