House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

It is our vision that one day, every woman in Maryland will be safe in her own home.

Fast Facts for FY 2016

(July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)

In FY16, the number of unduplicated people served totaled 17,077 including:
8,878 adult victims (includes hotline (anonymous and named callers), police lethality contacts, counseling, legal assistance, residential, services, service coordination, and Gateway victim contact)

595 children

3,927 friends, family, and supporters of the House of Ruth Maryland

680 male and female abuse intervention clients

2,997 professionals receiving training

In addition, HRM provided information and outreach to: 6,479 attendees at outreach and community events

And 393 individuals volunteered a total of 8,122 hours to support HRM programs and services – or $179,800 or almost 4 full-time staffers.