House of Ruth

House of Ruth

Madison Emergency Shelter – 651 10th Street, NE 20002
(202) 547-2600, Christel Nichols, Director
Emergency shelter for women (no children); intake 4:30pm, first-come; 3 meals daily; must make appointment with case manager within 3 days of residency; provides transportation to health appointments and job interviews. Must stay 6 weeks before referred to Unity Inn.

Familyspace—1421 Columbia Road, NW, Apt 101 20009 (Admin Ofc)
(202) 332-7880, Fax (202) 332-5991, Lyn Lawson, Director
Independent living program for families that have completed a transitional housing program. At least one parent must be a recovering addict. Families reside in independent units throughout the city.

Freedom Place (Safe location)
(202) 582-0733, Shelia DaShiells, Program Director
Emergency intermediate housing for abused women and their children.

Herspace I – (Safe location)
(202) 371-0088, Fax (202) 289-7480 Fatu Songowa
Emergency intermediate housing for abused women and their children.

Hope Raising – (Safe location)
(202) 678-1312, Fatu Songuwa
Long term transitional living for abused women and their children.

New Beginnings – 306 S Street, NE (202) 529-0658, Shirley Malone, Director
Transitional housing for women in recovery. Dually diagnosed accepted.

New Pathways–700 6th Street, NE 20002
(202) 544-1133, Laurette Usher, Contact Person

Transitional housing program for dually diagnosed women. Women must be assessed by Madison Emergency intake service prior to receiving services.

Reunified Families – 2425 Naylor Road, SE 20020
(202) 584-0544, Wanda Smith-Gerber (10 women & their children)
Mothers must have completed 28-day or longer substance abuse program or documented 30 days clean; housing; individual and group counseling; parenting classes; and job training; mandatory saving program after employed; $20 monthly service fee.

Three Sisters – 3366 Brothers Place, SE 20032
(202) 561-2164, Nadine Earlington, Director
Women in recovery and/or fleeing domestic abuse (women & their children). Must be 30 days documented clean or directly release substances abuse treatment.
Furnished apartments; 24-hour support; case management; individual, group counseling; relapse prevention. Program holds 30% residents income into a non-interest bearing escrow account until residents leave the program.

Unity Inn – 459 Massachusetts Ave, NW
(202) 408-7778 – Bonita Barnett, Program Coordinator
Transitional. Referrals from other House of Ruth programs. Mandatory savings program after employed; case managers and referral services; $20 monthly service fee.


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