About Merryman House Domestic Violence Center
“There’s a Place For You”
Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center is committed to improving the lives of those affected by domestic violence: women, men, and children. We are the only certified domestic violence program in the Purchase Area Development District serving Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken counties.
Our campus includes a 36-bed emergency shelter, a central administration/counseling and dining area, and outreach and counseling services buildings. We have been privileged to serve Paducah and the surrounding counties for more than forty years.
It has been our purpose and passion to answer the calls for help, assist victims to find refuge from the risk of death and serious physical injury, provide food and shelter, support them in court, and help them become financially stable and visibly strong.
Are you, or someone you know, a victim of domestic violence? If you or a loved one is fleeing a violent situation or is in immediate need of help, please call 270-443-6001 (available 24/7/365) to ask if there is a vacancy in our emergency shelter. Trauma survivors and others seeking non-emergency services can also reach us at 270-443-6001 to learn about our non-residential services or view our service offerings below.
We believe in a world where the needs of these survivors are openly addressed. We believe in a community-based system of support and encouragement system that meets the comprehensive advocacy and recovery needs required by these survivors to recover and live successful, empowered lives. Our successes are the combined efforts of people like you who say, “YES, I want to help!”
The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center provides services free of charge to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniformed services, political belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or other health status, social or economic status, non-violent criminal history, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, or language spoken.
Services provided in part or fully by federal, state, and local funds. This project is also funded in whole or in part under a contract with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, contract #C-05199666, subcontracted with the Merryman House, subcontract #21H. Additionally, support comes from Grant #H-00141 awarded through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by the U.S. Department of Justice. The content expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet or the U.S. Department of Justice.
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