House of Ruth


Dec 10, 2018

Desiree’s Story

54-year-old Desiree* was referred to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) by another social service agency in DC where she had been receiving counseling services. Desiree has a long history of abuse beginning early in her life, continuing through adolescence when she was placed with an abusive foster family after her mother died from a […]

Dec 10, 2018

A Successful Giving Tuesday 2018

This past month on Giving Tuesday, House of Ruth set a goal to raise $10,000 to support women and children survivors of domestic violence and homelessness. We reached out to our community of supporters to help us achieve this goal, and our plea was answered. Thanks to the caring supporters in our community, we not […]

Nov 27, 2018

Venable Foundation Grant to House of Ruth

The Venable Foundation Awards $105,000 in Grants to DC-Based Women’s Recovery Organizations The Foundation gave $35,000 each to three women’s organizations that help survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking find pathways to healing. Washington, DC (November 20, 2018) – The Venable Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of the AmLaw 100 law firm Venable […]

Nov 14, 2018

Tonya’s Story

36-year-old Tonya* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) to address feelings of depression related to a recent miscarriage, along with concerns about her relationship with a highly physically and verbally abusive boyfriend. Like many clients who seek services at the DVSC, Tonya felt unable to discuss her circumstances with family or […]

Nov 14, 2018

Open House and Interview Prep at Madison

Last month, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), House of Ruth’s Madison Program held an open house fair to share information about the housing programs and services we offer. Madison staff gave a presentation on the admission process to the family and single housing programs at House of Ruth, and provided a brief […]

Nov 2, 2018

Stories of Hope: Aleya

Aleya’s Story of Hope is the twelfth in our Stories of Hope video series. Aleya shares how she was married for seven years, and left her abusive situation and came to House of Ruth this past July with her three children. Aleya shares how the House of Ruth staff helped guide her through the process […]

Oct 25, 2018

GW Freshman Day of Service

Last month, a group of students from George Washington University helped create a wonderful garden at House of Ruth’s Hope Rising program. Prepared with shovels and bags of mulch, the students spent a Saturday planting fresh flowers at the program site. From all of us at House of Ruth, thank you so much for your […]

Oct 25, 2018

Ashley’s Story

23 year-old Ashley* sought counseling at House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) after an incident with her then-boyfriend, an incident which she was having difficulty processing on her own. Ashley had no history of counseling and was, in her own words, “very bad” at emotional language. Ashley struggled with labeling and acknowledging her […]

Oct 25, 2018

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! House of Ruth is joining the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and other local organizations to help raise awareness about domestic violence and working to end violence against women and children. On the first Monday of the month, House of Ruth kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018 by […]

Oct 25, 2018

Baker Tilly’s 3rd Annual Stewardship Day

This past August, employees at the public accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly volunteered at House of Ruth’s Madison program during their third annual Stewardship Day. This annual event is an opportunity for Baker Tilly’s employees to give back to local organizations. The team members prepared and served lunch to the ladies at the Madison […]

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