House of Ruth


Aug 24, 2018

Stories of Hope: Elinore

Elinore’s Story of Hope is the seventh in our Stories of Hope video series. Elinore shares that she has a history of violent relationships, but that her most recent relationship was extremely bad, and she needed to leave and go someplace safe. She tells how House of Ruth offered her a safe place to stay […]

Aug 22, 2018

Langar on the Hill

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) hosts an annual meal/event on Capitol Hill, and a service event to help a DC-based nonprofit. This year, they chose House of Ruth as the benefactor of their good deed. In addition to being able to listen to three U.S. Congress Members and a U.S. Senator […]

Aug 22, 2018

Shannon’s Story

Shannon* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) in August of 2015 seeking counseling in order to determine what action she should take with her marriage. Shannon’s husband of five years had become increasingly emotionally, verbally and recently physically abusive. They had a four year old daughter together. Shannon was very unsure […]

Aug 10, 2018

Stories of Hope: Amber

This video features Amber, and is the sixth in our Stories of Hope video series. Amber came to House of Ruth after leaving home, where she had suffered from abuse at the hands of her brothers. After multiple, physical altercations which included police involvement, Amber and her son left the abusive environment behind. At House […]

Jul 27, 2018

Stories of Hope: Kidspace

This video features Executive Director Ms. Sandra Jackson focusing on the Kidspace program, and is the fifth video in our Stories of Hope video series. Ms. Jackson reiterates that the ultimate goal of House of Ruth is to help women who have suffered complex trauma, and outlines that this support can only be comprehensive if […]

Jul 14, 2018

Ending Financial Abuse

The women at House of Ruth have endured many forms of trauma – one of the least known is financial abuse. From keeping all money matters away from a spouse to hiding income and expenses, financial abuse comes in many forms and is part of the control mechanism that abusers use to further victimize their […]

Jul 13, 2018

Stories of Hope: Janeen

Janeen’s Story of Hope is the fourth in a series of videos to be released over the next few months. Janeen shares that as a child she attended Kidspace, the daycare program at House of Ruth, and describes the program as feeling like family. Janeen is the daughter of Kalise, another featured Story of Hope, […]

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 […]

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