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.

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Ruth’s House Mission

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.

The Ruth’s House Story

Ruth’s House, a non-profit thrift store, was incorporated in Haverhill, MA as a 501c3 in 1992 by Jackie Greenbough Silver. Jackie found herself living in poverty with her young son; she founded Ruth’s House to help others like herself who could not afford to properly clothe themselves or their growing children. Twenty-eight years later, Ruth’s House continues to offer support to those in need – children, single mothers, veterans, and senior citizens from all over the Merrimack Valley.

Although initially founded to provide clothing to families in need; today, Ruth’s House is multifaceted serving clients in multiple ways, such as a children’s reading program, low-cost household goods, and job skills training.