House of Ruth: Blog
Peer support specialists are essential to the mission of House of Ruth, providing invaluable and irreplaceable services. They help connect clients to the care they need, and most importantly, they offer encouragement and empathy.What are Peer Support Specialists?A peer support specialist is a professional with a unique perspective. Most commonly, a peer support specialist has […]
Since 1992, House of Ruth has served families impacted by HIV/AIDS. We strive to support people in our community who are HIV/AIDS-positive, and their families, through a spectrum of services. From stable housing to back-to-school assistance, House of Ruth helps clients and their families work toward health and stability for life. LaTisa’s StoryLong-time House of Ruth […]
The Beginning of HIV/AIDS in America “You have to understand. At that time, it felt like a war.” When HIV/AIDS got its first foothold in the United States in the early 80s, it began sweeping silently through the gay community like a plague. The research was sparse, and it was years before President Reagan even […]
“House of Ruth was always there for me, and I’m grateful for them. In a lot of ways, I don’t know where I would be without them.” – Dwight Taylor, House of Ruth Client Last month, we sat down with our long-time client, Dwight, who shared his story with the community. “My name is Dwight […]
A Day in the Life of Housing Case Manager Nayia Green At House of Ruth, we work with a very specific population: our clients are HIV-positive and battle homelessness. As a Housing Case Manager, I work with about 24 clients who utilize House of Ruth’s Long-Term Housing Program. Here are some of the things I […]
There are many reasons why a person may become homeless. Homelessness most commonly results from a lack of affordable housing, unexpected job loss or bills, or mental illness without access to treatment. Once homeless, it’s extremely difficult to free oneself from the cycle. Imagine trying to secure housing without a paycheck, apply for a job […]
House of Ruth’s Housing Programs For nearly 30 years, House of Ruth has worked to provide housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help. We provide three vital types of housing: long-term, short-term, and emergency shelter. This month, we […]
Introducing the New House of Ruth Blog.
Since 1992, House of Ruth has filled an important social need: providing housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help.