About House of Ruth Maryland
The House Of Ruth Maryland was founded in May 1977 by a coalition of women's organizations, religious groups, service providers and elected officials to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their children. Since its humble beginnings, it has grown to become one of the nation's largest and most respected anti-violence programs offering emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24-hour hotline, counseling for victims, intervention with abusers, legal representation, professional training, and community outreach and education.
Over the past years, the House Of Ruth Maryland has seen a significant increase in the number of teens involved in abusive relationship. To impact this growing problem, the House Of Ruth Maryland created the Teen Initiative in 1997 to provide domestic and dating violence prevention, education and services to youth at participating Maryland schools. The initiative also provides training to parents, school personnel and other youth services professionals on how to help teens build the knowledge and skills needed to prevent domestic violence from occurring in their lives.