1 in 4 women experience domestic violence with severe physical abuse. 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year.

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A gift from you will keep our critically needed programs available by providing shelter, food, and emergency services to battered women and their children. Please, give today to help end violence against women and children.

$5,000 helps three Families in our RISE Housing Program pay for security deposits
$2,500 covers rent and counseling for a Family in our RISE Housing Program for one Month
$1,000 provides a full apartment of furniture for families moving to new homes through RISE
$500 allows MSP to host a Children’s Program
$250 will feed a Family in our shelter for one Month
$50 will provide new sheets for a Family moving into our Shelter

What our donors say….

“For too long, the issue of violence in the home has gone unknown and unnoticed and has caused considerable psychiatric pain to the women who are affected. My Sister's Place sensitizes citizens to this problem, and I am happy to lend my support.”

- Rob

“As a young girl I saw my aunts flee domestic violence and come to my house. The issue is close to my heart and I will always support My Sister's Place.”

- Cherry

“I give because I think that everyone deserves a safe place to call home.”

- Martha

“I give because I was a child affected by domestic violence.”

- Daryl

“I couldn't help my friend, but I can help others. That's why I support My Sister's Place.”

- Thais

“Although I was hit by the financial crisis, like so many of us, I know MSP's clients still have less than I do. And when I can't afford to donate my money, I will donate my time.”

- Beth

“I give because I'm the one that got away. My Sister's Place saved my life.”


“All I wanted was to provide a safe environment for my children. My Sister's Place helped us with shelter during the cold days of January.”

- Tina

“I had a happy marriage; then it became abusive. I am now on my own- safe and happy for 7 years. I want to help others do this.”

– Stephanie

“One mean parent and one powerless one can do awful things to a child. Working with the counselors here and sharing with the other women has helped me to take my own power back.”

– Dominique


More Ways to Give:

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. Enter into the holiday spirit, and support My Sister’s Place this Giving Tuesday:

Donate to MSP’s #GivingTuesday Campaign!

In Kind Giving

Thank you for your interest in giving to our Shelter! If you are collecting items for My Sister’s Place, please read our guidelines and needs for our Shelter below.* In Kind donations may be dropped off at our Admin Office at 1436 U Street NW, #303, WDC 20009 weekdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, excluding federal holidays. All items given to My Sister’s Place go directly to residents of our Shelter and RISE programs. Questions? Contact Angela Cavanaugh at (202) 540-1049 or Email.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to host a fundraising or gift drive on behalf of My Sister’s Place, please contact our Angela Cavanaugh at (202) 540-1049 or Email. All fundraisers or gift drives MUST be reviewed by My Sister’s Place before going live. Use of the My Sister’s Place name and logo/branding for fundraising or gift drives may only be done with written permission from My Sister’s Place.

Shelter Needs

Eucerin lotion

Blankets, Hats, scarves, socks, jackets – NEW

Clothing and Shoes must be BRAND NEW. Used clothing and shoes in any condition are not accepted.

All toiletries must be new, sealed, and full size

Used toys

Travel-sized toiletries

Used/New Furniture

Food/ Meal Donation

*If you have items to give that do not match our needs or guidelines, you may find other organization who accept in kind gifts here: Alternative Organizations for In-Kind Donations

Amazon Wishlist

Don’t have the ability to drop-off donations in person? Donate through our Amazon Wishlist and have items sent directly to our Admin Office at 1436 U Street NW, Suite 303, WDC 20009

View Amazon Wishlist

Workplace Giving

  • United Way – give to us through United Way! Our partner code is #8449.
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – Go to the CFC link and type in our code to donate: #97535
  • DC One Fund – Go to the DC One Fund page  and use code #8449 to donate to My Sister’s Place!
  • Employer Matching Gifts – Check with your employer to see what Matching Gift options they offer, and give double to My Sister’s Place!

Shop & Give 

Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile program allows you to shop as you normally would on Amazon, but when you do they donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to My Sister’s Place. Follow and bookmark the link next time you purchase from Amazon as an easy way to contribute!

Giving Assistant

Giving Assistant gives you cash back on your purchases at many major online retailers and allows you to donate those rewards to My Sister’s Place.  Follow the link to sign up and start saving money while supporting MSP!

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support My Sister's Place

Sign up for Giving Assistant and start sending 3-30% of your purchase price to My Sister's Place while you buy things you need from Old Navy, Home Depot, and ULTA.

Fundraising & Crowdfunding

Interested in fundraising on our behalf? Please contact Toshica Harvey at (202) 540-1052 or Email for permission and guidelines, or to submit your fundraiser for review. Find us on Crowdrise for easy crowdfunding setup.

*PLEASE NOTE: All fundraisers MUST be reviewed by My Sister’s Place before going live. Use of the My Sister’s Place name and logo/branding for fundraising may only be done with written permission from My Sister’s Place.

You can help children at MSP have a happier holiday! This year, the need is greater than ever. Donate a new, unwrapped toy to the MSP 2020 Toy Drive. The most needed toy donations include items for babies, girls and boys all ages and for pre-teens and teens. Suggested items for teens include sporting equipment, skateboards, books, cosmetic and bath gift sets, board games, remote control toys. Please check out our 2020 Toy Drive Wish List. Also if you would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, please contact Angela Cavanaugh at acavanaugh@mysistersplacedc.org or 202.540.1049.