New Hire Orientation

Welcome to House of Ruth Maryland! As a newly hired employee and as a part of your employment, it is a requirement to complete New Hire Orientation (NHO). This training series will help you understand the background of the organization and aid in your success at the agency.


NHO features a series of “Self-Paced Learning” videos you must view prior to attending the live “Cohort Learning” and “Continued Learning” trainings. Additionally, you will complete your “NHO New Hire Packet” and participate in coaching sessions with your supervisor. You will also be invited to join the Salus Community of Practice. You can keep track of your NHO progress by using the “New Hire Orientation Checklist” featured on page 1 of your “NHO New Hire Packet”. When finished, forward the signed and dated checklist to Human Resources at No matter when you were hired, you should be able to complete the entirety of NHO within your first three months.

Below you will find links to download the “NHO Materials” as well as links to watch the “Self-Paced Learning Videos” and to register for the “Cohort Learning” and “Continued Learning” trainings. Simply enter the required information.

If you have any questions or otherwise need assistance navigating New Hire Orientation, please contact Jocelyn Broadwick, Training Institute Project Coordinator, at

NHO Materials

Below are links to the “NHO Materials”. PLEASE NOTE: You should complete the NHO “Self-Paced Learning” videos, as well as your “NHO New Hire Packet” and Supervision Coaching Sessions, prior to attending the live in-person “Cohort Learning” and web-based “Continued Learning” training sessions. 

NHO New Hire Packet

All NHO Bios

Cohort & Continued Learning Training Descriptions

Mission, Vision, & Values

Agency Culture Statement

Employee Handbook

Data Standards and Guidelines Manual

New User IT Info

Self-Paced Learning Videos

Trigger Warning: For training purposes, the videos below include media and discussions around intimate partner violence—including recordings of real-life conversations with victims—which may be upsetting. Please be prepared to engage in this content while also caring for your own safety and well-being.

NHO Welcome Video

Supporting Resiliency and Self-Care

History of Oppression Part 1: Black Liberation and Civil Rights

History of Oppression Part 2: Women’s Rights and The Battered Women’s Movement

History of Oppression Part 3: LGBTQIA+ Rights Movement

Forms of Abuse: Dynamics of Power and Control

Intimate Partner Violence and the Effects of Trauma on the Family

House of Ruth Maryland Services

House of Ruth Maryland Development and Branding

Supporting Good Performance

Cohort Learning Trainings

The next “Cohort Learning” phase of NHO will be held in-person on Thursday, February 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at House of Ruth Maryland’s Community Engagement Center (2521 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218).

Topics covered in this training include:

  • Safety Planning
  • Prevention and Intervention
  • Survivors’ Decision Process
  • In Her Shoes

Parking is available in the lot to the left when facing the building. Snacks and water will be provided.

Cohort Learning

Continued Learning Trainings

The next “Continued Learning” phase of NHO will be held virtually on Thursdays, March 3, March 10, and March 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET via Zoom.

Confidentiality and Ethics

Legal Remedies in Maryland

Budgets and Grants Overview