Heartly House provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse.
Heartly House is the only organization in Frederick County, Maryland, that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse. Your donation will support our work!
There are many ways for you to get involved at Heartly House! All prospective volunteers should complete and send a volunteer application prior to joining.
The mission of Heartly House is to end domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse, and to provide victims with safety, shelter, and supportive services.
“I know I’m not alone or the only person facing what I am – or going through the exact same situations – is encouraging. Feels like I’m not doing this all on my own. I hope someday I can give back in the same way to Heartly House for all they’ve done for me and other women and children.”
“I always feel better about myself after the group session. Feel safe and I know I’m not alone. Lots of times, questioning myself, if I am able to move on with my life, and I get a great support in the group from others.”
“I think better before making a decision. I have more strength, I’m not alone. I can leave on my own. When I needed it you helped me see things differently, I felt supported.”
“It has changed me into a better parent. I feel very good and able to figure myself out. It was wonderful.”
capable of having and giving a better life
“I know I’m capable of having and giving a better life for myself and my children. It was very helpful to have a safe and friendly environment to come to.”
confident and stronger
“I have grown more confident and stronger, and more self-supporting. All good things have been happening since I’ve been here! I feel great about myself, more happy, and peaceful. Everyone was supportive, knowledgeable, and always nice!”
“I feel good, confident. It was nice having a place to stay while I figured things out where people didn’t make me feel bad for needing help.”
“I know that I am able to see when I need to exit a dangerous situation. I feel that I have a safe place to go where my husband cannot find me.”
“I realize I do not have to stay in a violent situation. I now have stability and am safe. I am proud of myself for being strong. I know I am capable of taking care of myself and (daughter’s name) on my own. I am also very grateful for the resources I did not have before.”
build a more peaceful Frederick
“I would recommend the volunteer program at Heartly House to anyone who is looking to build a more peaceful Frederick.”
“I really began to see my value as a compassionate and kind person.”
“Staff is very professional, educated and dedicated to their mission and has always demonstrated an appreciation for my time, my efforts and my contribution to their success.”