House of Ruth


Feb 15, 2022

A Successful Boilers Fundraiser

After a boiler failed in one of our apartment buildings late last year, we have been working to replace the aging boilers in all of our buildings. We received a generous offer by a donor to provide a $20,000 matching gift toward the $80,000 cost to replace the boilers. In January, we reached out to […]

Feb 15, 2022

Help House of Ruth by Donating Your Car!

House of Ruth’s current and former board members, Darryl Christmon and Frances Christmon, know they raised their daughter so well — and we do, too, because when she went to donate her 20 year old car — she thought of House of Ruth first! Her donation (her beloved first car — see photo!) was sold […]

Feb 1, 2022

Jayda’s Story

Jayda* is a mom who has two children attending House of Ruth’s Kidspace Child and Family Development Center. She is expecting, and is looking forward to enrolling her third child as well. Jayda has been through many challenges and traumas, and Kidspace has been an important constant in Jayda and her children’s lives. Jayda says, […]

Jan 15, 2022

2021 House of Ruth Holiday Wrap Up

And just like that, the holidays are over! But before we really move into the New Year, House of Ruth would love to say THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our Gifts for Families Holiday Program. With your generosity, we were able to provide every client with a gift this holiday season. With a […]

Jan 12, 2022

Cheri’s Story

65-year-old Cheri* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) searching for help after ending an emotionally abusive relationship. Cheri found herself continuing to experience symptoms that were a result of prolonged intimidation and gaslighting. Cheri was able to work with her DVSC counselor to process different aspects of her relationship and work […]

Dec 30, 2021

Reema’s Story

Reema* and her sons live in House of Ruth’s Families First program, which provides supportive housing for mothers who are survivors of domestic violence and their children. Since Reema has been at Families First, she has received the support she needs to stay focused, to deal with difficult emotions, and to make tremendous progress on […]

Dec 9, 2021

Susie’s Story

37-year-old Susie* first came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) with the goal of gaining a greater understanding of the effects of domestic violence in her life. Susie had fled her home with her 4-year-old daughter after enduring physical, emotional, and financial abuse at the hands of her husband. Susie has worked closely with […]

Nov 17, 2021

Brianna’s Story

Brianna* lives in House of Ruth’s Madison Program, a program that provides transitional housing for women overcoming homelessness. Brianna is steadfastly pursuing her goals to reunify with her children and transition to permanent housing. House of Ruth is here to fully support her through this process with case management, counseling, and life skills support. Brianna […]

Nov 10, 2021

Second Call for Gifts for Families Program

As we head into the holiday season, House of Ruth’s Gifts for Families program is well underway! If you’re interested in participating, it’s not too late. The women and children at House of Ruth have been through unspeakable traumas — as we help them heal, we also try to ensure each woman and child has […]

Nov 10, 2021

Terri’s Story

Terri* came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) after more than 20 years in an abusive relationship with the father of her three children. As a 47-year-old mother of three, Terri sought to better understand her experience and figure out a healthy way to move forward with her children. Counseling at the DVSC has […]