House of Ruth


May 28, 2019

Belly Dancing Against DV with Shimmy Mob

On the second Saturday of every May, over 100+ flash mob belly dance teams around the world perform choreography on the same day to promote the art of Middle Eastern dance, and to raise money for their local charities. This year, the World Belly Dance Day will take place on Saturday May 11th. For the […]

May 28, 2019

Eric’s Story

Eric* is a 38-year-old man who came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) seeking services after his wife became physically abusive towards him, resulting in his decision to leave her. Eric began counseling with the goal of processing the effects of the abuse, exploring his relationship patterns and previous experiences of abuse, and learning […]

May 28, 2019

Help in Raising Many Readers

Kidspace, House of Ruth’s therapeutic, developmental childcare center, is always in search of new, high-quality books with diverse children featured in them. Every day our books are put to hard use in the classroom (our infants and toddlers, like all infants and toddlers, often read them with the help of their mouths …) and many […]

Apr 16, 2019

Kidspace Featured on NBC4

House of Ruth’s executive director Sandra Jackson spoke to NBC4 reporters about the work we do at our Kidspace Child and Family Development Center, and how House of Ruth is preparing to expand and break ground on a new daycare facility, which will double the number of infant and toddler spots offered at Kidspace. For […]

Apr 16, 2019

New Dresses for All

A beautiful, sophisticated and caring boutique owner, Ifat Pridan, brought her extra winter clothes to House of Ruth in mid-March to donate to our clients. Her boutique, Lili the First, in Georgetown, has the finest designers and garments from all over the world. She shared dresses, blazers, shirts, pants and jewelry with nine clients from […]

Apr 16, 2019

Music’s Power to Move

Capital Harmonia, an all-woman’s chorus in D.C., has been coming to one of House of Ruth’s housing programs for five years. This very special choir performs mostly music written or arranged by contemporary female artists, which sets it apart from many other choirs. The music ranges from pop to gospel to modern, and stops at […]

Mar 8, 2019

The Feminine Experience: Welcoming to All

On March 4, The Feminine Experience was staged by 21 talented women who used improv techniques and skills to share their stories—and all ticket sales and money raised was donated to House of Ruth, to help the women and children we serve tell their own stories. The audience wrote questions down as they arrived at […]

Mar 8, 2019

Queens and Kings Ryders and Sudz of Luv

Last February was a month filled with heartfelt connections and generous donations, and it was a reminder of how lucky we are to have the support of our community. On Valentine’s Day, the Queens and Kings Ryders group donated four dozen roses to women at three different program at House of Ruth. Thank you so […]

Mar 8, 2019

Balance for Better: A DC Free from Domestic Violence

On Thursday, March 7 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., House of Ruth joined the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP), DC SAFE, District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), DV LEAP and other partners for a rally at Freedom Plaza to commemorate International Women’s Day. House of Ruth’s […]

Mar 8, 2019

Two Rivers PCS Raises $1,600 for Kidspace Books

In early February, House of Ruth’s development director Elizabeth Kiker was invited to speak at the Two Rivers Public Charter School about House of Ruth’s Kidspace program. Over 100 kindergarten and first graders filled the auditorium, who had collectively raised more than $1,600 for books for children at Kidspace by selling hot cocoa and snack […]

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