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Nov 14, 2018

Tonya’s Story

36-year-old Tonya* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) to address feelings of depression related to a recent miscarriage, along with concerns about her relationship with a highly physically and verbally abusive boyfriend. Like many clients who seek services at the DVSC, Tonya felt unable to discuss her circumstances with family or […]


Nov 14, 2018

Open House and Interview Prep at Madison

Last month, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), House of Ruth’s Madison Program held an open house fair to share information about the housing programs and services we offer. Madison staff gave a presentation on the admission process to the family and single housing programs at House of Ruth, and provided a brief […]


Nov 2, 2018

Stories of Hope: Aleya

Aleya’s Story of Hope is the twelfth in our Stories of Hope video series. Aleya shares how she was married for seven years, and left her abusive situation and came to House of Ruth this past July with her three children. Aleya shares how the House of Ruth staff helped guide her through the process […]


Oct 25, 2018

GW Freshman Day of Service

Last month, a group of students from George Washington University helped create a wonderful garden at House of Ruth’s Hope Rising program. Prepared with shovels and bags of mulch, the students spent a Saturday planting fresh flowers at the program site. From all of us at House of Ruth, thank you so much for your […]


Oct 25, 2018

Ashley’s Story

23 year-old Ashley* sought counseling at House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) after an incident with her then-boyfriend, an incident which she was having difficulty processing on her own. Ashley had no history of counseling and was, in her own words, “very bad” at emotional language. Ashley struggled with labeling and acknowledging her […]


Oct 25, 2018

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! House of Ruth is joining the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and other local organizations to help raise awareness about domestic violence and working to end violence against women and children. On the first Monday of the month, House of Ruth kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018 by […]


Oct 25, 2018

Baker Tilly’s 3rd Annual Stewardship Day

This past August, employees at the public accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly volunteered at House of Ruth’s Madison program during their third annual Stewardship Day. This annual event is an opportunity for Baker Tilly’s employees to give back to local organizations. The team members prepared and served lunch to the ladies at the Madison […]


Oct 25, 2018

Tina’s Story

28 year-old Tina* was referred to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) by the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency. When Tina came to the DVSC, her children had been out of her care for nearly 14 months. Her two children, ages three and four years old, had been placed in a foster […]


Oct 25, 2018

Capital One Donates Bicycles to House of Ruth

This past August, Capital One generously donated 16 brand new bicycles for the kids at House of Ruth’s Families First I program. It was the perfect way to bring in the summer, and the kids had a great time riding on their new bicycles! We are so grateful for this generous partnership with Capital One. […]


Oct 19, 2018

Stories of Hope: Serena

Serena’s Story of Hope is the eleventh in our Stories of Hope video series. Serena opens her story by sharing that her parents were alcoholics, and she herself used heroin, marijuana and cocaine. Despite going to several different drug treatment programs, Serena kept relapsing because she admits she wasn’t ready to surrender and give up […]


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