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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ruth's Place 9th Annual 
Walk for Hope
October 2nd, 2016

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Ruth's Place is always in need of help to continue its mission,

from volunteers to sponsors and community advocates. 

Click on the links above to learn more!


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Ruth’s Place, a program of Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, is dedicated to providing shelter and case management services for women experiencing homelessness while honoring the dignity of each guest.  Using evidence-based practices, the program provides safe, temporary and short-term emergency shelter for women experiencing homelessness in Luzerne County; coordinates and collaborates with other service providers and volunteers to assure the provision of services that address their basic physical, financial, health and spiritual needs; and assists sheltered guests to form and follow a permanent housing plan to quickly achieve stable, long term housing.  Ruth’s Place is a faith-based program founded by the Methodist Urban Ministry in 2003.  It operated as Ruth’s Place: House of Hope, Inc. from 2008 to 2013. In July of 2013 Ruth's Place merged with Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania.​​​​​​