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Jan 22, 2021

Lena’s Story

In the wake of the holiday season, and in the midst of challenging times, Lena’s story is a real reminder about what a difference it makes to be surrounded by kindness. Lena* and her four-year-old son live in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers and children recovering from domestic violence. She says her first […]


Dec 21, 2020

Kenya’s Story

Kenya* and her three children came to House of Ruth to flee an abusive situation. They found safety and support at A New Way, our transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence. That was the beginning of their journey at House of Ruth. Kenya is inspiring, a go-getter who has successfully drawn on the support […]


Nov 25, 2020

Angelica’s Story

This year, Angelica* will safely celebrate Thanksgiving in her own apartment, with her children. This would not be possible without the generosity of House of Ruth’s supporters, our expert staff, and Angelica’s deep resolve to overcome what many would consider to be insurmountable obstacles. Angelica moved into House of Ruth’s permanent supportive housing for survivors […]


Nov 25, 2020

Sydney’s Story

32-year-old Sydney* first came to the House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) seeking counseling support after she separated from her violent husband. Because she was not an American citizen and wished to continue living in this country, she was required to submit an application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services demonstrating she […]


Oct 29, 2020

Adah’s Story

Adah* first came to House of Ruth’s transitional housing with the clear desire to make changes in her life and get back on her feet. She was ready to set goals and make real progress. Adah formed a strong relationship with our staff, sharing her successes and diligently seeking support as she took steps forward […]


Sep 24, 2020

Sheila’s Story

Sheila* is a strong, loving mom and a fierce advocate for her young sons. She has persevered through trauma while continuing to grow as a person and a parent. When her oldest son started at Kidspace as a very young infant, they were living in House of Ruth’s supportive housing for mothers and children who […]


Aug 20, 2020

Mia’s Story

Mia* and her children came to House of Ruth to escape an abusive relationship. Early on, she had big concerns about her ability to regain her independence, but with her tremendous resolve and House of Ruth’s community of supporters, today she is on her own and doing so well. Just six months ago, Mia transitioned […]


Aug 4, 2020

Karina’s Story

Karina’s devotion to her four children and the support she has received from House of Ruth staff has made so many good things happen. Karina’s twin boys were just one year old when they moved into House of Ruth’s supportive housing for survivors of domestic violence last year. Born prematurely, their speech was delayed. House […]


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 […]


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