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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 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, […]


Jun 29, 2018

Stories of Hope: Kalise

Kalise’s Story of Hope is the third video in our Stories of Hope series. Kalise tells the story of her journey leaving an abusive relationship to becoming a House of Ruth resident, and now to serving on House of Ruth’s Board of Directors, living in her own apartment with a degree in social work, a […]


Jun 18, 2018

Stories of Hope: Ms. Sandra Jackson, Executive Director

In this week’s video of our Stories of Hope series, Sandra Jackson, Executive Director of House of Ruth and licensed clinical social worker, shares that the work she does at House of Ruth is the work that she has wanted to do all her life, allowing her to help those with the greatest need. She […]


May 10, 2018

Jeanne’s Story

Jeanne*, age 27, came to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) shortly after a violent encounter with her husband, during which she sustained an injury requiring several stitches. Subsequently Jeanne separated from her husband and secured a protection order. Like many other clients who seek services at the DVSC, Jeanne experienced her husband as dramatically […]


Apr 13, 2018

Deborah’s Story

32-year old Deborah* came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) after spending eight years in an abusive relationship. Deborah was working, and had been employed steadily for the past two years while living in a rented room in a house owned by a family friend. Deborah had tried several times to leave […]


Mar 7, 2018

Jasmine’s Story

Jasmine* is a 47 year-old mother of four with an extensive history of emotional, physical and sexual abuse, dating back to early childhood, as well as having experienced violence in the community where she lived and struggling with severe mental illness. When Jasmine first came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC), she […]


Feb 8, 2018

Harriet’s Story

45 year old Harriet* was referred to the Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) by a previous counselor in private practice who “could not break through Harriet’s defensive” behaviors. When Harriet began seeing her counselor at the DVSC, she initially identified reconciling with her husband of eight months as her goal. In the beginning stages of […]


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