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

The 2019 homeless count in Los Angeles County is approximately 50,000 people, making LA the homeless capitol of the USA.

Construction of a New 8 Family Domestic Violence Shelter Begins

We are thrilled to announce that construction has begun on a new domestic violence shelter we were able to purchase with funds from The City of Los Angeles Proposition HHH. The building will shelter eight more families as well as provide space for job training. Job training will begin Fall 2019 with a wonderful new […]

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 211.org

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!

$50
provides a week of childcare for a family of 4 while the mother works on finishing or improving her education
$75
covers bus tokens for 5 mothers to get to job training or medical appointments with their children
$100
feeds an entire family of 5 for two weeks with nutritious food for a balanced diet