House of Ruth


Oct 12, 2021

Gearing Up for Gifts for Families Program

As the holiday season fast approaches, we are preparing for the start of our annual Gifts for Families holiday program! The gifts on our Target registry are allocated by age, and range around $100 per person (1-2 gifts per family member). In previous years, we’ve had everything from individual donors purchasing holiday gifts for a […]

Oct 12, 2021

Candyce’s Story

34-year-old Candyce* was referred to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) by one of her friends who was already a DVSC client.  Candyce’s friend, Mona,* has struggled with serious mental health issues her whole life, has experienced a wide range of interpersonal traumas, and has met with a variety of therapists over the years. When […]

Sep 30, 2021

Sandra: Sharing My Story

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth I have been blessed to learn about many of you — our most loyal donors and supporters — over the past eight years that I have been with House of Ruth. And through my monthly notes, I have tried to give you a […]

Aug 30, 2021

Affordable Housing: The Next Frontier!

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth As I’ve mentioned in the May, June and July notes from me to you; House of Ruth has only grown in the last 45 years in direct response to requests and needs of our clients. This is no exception — in our 12 […]

Aug 20, 2021

Aida’s Story

For two years, Aida* and her daughter have lived in House of Ruth’s permanent supportive housing for mothers and children who have escaped domestic violence and are experiencing mental health challenges. Our staff is so proud of Aida. She is in recovery from substance abuse and has maintained her sobriety for two years. This alone […]

Aug 10, 2021

Kidspace Job Fair

We are hosting a job fair at Kidspace on August 14th, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. We are looking to hire some amazing Teachers and Assistant Teachers to assist us on helping wonderful children achieve their highest potential. Founded in 1990, Kidspace Child and Family Development Center is a nationally accredited child development center for […]

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 […]