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About Us


Ruby’s Place is a non-profit agency in Hayward, California that has provided shelter and supportive services since 1972 for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence and human trafficking. Ruby’s Place was the first incorporated Domestic Violence shelter in the state of California and we have the only adult men’s human trafficking shelter in the United States.


The Mission of Ruby’s Place:  To provide prevention and supportive services to the community and people impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking.


The Vision of Ruby’s Place:  Safe and stable families, one person at a time.


Ruby’s Place Core Values:  

Survivor Choice

Physical and Emotional Safety

Joy and Connection, with Clients and Each Other

Relationships/ Relational Model

Trauma Informed Care

Growth Oriented for Staff and Clients

Reflection first, reflection ALWAYS

A Judgement Free Zone

Take Accountability

Create a Work/Life Balance

Trust Each Other, Trust the Clients and Trust the Agency


Supportive and Consistent Supervision

Honest and Frequent Communication