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Feb 8, 2018

Allison’s Story

Allison* initially came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) because she was concerned about the impact living with her long-term abusive partner and father of her children was having on her and her two daughters. Allison acknowledged that there were times that she and her daughters felt fearful of Allison’s partner, when […]


Feb 8, 2018

Ford’s Theatre Raises Over $96k for House of Ruth

In December 2017, Ford’s Theatre Society raised an astonishing $96,226.93 for House of Ruth during their performances of A Christmas Carol! The cast spoke about House of Ruth and collected donations from November 16 to December 27, 2017. In addition to a collection at each curtain call, patrons were encouraged to make donations through the Ford’s […]


Dec 12, 2017

Make a Bid for a Handmade Quilt Benefiting House of Ruth!

A DC women’s clothing boutique, LiLi the First, at 1419 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, is auctioning off a handmade quilt to benefit House of Ruth. This magnificent quilt was handmade by 20 local volunteer artisans of NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase Quilting Guild and quilted by Marina Baudoin! It is 44″x66″, 100% cotton, Indonesian hand printed fabrics, […]


Dec 12, 2017

Board Transitions and Elections

On December 6, 2017, new House of Ruth Board President Diane Lewis (pictured left) ran her first board meeting, and the first order of business was to honor outgoing chair and long-time board member Pamela Pinkett (pictured below). “Serving on a board can be hard work,” Lewis said, “especially when the organization hits a bump […]


Dec 12, 2017

Ford’s Theatre Picks House of Ruth as 2017 Beneficiary

Since 2009, Ford’s Theatre Society has collected money through their annual production of A Christmas Carol for Washington, DC-area charities. Through their efforts and audiences’ generous support, they have raised more than $625,000 for charities dedicated to ending homelessness, hunger and poverty. This year, Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the cast of the 2017 production […]


Dec 12, 2017

Susan’s Story

House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center offers free, top-quality counseling to survivors of domestic violence. Susan*, age 35 and with no history of counseling, came to therapy at House of Ruth to address feelings of anxiety, depression, and a belief that she was missing out on things in life, such as fulfilling work and […]


Nov 7, 2017

Mary’s Story

Mary, age 24 and the mother of a young son, first came to the Domestic Violence Support Center as a child herself several years ago when her parents divorced, and returned to the Support Center as an adult to discuss the consequences of having experienced early childhood trauma. Over the course of her therapy, Mary […]


Nov 7, 2017

Letter of Inspiration: Teresa’s Story

by Teresa* I would like to thank my case manager and the House of Ruth program for all you’ve done for me. Finding a roof over my head was all I ever wanted and needed, you guys did that. You made it possible. My case manager checked up on me daily. She gave me inspiration […]


Nov 7, 2017

Letter of Inspiration: Michelle’s Story

by Michelle Giordano House of Ruth is one of my personal favorite charities, I also give to others but the House of Ruth is in a very close place in my heart. I reached out to you all a few years ago to share my story on how I came to give to the House […]


Aug 9, 2017

Rachel’s Story

Rachel came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) when she was ready to leave her abusive relationship of 21 years. At age 50, she used the counseling services at the DVSC to process years of abuse and traumatic memories, work through grief at the loss of opportunity her abusive relationship had cost her, and […]


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