1 in 4 Women and 1 in 6 Men will be Abused in their Lifetime There’s a poltergeist in your house, and there is nowhere to run. There are hordes of zombies on your lawn, attempting to break down the doors. Vampires need an invitation, but once they’re in, you are powerless against them.
Our most fantastical fears are determined to tear apart the one place we should feel secure. This Halloween, know what’s really scary? Not feeling safe in your own home. Spending every waking moment frightened, humiliated, and vulnerable. Countless members of our community here in Dutchess County are besieged not by storybook monsters, but by the very real danger of domestic violence. Grace Smith House receives calls every week from your neighbors, coworkers and friends terrified of their intimate partner. They are in need of a safe place to run, an escape from the nightmare. You can offer them that refuge, by fundraising to support the mission of Grace Smith House during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join our team in pushing back the darkness, and opening doors to a place of safety.
Set all the ghosts free and clear out the cobwebs in this haunted house our goal is to raise an amazing $1,000! You will help us provide survivors of abuse with legal aid in getting back their personal possessions, their pets, their children, their homes, and their lives. This is the most amazing gift you could ever give another person!