House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.

Organization Description

The 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. The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic provides emergency and long-term direct representation, counseling, court accompaniment and community education.

Program Details

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Program Description:

The Domestic Violence Legal Clinic helps survivors of domestic violence obtain protective orders, peace orders, divorce decrees, custody of their children and child support. They currently staff 17 attorneys plus paralegals and administrative staff throughout 6 offices in Maryland, including courthouse locations in Baltimore City, Hyattsville, Upper Marlboro, Silver Spring and Montgomery County.

House of Ruth can provide shelter options, children and youth services, and abuse intervention programming. 

Toll-Free Legal Hotline: 410-889-7884

Chat hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 24 hours
  • Friday: 12 am – 8 am,
  • Saturday: unavailable
  • Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 410-889-7884
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Program staff provide services in other languages: Spanish
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours: 24/7
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 410-889-7884
Cost or fee (describe): None
Eligibility-residence-county: Statewide
Eligibility-income: Maryland Legal Services Corporation Guidelines
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Full Representation
Divorce: Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Full Representation
Housing - General: Full Representation
Other Topics: Full Representation
Se habla Español: Full Representation
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