House of Ruth


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 […]

Jul 10, 2017

Caryl Bernstein’s 26 Years on House of Ruth’s Board of Directors

In 1991, Caryl Bernstein was serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Fannie Mae, as well as raising her children with her beloved husband. A dear friend of hers, Margery Waxman, was serving on the board of House of Ruth and felt strongly that Caryl should get involved too. She invited her […]

Jul 10, 2017

Hope Garden is Complete!

Thanks to the help of our amazing volunteers, the seeds have been planted in Hope Garden! Together with the volunteers and women and children, we planted a healthy variety of seeds such as cucumber, corn, tomato and carrot, as well as watermelon, cantaloupe and cilantro. The garden is a wonderful addition to the program, and […]

Jul 10, 2017

Program Highlight: Hope Rising

“We plants seeds, water fertile ground, and watch our clients grow and blossom,” says Hope Rising Assistant Program Coordinator Chrishania Robinson. Hope Rising is one of House of Ruth’s permanent, supportive housing programs created for women and children recovering from the effects of domestic violence, homelessness and mental health challenges. Twelve families can live at […]

Jun 14, 2017

Rosemary’s Mother’s Day Surprise

When the hosts of News Channel 8 – Good Morning Washington reached out to House of Ruth to see if we knew a deserving Mom for a surprise Mother’s Day Makeover, we knew just who to recommend. Rosemary G. is a mother of two sons, a grandmother of one grandson and the “adopted” mother to […]

Jun 14, 2017

Jackie’s Story

Jackie came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) when she was 23 years old. She had relocated from a rural community in the South with her 9 year-old son partly to escape his abusive father, and partly to be able to access resources that she knew were more readily available in an urban environment. […]

Jun 14, 2017

Program Highlight: Domestic Violence Support Center

House of Ruth is a major force in the community’s response to relationship and domestic violence. We provide housing, services and counseling to clients and families leaving and recovering from violent relationships. In 1998, the Domestic Violence Support Center was opened to assist individuals and children who need help resolving abuse issues. At the Domestic […]

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