Tracy Perrizo is the Program Officer for Helmsley’s New York City Program. In this role, she helps to identify and design program grantmaking initiatives, as well as manage existing grants and support grantees to meet their goals.
Tracy has spent the last two decades helping survivors of domestic violence in New York City rebuild their lives. Most recently, she was the associate vice president of domestic violence shelters at Safe Horizon, where she was responsible for developing and overseeing shelter programs throughout the city. Tracy was instrumental in helping Safe Horizon double its shelter bed capacity and budget, implement a client-centered practice service model, develop programs, and work directly with shelter residents to support their many efforts.
In addition to her work in shelters, Tracy served as a longtime member of the steering committee of the Coalition for NYC Domestic Violence Residential Providers and as a co-chair of the Administration for Children’s Services Domestic Violence Subcommittee of the Commissioner’s Advisory Board. Tracy holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work and a B.A. in Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Minnesota.