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 state-designated and 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 is our purpose and passion to answer calls for help, assist victims to find refuge from the risk of death and serious physical injury, provide food and shelter, support survivors in court, and help them become financially stable and visibly strong.
Let’s Rise and Rebuild Together on April 25!
When survivors of domestic violence don’t know where to turn or who to trust, they often turn to the church. Does your church know how to respond properly to them? As social workers, mental health professionals, and other victim service providers- do we know how to collaborate with the church? The Merryman House Spiritual Enrichment Program invites you to The Nehemiah Project on April 25 at Heartland Church in Paducah.
From 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m., hear from a host of experts, including Victor Vieth of Zero Abuse Project, Pete Singer of GRACE, Pastor Mike Donald of Pathway Baptist Church, Dr. Mary Foley of Merryman House, and survivors Deborah Aubrey-Peyron and Balinda Hudson. You will leave more knowledgeable about how faith and abuse intersect, and with tangible next steps for collaboration.
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!”
Whether you are a survivor in need of support or a donor looking to join our mission, there is a place for you here!
PO Box 98
Paducah, KY 42002
Hotline is answered 24/7/365.
Translation services are provided as needed. All services are free and confidential.
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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