Help for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.

Intimate partner violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, ability or gender, and can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse.

It impacts individuals, families, workplaces, and communities. Since intimate partner violence is framed within the global issue of violence against women, it is shaped and supported by societal, familial, and cultural norms and is complicated by the intersection of other cultural oppressions.

24-Hour Hotline

Legal Hotline

How We Help


Tearing away at the walls of secrecy through outreach, education and training.


We ensure that victims in danger receive services and shelter immediately. We also work with abusers to change their behavior.


Changing attitudes and beliefs of intimate partner violence through legislative and social change.

Upcoming Events

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10th Annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen 5K

September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

In honor of Jessica Meredith Jacobsen’s memory, the Knights Of Columbus Council # 4011 (Father O’Neill Council) has organized the tenth annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen 5K Memorial Run and Fun Walk on September 23, 2017. In addition to memorializing Jessica, an avid runner whose spirit and charitable works inspire us, the 5K Run will support the House of Ruth, Catholic school tuition assistance and Father O’Neill Charities. The race will start and end at Immaculate Conception Church in Towson, MD.

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Adopt A Family

October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Adopt a Family October – December The holidays are meant to be a time of peace, harmony and goodwill. Unfortunately, the incidences of intimate partner…

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Giving Tuesday

October 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Giving Tuesday November 28 #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Join us for as we…

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