House of Ruth


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 […]

Jun 29, 2018

Stories of Hope: Kalise

Kalise’s Story of Hope is the third video in our Stories of Hope series. Kalise tells the story of her journey leaving an abusive relationship to becoming a House of Ruth resident, and now to serving on House of Ruth’s Board of Directors, living in her own apartment with a degree in social work, a […]

Jun 18, 2018

Stories of Hope: Ms. Sandra Jackson, Executive Director

In this week’s video of our Stories of Hope series, Sandra Jackson, Executive Director of House of Ruth and licensed clinical social worker, shares that the work she does at House of Ruth is the work that she has wanted to do all her life, allowing her to help those with the greatest need. She […]

May 10, 2018

Help Us Build Kidspace with Do More 24!

Next week, House of Ruth is participating in the Do More 24 campaign to raise $50,000 to build the new Kidspace Child and Family Development Center! Your gift will help us rebuild Kidspace, our therapeutic child and family development center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old — and continue our life-changing work […]

May 10, 2018

Jeanne’s Story

Jeanne*, age 27, came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) shortly after a violent encounter with her husband, during which she sustained an injury requiring several stitches. Subsequently Jeanne separated from her husband and secured a protection order. Like many other clients who seek services at the DVSC, Jeanne experienced her husband as dramatically […]

May 10, 2018

Trauma-Informed Care

Written by Sandra L. Jackson, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director As a trained and licensed social worker, I have learned over many years why every single service at House of Ruth — from therapy to case management to financial lessons — are key to helping the women we serve get back on their feet. In my […]

Apr 13, 2018

Deborah’s Story

32-year old Deborah* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) after spending eight years in an abusive relationship. Deborah was working, and had been employed steadily for the past two years while living in a rented room in a house owned by a family friend. Deborah had tried several times to leave […]

Apr 4, 2018

Blossoming With Room To Rebloom

written by Sandra L. Jackson, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director We are all about transitioning and blossoming here at House of Ruth, and that’s why I love spring so much. We serve so many women who felt ignored, unseen, or invisible — and thanks to your help — we illuminate their beauty, opportunities and strength. […]