Ruth's House

Ruth's House



Help in Crisis. Hope for the Future.

mother and childMore than shelter, safety. 
More than help, hope. 
More than change, growth. 
More than a house, a home.

Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc., was founded in 2003 in Faribault, Minnesota, with a mission of providing help and hope for women and children in crisis. Ruth’s House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a registered Minnesota charity.

Our clients may face homelessness due to domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse disorder, health challenges or other issues. We believe everyone deserves safe, permanent housing, so we offer:

    • Emergency/transitional shelter for women and families in the Rice County area
    • Sober Living space for women transitioning from in-patient treatment
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Ruth’s House is a member of the Southeastern Continuum of Care and collaborates with a network of service providers to address the need for housing in our communities. We also work closely with other agencies and organizations to assist people in locating services to help stabilize themselves and their families.

Housing and So Much More

Ruth’s House provides more than just safe, comfortable housing. Residents of our transitional shelter receive food and other basic supplies, have access to 24-hour support from trained staff and volunteers, and meet weekly with a case manager.

Ruth’s House strives to support residents in achieving economic self-sufficiency through learning and skill development.


Our Mission

Empowering lives, offering hope through transitional housing and support.


Our Vision

A community where everyone has a safe place to call home.

volunteers cleaning up Ruth's House backyard

Help Fulfill Our Mission

Our ability to fulfill our mission is made possible through the financial support of donors and the countless hours contributed by our volunteers. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of our residents, whether you choose to donate, volunteer, or both.

“Ruth’s House helped me to stabilize and get back on my  feet. I found safety when my life was out of control. Thank you, Ruth’s House.”