With care and compassion, Ruth’s House, Inc. provides clothing and employment training opportunities to individuals and families in need throughout the Greater Merrimack Valley.


In Praise of Ruth’s House

I am a client and a volunteer at Ruth’s House. I tell everyone they should come and shop here. I have never dressed so well in my life. There are so many nice articles of clothing for the whole family. And there are many brand name items very inexpensive. many of the items are brand new.

Also, Ruth’s House has quality household items for sale. So come here and see for yourself. Great store.

A Ruth’s House Success Story

I was released from prison Dec 2019. Upon my release I was given two months to live because of liver cancer. By the grace of God with less than 24 hours to live I received a liver transplant in January 2020. Ruth’s House has allowed me to feel responsible and productive in my new life without addiction, now going on 14 years. I know how much they give to the community and I just want to give back, not just to RH but to the community I live in as I always have in the past, even before my incarceration. I have regained the trust and support of my family, and they’ve been a big part of my new life. I am now and have always been supported by my church community who have always stood beside me and behind through all my struggles

Ruth’s House Review with Amy Smith-Boden

Ruth’s House Review with Amy Smith-Boden

Ruth's House Executive Director Amy Smith-Boden sits down with board member Bob Rocheleau to offer in-depth answers about free and discounted clothing programs for the community, volunteer opportunities, current safety protocols, donating time, talents, and treasures,...

Our Programs

Since 1992 Ruth’s House has been clothing, teaching, and empowering people in need across the Merrimack Valley. From our early days, we have provided clothing and household goods through our thrift shop located in Haverhill, MA. Recently we have expanded our programs to include reading to children. We are currently developing our job training program.

Special thanks to the Cummings Foundation for their continued support and donation!