Grace Smith House Inc

A nonprofit organization

No one deserves to be abused.

Grace Smith House is a private nonprofit that provides residential and non-residential services to victims of domestic violence and their families for the last 40 years. We offer shelter, counseling, transitional housing, advocacy, safety planning, preventive education and more to residents of Dutchess County, NY.

Our hotline is available 24/7 at 845-471-3033 and we accept requests for help regardless of a person's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, orientation, age or disability.

Todos nuestros servicios están disponibles en español. Ofrecemos Latina los grupos de apoyo, asesoramiento, promoción y programación con un asesor bilingüe. Para hablar con un asesor de idioma español, llame al 845-452-7155 extensión 118.

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. Our work would not be possible without the support and generosity of our community.

Grace Smith House accepts requests for help regardless of a person's ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Our Impact

In 2019, Grace Smith House:

  • Provided emergency shelter and services to 87 women, three men and 61 children.
  • Fielded 1,721 calls to our 24-hour hotline.
  • Served 19 adults and 32 children in our transitional housing program.
  • Provided advocacy and support services to  214 adults and 101 children in our non-residential program.
  • Educated 7,019 middle and high school students about bullying, teen dating violence and more.
  • Provided bilingual services to 79 Latina/Latino clients.
  • Helped file 1,030 Orders of Protection in family court.
  • Accompanied 157 victims of domestic violence to court, a total of 440 times.
  • Educated 172 healthcare providers about domestic violence.
  • Had to turn away 453 requests for shelter due to lack of space.

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