The Ruth Home is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young women, Ages 18-28 find freedom from traumatic issues such as sex trafficking, sexual abuse, and serious pregnancy resulting from lack of support, sex trafficking, rape, or incest.
Donna Sallee’, D. Div.
HOW IT WILL WORK
Our vision is to provide our residents with excellent program services that allow them to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential by transitioning them from crisis to self-sufficiency.
- Residential Housing with a nurturing environment
- Life Skills: Each resident receives training in the areas of cooking, cleaning, managing a home environment, and managing a budget. These skills are taught in a class format and in a practical way, as each resident is responsible for assigned chores in the home.
- Trauma Counseling
- Spiritual support: Bible Studies, Prayer
- Case management: Individualized Plan
- Adoption Services
Our program features bible based counseling mixed with life-skills training and other empowering opportunities. Because it’s based on the Word of God, our program changes more than learned behavior. We believe It transforms hearts, thus bringing healing and freedom to hurting young women, with the results being a turn around in their entire lives.
- Life Skills Training – Each resident receives training in the areas of cooking, cleaning, managing a home environment, and managing a budget. These skills are taught in a class format and in a practical way, as each resident is responsible for assigned chores in the home.
- Classroom Time – Each resident receives classroom teaching on forgiveness, anger management, setting boundaries, and other global principles to be applied in specific counseling sessions.
- Bible Classes – Each resident participates in daily worship and Bible reading.
- Outside Activities – There are many opportunities for residents to experience components of life outside the walls of the home. Equine Therapy and Beach Therapy are a few activities that allow residents to experience life outside of The Ruth Home on a small scale so they can begin preparing to make decisions without the direct guidance of staff.
- On Fridays, residents go on an outing to a local mall for shopping and lunch, as well as a local Target or Walmart for toiletries and other personal items.
- Residents will be able to attend conferences, appropriate concerts and movies when tickets are donated.
- Saturdays are a day off for the residents and they can sleep in, relax, and watch movies.
- Weekends are set aside for residents to make and receive phone calls from family and friends and occasionally to leave to visit family if their situation allows.
Healing and Freedom Steps
Once The Young Women Have Been Accepted into The Ruth Home
STEP ONE: The Rest Phase, which last 3 days and allows them to rest and eat nutritionally to bring some balance back to their lives.
STEP TWO: This is the Restore Phase, where women receive a personalized case management plan, medical aid, trauma therapy, job placement, and restorative services.
STEP THREE: The final step is the Relaunch Phase, in which survivors receive individualized planning and assistance with living independently, career goals, and continued support. We will be with them every step of the way!
“A Place of Hope and Freedom”
What We Offer
Are you trying to decide to parent or adopt?
We care about you, and your child. If you need guidance in your pregnancy or if you’re in need of resources, we will provide counseling, prayer, resource referrals, and housing; to help in your time of need.
Short Film on Unplanned Pregnancy
Adoption Assistance or Parenting Classes
While not an adoption agency, we walk with pregnant women through the option of adoption, educating them on their rights and connecting them with an attorney that fits their needs. Our desire and goal is to ensure that babies are placed with stable and loving families; birth mothers receive the counseling and support they need.
If you choose to parent your baby, we offer Classes/training that will help you develop the skills to build strong family connections. This training will provide parents with the ability to provide a future for themselves and their family, while also providing training for stressful and conflicted situations as well.
HopeGiver Advocate Program
Ready to take your passion to the next level?
Beginning in Jan., 2019, The Ruth Home will be recruiting local advocates to join us in bringing awareness to The Ruth Home and the issue of Human Trafficking.
What is The HopeGiver Advocate Program?
It is a program where we train volunteers to educate students, churches, and community groups on the Ruth Home and human trafficking. Advocates are equipped to inform others on what human trafficking is, how it happens, how to recognize the signs, and how to be part of the solution to ending it. Advocates are also representatives of The Ruth Home who help with events and assist with The Ruth Home booth’s. Advocates are expected to multiply awareness of The Ruth Home and human trafficking through sharing The Ruth Home posts on their social media networks.
Two Types of Advocates: Pink and Gold
• Pink Advocates assist with booths and events, and share social media posts.
• Gold Advocates assist with booths and events, share social media posts, and public speak in either schools, churches, or community groups. Interested in becoming an Advocate?
Check Often To Apply!
The Ruth Home works with several Palm Coast, FL area Community Service organizations, law enforcement agencies, and the State Attorneys office to assist with helping rescued victims who need
emergency or long-term care such as:
- Emergency Housing
- GO phones/Cards to stay in communication with the victims.
- Trauma Therapy/Counseling
- Life Skills Training
If you would like to help us, please donate to our Victims Assistance Program.
Chilling New Look at Sex Trafficking in the U.S.
Sexual Abuse FAQ's
Sexual abuse is any coerced sexualized behavior or undesired exposure to sexualized behavior between two or more individuals. The individuals involved may or may not know each other.
Both children and adults can be sexually abused.
* Any sexual behavior (including exposure to pornography) between an adult and a child.
* Any sexualized activity that includes coercion (force, threats, bribes, manipulation, drugs…)
- Sexual activity when one party is impaired (drugs/alcohol, intellectually disabled, physically disabled…)
- Exposure to sexual activity (live or in media)
- Sexual behavior between children with an age discrepancy of 3 years
- Coerced sexual behavior between children
- Rape is the perpetration of an act of sexual intercourse when:
- *will is overcome by force or fear (from threats, use of weapons, or use of drugs)
- * mental impairment renders the victim incapable of rational judgment
- * the victim is below the legal age established for consent.
My daughter, shall I not seek rest or a home for you, that you may prosper?” Ruth 3:1
Dedicated With Love
The Ruth Home is Dedicated to Betty Ruth Frazier, her Daughter, Donna Ruth Sallee’, her grand-daughter, Kallai Ruth, and now her first great grand-daughter, Victoria Ruth.
Ruth in the Bible was a perfect example of a woman who lost everything but God restored more back to her than she lost. She lost her husband, her country, and her identity, then through a series of events God brought her hope and freedom to live again. She married a rich man, had a child, and was well known and respected in her new country! The story of Ruth is the epitome of Restoration, and that’s our desire for all the girls God puts in our path! We invite you to READ THE Book of Ruth