Currently, more than 3,000 homeless in LA are women with children who have fled domestic violence.
Over the years, 5,000+ women and children have been provided shelter thanks to those who support LAHR.
LAHR has a remarkable 90% success rate at placing women and children into permanent housing!

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

Thank You to LAHR’s 2021 Christmas Donors!

WOW! Christmas for children housed at LAHR was made special this year thanks to our generous donors — elves if you will with enormous hearts. Special recognition goes out to: Avid-Wilson High School Brenda Ortiz Catherine G. Sullivan Leo and Jackie Valente Tristan Jeffers and Jefferson Community College Kaylynne Norwalk and Bella Agency Crystal Ascencio…

Buy Nothing Group Helps Furnish the Los Angeles House of Ruth

Watch a video and read the full article published by SpectrumNews 1 that shows how Buy Nothing group in Studio City stepped forward to help furnish the Los Angeles House of Ruth…

Thank You to Our Bingo Sponsors

LAHR’s Annual Bingo Fundraiser was a HUGE Success. We appreciate our WONDERFUL Sponsors! Thank You to~ Platinum Sponsors:  Venable Foundation, Inc., Proper Hotel, Jewels of Beverly Hills Thank You to~Gold Sponsor:  The Silagi Family Trust Thank You to~Silver Sponsors: U.S. Bank, Beneficial State Bank, East West Bank, Eric and Betsy Azariah, First Presbyterian Church Fullerton, Gary…

Hear first hand how the services the Los Angeles House of Ruth provides are helping formally homeless women — many who are victims of domestic violence — achieve independence and a new life.

Are you in urgent need of help?
Call 911 first and allow the police to assist you!
Call 211 for a list of available services, or go to
Call (323) 266-4139 to reach us if you need assistance finding shelter.

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