News and Events


January 18, 2016

Kitch’n Lyfe Skills for Life Training Class & Graduation

Chef Ze’ Carter writes a column for the Daily Commercial. Her Kitchen Skills class prepared the women of Ruth House to take the Florida Food Handlers test. We started the class with ten women and at the conclusion of the class, eight women were awarded with food handler cards. These skills give women an edge up on employ-ability within the food industry. The class concluded with a graduation ceremony on January 18th. The women prepared a gourmet lunch of turkey salad on mixed greens and apply rose pastries for dessert. Umatilla City Counsel woman, Laura Wright, and United Way Spokesperson, Michelle Port, attended the ceremony. The meal was delicious and a good time was had by all. Thank you Chef Ze’ for investing in the lives of these women!

December 18, 2015

A Party to Celebrate Love, Hope, and the Spirit of Christmas

On the evening of December 17th, the women of Ruth House were blessed with a beautiful Christmas party hosted by Paul and Dianne Guthrie. This time of year can be very difficult for the women because many of them are away from family and friends. This evening allowed them to remember that God always provides plenty of places to receive and to give love, the true meaning of Christmas.

December 1, 2015

Fashion Show at Impressions Salon & Boutique

The women  were excited and honored to participate in a fashion show this past November. The evening was full of pampering, laughter and raising awareness for the Ruth House. We are so thankful to the staff at Impressions for taking an interest in our ministry and for raising over $600 for the women and children we serve. The salon is located at 4932 FL-46 #1042, Sanford, FL 32771.

October 26, 2015

Update:“Hope is a thing with feathers” Banquet

Our Inaugural fundraising banquet was a success! On the evening of Saturday, September 26th, 130 people gathered at the Mount Dora Yacht Club to learn more about the mission of Ruth House and the transformations that take place there daily. The evening began with the mingling of current and future supporters of Ruth House as well as bidding on silent auction items. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Moss Gate Bed & Breakfast and served by all of the current Ruth House women. While they dined, Kimberly Grabert, Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director, spoke about human trafficking, a devastating issue that many of the women at Ruth House have been victims of. Following dinner, guests were served dessert and coffee as Emily Newman, a past graduate of Ruth House, shared her beautiful testimony. Rebecca Randall, the founder and director of Ruth House, closed the evening with her expressions of gratitude to all who have partnered with us in the past and those that made commitments to join us as we move towards future endeavors. We are so thankful for everyone who helped make our first fundraising banquet a success and we look forward to seeing how God will use this event to bless the women and children of Ruth House in the coming months.

‘Hope is a thing with feathers’ Banquet

We are excited to announce our Inaugural ‘Hope is a thing with feathers’ fundraiser event. It will be held on September 26th, 6:00 pm at the Mt. Dora Yacht Club.  The event will include dinner, silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and guest speaker Kimberly Grabert (Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director). The women of Ruth House will also have a time to share about their transformations in the house. The evening will be one of tasty food, laughter-filled fellowship, and a community coming together to bring hope to the hurting.

If you are interested in reserving your tickets or making a donation, contact Rebecca Randall at or 352-551-5209.

All donations are tax-deductible as Ruth House is a 501(c)3 organization.

A big THANK YOU to all who donated. We reached our goal and were able to place our order!

Many of the women who come to Ruth House are unable to pay for initial program fees. Part of their program fees pay for the curriculum they will need throughout the program. One of the resources used to help these women on the road to recovery is a book called Conquering Codependency, a Christian-Centered 12 Step Process. The book averages about $20 (including taxes and shipping).

Would you please consider helping these women begin their journey to a healed and healthy life through your donation of $20?

To donate click here: Blessings Through Books.