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Who We Are

Mission & History

​Our Mission

The mission of Grace Smith House, Inc. is to enable individuals and families to live free from domestic violence by:

  • Providing shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education
  • Raising the consciousness of the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence
  • Initiating and taking positions on public policies in order to provide options which empower victims of domestic violence

When Grace Smith House opened in 1981, no one envisioned that our organization would serve over 2,500 families each year. We provide shelter, transitional housing, counseling, advocacy, liaison services, children's services and so much more. For more information, visit Our Services. ​

Our work would not be possible without the support and generosity of our community. Visit How to Help to learn more. 

Our Impact

In 2021, Grace Smith House:​

  • Provided Advocacy 2,561 times
  • Answered 1,756 Hotline Calls
  • Accompanied victims to court 371 times
  • Conducted 100 support groups
  • Educated 2,800 middle and high school students
  • Provided 7,537 nights of safety in shelter
  • Transported victims 308 times
  • Provided transitional housing to 22 families
  • Helped 92 families in our Adopt A Family Program
  • 600 families accessed our emergency food pantry