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The House of Ruth Maryland Will Always Take A Stand - Always

We stand strong and unwavering in our drive to end intimate partner violence.

We stand up as dogged and determined leaders against injustice and ignorance, and for protection, resources and the rights of battered women, men, and their children.

We stand committed to preventing violence through education, outreach, challenging and changing attitudes, behaviors and practices that permit or promote violence.

We stand ready to help in the crisis and in the aftermath. Around the clock, experienced caring staff and volunteers provide skilled intervention to help victims find safety and rebuild their lives.

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We offer immediate access to services through:

  • 24 Hour Hotline
  • Client Service Coordinators who work in the community with victims in crisis
  • Emergency Shelter with 23 private rooms for women and children in imminent danger; six transitional apartments and supportive services
  • Legal Clinic services providing free legal advice and representation in securing Protective/Peace Orders ; divorce and custody
  • Individual and group counseling, therapy and case management services for women, children and youth
  • Therapeutic services for children of victims through our comprehensive Children's Program
  • Community-based prevention programs for children to change their social norms and teach skills for healthy interactions and problem-solving
  • Abuse Intervention through our Gateway Project and Si Puedo which provides psycho-educational programs for men who are emotionally, physically, or sexually abusing their partner; assists and educate victims to ensure their safety

The House of Ruth Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


Victims with Disabilities

Find out more about our Disability Outreach Program and our partners in this effort.



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