House of Ruth


Jun 15, 2020

Brandi’s Story

40-year-old Brandi* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) through a referral from local police for help in the immediate aftermath of a violent intimate partner relationship. Because Brandi was experiencing extreme levels of stress when she first came to counseling, her counselor started by working with her to try and help […]

Jun 15, 2020

Legacy Keeper Mother’s Day Donations

In May 2020, Legacy Keeper and Dr. Michelle Chatman delivered 12 gift bags for the mothers at one of House of Ruth’s family programs in honor of Mother’s Day. Each bag our clients received included a set of bath towels, wash cloths, liquid body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, lip gloss, colorful shawl or head […]

Jun 15, 2020

2020 Do More 24 Results

In May, House of Ruth completed its third ever Do More 24 campaign, the largest 24-hour online fundraiser in the DMV area, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area in partnership with Giving Tuesday Now. Thanks to the incredible efforts of our Board of Directors and the generosity of our community of supporters, […]

May 29, 2020

Life Preservation Initiative Donates 50,000 Masks

Foundation’s Gift to Help Women Who Need it Most During Pandemic, and Staff Serving Them On May 19, 2020, the Life Preservation Initiative donated 50,000 masks to help House of Ruth clients and staff — the most vulnerable citizens in Washington, D.C., during the COVID-19 crisis. This new partnership is just the latest way LPI […]

May 29, 2020

College HUNKS Hauling Junk Partnership

Moving Company Provides Free Services to DV Survivors at House of Ruth On May 1, 2020, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving moved two survivors of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. into new apartments, away from their abusers. The women moved into House of Ruth programs, and are receiving help from House of Ruth’s expert […]

May 27, 2020

Tierra’s Story

Tierra* and her two children recently entered one of House of Ruth’s scattered site programs for survivors of domestic violence. In our scattered site programs, clients live in their own apartment in the community and pay a portion of their rent based on their income. That portion grows as clients stabilize their lives and increase […]

May 18, 2020

Supporting House of Ruth with Meals

Starting last month, several wonderful organizations including the Food Rescue US and the World Central Kitchen by Chef José Andrés have partnered with House of Ruth to provide healthy, delicious meals for House of Ruth’s front line staff. Many individuals in our community have also stepped up during this time, dropping off hot meals for the women at House […]

May 18, 2020

World Market’s Easter Donations

In April 2020, World Market partnered with House of Ruth to provide a huge donation of Easter goods—including toys, candy and decorations—for the women and families at our programs. These generous gifts were a wonderful surprise and came as a delight to the families at House of Ruth’s Families First I program (pictured). Thank you so […]

May 18, 2020

Shimmy Mob DC’s 2020 Performance

Our flash mob friends, Shimmy Mob DC, posted their annual performance online on Saturday, May 9, 2020 on World Bellydance Day to raise money for House of Ruth. For the last several years, the Shimmy Mob team performed at several iconic DC spots for the annual event and would wrap their final performance at Freedom […]

Apr 23, 2020

Supporting Our Front-Line Workers

On Tuesday April 21, 2020, House of Ruth’s executive director Sandra Jackson joined Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal, V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, the author of the Vagina Monologues, and several other organizations on a Facebook Live event to talk about the women workers leading us through the COVID-19 crisis, and how we need to support […]

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