From left to right, Melissa Poppe, Ruth’s Miracle Group Home founder Veronica Alston and Ashley Auerbach.

On Saturday May 9, Anne Arundel Community College presented donated items to the ladies of Ruth’s Miracle Group Home, a transitional home that serves at-risk women of Calvert County.

The college’s Human Service Club began collecting items for the ladies April 5. For the event the Human Service Club created, members wrapped and presented items to each lady.

The Human Service Club is overseen by Dr. Nicole Williams. The club members present at the presentation we’re Ashley Auerbach and Melissa Poppe.

Since 2009, Ruth’s Miracle Group Home has served as a treatment facility for at-risk women in Southern Maryland Area.

Furthermore, they provide a safe haven for our women and a chance to start life over once more. The overall goal for every client that joins our family is to aid in growth and development that results in full independence and self-sufficient lifestyle. Ruth’s mission is to meet the immediate needs of homelessness in women and children.

They address concerns of physical and substance abuse that exit in the lives of women who are struggling to overcome mental influences and emotional scars encountered as a result of domestic violence, drug use, alcohol addiction or incarceration.

The organization embraces women coming to them from diverse walks of life, regardless of their race or creeds. Ruth’s is a direct response to the great commission we stand as an intercessor on behalf of those striving to reconstruct their character and to obtain an effective lifestyle. They are exclusively dedicated and will passionately labor with these women through the healing and rehabilitation process, until each individual regains self-image, self-esteem, achieve a level of dependency, and are able to function responsibly to become productive citizens in society.

Their goal is to also extend a hand to the children, of these victimized women, who are sometime neglected or not properly cared for due to unfortunate situations that transpire beyond control. Ruth’s is just one answer to many prayers; and although they are not able to change the past, they plan to positively impact the present and future of these women and their children.

Article was submitted by Ashley Auerbach