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Oct 29, 2020

Help Women & Children with Gifts for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, but with the special twist of the pandemic! Because we are not able to order and distribute gifts as we normally do, we have created a wish list on Target.com to provide every woman and child at House of Ruth with two gifts. The gifts are categorized by age, […]


Oct 5, 2020

Kidspace Virtual Grand Opening

We are so excited to share with you House of Ruth’s brand new building for Kidspace, our child development center in Ward 7. When House of Ruth opened our doors 44 years ago, we began the work of supporting women and later women and their children. We expanded to include children because we quickly understood […]


Oct 5, 2020

Sandra Jackson Promoted to House of Ruth President & CEO

Hello, supporters and friends of House of Ruth. My name is Lou Cardenas, and I’m the new board chair at House of Ruth. This is my fourth year on the House of Ruth board, and I just chaired the board meeting for the first time. At that meeting, after approximately six months of evaluation and discussion, […]


Sep 24, 2020

Sheila’s Story

Sheila* is a strong, loving mom and a fierce advocate for her young sons. She has persevered through trauma while continuing to grow as a person and a parent. When her oldest son started at Kidspace as a very young infant, they were living in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers and children who […]


Sep 15, 2020

Healthy Habits/Healthy Eating Volunteer Project

In August, a wonderful group of volunteers worked to build a garden bed at one of House of Ruth’s family program sites, with tools provided by Majestic Grounds, LLC and its CEO, Roxanne Burroughs. The volunteer group built an 8’x12′ garden bed, with black landscape fabric to separate the soil from the black top installed […]


Sep 15, 2020

Kidspace Nears Completion

  As we get closer to the grand opening (sadly, postponed, but look for a video!) of our new Kidspace building, with 88 slots for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in D.C.’s Ward 7, we are so excited about how far we have come. The architects who partnered with us submitted this video to the American […]


Aug 20, 2020

Mia’s Story

Mia* and her children came to House of Ruth to escape an abusive relationship. Early on, she had big concerns about her ability to regain her independence, but with her tremendous resolve and House of Ruth’s community of supporters, today she is on her own and doing so well. Just six months ago, Mia transitioned […]


Aug 20, 2020

Thank You Organically Me

We have been supported and uplifted throughout the pandemic by volunteers — bringing meals to our Madison program, buying us everything from much-needed newborn diapers to laundry detergent… We are particularly thankful to Danielle Little (pictured), the owner of Organically Me, who has provided hand soap, deodorant and hand sanitizer to all clients at our single, […]


Aug 4, 2020

Karina’s Story

Karina’s devotion to her four children and the support she has received from House of Ruth staff has made so many good things happen. Karina’s twin boys were just one year old when they moved into House of Ruth’s supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence last year. Born prematurely, their speech was delayed. House […]


Jul 9, 2020

Pillows for a Purpose

Earlier this year, Somnvie brand representative Shelley Hess reached out to House of Ruth with a partnership opportunity for their “Pillows for a Purpose” program. For every pillow they sell, the company would donate one to a women’s shelter of the brand representative’s choice. Mrs. Hess wanted to support House of Ruth and the women […]


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