July, 2021
House of Ruth Happenings!
Financial Abuse Explained

Financial abuse is another method used by abusive people to exert power and control over their partners. Domestic violence survivors may have limited or no access to financial resources, creating additional barriers in leaving a violent relationship. It is estimated that 99% of survivors report experiencing some form of financial abuse. Additionally, lack of financial resources compels survivors to return to abusive relationships. Here is a list of common ploys used by people who harm:

  • Withholding money
  •  Stealing money or account information
  • Restricting finances
  •  Making all the financial decisions without consulting their partner
  •  Refusal to support the family with basic needs such as, food, shelter, clothing, medications
  • Refusal to pay utility bills
  • Opening and using credit cards under their partners name without their consent
  •   Forcing partners to co-sign a loan
  • Interfere with performance at work to get them fired, such as frequent calls, texts, or visits
  • Preventing partner from accessing school or employment
  • Forcing partner to work in a family business with little or no pay
  • Pushing partner to sign a power of attorney so they can sign legal documents without their partner’s knowledge

Financial abuse leads to bad credit, evictions, limited job skills, debt, poverty, and homelessness. Survivors need social service organizations that can help them with affordable housing, job skills, financial education, counseling, basic needs, and legal advocacy to resolve the financial harm caused by their abusive partner.
Upcoming House of Ruth Events

Tacos & Brews:

  • What: Join us for some delicious food, drinks, opportunity drawing, and entertainment at House of Ruth's annual Tacos & Brews fundraiser. Proceeds raised will benefit House of Ruth.

  • When: September, Date TBD

  • Where: TBD

Lift Your Voices Crowdfunding Campaign:

  • What: Support House of Ruth's Lift Your Voices crowdfunding campaign to ignite public awareness and broaden conversations on domestic violence prevention in the community. While raising funds for House of Ruth.

  • When: October 1-31, 2021

  • Where: Virtually

  • How: Stay tuned for more information

Annual Candlelight Vigil:

  • What: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and House of Ruth will be hosting our Annual Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of those who've lost their lives to domestic violence and celebrating survivors living free from abuse.

  • When: October, Date TBD

  • Where: TBD
Immediate Client and Shelter Needs!

We need your help with the following brand new items:

  • Twin size bedding
  • Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Reusable water bottles
  • 24-28 inch Smart T.V.'S with wall mounts. (10-15 total T.V.'s) with built in DVD players.
  • Folding chairs
  • Folding tables
  • Fast Food gift cards
  • DVD Players
  • Baby monitors
  • Planners
  • Diaper Genie
  • Water toys
  • Children ride on toys
  • Journals
  • Small white boards
  • Kitchen towels
  • Cookware/bakeware
  • Cutlery
  • BBQ grill
  • Microwaves

For more information or to schedule a donation drop off, please email 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.