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Executive Director

Mercedes Lemp, Executive Director
Email | (202) 529-3328

Mercedes Lemp recently served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy at Montgomery Hospice. Prior to her role at Montgomery Hospice she twice served as the Executive Director of Washington English Center, from July, 2011 to March 2015 and September 2002 through the end of 2005. In between serving as Executive Director at Washington English Center she was appointed as the Director of the Washington DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs by Mayor Adrian Fenty and served as a Cabinet member from January 2007 through December 2010. In addition to her government and non-profit experience, Mercedes was the Marketing Director at the Council of Better Business Bureau’s BBBOnLine website program, and worked as the Channels Program Manager for Latin America Sales at Netscape Communications Corporation in Mountain View, CA and in Florida. She holds an MBA in International Marketing from George Washington University and a BA in Business and Management Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Greater Washington, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, and served on the DC Public Schools Joint Advisory Council from 2007-2010, and on the Mayor’s Adult Literacy Council from 2007-2009.

Administrative Staff

Lorin Kleinman, Director of HR & Administration
Email | (202) 540-1046 |  Bio

Joviah Ndahayo, Grants & Finance Manager
Email | (202) 540-1048 |  Bio

Toshica Harvey, Volunteer & Operations Coordinator
Email | (202) 540-1052 |  Bio

Gabriela Deleon, Outreach Coordinator & Latino Liaison
Email | (202) 540-1054 | Bio

Program Staff

Priscila Lemos, Bilingual Community Advocate
Email | (202) 540-1056 | Bio

Toshira Monroe, Director of Programs
Email | (202) 540-1056 | Bio

Elizabeth Horrigan, LICSW, Shelter Program Manager
Email | (202) 540-1045 | Bio

Lisa Scaglione, LMSW, Community Program Supervisor
Email | (202) 540-1061 | Bio

Abigail Singh, LGSW, Children’s Programs Manager, Social Worker
Email | (202) 540-1060 | Bio

Manga Asiamah, LGSW, Social Worker
Email | (202) 540-1053 |  Bio 

Crismeily Maloney, Bilingual Admissions and Family Advocate
Email | (202) 540-1049 | Bio

LaVerne Brown, Chef/Kitchen Manager

Residential Services Staff at Sanctuary Plus

Avril Palton, Senior Residential Counselor & Facilities Manager
Email | (202) 540-1064 |  Bio

Rachel Wiggins, Evening Residential Counselor
Email | (202) 540-1064 |

Barbara Matthews, Overnight Residential Counselor
Email | (202) 540-1064 |  Bio

Part-time Residential Counselors:
Tashaunya Blake
Shana Diagne
Camesha Harris
Shara Hayden
Victoria Robison-Hines
Pascale Jeannot
Margot Kirkland
Lykeyia Lucas
LaTasha Osei
Zenobia Proctor
Porsha Taylor

Our Events 2019-05-16T12:51:18+00:00

Join us for Girls Night Out by Shwan Yancy

The Ultimate Party For a Cause

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 5-9pm | Katzen Arts Center NW DC

This year we are honored that proceeds will benefit My Sister’s Place.  We hope you’ll join us for a night of celebration and fundraising.

Girls’ Night Out guests enjoy: an open bar, an exquisite tasting menu, a unique shopping experience from 30+ pop up boutiques, a runway show, networking, entertainment, pampering… and so much more!

Thank you for helping us celebrate our 40th! 

Over the last 40 years, My Sister’s Place has been a refuge for thousands of women and children fleeing their abusers. On Tuesday, May 14th we celebrated our work with a cocktail reception held at the headquarters of Optoro, One of our goals was to raise funds to expand our Reaching Independence through Survivor Empowerment (RISE) program. If you were not able to attend and/or would like to support our work now, you may do so using the link below.

    

Please link to our donation page here

Thank you for your support -our work is not possible without you!

Hometest 2019-03-08T19:28:56+00:00

“Me culpaba a mí misma por el abuso. My Sister's Place no me lo permitió.”

- Tonya

“Toqué fondo y estaba agotada emocionalmente y financieramente. Al acercarme a My Sister's Place, encontré una escalera que me lleva hacia arriba. Finalmente puedo ver un rayo de esperanza, y estoy subiendo.”

- Imani

“He aprendido a valerme por mi misma, y estoy muy agradecida por esto.”

– Chloe

“Amor es dar y recibir. Eso es lo que My Sister's Place significa para mí. Nunca olvidaré que estuvieron allí cuando más los necesité.”

– Kim

“Estoy feliz porque mi mamá está feliz.”

- Gracie

“Apoyar a My Sister's Place no solamente hace la diferencia en las vidas de otros, sino que tambien marca la diferencia en mi vida.”

– Anna

“Estoy muy feliz de que mi vida está nuevamente en el camino correcto, y fuera de una larga y abusiva relación. Siento que he obtenido la fortaleza y el conocimiento para nunca más ser puesta en esa situación.”

– Phoebe

“Un padre malo y otro impotente pueden hacerle cosas horribles a un niño. Trabajar con los consejeros de aquí, y compartir con las otras mujeres me ha ayudado a recuperar mi propio poder.”

– Dominique

“Tuve un matrimonio feliz, hasta que se volvió abusivo. Estoy sola ahora por mi cuenta, segura y feliz por 7 años. Quiero ayudar a otras a lograr esto.”

– Stephanie

“Todo lo que quería era proveer un ambiente seguro para mis hijos. My Sister's Place nos ayudó con un lugar de refugio durante los días fríos de enero”

- Tina

Current & Upcoming Events!

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Help us rebuild lives, one family at a time.

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

Donate Now

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.

  • $2,500 – supports a family in our RISE housing program for 2 months
  • $1,000 – provides aftercare for a family leaving our shelter for 3 months
  • $750 – provides 50 hours of case management to a mother
  • $500 – sponsors a field trip for the children at Sanctuary Plus
  • $250 – provides diapers for a baby in our shelter for an entire year.
  • $150 – feeds a family at our shelter for an entire month
  • $75 – provides a mother with transportion to and from work for a month
  • $50 – provides sanitary products for a mother for 3 months

Please, give the gift of hope to victims of domestic violence.

What our donors say….

“Me culpaba a mí misma por el abuso. My Sister's Place no me lo permitió.”

- Tonya

“Toqué fondo y estaba agotada emocionalmente y financieramente. Al acercarme a My Sister's Place, encontré una escalera que me lleva hacia arriba. Finalmente puedo ver un rayo de esperanza, y estoy subiendo.”

- Imani

“He aprendido a valerme por mi misma, y estoy muy agradecida por esto.”

– Chloe

“Amor es dar y recibir. Eso es lo que My Sister's Place significa para mí. Nunca olvidaré que estuvieron allí cuando más los necesité.”

– Kim

“Estoy feliz porque mi mamá está feliz.”

- Gracie

“Apoyar a My Sister's Place no solamente hace la diferencia en las vidas de otros, sino que tambien marca la diferencia en mi vida.”

– Anna

“Estoy muy feliz de que mi vida está nuevamente en el camino correcto, y fuera de una larga y abusiva relación. Siento que he obtenido la fortaleza y el conocimiento para nunca más ser puesta en esa situación.”

– Phoebe

“Un padre malo y otro impotente pueden hacerle cosas horribles a un niño. Trabajar con los consejeros de aquí, y compartir con las otras mujeres me ha ayudado a recuperar mi propio poder.”

– Dominique

“Tuve un matrimonio feliz, hasta que se volvió abusivo. Estoy sola ahora por mi cuenta, segura y feliz por 7 años. Quiero ayudar a otras a lograr esto.”

– Stephanie

“Todo lo que quería era proveer un ambiente seguro para mis hijos. My Sister's Place nos ayudó con un lugar de refugio durante los días fríos de enero”

- Tina

DONATE

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 Toshica Harvey at (202) 540-1052 or Email.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to host a fundraising or gift drive on behalf of My Sister’s Place, please contact our Toshica Harvey at (202) 540-1052 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 – Must be NEW
  • Metro cards
  • Giftcards to grocery stores
  • Wipes
  • Diapers – for infants
  • Fullsize toiletries – must be NEW
  • Washcloths – must be NEW
  • Towels – must be NEW
  • Blankets – must be NEW

Clothing, Shoe, and Toiletries Guidelines

  • 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

MSP does NOT ACCEPT*:

  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Used make-up or toiletries
  • Used toys
  • Travel-sized toiletries
  • Furniture
  • Food

*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!

Coupons
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. 

Donor Privacy Statement

My Sister’s Place is committed to respecting the privacy of our financial and in kind donors. When you make a donation, you voluntarily provide your contact information, such as first and last names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. This confidential information is kept on file for historical purposes, and donation information is retained due to legal requirements and to analyze overall giving patterns. This information is only shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

My Sister’s Place will not sell, rent, trade or share this information, or any other personally identifiable information with any other organization. Moreover, MSP will not sell, rent, trade or share our donor lists with any other organization, or send mailings on behalf of other organizations.  MSP will respect the privacy of our donors by offering a means by which donors may “opt out” of communications from My Sister’s Place, such as our annual mailings, monthly newsletters, and event invitations, by emailing renae@mysistersplacedc.org with a written statement expressing your preferences.

To protect your privacy, your information is kept on file in our secure donor software DonorPerfect. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, that service provider will only use your donor information for purposes necessary to process the donation. My Sister’s Place has partnered with SafeSave Payment Services to securely process your online credit card donations utilizing innovative technology and PCI-DSS level 1 security to protect the security of your information.

Donor Bill of Rights

My Sister’s Place subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

  1. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  2. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  3. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

  1. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  2. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Inicio 2018-06-21T16:15:05+00:00

“Me culpaba a mí misma por el abuso. My Sister's Place no me lo permitió.”

- Tonya

“Toqué fondo y estaba agotada emocionalmente y financieramente. Al acercarme a My Sister's Place, encontré una escalera que me lleva hacia arriba. Finalmente puedo ver un rayo de esperanza, y estoy subiendo.”

- Imani

“He aprendido a valerme por mi misma, y estoy muy agradecida por esto.”

– Chloe

“Amor es dar y recibir. Eso es lo que My Sister's Place significa para mí. Nunca olvidaré que estuvieron allí cuando más los necesité.”

– Kim

“Estoy feliz porque mi mamá está feliz.”

- Gracie

“Apoyar a My Sister's Place no solamente hace la diferencia en las vidas de otros, sino que tambien marca la diferencia en mi vida.”

– Anna

“Estoy muy feliz de que mi vida está nuevamente en el camino correcto, y fuera de una larga y abusiva relación. Siento que he obtenido la fortaleza y el conocimiento para nunca más ser puesta en esa situación.”

– Phoebe

“Un padre malo y otro impotente pueden hacerle cosas horribles a un niño. Trabajar con los consejeros de aquí, y compartir con las otras mujeres me ha ayudado a recuperar mi propio poder.”

– Dominique

“Tuve un matrimonio feliz, hasta que se volvió abusivo. Estoy sola ahora por mi cuenta, segura y feliz por 7 años. Quiero ayudar a otras a lograr esto.”

– Stephanie

“Todo lo que quería era proveer un ambiente seguro para mis hijos. My Sister's Place nos ayudó con un lugar de refugio durante los días fríos de enero”

- Tina

You’re invited to the Tico Taco Takedown!

¡Los mejores chefs de DC pelean por el mejor taco! TAMBIÉN disfrute de comida, bebidas y refrescos mientras beneficia a My Sister’s Place. Los jueces invitados incluyen Ari Shapiro de NPR, Foodie & the Beast’s Nycci Nellis, y más …

¡Compra boletos!

Ayúdanos a reconstruir vidas, una familia a la vez.

Donate Today

Síguenos en las redes sociales 

Nuestros eventos 2018-06-21T16:03:48+00:00

Tico SummerFest y Taco Takedown benefician a My Sister’s Place

¡Los mejores chefs de DC pelean por el mejor taco! TAMBIÉN disfrute de comida, bebidas y refrescos mientras recauda dinero / conocimiento para My Sister’s Place.

