Knowledge Center

The House of Ruth Maryland serves as the infrastructure supporting the Maryland Safe Futures Knowledge Center, which aims to help end relational and sexual violence by amplifying the voice of practitioners in creating and curating content on best practices and sharing information through accessible channels.


Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence

Learn how to identify intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence, its impact on victims and how to respond to someone experiencing power, control and abuse in their relationship.


Concept Paper

Discover how House of Ruth Maryland helps organizations nationwide raise awareness and educate communities on intimate partner violence by designing, developing and hosting online training, webinars and self-paced courses.


Measuring Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness​ Practices for Victim Coordinated Entry

An Examination of Housing and Urban Development’s Point in Time Count and National Network to End Domestic Violence’s DV Counts Census, and the Policy That Influences Them.

About House of Ruth Maryland

House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors, and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuilt their lives safely and free of fear. House of Ruth Maryland was founded in May of 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.

House of Ruth Maryland’s vision is that one day, every woman in Maryland will be safe in their own home.

Resources by House of Ruth Maryland


Understanding Intimate Partner Violence


Common Myths and Misconceptions About Intimate Partner Violence


What to Say When Someone is Being Hurt by Their Partner


What Abusive Relationships Can Look Like


Toward Empirically Based Standards for Abuser Intervention: The Maryland Model


Engaging Urban Men to Understand Community Influences on Partner Violence Perpetration


Anger Management vs. Abuse Intervention Programs

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