We believe everyone deserves safe, permanent housing, so we offer:
- Emergency/transitional shelter for women and families in the Rice County area.
Transitional Shelter (On-campus)
Our transitional shelter in Faribault has up to 9 family units available on campus at one time. The program is designed to create space and time for healing for 6 months up to 2 years, with extensions possible under a case manager’s discretion.
Basic Needs Are Met
- Food and basic necessities such as clothing, household items, diapers and personal care supplies are provided.
- Residents share in the cooking and other household tasks and are encouraged to make healthy choices and establish healthy boundaries.
Supportive, Goal-setting Environment
- Families have access to 24-hour support from trained staff and volunteers.
- Residents meet weekly with a case manager to assess needs, set goals for self-sufficiency, address barriers, celebrate successes and provide crisis intervention.
- Weekly life skills education classes, such as parenting, stress management, self-care and healthy communication are offered at the shelter, with childcare provided.
The Learning Center, new in 2016, is a dedicated space for the children and mothers at Ruth’s House to learn and grow together. The Learning Center’s activities and games:
- Promote healthy development and life skills for children and their parents.
- Encourage family bonding.
- Increase children’s chance of educational success and future stability.
Employment and Education
Ruth’s House strives to support individuals in achieving economic self-sufficiency through learning and skill development. Residents in both of our supportive housing programs are encouraged to seek employment and/or education.
We have a strong tradition of residents earning GED certificates, succeeding in college and vocational courses, and achieving gainful employment during their time at Ruth’s House.