Organizado por SRG Pastry Chef Alex Levin y el equipo de Tico, la inauguración de SummerFest & Taco Takedown se llevará a cabo el domingo, 24 de junio de 2018, de 4:00 a 7:30 p.m. El evento incluirá a 8 de los mejores chefs de DC presentando su opinión sobre el mejor taco, refrigerios y muchas bebidas divertidas, todo para recaudar dinero y conocimiento de My Sister’s Place.

Cuándo: Domingo, 24 de junio, 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dónde: Tico DC @ 1926 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Las entradas tienen un precio de $50 por persona e incluyen una muestra de todas las porciones de sabor de los tacos, así como alimentos y bebidas ilimitados que se ofrecen en todas las estaciones. Todos los ingresos benefician a My Sister’s Place.

BUY TICKETS

Los chefs participantes de este año incluyen:

Alex Levin, chef ejecutivo de repostería, grupo de restaurantes TICO & Schlow
Russell Smith, chef ejecutivo, The Source por Wolfgang Puck
Amy Brandwein, Chef Ejecutiva, Centrolina
Seng Luangrath, chef ejecutivo, Thip Khao
Bettina Stern, Chef, Chaia
Sasha Felikson, Chef, Cava
Kyle Bailey, chef ejecutivo, The Salt Line
Marcelle Afram, Chef, Blue Jacket

Los jueces:

Bonnie Benwick, editora adjunta de alimentos y editora de recetas, The Washington Post
Chris Schmid, Director de Wine & Spirits, Prestige Beverage Group
Nycci Nellis, Co-anfitrión, Foodie & The Beast y Fundador y Editor, TheListAreYouOnIt.com
Amy K. Dacey, Presidenta, AKD Strategies

Maestro de ceremonias

Laura Hayes, Food Editor, Washington City Paper

Delicias especiales de:

  • Gordy’s Pickles
  • Ice Cream Jubilee

Sponsorships Patrocinios
Si está interesado en oportunidades de patrocinio, comuníquese con el Asociado de Desarrollo de MSP,

Si está interesado en oportunidades de patrocinio, comuníquese con el Asociado de Desarrollo  Renae Erichsen-Teal al renae@mysistersplacedc.org or (202) 253-4397.

Los niveles actuales de patrocinio incluyen:

  • PLATINUM – $10,000
  • GOLD – $5,000
  • SILVER – $2,500
  • SUPPORTER – $1,000

Por mas detalles, mire nuestro Tico Sponsorship Commitment Form.

Gracias a nuestros generosos patrocinadores:

Camille M. Wheeler

Jill Scharff

Mark C. Stover

DC War of the Rosés

Join the battle at La Jambe and sip rosé for a good cause!

13 restaurants battle for their participating cause! Each restaurant will be donating 10% of their rosé sales in July to charity, and La Jambe has chosen My Sister’s Place! Support MSP with a glass of rosé ALL July at La Jambe.

When: July 1st to 31st
Where: La Jambe @ 1550 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

JOIN THE BATTLE

The Clothesline Project                            

Stay in touch for our 2018 Clothesline Project announcement.

What is the Clothesline Project?
In 1990, domestic violence advocates in Massachusetts launched the Clothesline Project. Survivors told their stories of abuse, despair, hope, and empowerment by expressing their feelings and experiences through their own art on t-shirts, which were then displayed on clotheslines and hung throughout the community. Since then, many advocates have used this display as a way to raise awareness about domestic violence and the impact it has on real lives.

MSP held their first Clothesline Project in 1997. Victims of domestic violence often suffer in silence, and the Clothesline Project gives them a voice. We wanted to make sure our clients were heard. In 2013, we held the first Clothesline Project on the National Mall.

Clothesline Project 2017
Thank you to everyone who made our Clothesline Project 2017 a success!  We hung a display for over 200 shirts on U Street, and engaged with passersby and supporters for over 3 hours. See video coverage and images below:

Donar 2018-07-19T10:27:58+00:00

1 de cada 4 mujeres sufren violencia doméstica con graves abusos físicos. 15 millones de niños están expuestos a la violencia doméstica cada año. 

Done ahora

Un regalo de usted mantendrá nuestros programas de necesidad crítica disponibles proporcionando refugio, alimentos, y servicios de emergencia a las mujeres maltratadas y sus hijos.  Por favor, de hoy para ayudar a terminar con la violencia contra las mujeres y los niños.

  • $2,500 -mantiene a una familia en nuestro programa de vivienda RISE durante dos meses
  • $1,000 – brinda cuidado posterior a una familia que sale de nuestro refugio por 3 meses
  • $750 -proporciona 50 horas de administración de casos a una madre 
  • $500 – patrocina una excursión para los niños en Sanctuary Plus
  • $250 -aprovisiona pañales para un bebé en nuestro refugio por un año
  • $150 -alimenta a una familia en nuestro refugio durante todo un mes 
  • $75 – provee a una madre el transporte hacia y desde el trabajo por un mes entero 
  • $50 – abastece productos sanitarios para una madre por tres meses

Por favor, dé el regalo de esperanza a las víctimas de violencia doméstica.

Lo que nuestros donantes dicen…

“Me culpaba a mí misma por el abuso. My Sister's Place no me lo permitió.”

- Tonya

“Toqué fondo y estaba agotada emocionalmente y financieramente. Al acercarme a My Sister's Place, encontré una escalera que me lleva hacia arriba. Finalmente puedo ver un rayo de esperanza, y estoy subiendo.”

- Imani

“He aprendido a valerme por mi misma, y estoy muy agradecida por esto.”

– Chloe

“Amor es dar y recibir. Eso es lo que My Sister's Place significa para mí. Nunca olvidaré que estuvieron allí cuando más los necesité.”

– Kim

“Estoy feliz porque mi mamá está feliz.”

- Gracie

“Apoyar a My Sister's Place no solamente hace la diferencia en las vidas de otros, sino que tambien marca la diferencia en mi vida.”

– Anna

“Estoy muy feliz de que mi vida está nuevamente en el camino correcto, y fuera de una larga y abusiva relación. Siento que he obtenido la fortaleza y el conocimiento para nunca más ser puesta en esa situación.”

– Phoebe

“Un padre malo y otro impotente pueden hacerle cosas horribles a un niño. Trabajar con los consejeros de aquí, y compartir con las otras mujeres me ha ayudado a recuperar mi propio poder.”

– Dominique

“Tuve un matrimonio feliz, hasta que se volvió abusivo. Estoy sola ahora por mi cuenta, segura y feliz por 7 años. Quiero ayudar a otras a lograr esto.”

– Stephanie

“Todo lo que quería era proveer un ambiente seguro para mis hijos. My Sister's Place nos ayudó con un lugar de refugio durante los días fríos de enero”

- Tina

DONAR

Más formas de dar:

Contribuciones a través del empleo

  • United Way – ¡Done a través de United Way! Nuestro código de socio es #8449
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) -Vaya al enlace de CFC e ingrese nuestro código para donar: #97535
  • DC One Fund -¡Vaya a la página DC One Fund y use el código #8449 para donar a My Sister’s Place!
  • Donativos de contrapartida por empleadores– ¡Consulte con su empleador para ver qué opciones de donaciones coincidente ofrecen, y dé el doble a My Sister’s Place!

Regalos en especie

¡Gracias por su interés en dar a nuestro refugio! Si está recogiendo artículos para My Sister’s Place, lea a continuación nuestras pautas y necesidades para nuestro refugio.* Las donaciones en especie pueden depositarse en nuestra Oficina de Administración en 1436 U Street NW, #303, WDC 20009 de lunes a viernes desde las 10:00a.m hasta las 5:00 p.m., sin incluir feriados federales. Todos los artículos entregados a My Sister’s Place van directamente a los residentes de nuestros programas Shelter y RISE. ¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Renae Erichsen-Teal, Asociada de Desarrollo, al (202) 253-4397 o por correo electrónico.

*TENGA EN CUENTA: si desea organizar una recaudación de fondos o donaciones en nombre de My Sister’s Place, comuníquese con nuestra Asociada de Desarrollo Renae Erichsen-Teal. Todos los eventos de recaudación de fondos o donaciones DEBEN ser revisados por My Sister’s Place antes de comenzar a funcionar. El uso del nombre y el logotipo / marca de My Sister’s Place en recaudaciones de fondos o donaciones solo se puede hacer con el permiso por escrito de My Sister’s Place.

Shelter Needs

Necesidades del refugio

  • Loción Eucerin
  • Tarjetas de Metro
  • Tarjetas de regalo para supermercados
  • Tampones y toallas sanitarias
  • Diva Cups
  • Pañales
  • Articulos de aseo – deben ser NUEVAS
  • Toallitas – deben ser NUEVAS
  • Toallas: deben ser NUEVAS

*POR FAVOR TENGA EN CUENTA – NO ESTAMOS ACEPTANDO ARTÍCULOS DE ASEO EN ESTOS MOMENTOS*

Indicaciones para la ropa, zapatos, y artículos de aseo

  • La ropa y los zapatos deben ser NUEVOS. No se aceptan ropa y zapatos usados en cualquier condición.
  • Todos los artículos de aseo deben ser nuevos, sellados y de tamaño completo.

MSP NO ACEPTA*:

  • Ropa y zapatos usados
  • Maquillaje usado o artículos de aseo usados
  • Artículos de aseo de viaje
  • Muebles
  • Comida

*Si tiene artículos para dar que no coinciden con nuestras necesidades o indicaciones, puede encontrar otra organización que acepte regalos en especie aquí: Organizaciones alternativas para donaciones en especie

Amazon Lista de deseos

¿No tienes la capacidad de dejar las donaciones en persona? Done a través de nuestra lista de deseos de Amazon y envíe los artículos directamente a nuestra oficina de administración en 1436 U Street NW, Suite 303, WDC 20009

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Recaudación de fondos y crowdfunding

Interesado en recaudar fondos en nuestro nombre? Comuníquese con nuestra Asociada de Desarrollo Renae Erichsen-Teal al (202) 253-4397 o envíe un correo electrónico para obtener el permiso y las pautas, o envíe su recaudación de fondos para su revisión. Encuéntrenos en Crowdrise para una fácil configuración de crowdfunding.

*TENGA EN CUENTA: Todos los eventos de recaudación de fondos DEBEN ser revisados por My Sister’s Place antes de comenzar a funcionar. El uso del nombre y logo de My Sister’s Place/branding para la recaudación de fondos solo se puede hacer con el permiso por escrito de My Sister’s Place.

Declaración de privacidad del donante

My Sister’s Place se compromete a respetar la privacidad de nuestros donantes financieros y en especie. Cuando realiza una donación, proporciona voluntariamente su información de contacto, como su nombre y apellido, domicilio, dirección de correo electrónico y número de teléfono. Esta información confidencial se mantiene en el archivo con fines históricos, y la información de la donación se conserva debido a los requisitos legales y para analizar los patrones generales de donaciones. Esta información solo se comparte con el personal, los miembros de la junta, los voluntarios y los consultores solo de manera confidencial y debe conocerse.

My Sister’s Place no venderá, alquilará, intercambiará ni compartirá esta información ni ninguna otra información de identificación personal con ninguna otra organización. Además, MSP no venderá, alquilará, comercializará ni compartirá nuestras listas de donantes con ninguna otra organización, ni enviará correos en nombre de otras organizaciones. MSP respetará la privacidad de nuestros donantes al ofrecer un medio por el cual los donantes pueden “optar por no recibir” las comunicaciones de My Sister’s Place, tales como nuestros envíos anuales, boletines mensuales e invitaciones a eventos, enviando un correo electrónico a renae@mysistersplacedc.org declaración que expresa tus preferencias.

Para proteger su privacidad, su información se mantiene archivada en nuestro software donante seguro DonorPerfect. En la medida en que las donaciones se procesen a través de un proveedor de servicios externo, ese proveedor de servicios solo utilizará la información de su donante para los fines necesarios para procesar la donación. My Sister’s Place se ha asociado con los Servicios de pago de SafeSave Payment Services para procesar de forma segura sus donaciones de tarjetas de crédito en línea utilizando tecnología innovadora y seguridad de nivel 1 PCI-DSS para proteger la seguridad de su información.

