House of Ruth


Oct 22, 2021

Maize’s Story

Maize* came to House of Ruth’s transitional housing early last summer.  She had just left a halfway house after serving eight years in a federal penitentiary.  Maize feels her time in prison helped save her – from drugs, from prostitution, from trafficking…from a life that is so different from her present and her future.  Maize […]

Oct 13, 2021

Sell Your Car…Benefit House of Ruth!

Dana Christmon, an Atlanta resident with deep ties to both the D.C. area and House of Ruth, recently decided to sell her first-ever car — a very well-taken care of 2003 Honda Accord. “This was my first car when I was 16; and I knew when I decided to sell it that I wanted to: […]

Oct 13, 2021

Tatiana and James’ Story

Tatiana* and James* live in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers and children fleeing domestic violence, and James is enrolled in Kidspace, House of Ruth’s developmental childcare center. Together, Tatiana and James left a dangerous situation. They have had to deal with anxiety surrounding new circumstances while recovering from the trauma of abuse, but […]

Oct 12, 2021

Nina’s Story

68-year-old Nina* was referred to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) from a partner agency following several losses in her life. Nina came to therapy seeking support around setting better boundaries, conflict resolution, and achieving balance in her life. Through her work at the DVSC, Nina has been able to gain insight into how previous […]

Oct 12, 2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! In Washington D.C., local organizations are raising awareness about domestic violence to end violence against women and children, and to highlight healthy relationships. On October 1, House of Ruth participated in #PlantTheTownPurple with purple flowers in honor of survivors of domestic violence. Spread awareness to your friends and family […]

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 […]