Through help from our generous supporters, Open Your Heart provided Ruth’s House of Hope with funding to purchase local hotel vouchers for any current resident fifty years of age and older, or those with compromised immune systems in case of a COVID-19 outbreak within the shelter.

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 provides more than just safe, comfortable housing. Residents of their 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 both their transitional and permanent housing programs in achieving economic self-sufficiency through learning and skill development.