Carta de Derechos del Donante

My Sister’s Place se suscribe a la Declaración de Derechos del Donante, creada por la Asociación de Profesionales de Recaudación de Fondos (AFP), la Asociación para la Filantropía de la Salud (AHP), el Consejo para el Avance y Apoyo a la Educación (CASE) y el Instituto Giving: Consultores líderes a organizaciones sin fines de lucro.

La Carta de Derechos del Donante

La filantropía se basa en la acción voluntaria para el bien común. Es una tradición de dar y compartir que es primordial para la calidad de vida. Para garantizar que la filantropía merezca el respeto y la confianza del público en general, y que los donantes y posibles donantes puedan tener plena confianza en las organizaciones sin fines de lucro y en las causas que se les solicite, declaramos que todos los donantes tienen estos derechos:

  1. Estar informado de la misión de la organización, de la manera en que la organización pretende usar los recursos donados, y de su capacidad de utilizar las donaciones de manera efectiva para los fines previstos.
  2. Ser informado de la identidad de los que sirven en la mesa directiva de la organización, y esperar que la junta ejerza un juicio prudente en sus responsabilidades de mayordomía.

III. Tener acceso a los estados financieros más recientes de la organización.

  1. Para estar seguros de que sus dones serán utilizados para los fines para los cuales fueron dados.
  2. Para recibir reconocimiento y reconocimiento apropiados.
  3. Para estar seguro de que la información sobre su donación se maneja con respeto y con confidencialidad en la medida prevista por la ley.

VII. Esperar que todas las relaciones con individuos que representen organizaciones de interés para el donante sean de naturaleza profesional.

VIII. Ser informado si los que buscan donaciones son voluntarios, empleados de la organización o abogados contratados.

  1. Tener la oportunidad de eliminar sus nombres de las listas de correo que una organización puede querer compartir.
  2. Para sentirse libre de hacer preguntas al hacer una donación y para recibir respuestas rápidas, veraces y sinceras.

Noticias y medios de comunicación 2018-03-27T15:01:36+00:00

Anuncios y comunicados de prensa

Las operaciones de la línea directa fueron transicionadas a la línea directa para víctimas de DC

22 de marzo de 2018: My Sister’s Place transiciona las operaciones de la línea directa a la línea directa para víctimas de DC para mejorar los servicios a los sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica.

My Sister’s Place ha realizado la transición a través de nuestra línea directa a la Línea Directa de Víctimas de DC para mejorar los servicios a las personas que llaman a la línea directa de violencia doméstica en DC. MSP descontinuará el manejo de las llamadas de la línea directa, y todas las llamadas a nuestro número de línea directa se enrutarán directamente a la Línea Directa de Víctimas de DC (1-844-443-5732), un programa del Centro Nacional para Víctimas del Crimen (el Centro Nacional) y financiado por la Oficina de DC de Servicios a las Víctimas y Becas de Justicia. Lea nuestra declaración pública completa a continuación:

Informe anual 2017

9 de marzo de 2018: My Sister’s Place se complace en anunciar la disponibilidad de nuestro Informe Anual 2017

Este informe refleja el impacto de los programas y servicios de MSP, así como el increíble apoyo de donantes y socios como usted. Creemos que le agradará especialmente leer las conmovedoras historias de los clientes que se encuentran en su interior, lo que demuestra cuán esencial es nuestro trabajo y su apoyo. Esperamos celebrar otro año exitoso en 2018, y esperamos que disfruten leyendo sobre nuestros logros para 2017 a continuación:

Apariciones en los medios

El lugar de mi hermana aparece regularmente en los medios locales para abogar y compartir recursos para los sobrevivientes de la violencia doméstica. Para consultas de los medios, comuníquese con Renae Erichsen-Teal, nuestra Asociada de Desarrollo y Comunicaciones, al 202-253-4397 o envíe un correo electrónico

2 de marzo de 2018 – La Directora Ejecutiva Interina Valerie Graff habló con Good Morning Washington de WJLA-TV destacando los programas de MSP y nuestra asociación con Mother2Mother – M2M.

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22 de febrero de 2018 – ¡La Directora Ejecutiva Interina Valerie Graff fue entrevistada por Marketplace Business News de NPR esta semana! Escuche a 9’57 para escuchar cómo My Sister’s Place, Inc. se ha visto impactada por el movimiento #MeToo.

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18 de febrero de 2018 – Directora de Programas Chandra Robinson se unió a la Directora Ejecutiva deM2M’s Lauren Feliz-Durishin en94.7 FM’s Fresh Perspective para resaltar la violencia doméstica, los servicios de MSP y el próximo concierto deM2M’s que beneficiará a My Sister’s Place el 10 de marzo.

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Chandra Robinson, Directora de Programas, habla con NBC 4 sobre la planificación de seguridad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica.

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Chandra Robinson, Directora de Programas, habla con BET sobre el Programa de Intervención de Batterer de MSP y la masculinidad tóxica.

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Archivo del boletín

My Sister’s Place envía boletines informativos mensuales a sus seguidores, informándoles de las actualizaciones de la organización, nuestros proyectos actuales y formas de apoyar My Sister’s Place. Para unirse a nuestra lista de correo, haga clic aquí.

Obtenga ayuda 2018-03-27T14:34:26+00:00

DC Victim 24-Hour Hotline1-844-443-5732

Ayuda disponible las 24 horas en su línea gratuita y confidencial.

Para hablar con un especialista en asistencia a víctimas, comuníquese con la línea directa de DC Victim Services las 24 horas al 1-844-443-5732. En Washington, DC, las víctimas inmigrantes de violencia doméstica tienen derecho a recibir ayuda independientemente de su estado migratorio.

Tenga en cuenta: MSP ha hecho la transición de la operación de nuestra línea directa a la Línea Directa de Víctimas de DC para mejorar los servicios a las llamadas directas de violencia doméstica en DC. MSP ha descontinuado el manejo de las llamadas a la línea directa, y todas las llamadas a nuestro número de línea directa se enrutarán directamente a la Línea Directa de Víctimas de DC (1-844-443-5732).  Para un comunicado de prensa completo, haga clic aquí. 

Manténgase segura y esté preparada

Las víctimas enfrentan el mayor peligro de sus abusadores cuando se preparan para irse. Si estás en peligro inmediato, llama al 911.

Mientras prepara para irse, debe tener cuidado y estar preparada.

  • Manténga en la casa de una amiga un bolso lleno de elementos esenciales, dinero en efectivo, y copias de documentos importantes tal como tu certificado de nacimiento.
  • Elija una palabra clave o señal para usar con sus vecinos, niños, y familia cuando necesiteque ellos llamen a la policía.
  • Si tse encuentra en peligro inmediato, llame al 911, y enseñele a sus niños cómo llamar pidiendo ayuda.

Programas y servicios de My Sister’s Place

Para consultar sobre los programas y servicios específicos de My Sister’s Place, puede comunicarse con nosotros las 24 horas al día al 202-540-1064.

Nuestro personal atenderá llamadas relacionadas con vivienda y servicios contra la violencia doméstica dentro de los 2 días hábiles.

En Washington, DC, las víctimas inmigrantes de violencia doméstica tienen derecho a recibir ayuda independientemente de su estado migratorio. Para consultar sobre nuestros servicios, llame a My Sister’s Place 202-540-1064. Todos nuestros servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.

News & Media 2019-05-07T15:42:29+00:00

Announcements & Press Releases

My Sister’s Place Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

June 6, 2018 – After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected My Sister’s Place to be part of the Class of 2018-19.

My Sister’s Place has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of 120+ experts in the local philanthropic field, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the nonprofits in the Catalogue are worthy of their support. 

Mercedes Lemp joins MSP as its new Executive Director

April 17th, 2018 – We are pleased to announce that starting April 23rd, 2018, Mercedes Lemp will join My Sister’s Place as its new Executive Director.

We are pleased to announce that starting April 23rd, 2018, Mercedes Lemp will join My Sister’s Place as its new Executive Director. She is an accomplished, results-oriented executive with over 15 years of experience in government, association, non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to MSP, Mercedes served as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs during the Mayor Fenty’s administration, and as Executive Director of the Washington English Center. 

Hotline Operations transitioned to DC Victim Hotline

March 22nd, 2018 – My Sister’s Place transitions Hotline operations over to the DC Victim Hotline to improve services to survivors of domestic violence.

My Sister’s Place has transitioned over our hotline to the DC Victim Hotline to improve services to domestic violence hotline callers in DC. MSP will discontinue handling hotline calls, and all calls to our hotline number will be directly routed to the DC Victim Hotline (1-844-443-5732), a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime (the National Center) and funded by the DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. Read our full Public Statement below:

2017 Annual Report

March 9th, 2018 – My Sister’s Place is pleased to announce the availability of our 2017 Annual Report

This report reflects the impact of MSP’s programs and services, as well as the amazing support of donors and partners like you. We think you’ll especially enjoy reading the touching client stories inside, illustrating how essential our work and your support remains. We look forward to celebrating another successful year in 2018, and hope you enjoy reading about our accomplishments for 2017 below:

My Sister’s Place Awarded one of three Venable Foundation grants supporting women’s organizations in Washington, DC

November 20, 2018 – The Venable Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of the AmLaw 100 law firm Venable LLP, announced it awarded $105,000 in grants benefiting three Washington, DC-based women’s organizations that empower and support the healing of women and young girls who are survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. FAIR Girls, House of Ruth, and My Sister’s Place each received a $35,000 grant.

Venable Foundation Awards Three Grants Supporting Women_s Recovery Organizations News Release

Media Appearances

My Sister’s Place regularly appears on local media to advocate and share resources for survivors of domestic violence. For media inquiries, please contact our Executive Director Mercedes Lemp at 202-529-3328 or email.

March 2, 2018 – Interim Executive Director Valerie Graff spoke with WJLA-TV‘s Good Morning Washington highlighting MSP’s programs and our partnership with Mother2Mother – M2M.

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February 22, 2018 – Interim Executive Director Valerie Graff was interviewed for NPR’s Marketplace Business News this week! Listen in at 9’57” to hear how My Sister’s Place, Inc. has been impacted by the #MeToo movement.

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February 18, 2018 – Director of Programs Chandra Robinson joined M2M’s Executive Director Lauren Feliz-Durishin on 94.7 FM’s Fresh Perspective to highlight domestic violence, MSP’s services, and M2M’s upcoming concert benefiting My Sister’s Place on March 10th.

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Chandra Robinson, Director of Programs, speaks with NBC 4 about safety planning for domestic violence survivors.

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Chandra Robinson, Director of Programs, speaks with BET about MSP’s Batterer Intervention Program and toxic masculinity.

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Trabaje con nosotros 2018-05-02T09:53:02+00:00

Trabaje con nosotros

My Sister’s Place es un lugar de apoyo para trabajar, que combina servicios basados en la comunidad con un alto nivel de profesionalismo clínico. Proporcionamos seguro de salud gratuito, días de descanso generoso, y una serie de otros beneficios. 

MSP actualmente busca llenar las siguientes posiciónes. No llamadas ni correos electrónicos, por favor.

Residential Counselor – Part Time

We’re looking for a reliable and hardworking part-time Residential Counselor, who can multi-task efficiently and stay calm under pressure, and who is interested in the issue of domestic violence.

The Residential Counselor (RC) supplements the work of the Case Managers, and functions as part of the residential support team. The RC also provides facilities support. This is not a clinical position.

You will eat meals, and spend time with the residents, setting a positive example for interactions with children. You will provide advice and counsel, and help with planning for the residents. You will work with all residents that need support and structure to be successful in managing any aspect of their lives, be that their home life, parenting, or work life. You will answer calls from clients seeking shelter, and help prepare the shelter for new clients.

