The Los Angeles House of Ruth offers a safe and secure haven for homeless families, many of whom are homeless due to domestic violence.

70% of our clients participate in individual and family counseling, 50% participate in domestic violence classes and anger management training and 35% complete parenting classes.

Homeless Women and Children Impacted by Covid-19

Los Angeles House of Ruth's Sr. Jennifer Gaeta interviewed on challenges the shelter is facing. Watch the video of her interview and find out how you can help.

Covid-19’s Impact on Homeless Women and Children

Recently Spectrum News 1 covered the devastating impact Covid-19 is having on homeless women and children. During an interview with anchors Melvin Robert and Giselle Fernandez, Sr. Jennifer Gaeta, discusses the many challenges the Los Angeles House of Ruth is facing in trying to help these vulnerable families. Please take a moment to watch the […]

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Los Angeles House of Ruth Programs & Services

The primary goal of Los Angeles House of Ruth (LAHR) is to empower women to move from abuse and dependency to independence and success. For more than 40 years, we have provided wrap around services and shelter to over 5,000 women and children, with a remarkable 90% success rate at placing them into permanent housing!

Shelter & Housing
Our Shelter and Permanent Supportive Housing, in addition to our services and aftercare program, provide the necessary tools for our clients to gain independent living skills, keep their children off the streets, and sustain their families in permanent housing.
Support Services
LAHR’s programs range from personalized case management and legal assistance to parent advocacy to therapy, as well as food and nutrition education making LAHR much more than just a homeless shelter.
After Care
Our care continues after families move out on their own through our unique After Care Program. Because situations can arise where a strong advocate is needed, we have a commitment to never turning an ex client away.

Your Donation Changes Lives

Donations to the Los Angeles House of Ruth help homeless mothers and children find a new home, a new life and a brighter future!

provides a week of childcare for a family of 4 while the mother works on finishing or improving her education
covers bus tokens for 5 mothers to get to job training or medical appointments with their children
feeds an entire family of 5 for two weeks with nutritious food for a balanced diet