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Feb 8, 2018

Allison’s Story

Allison* initially came to House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center (DVSC) because she was concerned about the impact living with her long-term abusive partner and father of her children was having on her and her two daughters. Allison acknowledged that there were times that she and her daughters felt fearful of Allison’s partner, when […]


Dec 12, 2017

Susan’s Story

House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center offers free, top-quality counseling to survivors of domestic violence. Susan*, age 35 and with no history of counseling, came to therapy at House of Ruth to address feelings of anxiety, depression, and a belief that she was missing out on things in life, such as fulfilling work and […]


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 […]


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 2, 2017

Carla’s Story

Carla thought the verbal abuse ended when she divorced her husband. But when he hit their oldest daughter during one of their court-sanctioned visits, things got more complicated. “I wouldn’t let him draw me into arguments anymore, and hurting our daughter was how he got me to react again.” When Carla realized she would have […]


Jun 2, 2017

Janice’s Story

I was at House of Ruth for about 18 months, staying in an apartment in the Freedom Place facility. My son was 14 when we came into the program. We found House of Ruth through the website – I was searching and praying for something to turn around for us. We had been through a […]


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