My Sister’s Place is a supportive and good place to work. Last year, more than 90% of the families that left our shelter moved to stable, safe homes. If you’d like to be part of this exciting process, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Trainer/Facilitator for Batterer’s Intervention group – Contract

The Trainer/Facilitator position is a contractual position that supports the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) being conducted in collaboration with Child and Family Services Administration (CFSA). The BIP program services the male parents and parental figures connected to CFSA as a result of aggression in the home that puts the family at risk of separation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with MSP staff and training facilitators, conduct intensive psycho-education groups and supportive services participants identified to participate in the program;
  • Identify strengths and needs of participants and their families as they relate to the overall plan of intervention;
  • Make appropriate referrals to address social, environmental, medical and emotional problems;
  • Maintain up-to-date records for documentation of case activity to include electronic case management data entry;
  • Participate in team meetings as appropriate to address the challenges and strengths of the participant.
  • Assist in the intake and discharge planning meetings for participants
  • Assist in the accounting of service fees and distribution of incentives for participants.
  • Provide feedback and suggestions that will aide in the successful execution of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education of equivalent education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of human behavior.
  • In-depth understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Clinical licensure eligible/preferred.
  • One year experience in group facilitation
  • Two or more years experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong ability to work on a team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Strong organizational abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals;
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is desired.

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¿Qué es la violencia doméstica? 2018-04-12T12:24:11+00:00

¿Qué es la violencia doméstica? 

La violencia doméstica es un patrón de comportamiento abusivo exhibido por una persona hacia otra entre quien existe una relación. La violencia doméstica se caracteriza por el mal uso del poder y el control. Incluye abuso físico, emocional, psicológico, verbal, sexual y económico. Legalmente, la violencia doméstica incluye un amplio espectro de relaciones, incluida la violencia entre hermanos, hijos y padres, compañeros de habitación, cuidadores, etc. La violencia doméstica no es una pérdida de temperamento momentáneo, sino una técnica continua utilizada por el agresor para imponer el control mediante el uso de miedo. El agresor toma una decisión consciente. Use la Rueda de Poder y Control para ayudar a determinar si puede ser víctima de violencia doméstica:

Si le teme a tu pareja o cónyuge, no está sola. Consiga ayuda ahora. La ayuda gratuita y confidencial está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana llamando al 202-529-5991. Recuerde, el abuso NO es su culpa, y salir nunca es fácil. Servimos a todas las víctimas de violencia doméstica en nuestra línea de directa las 24 horas, no importa de su orientación sexual, barreras de idioma, sexo o estado migratorio.

Violencia doméstica en el Distrito de Columbia 

2017 Snapshot estadístico

Una de cada cuatro mujeres y uno de cada siete hombres experimentarán violencia doméstica.  

En un día en 2017…

  • 616 sobrevivientes fueron atendidos por programas locales de violencia doméstica, 418 recibieron refugio de emergencia o vivienda de transición y 198 recibieron asistencia y servicios no residenciales, que incluyen consejería, abogacía legal y grupos de apoyo para niños.
  • Los proveedores de servicios no pudieron cumplir 77 solicitudes; El 43% de las solicitudes no atendidas fueron solicitudes de vivienda.

La falta de opciones de vivienda segura para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica 

  • Casi un tercio de las mujeres sin hogar en DC indicaron que la violencia es la causa de su actual falta de vivienda o inestabilidad, y el 63% de las mujeres sin hogar con experiencias pasadas de violencia y trauma informan al menos un acto de violencia contra ellas durante su actual situación. período de falta de vivienda o inestabilidad de la vivienda.
  • El 26% de los adultos sin hogar en las familias de D.C. reportaron un historial de violencia doméstica.
  • El 28% de los sobrevivientes en DC que llamaron a la Línea Nacional de Violencia Doméstica entre enero y junio de 2017 mencionaron al refugio como su necesidad principal, la principal necesidad mencionada.

La necesidad de servicios culturalmente específicos

  • Las mujeres afroamericanas conforman el 75% de las mujeres sin hogar sin compañía en D.C., aunque solo son el 52% de las mujeres adultas.
  • Los esfuerzos de intervención y prevención centrados en la comunidad contribuyen directamente a la seguridad, el empoderamiento y el bienestar general de los sobrevivientes.
  • En el año fiscal 2017, los proveedores de servicios de violencia doméstica culturalmente específicos atendieron a 1,423 sobrevivientes.

Datos judiciales

  • Se presentaron 5.973 peticiones para nuevas Órdenes de Protección Civil en la Corte Superior de D.C. en 2017. Esto es un aumento del 7% a partir de 2016.
    • Se otorgaron 1,995 Órdenes de Protección Civil.

Datos de aplicación de la ley

  • El Departamento de Policía Metropolitana recibió 35.909 llamadas de servicio relacionadas con la violencia doméstica en 2017.
    • Esta es una disminución del 2% desde 2016, y es un aumento del 9% con respecto al 2013.

Descargue el Snapshot estadístico del DCCADV 2017 aquí (más…)

Programas y servicios 2018-07-19T10:19:42+00:00

MSP es único en ofrecer una atención continua completa de refugio de emergencia y vivienda de transición a permanente. Nuestro equipo experimentado de trabajadores sociales ofrecen asesoramiento clínico, manejo de casos y servicios integrales para capacitar a los sobrevivientes a recuperarse y prosperar en la vida cotidiana. MSP también proporciona capacitación, consulta de casos y promoción de la participación de las comunidades en la prevención contra la violencia y el abuso.

Nuestra meta es acabar con la violencia doméstica y capacitar a todos para construir vidas y relaciones saludables.      

QUÉ OFRECEMOS  

Un refugio moderno para 45 mujeres y niños con consejería, manejo de casos y entrenamiento en habilidades para la vida

En el otoño de 2012, MSP completó la iniciativa para ampliar y renovar nuestro refugio de emergencia, Santuario Plus, para brindar refugio para 45 mujeres y niños. Los residentes del refugio de emergencia de MSP, Santuario Plus, reciben consejería individual y grupal, manejo de casos clínicos y referencias enfocadas a enfrentar los desafíos que enfrentan cada familia y cada individuo. La instalación de 9.000 pies cuadrados de última generación cuenta con 15 habitaciones, un centro de recursos para niños, un parque infantil seguro y una cocina comercial con un chef de tiempo completo que crea comidas nutritivas para las familias. El diseño de estilo dormitorio de colegio crea un sentido de comunidad y apoyo brindando un ambiente familiar en donde los huéspedes se dan cuenta que no están solos durante este período difícil de sus vidas. Durante su estadía de 90 días en Santuario Plus, los residentes reciben apoyo intensivo enfocado en desarrollar y apuntar metas hacia la independencia.

Como en la mayoría de los albergues de violencia doméstica, los niños constituyen la población más numerosa de los programas residenciales del MSP. Estos a menudo carecen de la capacidad de expresar sus sentimientos constructivamente, los niños que han experimentado trauma y han presenciado violencia, a menudo exhiben un comportamiento negativo o violento en la escuela y en la casa. La exposición que recibe un niño a este tipo de violencia es también el mayor indicador de que cuando sea mayor se podrá encontrar en una relación violenta, ya sea como abusador o abusado.

El año pasado, más del 90% de las familias atendidas en el Santuario Plus se mudaron a viviendas más seguras y estables. No se quedaron sin hogar, o regresaron a sus agresores. Tampoco se mudaron a otro programa de refugio a corto plazo – ocupando lugar en ese recurso tan limitado.

Los arquitectos de R. McGhee & Associates se aseguraron que el edificio cumpla con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades y utilizaron un diseño ecológico. Un agradecimiento muy especial para nuestro comité de Campaña en la Capital y a los contribuyentes que hicieron posible este hito.

Un programa innovador de vivienda de transición a vivienda permanente que construye habilidades de supervivencia financiera y de crédito

El programa de vivienda de transición a vivienda permanente de MSP, RISE (Alcanzar la independencia a través de la Capacitación del Sobreviviente) ayuda a las familias que huyen de la violencia doméstica en el área de DC a ir de la crisis y la falta de vivienda a la seguridad y la estabilidad. En este modelo de un año, el personal de MSP administra los casos proporcionando educación sobre responsabilidad financiera y planificación de la vida. Además, durante el año de participación, los pagos de alquiler son subvencionados por MSP en una escala gradualmente decreciente, y personal capacitado de MSP proporcionará apoyo continuo y brindara referencias a los participantes, a medida que apuntan a objetivos en un ambiente autónomo. Las familias tendrán la opción de permanecer en las viviendas que han construido para sí mismos después de salir del programa, promoviendo la autosuficiencia a largo plazo y la libertad de los abusos.

RISE empezó en 2012, y en su primer año, RISE ayudo a 5 familias. Las familias, han tomado la iniciativa de abrir cuentas bancarias de ahorro y cuenta corriente, han desarrollado y mantenido presupuestos familiares y han pagado sus cuentas a tiempo.

Si usted es víctima de violencia doméstica, trabaja tiempo completo o esta asistiendo a la escuela trabajando medio tiempo, puede ser un candidato para RISE. Llame al 202-529-5991 nuestra línea directa disponible las 24 horas para obtener más información.

Los clientes se benefician del contacto constante con el personal que está involucrado en los casos para apoyarlos en su independencia, incluyendo consejería, referencias a servicios comunitarios y promoción.

Al salir de los programas residenciales y no residenciales, los clientes se benefician de seguir en contacto permanente con el personal de administración de casos para apoyarlos en su independencia. Los servicios incluyen consejería, referencias a servicios basados en la comunidad y apoyo según sea necesario por un mínimo de 90 días. Nuestra meta es proveer apoyo y ayudar a los clientes a establecer sistemas de apoyo a largo plazo dentro de sus comunidades, para reducir la probabilidad de victimización futura.

Para más información, comuníquese con Chandra Robinson, Directora de Programas, al 202-540-1056.

Un programa único que permite a los hombres mantenerse mutuamente responsables y superar el comportamiento peligroso y destructivo.

Apoyado por una subvención de la Agencia de Servicios para Niños y Familias del Distrito de Columbia (CFSA por su sigla en ingles), el Programa de Intervención de Agresores (BIP, por su sigla en ingles) está diseñado para ayudar a mantener a los niños y familias seguros en Washington DC. El año pasado, la CFSA identificó el enfrentamiento de la violencia doméstica como clave para lograr la preservación y re-unificación familiar. Específicamente, a menudo las familias son separadas debido a la violencia doméstica y no pueden volver a unirse de manera segura debido a la falta de recursos disponibles para los agresores. BIP es quizás el primer Programa de Intervención de agresores para padres cuyas familias han sido identificadas como familias en riesgo por la CFSA.

A través de un programa intensivo de 24 semanas facilitado por médicos licenciados, el personal de MSP trabaja con padres que son agresores para proveer un lugar seguro donde pueden aprender sobre relaciones saludables, a ser responsables de su propio comportamiento violento y abusivo, como también aprender cómo reemplazar violencia y abuso con comportamientos positivos y sanos. MSP está utilizando el currículo Hombres Paran la Violencia desarrollado en Atlanta que integra una perspectiva ecológica al reconocer los sistemas de opresión y luego potencia a los hombres para construir comunidades que apoyan a los hombres en el logro de relaciones saludables. La meta del grupo BIP es lograr una mayor conciencia por parte de los participantes de sí mismos para ayudarles a identificarse como abusadores y desarrollar estrategias apropiadas para abordar adecuadamente los comportamientos agresivos.

Además, con nuestra experiencia en violencia doméstica, MSP ofrece capacitación, asistencia técnica y consulta de casos al personal de CFSA y CPS para ayudar a proteger a los niños y fortalecer a las familias. MSP y el personal de CFSA trabajan juntos para examinar adecuadamente los casos de CFSA por violencia doméstica.

Para más información, comuníquese con Chandra Robinson, Directora de Programas, al 202-540-1056.

Entrenamientos, eventos, literatura y más para concienciar y alentar el compromiso de la comunidad

La erradicación de la violencia doméstica requiere una respuesta coordinada de la comunidad que abarque la prevención y la intervención. MSP se asocia con la policía, la comunidad legal, el clero y otros para asegurar que los proveedores de servicios y los miembros de la comunidad estén preparados para responder apropiadamente a las necesidades de las víctimas. MSP crea conciencia informando sobre la violencia doméstica en inglés y español con un enfoque en la prevención e intervención a través de la distribución de literatura, la difusión de información en eventos y emprendiendo proyectos innovadores. Además, en colaboración con el Proyecto de Abogados Voluntarios del Distrito de Washington y DASH, se realizan visitas semanales a clínicas y grupos de apoyo dentro de la comunidad para brindar apoyo a las personas que enfrentan violencia doméstica.

