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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 2023, Grace Smith House:​

  • Provided emergency shelter and services to 79 adults and 84 children.
  • Fielded 2,538 calls to our 24-hour hotline.
  • Served 20 families in our transitional housing program.
  • Educated 6,762 youth about bullying, teen dating violence and more.
  • Provided bilingual services 805 times.
  • Helped file 856 Orders of Protection in family court.
  • Accompanied 147 victims of domestic violence to court, a total of 639 times.
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