House of Ruth


Jul 9, 2020

Pillows for a Purpose

Earlier this year, Somnvie brand representative Shelley Hess reached out to House of Ruth with a partnership opportunity for their “Pillows for a Purpose” program. For every pillow they sell, the company would donate one to a women’s shelter of the brand representative’s choice. Mrs. Hess wanted to support House of Ruth and the women […]

Jul 9, 2020

Yoga Event in Memory of Sabrina Titus

Last month, Kayo Martin hosted a yoga event fundraiser for House of Ruth via Zoom. The event was dedicated to the memory of her friend Sabrina Titus, who passed away on June 11th, 2017 to domestic violence. Certified yoga instructor Kayo Martin led a Full Moon Restorative Yoga via Zoom, and was followed by 10 […]

Jul 9, 2020

Board Transitions at House of Ruth

On July 1, we welcome five new board members to serve on the House of Ruth board — and say goodbye to four board members who have collectively served on the House of Ruth board for more than 40 years(!). We are so grateful to Diane Lewis, president of ALTA Consulting Group, who served as […]

Jul 1, 2020

My COVID Hero Campaign: Chaikin Sherman

House of Ruth Receives $5,000 Donation from Chaikin Sherman law firm Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel personal injury attorneys recently visited House of Ruth to learn more about the nonprofit organization and donate $5,000 to support women, children and families healing from trauma, abuse and homelessness. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, House of Ruth has […]

Jun 24, 2020

Kaeli’s Story

Kaeli* and her two young daughters have survived the trauma of domestic violence, and now, thanks to House of Ruth and our community of supporters, they will also survive the economic challenges of COVID-19. Prior to COVID-19 Kaeli worked full-time as a janitor at a local university. When the pandemic hit in March and the […]

Jun 15, 2020

Brandi’s Story

40-year-old Brandi* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) through a referral from local police for help in the immediate aftermath of a violent intimate partner relationship. Because Brandi was experiencing extreme levels of stress when she first came to counseling, her counselor started by working with her to try and help […]

Jun 15, 2020

Legacy Keeper Mother’s Day Donations

In May 2020, Legacy Keeper and Dr. Michelle Chatman delivered 12 gift bags for the mothers at one of House of Ruth’s family programs in honor of Mother’s Day. Each bag our clients received included a set of bath towels, wash cloths, liquid body wash, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, lip gloss, colorful shawl or head […]

Jun 15, 2020

2020 Do More 24 Results

In May, House of Ruth completed its third ever Do More 24 campaign, the largest 24-hour online fundraiser in the DMV area, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area in partnership with Giving Tuesday Now. Thanks to the incredible efforts of our Board of Directors and the generosity of our community of supporters, […]

May 29, 2020

Life Preservation Initiative Donates 50,000 Masks

Foundation’s Gift to Help Women Who Need it Most During Pandemic, and Staff Serving Them On May 19, 2020, the Life Preservation Initiative donated 50,000 masks to help House of Ruth clients and staff — the most vulnerable citizens in Washington, D.C., during the COVID-19 crisis. This new partnership is just the latest way LPI […]

May 29, 2020

College HUNKS Hauling Junk Partnership

Moving Company Provides Free Services to DV Survivors at House of Ruth On May 1, 2020, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving moved two survivors of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. into new apartments, away from their abusers. The women moved into House of Ruth programs, and are receiving help from House of Ruth’s expert […]