Estamos comprometidos a responder a la diversidad y necesidades cambiantes de nuestra comunidad. A fines de los años 90 lanzamos nuestro Programa de Extensión Latina gracias al apoyo de la Fundación Joseph y Marjorie Jones. Uno de cada diez residentes de Washington DC es latino, y somos el único refugio para victimas de violencia doméstica en Washington DC que lleva a cabo una relación activa con la comunidad latina. Entendemos que más allá de las barreras lingüísticas, enfrentar la violencia doméstica en las comunidades latinas y de inmigrantes requiere aptitud cultural.

Para más información o para solicitar un entrenamiento, comuníquese con Gabriela Deleon, Coordinadora de Alcance y Enlace Latino, al 202-380-6233.

¿Tienes preguntas sobre nuestros programas? Comuníquese con My Sister’s Place al 202-540-1064 para obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios. El personal atenderá llamadas relacionadas con vivienda y servicios contra la violencia doméstica dentro de los 2 días hábiles.

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Directora Ejecutiva 

Mercedes Lemp, Directora Ejecutiva
(202) 529-3328 | Email

Mercedes Lemp recientemente se desempeñó como Directora Asociada de Filantropía en Montgomery Hospice. Antes de ocupar su puesto en Montgomery Hospice, sirvió dos veces como Directora Ejecutiva del Washington English Center, de julio de 2011 a marzo de 2015 y de septiembre de 2002 a fines de 2005. Fue nombrada Directora de la Oficina del Alcalde de Washington DC para Asuntos Latinos por el Alcalde Adrian Fenty y se desempeñó como miembro del Gabinete desde enero de 2007 hasta diciembre de 2010. Además de su experiencia gubernamental y sin fines de lucro, Mercedes fue la Directora de Marketing en el Consejo de Better Business Bureau Programa del sitio web de BBBOnLine, y trabajó como Gerente del Programa de Canales para Ventas en América Latina en Netscape Communications Corporation en Mountain View, California y en Florida. Tiene un MBA en Marketing Internacional de la Universidad George Washington y un BA en Administración de Empresas y Administración de la Universidad de Maryland, College Park. Ella es miembro de la clase 2014 de Leadership Greater Washington, la Sociedad Nacional de MBA Hispanos, y formó parte del Consejo Consultivo Conjunto de las Escuelas Públicas de DC de 2007-2010, y del Consejo de Alfabetización de Adultos del Alcalde de 2007-2009.

Administración

Joviah Ndahayo, Gerente de Subvenciones y Contabilidad
(202) 540-1048 | Email

Lorin Kleinman, Directora de Recursos Humanos y Administración
(202) 540-1046 | Email

Renae Erichsen-Teal, Gerente de Desarrollo y Comunicaciones
(202) 540-1062 | Email

Toshica Jones, Coordinadora de Voluntariado y Operaciones
(202) 540-1052 | Email

Gabriela Deleon, Coordinadora de Alcance y Enlace Latino
(202) 540-1054 | Email

Personal de Programas

Chandra Robinson, LGSW, Directora de Programas
(202) 540-1056 | Email

Toshira Monroe, Gerente de Programa Albergue
(202) 540-1060 | Email

Lisa Scaglione, LMSW, Supervisora de Programa Comunitario
(202) 540-1061| Email

Abigail Singh, LGSW, Gerente de Casos y Coordinadora de Cuidado de Adultos
(202) 540-1060 | Email

Manga Omasombo, LGSW, Gerente de Casos RISE y Comunitarios
(202) 540-1053 | Email

Crismeily Maloney, Coordinadora de Cuidado Familiar
(202) 540-1049 | Email

LaVerne Brown, Gerente de Cocina

Coordinadores Residenciales y Localidades Santuario Plus  

Avril Palton, Asistente de Servicios Residenciales
(202) 540-1064 | Email

Lykeiya Lucas, Consejera Residencial y de Linea Telefonica de Ayuda Turno de Tarde
(202) 540-1064 | Email

Dayna Kent, Consejera Residencial y Linea Telefonica de Ayuda Turno de Noche
(202) 540-1064 | Email

Consejeras Residenciales y de Línea Directa a tiempo parcial:
Tashaunya Blake
Shana Diagne
Shara Hayden
Pascale Jeannot
Margot Kirkland
Barbara Matthews
LaTasha Osei
Zenobia Proctor
Porsha Taylor

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Nuevos socios 

My Sister’s Place trabaja con organizaciones locales en la comunidad para poner fin a la violencia doméstica y empoderar vidas mediante la coordinación de programas, servicios, capacitaciones, eventos y mucho más. My Sister’s Place se complace en dar la bienvenida a nuevas colaboraciónes para el año fiscal 2017-2018:

The Anchor Fund provides financial assistence for rent, groceries, and other needs on an as needed basis to families in MSP’s RISE program.

Chicktime partners with My Sister’s Place by providing monthly structured activities for our shelter children, including recent Thanksgiving and Holidays parties.

My Sister’s Place is the first domestic violence service organization to partner with the Dept of Health for their Help Me Grow DC program. In this developing partnership, DHOH staff will train MSP employees to recognize and work with children showing signs of developmental needs. The DHS will give assessments to children at MSP’s shelter to assess development needs and connect families to the developmental and behavioral resources needed to give all children their best start.

The Community Outreach Program (COP) plays an important role in the FBI’s broader efforts to improve their understanding of the communities they serve and the threats they face. The primary purpose of the FBI’s COP is simple: to enhance public trust and confidence in the FBI by fostering the FBI’s relationship within various communities. The COP supports the FBI’s mission by educating members of the public on how they can help protect themselves and their communities.

Room to Rebloom is partnering with My Sister’s Place to furnish homes for eligible families from our Shelter and Rise programs.

University of Maryland provides DV-specific after school tutoring and homework aid to children at MSP’s Shelter.

Current & Past Partners

My Sister’s Place is grateful for the ongoing and past partnerships of the following organizations:

MSP and DVRP collaborate on providing assistance to survivors of domestic violence within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the District of Columbia.

Ayuda envisions  a community where all immigrants overcome obstacles in order to succeed and thrive in the United States. They realize their vision by advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty.

Cake Brigade matches skilled home bakers and professional pastry chefs, who can donate their time, with local shelters or food programs who wish to provide their clients with a delicious baked confection for their special day.

MSP staff provided training support and technical assistance to CARECEN to enhance their services to program participants, and heighten awareness among their staff, volunteers and participants. CARECEN provided supportive legal services to eligible families in the MSP’s shelter and RISE programs.

A partner and major funder, CFSA funds and refers clients to our innovative Batterer Intervention Program.

Community Family Life Services mission is to provide homeless adults, families, and women’s reentry with the tools and support they need to reconnect with their families and live life to their full potential.

DIW provided dance education, academic enrichment, tutoring, workforce development performances, testing and evaluation to MSP clients, while MSP provided monthly Domestic Violence Education sessions to DIW employees.

DC Metropolitan Police Department partners with My Sister’s Place to address DV specific needs in PSA702.

DC Safe’s mission is to ensure the safety and self-determination of domestic violence survivors in Washington, DC through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform.

DCVLP and MSP partner to provide a holistic, “one stop” source for survivors to access all of the services they require to leave an abusive relationship, remain free from violence, and achieve independence, including legal representation, education and counseling regarding domestic violence, walk-in clinics, as well as longer-term services, such as mental health counseling, access to public benefits and transitional housing.

The Department of Behavioral Health provides prevention, intervention and treatment services  and supports for children, youth and adults with mental and/or substance use disorders including emergency psychiatric care and community-based outpatient and residential services.

A partner and major funder, DHS funds our comprehensive shelter services, aftercare, counselling, case management, and Latino Outreach services.

DASH provides access to safe housing and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms. They support partner agencies in the national capital region and throughout the United States in increasing their capacity to assist survivors in accessing safe housing. DASH educates policy makers and service providers nationwide on the principles and best practices of successfully assisting survivors of domestic violence in recognizing that they are empowered and whole.

MSP provides reporting and data collection to DCCADV to facilitate housing coordination, policy recommendations, and analyze demand for services in order to enhance the victim service safety net for survivors of domestic violence.

MSP staff have provided domestic violence training, materials and support to The Family Place employees and volunteers, as well as 24-hour Hotline access and referrals to The Family Place clients. The Family offers MSP clients with education services geared toward the Latino community.

House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.

Love By the Handles provides a gift of love and financial support for individuals who are in their transitional stages of life. They offer an array of items that can be contained in a bag with a handle for those in need such as cell phones, workforce development tips, school supplies, clothing, food for homeless women, men and children.  Additionally, they conduct monthly outreach food services to the homeless community.

MSP and Mary’s Center partnered to improve screening and referrals for domestic violence victims to services, and provided domestic violence victims with improved and expanded access to mental health care, advocacy, housing and other resources. MSP worked in collaboration with Mary’s Center to build on MSP’s Latino Outreach Program to reach underserved populations, and provide a full continuum of care, including housing and case management.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exist

MSP staff provided training support and technical assistance to Rosemount to enhance their services to program participants, and heighten awareness among their staff, volunteers and participants. The Rosemount Center provided “in-home” services to families in the MSP emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing programs to support parenting, child development and family strengthening.

A partner and major funder, OVSJG funds our RISE program, comprehensive shelter services, and community case management and outreach.

A major partner and funder, OVW funds our comprehensive shelter services.

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¡Muchas Gracias por su interés en ser un/a voluntario/a para My Sister’s Place (MSP)! Los voluntarios son parte integral de nuestro trabajo, dedicando su tiempo para ayudar a las familias en crisis.

Tenga en cuenta que todos los voluntarios, con excepción de los voluntarios del proyecto Tendedero (Clothesline), deben tener al menos 18 años de edad.

Sea un voluntario ahora

Para solicitar ser voluntario/a POR FAVOR COMPLETE EL FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD DE VOLUNTARIADO* . Para recibir una solicitud de voluntario, envíe un correo electrónico a nuestra Coordinadora de Voluntarios:

Solicitar Aplicación de Voluntariado

* Una Solicitud de Voluntariado completa incluye: MPD, resultados de tuberculosis, verificación del Registro de Protección Infantil (Child Protection Registry Check) y referencias (Child Protection Registry Check). Nuestra Coordinadora de Voluntarios se comunicará con usted con los formularios necesarios al recibir su Solicitud de Voluntariado. Tenga en cuenta que el formulario de Registro de Protección Infantil una vez completado debe ser firmado, notarizado y enviado por correo a My Sister’s Place, P.O. Box 29596, Washington D.C. 20017

¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con nuestra coordinadora de voluntarios, Toshica Harvey, al (202) 540-1052 o por correo electrónico.

Inscríbase en nuestra lista de correo de voluntarios para recibir alertas de oportunidades. 

Inscríbase en la lista de voluntarios

Necesidades voluntarias 

Voluntarios Administrativos 
Los voluntarios administrativos donan su tiempo y habilidades especiales a MSP durante las horas de trabajo normales. Para servir como un voluntario administrativo, por favor complete la solicitud de voluntariado. Nos pondremos en contacto con usted si su disponibilidad y habilidades coinciden con nuestras necesidades actuales.

Voluntarios para el Programa de Niños Children’s 
El Programa de Niños de MSP se reúne los martes por la noche de 6:45pm a 8:15pm en nuestro refugio confidencial de emergencia. Debido a la naturaleza delicada de su trabajo, los voluntarios deben completar la solicitud de voluntariado, la autorización para la verificación de antecedentes, firmar el acuerdo de confidencialidad y realizar un entrenamiento.

Estén atentos al anuncio de nuestro próximo entrenamiento para voluntarios.

