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Giving – How to Support Survivors

“There’s a Place for You”

A Vision for the Future

The Merryman House launched its first-ever capital campaign in 2016 with the goal of raising $3.7 million dollars to purchase 13 acres of land and expand to a 36-bed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. We opened the doors to our new facility on December 20, 2017. In the summer of 2019, YOU, the community, completed our goal!

But, the work is not done. Our advocates and staff serve nearly 1,000 survivors of domestic violence each year. Please consider helping us continue this work by continuing to give. Below are our most commonly needed items and the easiest way to set up recurring financial gifts. We are proud to have earned GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency. You can view our profile by clicking here.

Current Needs

Community members often ask us how they can give to a need we have right now. Of course, financial gifts to our operating budget are always needed and welcome. However, there are also physical needs that we are happy to share. Below is that list. Please contact us if you have any questions at all about how to donate.

Outside of this list, we also post pop-up and one-off needs in our Facebook group, “Help Needed at the Merryman House.” Click here to visit and join the group! 

Underwear & Sports Bras in All Sizes

T-shirts, Sweatshirts & Sweatpants (S-2X)

Sensitive Skin-Friendly Laundry Detergent & Dryer Sheets

White Towels, Hand Towels & Wash Cloths

White, Twin Sheet Sets and White Comforters



Planners & Pens

Individually packaged snack food & drinks

Our Work Is Not Done

Merryman Giving Society

Our view of what is possible is broader.  We still need you:  community leaders who possess a resolve to create environments that are safe for all.

Please continue to support our mission to Save, Build and Change Lives. You’ve shown survivors of domestic violence “There’s a place for you!”  We hope you will find your place in the Merryman Giving Society.

Click here for more information on the Merryman Giving Society and examples of what your gifts could fund.

We are just beginning!  Our view of what is possible is broader. We still need your help!

“There’s (Still) a Place for You”

Please continue to support us as we support survivors of domestic violence.

Contact Us

Whether you are a survivor in need of support or a donor looking to join our mission, there is a place for you here!

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PO Box 98
Paducah, KY 42002


Phone: 800-585-2686

TTY: 270-226-1149

Hotline is answered 24/7/365.

Translation services are provided as needed. All services are free and confidential.

GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency 2023

Merryman House provides services for survivors of intimate partner violence 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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