House of Ruth


Jul 13, 2018

Celebrating Summer with BBQ Battle 2018!

For the past several years, the producers of the Giant National Capital Barbeque Battlegraciously donated tickets to the BBQ Battle to the women, children and staff at House of Ruth, and have generously done so again this year. Despite the rainy weather, the women and children had a blast during the weekend event and enjoyed the […]

Jul 13, 2018

NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase: Thank You!

Every year, the NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase holds a “Quilt-A-Thon,” where they make beautiful quilts to donate to a non-profit organization. This year, the NeedleChasers chose House of Ruth as the recipient of the quilts, in which they donated quilts for all the women residing at one of House of Ruth’s programs so they can […]

Jul 13, 2018

Shimmy Mob DC 2018

Every year, wonderful volunteer groups assist House of Ruth by organizing fundraising events. Since 2014, Shimmy Mob – Washington, DC, the city’s representative in the global effort to end domestic violence, is one of our annual partners. The second Saturday of every May, over 150+ flash mob belly dance teams around the world perform a […]

Jul 13, 2018

Brightening Days with Volunteers

In the week before Mother’s Day, we were honored by the women’s leadership at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. They gathered together and created 42 Mother’s Day gift bags filled with fancy toiletries, makeup and gifts for the women living at House of Ruth. This type of volunteering is a great way to connect your […]

Jul 13, 2018

Awesome Con 2018

In April, LeftField Media generously donated admission tickets to Awesome Con 2018, the Washington, DC comic con event. The women and families at House of Ruth had a blast at the day-long event – check out some of the photos below!  

Jul 13, 2018

A Successful Do More 24 Campaign

House of Ruth’s first year participating in the Do More 24 campaign is officially over! Thanks to the generosity of our community of supporters and the efforts of our Board of Directors, House of Ruth successfully raised $19,020 over the course of the 24-hour campaign! All funds raised through the Do More 24 campaign will go towards […]

Jun 29, 2018

Stories of Hope: Kalise

Kalise’s Story of Hope is the third video in our Stories of Hope series. Kalise tells the story of her journey leaving an abusive relationship to becoming a House of Ruth resident, and now to serving on House of Ruth’s Board of Directors, living in her own apartment with a degree in social work, a […]

Jun 18, 2018

Stories of Hope: Ms. Sandra Jackson, Executive Director

In this week’s video of our Stories of Hope series, Sandra Jackson, Executive Director of House of Ruth and licensed clinical social worker, shares that the work she does at House of Ruth is the work that she has wanted to do all her life, allowing her to help those with the greatest need. She […]

May 10, 2018

Help Us Build Kidspace with Do More 24!

Next week, House of Ruth is participating in the Do More 24 campaign to raise $50,000 to build the new Kidspace Child and Family Development Center! Your gift will help us rebuild Kidspace, our therapeutic child and family development center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old — and continue our life-changing work […]

May 10, 2018

Jeanne’s Story

Jeanne*, age 27, came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) shortly after a violent encounter with her husband, during which she sustained an injury requiring several stitches. Subsequently Jeanne separated from her husband and secured a protection order. Like many other clients who seek services at the DVSC, Jeanne experienced her husband as dramatically […]

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