NOTA: La ubicación de nuestro refugio no es accesible por metro. 

Voluntarios Proyecto Clothesline
Todos los años organizamos nuestro proyecto Clothesline donde los sobrevivientes cuentan sus historias reales de abuso, desesperación, esperanza y empoderamiento. Expresan sus sentimientos y experiencias de violencia doméstica a través de su propio arte reflejado en remeras/camisetas. Estas remeras/camisetas están en exhibición en las cuerdas de un tendedero las cuales están sujetadas por defensores de víctimas y voluntarios. Las víctimas a menudo sufren en silencio y vergüenza. El proyecto Clothesline de MSP les da una voz para poder expresarse.

Los voluntarios ayudan con la configuración de la exhibición, registrando otros voluntarios, exhibiendo el Clothesline, desmontando la exhibición y hablando del evento través de las redes sociales!

Voluntarios de Alcance y Educación Comunitaria 
Los voluntarios de alcance y educación comunitaria apoyan nuestras iniciativas para conectar proveedores de servicios locales y otros con nuestros programas confidenciales y gratuitos. Los voluntarios apoyan proyectos especiales, ayudan con la traducción de materiales, o representan a nuestra agencia en la presentación de eventos. Por favor complete nuestra solicitud de voluntariado y enfatice su experiencia trabajando con víctimas de violencia doméstica o primeros socorristas como también mencione si habla otros idiomas.

Voluntarios de Desarrollo y Recaudación de Fondos 
Los voluntarios para recaudar fondos donan su tiempo a MSP de varias maneras. No solo contribuyen en los eventos de MSP pero también ayudan en la planificación de los eventos especiales y también apoyan otras actividades. Para ayudar como voluntario de Recaudación de Fondos, por favor complete la solicitud de voluntariado de MSP. Nos pondremos en contacto con usted si sus habilidades y disponibilidad coinciden con nuestras necesidades actuales. Si desea organizar un evento, gracias! Estaremos más que felices de enviar un representante y proporcionarle con literatura para sus invitados.

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V-Day 2018 Eventos Organizados Por V-Day East of the River

V-Day es un movimiento activista global para poner fin a la violencia contra mujeres y niñas que se celebra anualmente el 14 de febrero. #VDAYEOTR2018 dona las ganancias de sus eventos a My Sister’s Place. Lea sobre sus eventos y compre entradas a continuación, o DONE a su campaña. Para obtener más información sobre V-Day East of the River, haga clic aquí.

Conciertos del Día Internacional de la Mujer

International Women’s Day, que se celebra el 8 de marzo, es un día mundial que celebra los logros sociales, económicos, culturales y políticos de las mujeres. También marca un llamado a la acción para acelerar la paridad de género. Estamos muy contentos de tener dos grupos separados de artistas de la comunidad que celebran Conciertos benéficos en honor al Día Internacional de la Mujer, y todos los ingresos van a My Sister’s Place:

Cantabo: Cathedral Heights – Hear Us Roar

Un concierto benéfico en celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer

Únete a los estudiantes, entrenadores y colaboradores de Cantabo para una velada de música contemporánea en el Vinyl Lounge de Gypsy Sally’s en el paseo marítimo de Georgetown. Todas las edades. Las donaciones serán aceptadas en la puerta. Los ingresos van a My Sister’s Place.

Cuándo: Viernes, 9 de marzo a las 6:30 p.m.
Dónde: The Vinyl Lounge @ Gypsy Sally’s en 3401 K Street NW, Washington DC

INFORMACIÓN DEL EVENTO

Mother 2 Mother: Un cabaret comunitario

¡Disfruta de las melodías de Broadway por una buena causa!

Un evento escrito, producido y realizado exclusivamente por mujeres y madres del área metropolitana de Washington D.C. recaudando fondos para My Sister’s Place, una fundación sin fines de lucro que ayuda principalmente a mujeres y niñas en nuestra región de la capital nacional. Con música de una variedad de musicales de Broadway y Off-Broadway, se desarrolla una historia que cuenta cuentos de la caridad y las mujeres que apoya. El ímpetu y las historias convincentes detrás de por qué el apoyo es tan clave. Entretejiendo las historias de las mujeres y su caridad heroica, con el clásico sonido musical de etapa, M2M construye un espíritu colectivo que alienta a la comunidad humana.

Cuándo: Sábado, 10 de marzo a las 5:00 p.m.
Dónde: Jammin Java en 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

COMPRAR BOLETOS

El Proyecto Clothesline (The Clothesline Project)                           

Manténgase en contacto para nuestro anuncio del Proyecto de Tendedero 2018.

¿Qué es el Proyecto Clothesline?

En 1990, defensores de la violencia doméstica en Massachusetts lanzaron el Proyecto Clothesline. Los sobrevivientes contaron sus historias de abuso, desesperación, esperanza y empoderamiento al expresar sus sentimientos y experiencias a través de su propio arte en camisetas, que luego se exhibieron en tendederos y se colgaron en toda la comunidad. Desde entonces, muchos defensores han utilizado esta exhibición como una forma de crear conciencia sobre la violencia doméstica y el impacto que tiene en la vida real.

MSP celebró su primer Proyecto Clothesline en 1997. Las víctimas de violencia doméstica a menudo sufren en silencio, y el Proyecto Clothesline les da voz. Queríamos asegurarnos de que nuestros clientes fueran escuchados. En 2013, celebramos el primer Proyecto Clothesline en el National Mall.

Proyecto Clothesline 2017
¡Gracias a todos los que hicieron nuestro Proyecto Clothesline 2017 un éxito! Colgamos más de 200 camisetas en la calle U, y nos relacionamos con los transeúntes y seguidores por más de 3 horas. Vea la cobertura de video e imágenes a continuación:

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Zoe Sharp, Presidente de la Junta Directiva

Deputy General Counsel, Optoro, Inc.
Elected Winter 2016

Zoe Sharp se unió a la Junta Directiva en 2016 y está encantada de contribuir al esfuerzo para proveer servicios a víctimas de violencia doméstica y sobrevivientes. “Previamente mi contribución ha sido proporcionar servicios legales a las víctimas de violencia doméstica caso por caso, pero me siento tan inspirada por My Sister’s Place y sus esfuerzos estructurales y culturales para efectivamente terminar el ciclo de abuso a través de una variedad de enfoques. Quería ayudar de manera más sostenida en la Junta y apoyar estos esfuerzos “.

Zoe Sharp es miembro de la Junta Directiva de My Sister’s Place y es miembro del Comité de Gobernabilidad. Zoe trabaja en Optoro, Inc. como consejera general adjunta y enseña como instructora adjunta para la Escuela de Negocios Kogod de la Universidad Americana. Se graduó de la Universidad de Yale y de la Facultad de Derecho de Stanford, y tiene una Maestría. en Contabilidad de la American University.

Martha Shannon, CPA, Tesorera de la Junta Directiva

Manager, CohnReznick
Electa: Otoño de 2015

Martha Shannon llegó a la Junta Directiva de MSP a través de un contacto mutuo. “Después de servir en la Junta Directiva durante un año, he aprendido mucho acerca de MSP y los grandes programas que ofrecen a las víctimas de violencia doméstica que incluyen, mujeres, hombres y niños. Me siento inspirada por el tremendo liderazgo en nuestra Junta Directiva, así como por el personal muy diligente de MSP. Espero continuar brindando mi servicio a MSP. ”

Martha Shannon es Gerente en CohnReznick, una firma de contabilidad nacional. Es una CPA con licencia en el estado de Maryland y miembro de la AICPA y MACPA. Tiene amplia experiencia sirviendo en otras juntas directivas de empresas sin fines de lucro, así como en la auditoría de organizaciones similares. Eligió servir en la Junta Directiva de My Sister’s Place porque cree que todas las mujeres merecen vivir con seguridad en su hogar.

Beverly Allen, Esq. 

Chief Integrity Officer,  MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Electa: Primavera 2013

Beverly R. Allen es una abogada con más de 20 años de experiencia legal, de negocios y de consultoría en múltiples industrias. Beverly se unió a la Junta Directiva de My Sister’s Place en 2013, e inicialmente se sintió atraída por la misión central de la organización, así como por la oportunidad de servir de apoyo y hacer una diferencia en la comunidad local. “Creo que ser parte de esta Junta me permite dar de mí misma de una manera significativa mientras trabajamos hacia el objetivo compartido de romper el círculo vicioso de la violencia doméstica”.

Actualmente, Beverly es la Asesora Jurídica Asociada y Jefa de Privacidad de Inovalon, empresa líder en tecnología de la salud. Beverly también ha trabajado con entidades corporativas, gubernamentales y sin fines de lucro en una variedad de iniciativas estratégicas, operacionales y transformadoras en múltiples sectores, incluyendo la salud, la educación y los servicios financieros.

Brenda Gaines 

Chief Executive Officer,  BG Consulting Services, LLC
Electa: Verano 2015    

Brenda Gaines es la Directora Ejecutiva de BG Consulting Services, LLC. BG Consulting Services (BGC), LLC, es una empresa propiedad de veteranos de guerra y de mujeres.Se especializa en el diseño y la implementación de soluciones personalizadas para satisfacer las necesidades de los clientes ya sean gubernamentales, sin fines de lucro, y corporativos. Nuestro personal es altamente calificado y cuenta con amplia experiencia en actividades del área de la salud, consultoría de gestión, capacitación y desarrollo de la fuerza laboral, gestión de programas, análisis de datos, desarrollo organizacional y tecnología de la información.

Brenda Gaines es miembro de la Junta Directiva de My Sister’s Place desde 2015. Brenda ha apoyado la prevención de la violencia doméstica y se ha sentido atraída por My Sister’s Place debido al trabajo que realiza para crear conciencia de la situación y brindar apoyo para prevenir o eliminar la violencia doméstica.

Ms. Gaines tiene un MBA de la Universidad de Phoenix, Phoenix AZ.

Katrina Clemons

Manager-Global Public Sector, Grant Thorton LLP
Electa: Invierno 2010

Katrina se unió a la Junta Directiva en 2015 y actualmente es miembro del Comité de Finanzas y Gobierno. “La oportunidad de servir en la Junta Directiva de My Sister’s Place me permite ser defensora de los que tienen necesidad de los servicios que prestamos. Estoy comprometida a utilizar mis habilidades, compartiendo recursos y tiempo, para apoyar la misión, las operaciones y los beneficiarios del programa”.

Katrina Clemons es Gerente en la División de Sector Público de Grant Thornton. Tiene más de 25 años de experiencia combinada en el sector público y privado, y el gobierno federal. Es Profesional de Gestión de Proyectos (PMP) especializada en gestión financiera, controles internos, perfeccionamiento de procesos de negocio, respuesta ante auditorías y gestión de subvenciones.

Noelle Dubiansky

Associate, Goodwin
Electa: Invierno 2017

Noelle Dubiansky se unió a la Junta Directiva en diciembre de 2017. Noelle es asociada del Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences Group. La Sra. Dubiansky representa a empresas de biotecnología, farmacéutica, dispositivos médicos y otras ciencias de la vida en una amplia gama de transacciones comerciales y de propiedad intelectual. Ella regularmente asesora a empresas privadas y públicas en transacciones comerciales complejas, incluidas asociaciones estratégicas, licencias, adquisición de tecnología, colaboraciones de investigación y desarrollo, pruebas clínicas, servicios por contrato, acuerdos de distribución y fabricación. La Sra. Dubiansky también asesora regularmente a clientes en relación con financiamientos privados, ofertas públicas, spin-outs y transacciones de fusiones y adquisiciones con respecto a los derechos de propiedad intelectual y riesgos operacionales.
Antes de unirse a Goodwin, la Sra. Dubiansky fue asociada en el grupo de práctica de ciencias biológicas en Cooley LLP y anteriormente, en el grupo de FDA en Hyman, Phelps & McNamara. Mientras asistía a la escuela de leyes, la Sra. Dubiansky fue nombrada Becaria Edward F. Hennessey.

Michelle A. Kisloff, Esq. 

