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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to the Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2009
The Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden was brimming with people who were listening to a live bluegrass band, browsing crab-themed buffets and enjoying a warm - but dry - summer evening. It was the largest crowd yet for Crabaret. In its seven years, the fundraiser for the House of Ruth has become one of Baltimore's favorite summer parties. "Response has been overwhelming. We sold out two weeks in advance," said Louise Miller, who chaired the event with husband Gabe Purviance, and Marsha and Gordon Becker.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
The panels on the stand-up display feature the words of a dozen women who survived domestic violence, telling why they stayed and how they left. Growing out of a larger effort to tackle domestic abuse - or intimate partner violence - as an issue affecting health and safety in the workplace, Kaiser Permanente sends the display, featuring the stories of its employees, around to its medical centers. The project aims to "to open up a conversation, to let employees and members know they're not the only one who may be experiencing domestic violence," said Ann Jordan, program manager for women's health at Kaiser, which offers domestic violence prevention programs to employees, including on-site services, referrals to community services such as shelters and training to recognize signs of abuse.
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By SLOANE BROWNE | August 5, 2007
IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST "CRABARET" ever. The House of Ruth fundraiser at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art offered a variety of crabby delights. There were food stations: one for crab cakes, another for sushi, another for Asian crab stir-fry. Then, there were a variety of wines for tasting. All of this made for a great summer's evening, but what really put this year's soiree over the top was the weather -- unusually low humidity and comfortable temperatures were the talk of the night.
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Dan Rodricks | September 27, 2014
Even as we continued to dissect the National Football League's mishandling of the Ray Rice case and millionaires associated with the matter apologized (again) for being obtuse to domestic violence, the conversation seemed to turn toward a silver lining. To wit: Maybe good will come of this ugliness. The NFL's inadequate reaction to Rice's assault unleashed strong public backlash, heightened awareness of the everyday reality of intimate-partner abuse and forced the league and the Baltimore Ravens to make big-time amends, including a six-figure donation to the House of Ruth Maryland.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and David Michael Ettlin and Sherrie Ruhl and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writers | November 6, 1994
The collapsing building has trees growing through the roof, is contaminated with lead paint and asbestos, and needs renovation.But Carole J. Alexander, executive director of the House of Ruth, is happy to have it -- with a long-term, dollar-a-year lease approved last week by the state Board of Public Works -- as an addition to the organization's shelter for battered women.With grant money, government help and private and corporate donations, the House of Ruth is planning a three-year, $3.5 million project that will triple the shelter's capacity from 24 beds to 72."
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By SYLVIA BADGER | June 4, 1995
Dr. Jim D'Orta, outgoing medical director for the state of Maryland and an emergency physician at Franklin Square Hospital, and Vickie Rosellini, president of Absolute Care Ambulance Co, co-chaired a party for the House of Ruth at Dr. D'Orta's Rehoboth Beach home last weekend. Both agreed to chair this fund-raiser because of all the domestic violence they have seen in their jobs.The invitation said film stars Winona Ryder and Melanie Griffith would be at the party to hobnob with guests.(Although Ms. Griffith couldn't make it, she sent a check for $1,000 for the House of Ruth.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2005
"Lynette had her kitchen window taken out and replaced with a little pop-out greenhouse. Inside, she grows orchids." "Malik is from Mali. He came to America to study at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health." "Mami is an older woman who has had many lovers and knows much." All plausible human sketches, these snippets are actually plucked from the biographies of "art bears," one-of-a-kind teddy bears created to support the House of Ruth, a Baltimore shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Sun Staff | December 16, 2001
Mr. John's almost ready!!! The women and children peer through the glass door into the dining room as John Bowers puts the finishing touches on their dinner. No cafeteria-style dining tonight. There are the white tablecloths anchored with vases of silk daisies, jonquils, roses and alstroemeria, real plates and real cutlery. And best of all, platters of freshly prepared food: Steaming turkey pies. Orangy red Buffalo wings with celery sticks and a creamy dip. Mountains of scalloped potatoes.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | December 25, 1990
Today, tomorrow and every day, the door of the House of Ruth, a crisis shelter for battered women, is open to that woman with her children who has finally said, "I will no longer be abused."Immediate, free help is available to her by calling the shelter's Hotline 889-RUTH or TTY: 889-0047. The shelter is open 24 hours every day.The House of Ruth can house 24 women and children, but if space is not available for a caller in crisis, the staff or the volunteers will find her another space.Some 65 active volunteers and a staff of 45 help abused women of any age, race, ethnic or religious background, who are beaten and threatened or emotionally and psychologically abused by partners, whether they are married or not.At the shelter, in a homelike setting, the abused will get help with legal representation, housing and employment referrals and available community resources along with group and individual counseling.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | June 7, 1999
Baltimore's only shelter for battered women has almost quadrupled its number of beds.The House of Ruth, a 22-year-old nonprofit organization at 2201 Argonne Drive, plans a ceremony Wednesday to dedicate its new 84-bed shelter, officials said."
