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There are more women with children and women reentering society from prisons becoming homeless for the first time in history. The House of Ruth’s goal is to be on the front lines of providing homeless women with children; and homeless women reentering society from prison an opportunity to restore family relationships and eliminate homelessness by offering them a safe home and aiding them with obtaining the tool they will need to become self-sufficient.
Empowering women with children experiencing homelessness by providing a safe place to live and transforming their lives by providing sanctuary, support, education, tools, and other resources.
The House of Ruth’s Vision strives to provide for the homeless women with children and homeless women reentering society from prison, restore family relationships and eliminate homelessness.
We see each woman as a person with self-worth, dignity and worthy of assistance in reaching self-sufficiency. Our vision is to see women and children free of homelessness, transformed by God, thriving to become physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. Equipped with education and tools to participate in society, sustain housing; and having the encourage to create relationships of love and service to others. We seek to help women with children who are homeless or reentering society from prison, been abused and neglected to start fresh and find a better life. We seek to help homeless women with children who have become addicted to understand their addictions, to expect physical healing and to live healthy lives. To fulfill this vision, we are striving to:
- Provide programs designed to address
addictions and abuse by offering tools to overcome addiction and live healthy, productive lives.
- Give tangible help including gift-in-kind donations of food, clothing and shelter to women or women with children who are homeless.
- The House of Ruth will provide and partner to offer emergency, and supportive housing to homeless women.
- Support homeless women and encourage literacy, education, and training for employment as means for equipping their self-support and stabilization.
- The House of Ruth will work to assist homeless women in reaching self-sustaining lifestyle is beyond their abilities.
- Advocate homeless women will be respected and treated with empathy; and at the same time expected to work towards self-sustaining futures.
- Teach homeless women to live in healthy, supportive relationships, with emotional, physical support, and with personal accountability.
- Create opportunities for donors and volunteers to experience making a personal difference in the lives of the homeless women who are seeking help from The House of Ruth.
- Empower our partners to participate side by side in collaboration of supporting homeless women with children or homeless women reentering society.
- Aspire for homeless women with children and homeless women reentering society to foster an attitude of laughter, joy and greatness, with a desire to live a healthy life free of homelessness.
The House of Ruth believes that all services provided to those in need should be done so in love, offering hope, mercy, and compassion. The House of Ruth believes that personal transformations occur by educating and training individuals. The House of Ruth believes that addictions can be overcame through prayer, medical treatment, and
healthy relationships. The House of Ruth believes that homelessness is a temporary condition that can be overcame with personal healing, educational assistance, housing, and employment.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Linda Gibson is the founder and the Director of The House of Ruth a new business opened in Junction City, Kansas in May 2021. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012; and she felt
commissioned by the Heavenly Father to open The House of Ruth. The House of Ruth will be a home for homeless women with children;
and a home for homeless women who are reentering society from prison. The House of Ruth will be a home to that will help and
restoring relationships with their families. The House of Ruth was birthed in Dayton, Ohio. Linda relocated to Dayton, Ohio in 2017 to return to work for the Ohio Department of Corrections. Linda went back to work for the Ohio Department of Corrections with the mind set to remain obedient to the commission her Heavenly Father had placed on her heart. She began conducting research on homeless women.
Linda petitioned the State of Ohio to open The House of Ruth in 2020 in Dayton, Ohio; and the petition to open The House of Ruth was approved. However, due to the arrival of the 2020 Covid19 pandemic
and the loss of close family members who passed away in November and December of 2020 Linda decided to return to Kansas in February of 2021. Upon Linda’s return to Kansas, it was her plan to continue with to be obedient and petitioned the State of Kansas to open The House of Ruth in Junction City, Kansas where Linda now resides. It is her goal to provide a home to homeless women and to empower, encourage and to assist homeless women in obtaining the tools they need to gain their independence and become self-sufficient.
Linda Gibson is a co-author of a book titled From Mother with Love, “Letters to Our Sons.” She is the daughter of Linda Vinson of Junction City, KS, mother of three children, Prophetess Ashley Witcher (Minister Danjuan Witcher Sr.) of Powder Springs Georgia, Linda Dunaway, and Darryl Perry II. Linda is also the proud grandmother of Anthony Casey and Va’Sean Casey of Powder Springs Georgia, Jayden Perry and JaVaughn Perry of Junction City, Kansas. She enjoys going to church, traveling to see her grandkids, spending time with her friends, family and doing community service work with other organizations within her community.
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With so many women and children to help, we can never have too many hands on deck! Contact us for more info.