May, 2022
House of Ruth Happenings!
Destigmatize Mental Health
Conversations

May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness month which aims to destigmatize mental health issues and educate the public on the social, physical, and financial impacts mental illness has on our communities.

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. About 1 in 5 Children, either currently or at some point in their life have had a seriously debilitating mental illness. Barriers to care include, limited or no insurance coverage, affordability, network availability, long waiting lists, language/cultural barriers, social stigma, limited mental health awareness, and domestic violence issues. IPV survivors may not disclose mental health symptoms due to embarrassment, protecting their partner, blaming themselves, fear of CPS reports, lack of financial resources, or no health insurance. 
 
House of Ruth recognizes and acknowledges the numerous barriers survivors must overcome when addressing their trauma. Currently we offer no-cost individual and support group counseling to survivors of IPV and their children.  Survivors can access services through our outreach department or residential program for those living in shelter. Last year, survivors and their children received 2,978 counseling service hours through the Outreach and Shelter Counseling programs. Additionally, House of Ruth's crisis line responded to 1,833 calls needing support, crisis intervention, and referrals. By destigmatizing mental health conversations we can make a greater social impact and help individuals feeling isolated seek help.

Moveable Feast is Back!
 
The House of Ruth Board of Directors and Special Events Committee, invite you to attend our Annual Moveable Feast charity dinner.
 
We've held this beloved event for over 25 years and the community eagerly anticipates reuniting yearly, to support the programs and services provided by House of Ruth.  Proceeds raised will benefit survivors of domestic violence and their families.
 
A cocktail reception will be held at the Jensen residence followed by small dinner parties in the community. Tickets can be purchased in the link below. Bon Appetite!
 
When: June 18, 2022
 
Cocktail Reception Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Where: Jensen Residence, Claremont CA (Cocktail Reception address will be e-mailed to ticket holders).
 
Ticket Prices: $100.00 per person.
 
Host a Dinner Party
If interested in hosting a fundraising dinner party, please email Rhonda Beltran at rbeltran@houseofruthinc.org or call 909-868-8007 for more details.  


Immediate Shelter Needs!

We need your help with the following brand new items:

  • Diapers, sizes 4- 7

  • Baby wipes

  • Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Natural Hair Care Products

  • Body Wash

  • Swiffer wet pad refills

  • Sheets twin size

  • Standard Pillows

Please click on the link below to access our Amazon Smile wish list.
For more information or to schedule a donation drop off, please email Sabrina Almaraz salmaraz.houseofruthinc.org or Rhonda Beltran at rbeltran@houseofruthinc.org. Thank you for your support.

** Please Note: We are currently not accepting gently used items at this time. All gently used items can be donated directly to:

Acts Thrift Store, 232 E Foothill Blvd Pomona CA., 909-491-3199.

House of Ruth will receive store credit that can be used by House of Ruth clients. Just let them know House of Ruth referred you.