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Linking heritage to hope…providing social service ministries which will bring together generations and diverse groups of peoples to promote a sense of family solidarity and reverse the domestic polarization that is tearing the very fabric of our society.” -Reverend Henry C. Gregory III

Ruth's Safe Haven

Ruth's Safe Haven provides emergency housing and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence.  Our guiding principle is based upon wholistic well-being, safety, inner awareness and empowerment. The program emphasizes the development of self-awareness and regaining power from within, instead of seeking approval and power from outside sources.  Our motto is:  30 days for change.  Our thoughtful design dignifies survivors by meeting their needs for self-determination, security and connection.​

About Us

How We Help

Our Mission and  long-term goal of the Ruth's Safe Haven Emergency Housing for Women and Children Program is to work towards the elimination of violence and oppression against women and their children and provide emergency housing and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence.
Ruth’s Safe Haven takes a wholistic approach to healing. We know the effects of trauma long outlast the experience itself. Trauma lives on in the mind, body and spirit.  Our healing approach addresses trauma from each of these angles coupled with traditional healing therapies. We engage the body through movement, the mind through creative expression and the spirit through group sharing experience.
 
In a safe and nurturing environment, modalities we may use include creative arts therapy, guided writing, body work, yoga and meditation, music, dance, movement, play and mindfulness.  Our goal is to increase the understanding of the effects of trauma and the use of integrated trauma-informed wellness models to improve quality of life for survivors.
Our services are free of charge and provide the type of long-term solutions which break the cycle of violence for women and children.
  1. Our Commitment
    Our Commitment
    Ruth’s Safe Haven is dedicated to meeting human needs and giving our women and children the opportunity to re-define themselves, without discrimination. We deliver services based on a commitment to responding to people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This commitment and responsiveness is deeply rooted in the Henry C. Gregory III Family Life Center Foundation (FLCF) organization’s 30+ year history of empowering and strengthening families and communities.
  2. The Statistics
    The Statistics
    1 in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime 1.3 million women are survivors of domestic violence each year. 85% of domestic violence survivors are women. Sexual assault or forced sex occurs in approximately 40-45% of abusive relationships.

Resources

"With October designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violencereports that over 10 million people are affected by this problem each year in the United States. The impact of domestic violence often extends into survivors’ workplaces: abusers may harass their targets at work or prevent them from reporting to their jobs. To compound the problem, survivors often face negative consequences from their employers; up to 60% of domestic violence survivors lose their jobs for reasons related to the abuse."


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"Domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem that can have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities. American Indians and Alaska Natives experience rape, physical violence and stalking by an intimate partner at higher rates than the general U.S. population..." 

​Read More:  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month