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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B-More Bags on sale at Chesapeake Cancer Alliance – Festival of Trees!

November 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - November 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on November 24 & 25 at the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Craft Show!  This will be your first opportunity to purchase B-More Bags this…

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B-More Bags on Sale at Out of Hand Craft Show

December 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

B-More Bags will be on sale at the Out of Hand Craft Show!  This will be the second chance to see B-More Bags this season…

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B-More Bags Trunk Show & Sale

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the annual B-More Bags Trunk Show and Sale at Ruth's Closet!  This year's sale will be December 9 from 10 am -…

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