House of Ruth


Apr 27, 2022

Wren’s Story

Wren* and her son is a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness. She has found safety and steady support in House of Ruth’s transitional housing. Wren is coping with anxiety and trauma. Her son’s father was recently murdered, and she does not have a lot of support from her family. Thanks to you, she and […]

Apr 27, 2022

Simone’s Story

Simone*, 42 years old and a mother of three children, was referred to the DVSC for therapy as required by a judge in her child custody case. A survivor of extreme physical and sexual abuse as a child and young adult, Simone never before in her life had any consistent mental health treatment. During the […]

Apr 27, 2022

2022 Charity Navigator Recognition

House of Ruth has once again been recognized with a 4-star rating! The 4-star rating is the highest possible rating and indicates the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. We are so grateful for this achievement and hope to continue to move forward in success to […]

Apr 27, 2022

2022 Washington Women of Excellence

On Thursday, March 31, at 6 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives recognized Sandra Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth as a Washington Women of Excellence — at an awards event. The eight honorees have all led trailblazing careers and in particular this class of women […]

Apr 27, 2022

Looking To The Future

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth As we start to prepare for House of Ruth’s 50th anniversary, my heart and mind are full. With your help, this organization has helped so many women and children transform their lives, and heal from trauma and abuse. As we look ahead to […]

Apr 27, 2022

Jamie’s Story

Jamie* and her young son live in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence. At House of Ruth, Jamie has found both safety and a refuge to rebuild her life. Without having to fear for her safety or the safety of her son, she has found the space to take a breath […]

Apr 27, 2022

Meera’s Story

Meera* has journeyed a long road to a healthy, holistic way of life. Meera has suffered through trauma, many years of homelessness, extensive substance abuse that resulted in incarceration, and bouncing around from shelter to shelter. Finding herself tired and ill, Meera eventually decided to pursue substance abuse treatment. When she came to House of […]

Mar 14, 2022

Please Join Us: House of Ruth Virtual Open House

On March 18th at 11 am, we will be holding a virtual open house session about the various housing programs and services offered at House of Ruth. We’ll be providing information on the admissions process to our family and single housing programs, as well as an overview of the Domestic Violence Support Center and our […]

Mar 14, 2022

Natalie’s Story

45-year-old Natalie* came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) to address post-traumatic stress in the aftermath of a highly abusive marriage. Over the course of her therapy, she was able to not only reduce her trauma symptoms according to assessment tools used by the DVSC, but she also began to address longer-standing issues that […]

Feb 15, 2022

Alexi’s Story

27-year-old Alexi* was referred to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) by DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) after her four children were removed from her care. Alexi reported at intake that her children were removed following an incident where her 18 month-old daughter’s father physically disciplined her daughter, injuring her, and then kidnapped […]