Send Ruby’s Place your left over BART tickets and we turn it into cash:
Tiny tickets are the BART tickets, often discarded or left in pockets or drawers, that have tiny bits of value left on them, a nickel, a dime, and more in some cases, that could be turned into cash. The Tiny Tickets Program allows these resources to provide needed support to local community-based organizations.
Please send Ruby’s Place your left over BART tickets at:
1180 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Ruby’s Place Announces Staff Changes and Promotions
Ruby’s Place is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director of Shelter Programs, Norma Ward. Norma comes to us with over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector in domestic violence, women’s health, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She has worked for Planned Parenthood Golden Gate as the Director of Community Programs, Healthy Communities Inc. (Healthy Oakland) as Clinic Administrator and most recently at BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency) where she oversaw the Harrison House Family Program - whose target population is homeless women and children. Norma is a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service and is a strong advocate for women and families.
Sophora Acheson, previously in the position has been promoted to Director of Development and Community Outreach. Sophora moves to the Administrative office after five years of direct service at the shelter. While working at Ruby’s Place, Sophora completed dual Bachelors in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Sophora has created various programs at the shelter including a Community Outreach Program, a full clinical department and implemented a trauma informed care system.
Please join us in welcoming Norma and congratulating Sophora!
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Ruby's Place, Inc.
The mission of Ruby's Place is to foster a wellness based and culturally responsive community providing emergency shelter and supportive services to women and children who experience domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.
Why did we change our name to Ruby’s Place?
Same faces ~ Enhanced Program ~ New Name
In the beginning, we were an emergency shelter – over the years, we have expanded our program to include counseling services, employment assistance, hired on staff therapists for women and children’s counseling, added an aftercare program for transitional and permanent housing, developed an Outreach Program for the community and much more. We offer legal assistance for restraining orders and visa’s, and have establish additional resource programs so that the clients who come to us leave healthy, successful and can begin their new lives. This has included relocation, witness protection and of course, permanent housing.
In addition, the old name (Emergency Shelter Program) is now the name of the federal grant program that provides funding to us and just to make you smile – when you searched for www.espca.org – the first search result was animal shelters – we were so tired of receiving those calls – really!
Please enjoy this short video from Congressman Swalwell as he recognizes Ruby’s Place
in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
Thank you Congressman!
A special greeting from Congressman Eric Swalwell about ESP/Ruby's Place and National Domestic Violence Month
We are pleased to announce we are changing our name to “Ruby’s Place” – we love our new Agency name, and we will launch it officially once we have completed all the necessary paperwork. Until then, we wish to share her story with you…..
The gemstone ruby is said to be one of the strongest and most powerful of all gems. It represents confidence, courage and love. It is said that this precious gem gives guidance and encourages us to listen to our heart as we work toward fulfilling our dreams.
Our Ruby is a survivor and is much like the precious gem for which she was named. Ruby and her children suffered from years of abuse by the person who was supposed to love and protect them. Ruby did not have the resources to leave and did not have the support to leave. Until one day life became too intolerable, too unsafe, and Ruby knew that she had to do something. She summoned up the traits from the gem for which she was named: confidence, courage and love. Ruby made a call that would change her life; a call that would put her and her children on a path toward healing, independence, safety and security.
This place that Ruby found was a place of respite and healing - a shelter and resource center created especially for women and children who have been the victims of abuse, exploitation or homelessness. Ruby represents survivors everywhere: women who must summon up every ounce of courage and determination to remove themselves and their children from abusive or unsafe environments.
We encourage you to be a part of Ruby’s story. If you or your children are unsafe, call us. If you can support a place that helps women and children survive abuse, exploitation or homelessness, call us. Be a part of Ruby’s story. Be a part of Ruby’s Place.
Thank you to The Narducci Family for bringing us “Ruby’s Place”.
You are cordially invited to join
for an elegant Champagne Brunch on
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 11:30 am
At Salute e Vita Ristorante 1900 Esplanade, Marina Bay, Richmond CA 94804
We are honored to be hosted by Menbere Aklilu, owner, who survived years of abuse, violence and witnessed her mother’s murder in her native Ethiopia. Listen to her journey from homelessness in Ethiopia to Italy, where she gave birth to a son in a women’s shelter and eventually came to America. Despite years of hopelessness, she is today the proud owner of Salute Ristorante and welcomes you to hear her story of survival and hope.
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