House of Ruth


Aug 10, 2021

Sandra Jackson Recognized Among 2021 Purple Ribbon Awards Winners

Last month, House of Ruth’s President & CEO Sandra Jackson was recognized as one of winners of the 2021 Purple Ribbon Awards under the Program/Shelter Executive of the Year category. The Purple Ribbon Awards are open to all organizations and individuals involved in the domestic violence field, and are judged and scored by a national […]

Aug 10, 2021

Back-to-School Fundraiser

This year, House of Ruth is raising money in the month of August to help kids get ready to get back in the classroom. Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies for children in DC Public Schools that are directly affected and impacted by homelessness, domestic violence, and abuse. Last year was a challenging […]

Aug 10, 2021

Read our 2021 Annual Report!

We are thrilled to share with you our 2021 Annual Report! Thanks to the support of our community of donors, 87 percent of the women who participate in our service-enriched housing programs for at least one year are able to secure and sustain safe and stable permanent housing after they leave House of Ruth. The […]

Jul 30, 2021

Healing The Trauma Within: Domestic Violence Support Center

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth Mental health is an issue for everyone, from Olympic athletes to trauma survivors. Treating homelessness and domestic violence survivors for their traumatic injuries as well as their physical ones has always been a priority at House of Ruth. All of our programs are […]

Jul 29, 2021

Rita’s Story

Just six months ago, Rita* was a resident of A New Start, one of House of Ruth’s scattered site programs for women who are survivors of domestic violence. In our scattered site programming, clients receive rental assistance at a level based on their income, as well as case management, group counseling, and life skills support. […]

Jul 9, 2021

Calm/Cool Collective Supports House of Ruth

Founder and Owner of Calm/Cool Collective, Shakeelah Sutton, is partnering with two DC businesses to provide monthly wellness pop-ups for the community and is using the events as a fundraiser opportunity for House of Ruth. House of Ruth’s mission and vision touched her heart, and strongly aligns with not only her company’s values, but her personal […]

Jul 9, 2021

Giant Food Community Bag & Giving Tag Program

House of Ruth has been selected as a beneficiary of the Giant Food Community Bag Program for the month of July! The Giant Food Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and […]

Jul 9, 2021

Board Transitions at House of Ruth

On July 1, we welcomed three new members to serve on the House of Ruth board — and said goodbye to one board member who has served on the board since 2015. We are so grateful to Dr. Carolyn Gruber, Adjunct Faculty, Smith College for Social Work, who has served on the House of Ruth board […]

Jun 29, 2021

More Than Women: Children And Kidspace At House Of Ruth

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth As I mentioned in my May article (you can read it here), housing is and has always been the foundation of House of Ruth’s services. But a crucial service ― a vital service ― that we also provide is childcare. And if you […]

Jun 18, 2021

Gemma’s Story

Gemma* has had many challenges to overcome — years of homelessness and sleeping on the street, a period of incarceration, a need for substance abuse treatment, living far away from home as an immigrant, and the need for official documentation. Through her own perseverance and the support available to her at House of Ruth, she […]