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Help is a phone call away. House of Ruth Maryland counselors provide victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

24 Hour Hotline (410) 889-RUTH (7884)

Isolation is one of the weapons that abusers often use against their victims. The more they can limit communication between the victim and the outside world, the more power they are able to exert over the victim’s actions and life. House of Ruth Maryland’s 24/7 hotline is a confidential lifeline to victims in need. Counselors are trained in crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling and legal referrals, and pro-active advocacy to victims, as well as their families, friends, and the community in general.

We offer immediate access to services through:

  • 24 Hour Hotline (410) 889-RUTH (7884)
  • Client Service Coordinators who work with victims in House of Ruth Maryland services and in the community providing safety planning, basic needs assistance, and resource referral;
  • Emergency Shelter with 23 private rooms for women and children in imminent danger, onsite, state licensed childcare and health clinic; 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, for adults, children and youth
  • Therapeutic and enrichment services for children of victims through our comprehensive Children’s Program.
  • Abuse Intervention through our Gateway Project and Si Puedo which provides psycho-educational programs to individuals (men and women) who are emotionally, physically, or sexually abusing their partner; assists and educate victims to ensure their safety.

Línea en Español

La gente hispanohablante se puede comunicar con una consejera hispanohablante de House of Ruth Maryland llamando a la “Línea en Español”. Ud. dejará un mensaje y la consejera le devolverá la llamada. Ud. también recibirá instrucciones si necesita ayuda inmediatamente (llame a 911 si Ud. este en peligro).

Si prefiere llamar a la línea de 24-horas (Hotline) – una consejera se puede ayudarle utilizando servicios de traducción.
Línea de 24-Horas (Hotline): 410-889-7884
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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.

24 Hour Hotline  (410) 889-RUTH (7884)

Isolation is one of the weapons that abusers often use against their victims. The more they can limit communication between the victim and the outside world, the more power they are able to exert over the victim’s actions and life. House of Ruth Maryland’s 24/7 hotline is a confidential lifeline to victims in need. Counselors are trained in crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling and legal referrals, and pro-active advocacy to victims, as well as their families, friends, and the community in general