Skip to main content

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 2022, Grace Smith House:​

  • Provided emergency shelter and services to 66 women, one man and 70 children.
  • Fielded 1,918 calls to our 24-hour hotline.
  • Served 19 adults and 33 children in our transitional housing program.
  • Provided advocacy and support services to 188 adults and 64 children in our non-residential program.
  • Educated 4,025 middle and high school students about bullying, teen dating violence and more.
  • Provided bilingual services to 73 Latina/Latino clients.
  • Helped file 850 Orders of Protection in family court.
  • Accompanied 157 victims of domestic violence to court, a total of 440 times.
  • Educated 283 healthcare providers about domestic violence.
  • Had to turn away 574 requests for shelter due to lack of space.