Thursday, March 3, 2011

House of Ruth Launches Boutique

by Audrey Bergin, MA, Coordinator, Domestic Violence(DOVE)Program at Northwest Hospital

The Domestic Violence Program at Northwest Hospital (DOVE) partners with many local agencies, including the House of Ruth, which provides emergency shelter and legal services for many of our clients. We are very excited to find out about a new consignment shop in our backyard which benefits the House of Ruth.

Ruth's Closet is new resale boutique in Owings Mills with women's clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry. There will be an evening gown trunk show in the Value Village Shopping Center starting today and going through Sunday, and times can be seen here.

We are collaborating with Ruth's Closet, as many domestic violence victims leave their homes with only the clothes on their back. Other times, their abuser destroys their clothes. Some victims may be entering the work force for the first time and need clothes for the work place. We are working with Ruth's Closet to find a way to allow our clients to shop there, with DOVE covering the costs.

This will also be an opportunity for Northwest employees to participate in a clothing drive. Whether it's the trunk show or donating, there are great opportunities to support local victims of domestic violence! To volunteer or donate to Ruth's Closet, click here.

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