House of Ruth

Referral Process: Intakes completed 5pm-6:30pm on M, W, Th.
Service providers should email Shirley Malone at smalone@houseofruth.org
5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005

States where the organization has representation or a license to practice law

  • 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 rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

Location(s) of the organization

  • Maryland

Type of Organization

  • Case Management
  • Shelter/Housing

Specialized Competency

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
Shelter & case management for women who are victims of domestic violence. Have space for women with mental illnesses & women with children.

Target Populations and Restrictions

Target Populations


  • Serve all genders


  • Female

Service Restrictions

Gender Restrictions: Women and their children

Direct Victim Services

Basic Necessities

  • Transportation (includes metro/subway passes, bus tickets, etc.)

Education Services

  • Life skills training (includes managing personal finances, self-care, and programs that help clients achieve self-sufficiency)

Legal Services

  • Civil legal advocacy
  • Victim advocacy (includes vacating convictions, crime victim's rights and services, & explanation of legal rights and protections)

Housing Services

  • Emergency housing (<30 days)
  • Transitional housing (>30 days)

Case Management Services

  • Mentorship
  • Moving/re-location assistance

Mental/Behavioral Health Services

  • Emotional/moral support / Supportive counseling

Job Services

  • Job placement

Other Services

Other Legal Services: Protective orders, peace orders, divorce decrees, and child custody services are also provided

Contact Information

Referral Contact

Shirley Malone