House of Ruth

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, and a House of Ruth board member. Janeen shares how House of Ruth supported Kalise as she recovered from domestic violence, and how this support had a positive impact on Janeen and her siblings because it allowed Kalise to be more present as a mother for her and her siblings.

In the video, she also explains that seeing her mother on the board is very inspiring to her, since House of Ruth has done so much for all of their lives. She also shares that today her mom lives as an example to her and her siblings, thanks to House of Ruth.

Janeen is now a recent high school graduate and will be attending university in the fall to begin a nursing program. She is looking forward to her clinical hours where she can decide what to specialize in, and thanks House of Ruth for making this possible.