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.

Kaleidoscope Bingo and more on October 5, 2024!

Join us for our 2024 Annual Bingo Benefit and Silent Auction. Click on the button below to get your tickets. This is LAHR's primary fundraising event. Your participation means we can help more homeless women and children.

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.

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.

News & Events

Gratitude for Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

For 26 years, the Los Angeles House of Ruth and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have had a strong partnership to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Funds from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have been utilized to provide assistance to women and children…

Video Showcasing “Viki’s House” — a Home and Hope for 8 Families

Thanks to the generosity of a woman named Viki, Los Angeles House of Ruth has been able to add a brand new venture to their “community of care.” Viki’s donation funded the development of a 4-unit building which will provide safe and secure housing for up to eight families. Completely renovated throughout, with all new…

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…

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