Self-awareness is the key to effectively managing generational differences. Generational trends will continue to drive the anti-violence movement. House of Ruth prides itself on being both multi-generational and multi-cultural.  Although there is great richness in generational diversity, there is deep value in examining how those beliefs, values and work attitudes show up differently from generation to generation. 

From the Board of Directors to the staff, there are five generations at House of Ruth. They may or may not exhibit traits associated with their generations: 

  • The Silent Generation (born 1925 to 1945; loyal but traditional) 
  • Baby boomers (1946 to 1964; collaborative but averse to change)
  • Generation X (1965 to 1980; independent but bleak)
  • Millennials (1981 to 2000; driven but entitled)
  • Generation Z (2001 to 2020; progressive but not loyal to the workforce) 

These generalizations are, for the most part, problematic. In this recording the house of Ruth explores the impacts and how they as an organization can take the first step to overcome age bias, develop a mutual respect for one another, and learn to work together more effectively and efficiently. 

Based in southern California, House of Ruth is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and ensuring the safety and well-being of those impacted by it.