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By Donna M. Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
When models strut down the outdoor catwalk at The Village of Cross Keys' annual One Great Fall fashion show on Sept. 20, the sartorial showcase will be about more than hemlines and high heels. Cross Keys, an upscale enclave of residences, boutiques and cafes in North Baltimore, will utilize the occasion to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland Inc., which provides services aimed at domestic violence victims. While the glamour and beauty of fashion may seem incompatible with the ugly and violent behavior of domestic abuse, organizers are billing the event as one that, ultimately, empowers women.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault, including possible lifetime bans for second offenders. The league released its tougher stance the same day the House of Ruth Maryland and the Ravens revealed a three-year partnership that will include a $600,000 donation from the team, training for the players and staff and promotional work on behalf of the centers for abused women and children.
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By Benn Ray, benn@atomicbooks.com | May 7, 2013
Got blood? Time to help your community. On Wednesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday ,May 16, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St., is partnering with MedStar Health, which owns Union Memorial Hospital, for a blood drive. If you have questions or wish to make an appointment, call the Hampden Family Center at 410-467-8710. At MinĂ¡s Gallery & Boutique, 815 W. 36th St., there is an ongoing silent auction to benefit the House of Ruth, and the final bids and closing reception takes place on May 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. This auction brings together works from a number of excellent Baltimore artists, with all of the proceeds going to support one of the nation's leading domestic violence centers that helps thousands of battered women and their children every year.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
Carole Lynn Maier, a stained-glass artist and former House of Ruth board president, died of an autoimmune lung ailment Feb. 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Kingsville resident was 60. Born Carole Lynn Smith in Baltimore and raised in Kingsville, she was a 1970 graduate of Perry Hall High School. At age 18, while living her grandparents, she changed her name to theirs, Maier. As a young woman, she moved to the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. "She loved the city," said her husband, Mark Wiesand, who sells jet fuel for corporate aviation.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
Domestic assault charges against high school basketball standout Aquille Carr will be dropped if he completes a 22-week program with the House of Ruth, his attorney said. Carr, a senior and one of the better known names in high school basketball for his electrifying play, appeared in court Wednesday morning to stand trial on charges that he struck the mother of his child during an argument last month. But prosecutors agreed to place the case on the inactive docket on the condition that he completes a program with the House of Ruth, according to his attorney, Ivan J. Bates.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Chef John Shields of Gertrude's prepares the crab dishes, cocktails are courtesy the Wine Source and Heavy Seas, and the inevitable Mambo Combo performs live in the Baltimore Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden. It must be the Crabaret. The tenth annul Crabaret is Thursday, July 12. Tickets are $125, and it's all to benefit the House of Ruth Maryland . Buy your tickets online at hruth.org .
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By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
Among the silly ads for popcorn and soda you'll see when you visit Loews Theaters this month, you'll actually see a film short that's worth watching.The Baltimore-based House of Ruth, which provides shelter and counseling services to battered women and their families, has produced a 60-second film focusing on domestic abuse, specifically the story of a 26-year-old Baltimore woman named Venus Ann Shifflett, who was killed by her partner in 1989.In the film, the voice-over narration is based on a letter Ms. Shifflett wrote before her slaying.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | December 17, 2009
The broad smile on the toddler's face said it all as "Firefighter Mike" pulled a T-shirt over her head and adjusted a plastic red helmet over her braids. "I'm a fire girl!" she proudly proclaimed. Michael Hineline turned to the rest of the excited children. "If you see a fire, what should you do?" the Baltimore firefighter hollered. "Stop, drop and roll!" the crowd shouted in unison. Firefighter Chon Bunch from Truck 29 warned the kids not to hide if there's a fire.
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