House of Ruth


Jul 9, 2021

Calm/Cool Collective Supports House of Ruth

Founder and Owner of Calm/Cool Collective, Shakeelah Sutton, is partnering with two DC businesses to provide monthly wellness pop-ups for the community and is using the events as a fundraiser opportunity for House of Ruth. House of Ruth’s mission and vision touched her heart, and strongly aligns with not only her company’s values, but her personal […]

Jul 9, 2021

Giant Food Community Bag & Giving Tag Program

House of Ruth has been selected as a beneficiary of the Giant Food Community Bag Program for the month of July! The Giant Food Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and […]

Jul 9, 2021

Board Transitions at House of Ruth

On July 1, we welcomed three new members to serve on the House of Ruth board — and said goodbye to one board member who has served on the board since 2015. We are so grateful to Dr. Carolyn Gruber, Adjunct Faculty, Smith College for Social Work, who has served on the House of Ruth board […]

Jun 29, 2021

More Than Women: Children And Kidspace At House Of Ruth

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth As I mentioned in my May article (you can read it here), housing is and has always been the foundation of House of Ruth’s services. But a crucial service ― a vital service ― that we also provide is childcare. And if you […]

Jun 18, 2021

Gemma’s Story

Gemma* has had many challenges to overcome — years of homelessness and sleeping on the street, a period of incarceration, a need for substance abuse treatment, living far away from home as an immigrant, and the need for official documentation. Through her own perseverance and the support available to her at House of Ruth, she […]

Jun 5, 2021

Lydia’s Story

68-year-old Lydia* is a long-term client of House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC). Over the course of her life, Lydia has experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, has suffered a gunshot wound, struggled with drug addiction and mental illness, and at several points has been homeless. Lydia came to the DVSC when she […]

Jun 5, 2021

2021 Do More 24 Results

In May, House of Ruth participated in the Do More 24 campaign, the largest 24-hour online fundraiser in the DMV area, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area. Thanks to the incredible efforts of our Board of Directors and the generosity of our community of supporters, House of Ruth successfully raised $12,158.66 from […]

May 29, 2021

Housing: The Foundation

Post by Sandra L. Jackson, President & CEO of House of Ruth This has been a challenging year. As I find myself reflecting on the clients we serve, and their strength in the face of so many challenges they have faced in 2020-21; I find myself so glad and thankful that House of Ruth exists. […]

May 21, 2021

Cara and Heather’s Story

Cara* came to know about House of Ruth through our Kidspace developmental childcare center. She brought her daughter Heather* to Kidspace when she was just six months old. Through Kidspace, Cara attended a group offered to parents on the dynamics of domestic violence. This experience led Cara to recognize the controlling nature of her partner, […]

May 11, 2021

Naomi’s Story

50-year-old Naomi* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) for help related to her abusive marriage. Naomi was a mother of three adolescent children, and had been married to a highly verbally abusive and controlling man for her entire adult life. While she had been seen by a number of therapists over […]