House of Ruth

My Girlfriend’s House Shelter Room Makeover

On October 5th, 13 domestic violence survivors living at House of Ruth’s Families First II program were gifted with newly designed apartments—all inspired by their dream houses—thanks to over 270 volunteers from My Girlfriend’s House.

My Girlfriend’s House is a community of women in the DC area focused on empowering at-risk women with the skills and self-confidence they need to make a better and brighter future for themselves.

The Shelter Room Makeover Party is a twice-a-year outreach effort by My Girlfriend’s House designed to uplift women living in homeless shelters by renovating their rooms into hotel-styled suites. Through student and volunteer efforts, My Girlfriend’s House completely renovated and designed 13, two-bedroom apartments with living rooms, dining rooms, kitchenettes and full bathrooms; a women’s lounge room; and a children’s playroom for House of Ruth over the course of five hours.

On behalf of the women, children and staff at House of Ruth, thank you so much to My Girlfriend’s House and the volunteers who made this special day possible! To see the photos from the incredible makeover, please click here.