Partner, Hogan Lovells
Electa: Otoño 2007

Michelle ha servido en nuestra Junta Directiva por casi una década, y ha estado trabajando en temas de violencia doméstica y promoviendo formas de evitarla por más de 20 años. “En la escuela de derecho, ayudé a las mujeres a ir a los tribunales para obtener órdenes de protección civil. Prontamente vi que las órdenes judiciales son un paso importante, pero que las mujeres necesitan más que ayuda legal para ponerse de pie y alejarse de sus agresores. Estuve encantada de conectarme con My Sister’s Place, porque proporciona a las sobrevivientes de violencia domestica y a sus hijos un lugar seguro para vivir y las conecta con los servicios sociales y de asesoramiento que necesitan. MSP tiene un gran impacto en nuestra comunidad y estoy orgullosa de ser parte de ella “. En su trabajo diario, Michelle es socia de la firma de abogados Hogan Lovells, como miembro de la práctica de pleitos en defensa de la privacidad y ciberseguridad.

Kristen Maddux

Manager, Corporate Affairs Research, Altria Group, Inc.
Electa: Verano 2015

Kristen se unió a la Junta Directiva en 2015 después de servir como voluntaria activa a través de la Junior League de Washington. Además de tener una pasión por la misión de MSP de erradicar la violencia doméstica, Kristen quedó impresionada con el enfoque holístico de la organización para capacitar a los sobrevivientes para que tomen el control de sus vidas:

“MSP no es sólo un refugio, es una comunidad que ofrece una variedad completa de atención. Desde el asesoramiento de una víctima durante su primera valiente llamada a la línea directa hasta ayudarla a conseguir empleo seguro y vivienda independiente permanente, MSP entiende lo que se necesita para romper el círculo vicioso de violencia doméstica “.

Los antecedentes profesionales de Kristen son en investigación y estrategia. Desde que se graduó con un título en ciencias políticas de Kenyon College, Kristen ha trabajado para generar ideas y estrategias para compañías Fortune 500, organizaciones de políticas públicas y equipos de campañas políticas. Fuera del trabajo, Kristen disfruta investigando la historia americana en el capítulo local de DAR y viendo sin parar los programas de PBS Masterpiece.

Lisa E. Rosenthal

Chief Executive Officer, The Mayvin Consulting Group, Inc.
Electa: Invierno 2015

Lisa se unió a la Junta en 2015 como resultado de su pasión por trabajar en promover mejorías para las mujeres y las mujeres en los negocios. “My Sister’s Places sirve en un lugar esencial en la comunidad proporcionando un lugar seguro para las mujeres. Toda la gente merece un lugar seguro”.

Lisa Rosenthal es Directora Ejecutiva y cofundadora de Mayvin, Inc. Lisa es una experimentada administradora de proyectos, con gran experiencia en áreas gubernamental y comercial, manejando un amplio espectro de tareas, funciones, procesos y sistemas desde el concepto hasta la implementación. Es reconocida por sus habilidades de liderazgo, facilitando el cambio organizacional y la planificación estratégica para las organizaciones gubernamentales. Recibió su Maestría en Administración de Empresas en Finanzas Internacionales y Administración de Tecnología de la Información Global de la Universidad Americana en Washington, DC.

Mazen Yacoub

Consultor en Estrategia y Gestion para el Area de Salud                             
Electo: Primavera de 2009

Mis experiencias profesionales más gratificantes siempre han involucrado el ayudar a otros a hacer mejor su trabajo. Como consultor de gestión proveniente de una familia de médicos, naturalmente me interesé en aplicar esa motivación a los profesionales de servicios de salud y sociales como aquellos del personal de My Sister’s Place. Temprano en mi carrera, vi el participar voluntariamente en una Junta Directiva como un medio para desarrollar mis habilidades de dirección general y de liderazgo al asumir responsabilidades de nivel ejecutivo a las cual no tenía acceso como consultor junior en mi trabajo diario. Rápidamente me puse en contacto con la idea de que cuando uno se involucra con una organización impulsada por la misión, asumen una obligación no escrita de dejar esa organización mejor de lo que era cuando se involucraron por primera vez. Diez años después, me ha gustado que he aprendido mucho a través de mi intercambio con otros miembros de la Junta, la administración y los empleados de MSP. Sigo aprendiendo a medida que crecemos y la satisfacción personal de ayudar a avanzar en nuestra misión es lo que me mantiene volviendo por más.

Fuera de MSP trabajo como un consultor independiente de gestión de la salud. Mis clientes incluyen empresas de consultoría de nivel superior, agencias de salud federales y estatales y organizaciones de proveedores de atención médica del sector privado. Mis áreas de especialización incluyen política, estrategia de negocios, reforma del pago de la atención médica y la implementación de programas. También enseño políticas y gestión de salud pública en cursos de posgrado en la Escuela Miliken de Salud Pública de la Universidad George Washington. Tengo una Maestría en Administración de Empresas de Babson College y una Licenciatura en Artes de Boston College.

En nuestro tiempo libre, mi esposa Sarah y yo como somos voluntarios de la Liga de Rescate de Animales de Washington. Es así que nuestro perro, Steve, graciosamente comparte su hogar con los otros perros que hemos criado durante los últimos años.

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Impacto

Año Fiscal 2017

  • Se brindó intervención de crisis y planificación de seguridad a 2,287 personas que llamaron a la línea directa
  • Se les proporcionó refugio de emergencia y vivienda de transición a 43 mujeres y 80 niños
  • Se proporcionaron 1000 sesiones de asesoramiento y gestión de casos a víctimas de violencia doméstica
  • 103 mujeres y niños recibieron servicios de seguimiento
  • 34 familias pasaron del programa de MSP a ubicaciones de vivienda transitorias o permanentes
  • Se distribuyeron 20,383 piezas de literatura sobre sensibilización sobre la violencia doméstica a la comunidad

Año Fiscal 2016

  • Se les brindó intervención de crisis y planificación de seguridad a 2,478 usuarios de llamadas directas
  • 41 mujeres y 73 niños recibieron alojamiento de emergencia y vivienda de transición
  • Se proporcionaron 1693 sesiones de asesoramiento y gestión de casos a víctimas de violencia doméstic
  • 115 mujeres y niños recibieron servicios de seguimiento
  • 39 familias pasaron del programa de MSP a ubicaciones de vivienda transitorias o permanentes

Las números mencionadas anteriormente para el año fiscal 2016 han sido auditadas por la Oficina de Subvenciones de Servicios para Víctimas de DC, uno de nuestros principales patrocinadores. El año fiscal de MSP comienza el 1 de octubre y finaliza el 30 de septiembre.

Acerca de nosotros 2018-02-16T17:19:39+00:00

My Sister’s Place (MSP) busca ponerle fin a la violencia doméstica y empoderar sobrevivientes para que vivan vidas sanas e independientes sin violencia.

Quienes Somos

Por más de 40 años, MSP ha sido un innovador en cambiar vidas proporcionando la primera línea telefónica directa de Washington DC y el primer refugio para los que experimentan violencia doméstica, y ahora adoptando un enfoque de salud pública para la epidemia de violencia doméstica. Siendo el refugio de violencia doméstica más antiguo de Washington DC, hemos servido como un pilar piedra angular a la respuesta del Distrito a este acuciante problema de salud pública desde 1979.

MSP es único en ofrecer una atención continua y completa de atención, que incluye atención inmediata a las crisis por medio de nuestra línea directa a la vivienda transitoria y permanente. Nuestro equipo experimentado de trabajadoras sociales provee asesoramiento clínico, manejo de casos y servicios integrales para capacitar a los sobrevivientes a recuperarse y prosperar en la vida cotidiana. MSP también proporciona capacitación, consulta de casos y promoción de abogacía para promover la participación de las comunidades para a prevenir la violencia y el abuso. Nuestra meta es acabar con la violencia doméstica y capacitar a todos para construir vidas y relaciones saludables.

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Nuestra Historia

1976 – El Fondo de Defensa Legal para Mujeres (WLDF por sus siglas en ingles) lanzó su Grupo de Trabajo para Mujeres Abusadas y con la Liga Juvenil comenzó a proveer la 1ª línea telefónica directa en Washington DC para las víctimas de violencia doméstica.

10 de enero de 1979 – MSP abrió el primer refugio de para víctimas de violencia doméstica en Washington DC con 15 camas y una línea telefónica directa las 24 horas bajo el WLDF.

31 de marzo de 1981 – MSP se incorporó como una organización sin fines de lucro y la agencia se trasladó a un refugio de 22 camas, gracias al apoyo del Departamento de Vivienda y Comunidad de Washington DC.

1982 – Todavía bajo los auspicios de la WLDF, MSP contrata a su primera Directora Ejecutiva, Judith Lichtman.

1 de julio de 1983 – MSP obtiene el estatus 501c3 y se separa oficialmente de la WLDF.

1986 – Gracias a un donante anónimo, MSP compra un vehículo que permite a la agencia transportar con seguridad los clientes al refugio.

1989 – MSP inicia el primer programa de vivienda de transición para víctimas de violencia domestica (DV por su sigla en ingles).

1991 – MSP y la Clínica Whitman-Walker lanzan un grupo de apoyo para las lesbianas maltratadas, convirtiéndose en el 1er refugio para víctimas de violencia domestica amigable para LGBTQ+ en Washington DC.

1994 – MSP traslada sus oficinas administrativas a un lugar no confidencial para proteger la seguridad del refugio.

1996 – Gracias al apoyo de la Fundación Joseph y Marjorie Jones, MSP establece su programa bilingüe de alcance comunitario y educación en inglés y español.

1998 – MSP coordina el proyecto Clothesline de Washington DC, una exhibición de remeras creadas por sobrevivientes.

1998 – MSP abre un programa de asesoría no residencial que brinda apoyo gratuito a las mujeres y a sus hijos

1999 – MSP pilota el Programa de Alcance Latino

2000 – MSP comienza el Proyecto Salón de Belleza y distribuye estuches vacíos de lápices labiales y limas de uñas con el número de la línea telefónica directa

2001 – MSP lanza el Proyecto de Intervención de Violencia Doméstica en 5 comunidades de vivienda pública

2002 – MSP mejora sus programas residenciales para mujeres inmigrantes.

2004 – MSP lanza Sueño de Judith, una campaña para ampliar y renovar el antiguo refugio de 22 camas.

2006 – En colaboración con el Programa de Compensación de Víctimas del Crimen, MSP lanzó el Centro de servicios de emergencia para proporcionar consejería terapéutica y manejo de casos a cientos de mujeres y niños referidos a través del sistema judicial en un ambiente fuera del sitio.

Febrero de 2010 – La demolición y construcción de Santuario Plus, un refugio de emergencia ampliado y renovado comienza con el entonces miembro del consejo At-Large Kwame Brown derribando la primera pared.

Noviembre de 2010 – MSP completó su iniciativa de expansión y renovación de Santuario Plus, aumentando su capacidad de refugio de emergencia de 22 a 45 camas para mujeres y niños.

2011 – Santuario Plus alcanza su capacidad total, sirviendo a 15 familias.

2012 – MSP reestructuró su programa de vivienda de transición y lanzó RISE (Alcanzar la Independencia a través de la Capacitación de Sobrevivientes), un programa innovador de un hogar de transición a un hogar permanente.

2016 – MSP se asocia con la Agencia de Servicios para la Niñez y la Familia (CFSA por su sigla en inglés) de Washington DC.para crear el primer Programa de Intervención de Agresores para padres cuyas familias han sido identificadas por la CFSA como de estar en riesgo.

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New Partners

My Sister’s Place works with community partners to end domestic violence and empower lives through coordinating programs, services, trainings, events, and much more with local organizations. My Sister’s Place is excited to welcome new partnerships for FY2017-2018:

The Anchor Fund provides financial assistence for rent, groceries, and other needs on an as needed basis to families in MSP’s RISE program.

Chicktime partners with My Sister’s Place by providing monthly structured activities for our shelter children, including recent Thanksgiving and Holidays parties.

