May, 2021
House of Ruth Happenings!
Mental Health Matters
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, “during late June 2020, 40% of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use.” Additionally, “approximately 20% of intimate partner violence (IPV), survivors reported experiencing a new onset of psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a wide range of substance use disorders.” 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, 451 adults and children received counseling services through our outreach program. Due to the pandemic, most services were rendered through tele-health appointments or phone calls. Together we can make a greater social impact.  
40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
If you want to make a difference in your community and support survivors of domestic violence, don't miss House of Ruth's 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training.
Volunteer opportunities include, answering calls on our 24-hour hotline, assisting the Children’s Program, support in filing Temporary Restraining Orders, occasional court accompaniment, working in the Shelter Advocate’s office, sorting donations, transporting clients, facilitating community education and prevention presentations, fundraising, and survivor advocacy.
Training dates: August 17th through September 16th, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:00PM via Zoom and online modules. 
For more information, please email Ashley Spencer, Volunteer Manager at

Foundation Spotlight

House of Ruth is excited to announce a new partnership with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening! Together, they provided grants to 175 nonprofits and schools this past year to support gardening programs for children and youth. The program is designed to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. House of Ruth is grateful for a $500 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant to enhance our Shelter Children’s Garden, also known as the “Garden of Peace.” Thank you!
Virtual Moveable Feast is Back!

Please join us for a virtual charity dinner and opportunity drawing benefiting House of Ruth. The virtual reception will commence at 5:00 p.m. via the House of Ruth Facebook page.
We invite you to host a delicious dinner and invite a few family and friends to support survivors of domestic violence. Ticket prices include 5 opportunity drawing tickets. Winners will be announced during the virtual reception.
To enter our Best Dinner Photo contest, simply upload a picture of your dinner onto House of Ruth's Facebook page. Winner will receive a gift certificate to Nuno's Bistro & Bar. (Open to dinner hosts only).
Tickets can be purchased in the link below. Bon Appetite!
When: June 5, 2021
Event Time: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: House of Ruth Facebook live.
Ticket Prices: $100.00 per person includes 5 opportunity drawing tickets.

If you would like more information on sponsoring this event please call Rhonda Beltran at 909-868-8007.
Immediate Shelter Needs!

We need your help with the following brand new items:

  • Twin size blankets.
  • Full size blankets.
  • 24-28 inch Smart T.V.'S with wall mounts. (10-15 total T.V.'s).
  • Shower curtains, shower curtain liners, and hooks.

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 Rhonda Beltran at Thank you for your support.