The Mary Parrish Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. Since 2002, The Mary Parrish Center has provided a full array of no-cost, comprehensive services to over 7,000 survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Born out of a need identified by advocates in the community, we spent our first seven years assisting victims with the Order of Protection process and providing support for their next steps. In 2009, after years of frustration attempting to help survivors find safe, affordable housing, we took on the challenge; and today, we are exclusively dedicated to providing transitional and rapid re-housing.
In addition to safe, individual apartments, we provide a wide range of flexible and optional support services including clinical therapy, a workforce development program, emergency financial assistance, housing advocacy, enrichment activities, and case management. Our survivor-focused program enhances our residents’ autonomy by nurturing their capacity to live independently from their abusers, establish self-sufficiency, and secure permanent housing.