Homes for Women
Every day, House of Ruth provides housing and supportive services to women at residential programs located in Washington, DC. All were homeless and nearly all are survivors of domestic violence. Staff is on-site around the clock to assist the women and ensure their safety, while creating a warm, nurturing environment.
Each woman we work with was once a little girl who was neglected and horribly abused. All the terrible things that might happen to a child did happen to these women, and more. The neglect and abuse never stopped – until the women came here.
At our programs for women, we provide service-enriched housing to a total of 85 women daily who are working toward safety, stability and self-sufficiency. The Case Managers work to establish strong, positive relationships with each woman. Based on these relationships, the women participate in a wide variety of services and supports to stabilize the issues that led to homelessness and abuse and acquire the skills for safer, more self-sufficient lives.
Your donations make a life-changing difference in the lives of women who had never known kindness and respect until they came to House of Ruth. Government funding to help these women is scarce, and we rely heavily on private support to fund our residential programs for them.