House of Ruth Launches New Attack Against Domestic Violence


Ellicott City, MD, (PRWEB) December 6, 2005 –-

House Of Ruth Maryland, one of the nation’s leading domestic violence centers, is launching a new Web site to fulfill their mission of helping thousands of battered women and their children find safety and security. Brook Group, LTD, a leading provider of Web site and Web application development services chose House Of Ruth as their 2005 Giving Back winner, volunteering their time and skill to provide a professionally designed Web site to a non-profit organization. (

“Each year the Giving Back program provides a worthy non-profit with the type of Web site services that normally only a Fortune 500 company could afford,” said Kara Brook, president and CEO of Brook Group. “Brook Group’s success is due in large part to the support of our community; therefore, we feel a deep responsibility to support those organizations that so selflessly serve others.” (

“In the past, we have used public service announcements and brochures to reach battered women and their friends and families.” said Carole Alexander, Executive Director at the House Of Ruth. “Brook Group’s internet solutions will allow victims and service providers to reach us in a crisis so that we can help when it’s most needed.”

Brook Group performed their in-depth discovery and analysis process to clarify the House Of Ruth’s goals, branding and identity. From there, they redesigned the House Of Ruth Web site. This service included interface design, strategic messaging, information architecture and usability enhancements, as well as education and training. Brook Group’s goal was to enable the organization to handle every aspect of their Web site maintenance and growth.

“Many non-profits are unaware of the internet’s power,” said Carole Alexander of the House Of Ruth Maryland. “Domestic violence is a horrific crime and its victims are ignored or blamed; our site will help everyone – from victims, lawmakers, and business leaders to community and religious leaders – to understand the root causes and costs and learn that solutions are at hand. We are thrilled that Brook Group built a Web site that will inspire passion and move people to action.”

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About Brook Group

Brook Group, LTD (, near Washington, DC, is a strategic Customer Experience Design firm, specializing in Web design, content management, and application usability engineering. Brook Group provides information architecture and user experience solutions that help organizations streamline internal efficiencies and increase market share. Established in 1983, the firm has earned its impressive reputation with over 20 years of innovating customized communications and Web “experienceware” solutions that help businesses, non-profits and federal clients reduce costs and increase productivity. Brook Group also provides best of breed branding, Search Engine Optimization and Internet marketing.

Major Clients include: America Online, VeriSign, The Executive Office of the President and the White House Office of Management and Budget.