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.

How You Can Help

Upcoming Events

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July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for one of Baltimore’s signature summer events, Crabaret, in the BMA’s Sculpture Garden, to benefit House of Ruth Maryland.  Feast on Chef John…

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Clearing House Sidewalk Sale

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Support the victims of intimate partner violence by joining n us on September 5th for the Clearing House Sidewalk Sale!  We'll be there from 10-3,…

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Jessica Meredith Jacobsen 5 K

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Jessica Meredith Jacobsen died tragically Sept. 14, 2007 at the hands of her ex-husband. Jessica, a graduate of Villanova University, was a group manager in…

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