The Russell House
The Russell House helps victims of domestic and sexual violence by providing a safe place and services that repair and rebuild lives.
It was founded over twenty years ago when a local physician, Dr. Russell, saw the need. In the beginning, they didn’t even have a house, property to put a house on, or the funds to help even one battered woman. They just saw this incredible need and acted on it. The first “Russell House” was donated to them and had to be moved across town on a flat-bed truck to a small piece of donated land. The Executive Director shared with us the story of the move and how they spent days patching the cracked stucco on that small house. From that point until now, The Russell House has grown into a facility with over seventy beds.
During 2011, The Russell House sheltered 117 adults and 89 children, provided advocacy and outreach services to close to 800 adults, held over 380 prevention presentations seen by over 7,500 students, and responded to over 950 domestic or sexual violence calls.
None of this could have happened without the support of their donors, volunteers, and their passionate staff and board. Please help them continue to provide these critical services that save lives and to prevent violence for generations to come.
-Marion Ruthig, Executive Director