My Sister’s Place is the first domestic violence service organization to partner with the Dept of Health for their Help Me Grow DC program. In this developing partnership, DHOH staff will train MSP employees to recognize and work with children showing signs of developmental needs. The DHS will give assessments to children at MSP’s shelter to assess development needs and connect families to the developmental and behavioral resources needed to give all children their best start.

ELOQUII is a private company that designs and sells fashion apparel in sizes 14-28. Each month, ELOQUII ships new business clothing, shoes, and accessories to MSP for our shelter residents.

The Community Outreach Program (COP) plays an important role in the FBI’s broader efforts to improve their understanding of the communities they serve and the threats they face. The primary purpose of the FBI’s COP is simple: to enhance public trust and confidence in the FBI by fostering the FBI’s relationship within various communities. The COP supports the FBI’s mission by educating members of the public on how they can help protect themselves and their communities.

Room to Rebloom is partnering with My Sister’s Place to furnish homes for eligible families from our Shelter and Rise programs.

University of Maryland provides DV-specific after school tutoring and homework aid to children at MSP’s Shelter.

Street Law, Inc. is a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with more than 45 years of experience developing classroom and community programs that educate young people about law and government. Street Law programs and materials help advance justice by empowering people with the legal and civic knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves and others.

Current & Past Partners

My Sister’s Place is grateful for the ongoing and past partnerships of the following organizations:

MSP and DVRP collaborate on providing assistance to survivors of domestic violence within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the District of Columbia.

Ayuda envisions  a community where all immigrants overcome obstacles in order to succeed and thrive in the United States. They realize their vision by advocating for low-income immigrants through direct legal, social and language services, training and outreach in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty.

Cake Brigade matches skilled home bakers and professional pastry chefs, who can donate their time, with local shelters or food programs who wish to provide their clients with a delicious baked confection for their special day.

MSP staff provided training support and technical assistance to CARECEN to enhance their services to program participants, and heighten awareness among their staff, volunteers and participants. CARECEN provided supportive legal services to eligible families in the MSP’s shelter and RISE programs.

A partner and major funder, CFSA funds and refers clients to our innovative Batterer Intervention Program.

Community Family Life Services mission is to provide homeless adults, families, and women’s reentry with the tools and support they need to reconnect with their families and live life to their full potential.

DIW provided dance education, academic enrichment, tutoring, workforce development performances, testing and evaluation to MSP clients, while MSP provided monthly Domestic Violence Education sessions to DIW employees.

DC Metropolitan Police Department partners with My Sister’s Place to address DV specific needs in PSA702.

DC Safe’s mission is to ensure the safety and self-determination of domestic violence survivors in Washington, DC through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform.

DCVLP and MSP partner to provide a holistic, “one stop” source for survivors to access all of the services they require to leave an abusive relationship, remain free from violence, and achieve independence, including legal representation, education and counseling regarding domestic violence, walk-in clinics, as well as longer-term services, such as mental health counseling, access to public benefits and transitional housing.

The Department of Behavioral Health provides prevention, intervention and treatment services  and supports for children, youth and adults with mental and/or substance use disorders including emergency psychiatric care and community-based outpatient and residential services.

A partner and major funder, DHS funds our comprehensive shelter services, aftercare, counselling, case management, and Latino Outreach services.

DASH provides access to safe housing and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms. They support partner agencies in the national capital region and throughout the United States in increasing their capacity to assist survivors in accessing safe housing. DASH educates policy makers and service providers nationwide on the principles and best practices of successfully assisting survivors of domestic violence in recognizing that they are empowered and whole.

MSP provides reporting and data collection to DCCADV to facilitate housing coordination, policy recommendations, and analyze demand for services in order to enhance the victim service safety net for survivors of domestic violence.

MSP staff have provided domestic violence training, materials and support to The Family Place employees and volunteers, as well as 24-hour Hotline access and referrals to The Family Place clients. The Family offers MSP clients with education services geared toward the Latino community.

House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.

Love By the Handles provides a gift of love and financial support for individuals who are in their transitional stages of life. They offer an array of items that can be contained in a bag with a handle for those in need such as cell phones, workforce development tips, school supplies, clothing, food for homeless women, men and children.  Additionally, they conduct monthly outreach food services to the homeless community.

MSP and Mary’s Center partnered to improve screening and referrals for domestic violence victims to services, and provided domestic violence victims with improved and expanded access to mental health care, advocacy, housing and other resources. MSP worked in collaboration with Mary’s Center to build on MSP’s Latino Outreach Program to reach underserved populations, and provide a full continuum of care, including housing and case management.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exist

MSP staff provided training support and technical assistance to Rosemount to enhance their services to program participants, and heighten awareness among their staff, volunteers and participants. The Rosemount Center provided “in-home” services to families in the MSP emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing programs to support parenting, child development and family strengthening.

A partner and major funder, OVSJG funds our RISE program, comprehensive shelter services, and community case management and outreach.

A major partner and funder, OVW funds our comprehensive shelter services.

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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior exhibited by one person towards another between whom there is a relationship. Domestic violence is characterized by the misuse of power and control. It includes physical, emotional, psychological, verbal, sexual, and economic abuse. Legally, domestic violence includes a broad spectrum of relationships including violence between siblings, children and parents, roommates, caretakers, etc. Domestic violence is not a momentary loss of temper, but an ongoing technique used by the batterer to enforce control through the use of fear. The batterer makes a conscious decision. Use the Wheel of Power ad Control to help determine whether you may be a victim of domestic violence:

If you are afraid of your partner or spouse, you are not alone. Get help now. Free and confidential help is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week through the DC Victim Hotline at 1-844-443-5732. Remember, the abuse is NOT your fault, and leaving is never easy. We serve all victims of domestic violence on our 24-hour hotline, regardless of sexual orientation, language barriers, gender, or immigration status.

Domestic Violence in the District of Columbia

2017 Statistical Snapshot

One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence.

In One Day in 2017…

  • 616 survivors were served by local domestic violence programs, with 418 receiving emergency shelter or transitional housing and 198 receiving non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups.
  • Service providers were unable to meet 77 requests; 43% of unmet requests were requests for housing.

Lack of Safe Housing Options for Domestic Violence Survivors

  • Nearly onethird of unaccompanied homeless women in D.C. indicate that violence is the cause of their current homelessness or housing instability, and 63% of unaccompanied homeless women with past experiences of violence and trauma report at least one act of violence against them during their current period of homelessness or housing instability.
  • 26% of homeless adults in families in D.C. reported a history of domestic violence.
  • 28% of survivors in D.C. who called the National Domestic Violence Hotline between January and June 2017 cited shelter as their principal need, the top need mentioned.

The Need for Culturally Specific Services

  • Black/African American women make up 75% of unaccompanied homeless women in D.C. although they are only 52% of adult women.
  • Community-focused intervention and prevention efforts directly contribute to survivors’ safety, empowerment, and overall well-being.
  • In FY 2017 Culturally specific domestic violence service providers served 1,423 survivors.

Court Data

  • 5,973 petitions for new Civil Protection Orders were filed in D.C. Superior Court in 2017. This is a 7% increase from 2016.
    • 1,995 Civil Protection Orders were granted.

Law Enforcement Data

  • The Metropolitan Police Department received 35,909 domestic violence-related calls for service in 2017.
    • While this is a 2% decrease from 2016, it is a 9% increase over 2013.

Download Full 2017 DCCADV Statistical Snapshot here

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Survivor Stories

Antoinette’s Story

Mary’s Story

“I remember that first day I called and spoke to MSP’s Residential Counselor. She was my first sight of light – but then it took too long for me to be placed. I was about to give up and continue living in my unhappy and abusive marriage, but then my MSP Case Manger called. My second sign of light. I almost lost hope, and MSP restored and brought my hope back. The love and support has permanently lit the light which I was seeing from a distance.

I am in the process of recovery through therapy and different groups we go to here at the shelter. I will be sad to move on, and move once I find our own place. But at the same time will be rejoicing because that is what this program is for. To help women and children overcome obstacles from their past. You guys are the tunnel of light toward a better, brighter future for us.” 

-Mary*, MSP client & survivor

*Names and identifying details changed to protect client confidentiality.

Impact

Fiscal Year 2018

  • 37 women and 71 children were provided with safe, secure shelter for an average of 90 days
  • 763 case management and counseling sessions were provided, including 94 addiction counseling sessions
  • 8646 referrals were provided to community-based social services agencies
  • 83 heads of household were assisted with gaining employment, job training, or placement in education program
  • 153 psycho-education workshops were provided in collaboration with community partners

Fiscal Year 2018 cont…

  • 94 survivors and their children received aftercare services
  • 30 families transitioned to transitional or permanent housing
  • Led 21 community trainings with a total of 261 community participants
  • 77 community events were attended and tabled by MSP staff
  • 5 men graduated from our new Batterer Intervention group and 25 men were referred

Fiscal Year 2017

  • 2,287 Hotline callers were provided crisis intervention and safety planning
  • 43 women and 80 children were provided with emergency shelter and transitional housing
  • 1000 case management and counseling sessions were provided to victims of domestic violence
  • 103 women and children received aftercare services
  • 34 families transitioned from MSP’s program into transitional or permanent housing placements
  • 20,383 pieces of literature raising awareness about domestic violence were distributed to the community

Fiscal Year 2016

  • 2,478 Hotline callers were provided crisis intervention and safety planning
  • 41 women and 73 children were provided with emergency shelter and transitional housing
  • 1693 case management and counseling sessions were provided to victims of domestic violence
  • 115 women and children received aftercare services
  • 39 families transitioned from MSP’s program into transitional or permanent housing placements

The above reported numbers for FY16 have been audited by the DC Office of Victim Services Grants, one of our major funders. MSP’s fiscal year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. 

Work With Us 2019-01-30T13:03:18+00:00

Work With Us

My Sister’s Place is a supportive place to work, which combines community-based services with a high level of clinical professionalism. We provide free health insurance, generous leave, and a number of other benefits.

MSP is currently seeking to fill the below positions. No calls or emails please.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Now

Trainer/Facilitator for Batterer’s Intervention group – Contract

The Trainer/Facilitator position is a contractual position that supports the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) being conducted in collaboration with Child and Family Services Administration (CFSA). The BIP program services the male parents and parental figures connected to CFSA as a result of aggression in the home that puts the family at risk of separation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with MSP staff and training facilitators, conduct intensive psycho-education groups and supportive services participants identified to participate in the program;
  • Identify strengths and needs of participants and their families as they relate to the overall plan of intervention;
  • Make appropriate referrals to address social, environmental, medical and emotional problems;
  • Maintain up-to-date records for documentation of case activity to include electronic case management data entry;
  • Participate in team meetings as appropriate to address the challenges and strengths of the participant.
  • Assist in the intake and discharge planning meetings for participants
  • Assist in the accounting of service fees and distribution of incentives for participants.
  • Provide feedback and suggestions that will aide in the successful execution of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education of equivalent education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the dynamics of human behavior.
  • In-depth understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Clinical licensure eligible/preferred.
  • One year experience in group facilitation
  • Two or more years experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong ability to work on a team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Strong organizational abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals;
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is desired.

Apply Now

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How You Can Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! 

Please fill out our Volunteer Application, and email the completed application to our Volunteer Coordinator, Toshica Harvey at volunteer@mysistersplacedc.org. If you have any questions about our volunteer opportunities, you can contact Toshica at (202) 540-1052 or EmailPlease note that all volunteers, with the exception of Clothesline Project volunteers, must be at least 18 years of age, and that Sanctuary Plus is not a metro accessible location.

Volunteer Application

Additional documentation may be required:

MSP Photo Release Form

MSP Background Check

MSP Child Protection Register (CPR) Check

Individual Volunteer Opportunities:

Spend some time getting to know our littlest residents

Details: Children represent the largest population MSP serves. Child witnesses to family violence often experience significant emotional and social challenges that can affect their development without proper intervention. MSP provides children’s group play/activities sessions one hour per day Monday through Friday at our confidential shelter.  Volunteers assist staff in designing and implementing therapeutic play strategies with children ranging in age from infants to teenagers.  Most importantly, volunteers provide the children resident in our shelter with the safety, nurturing, structure and kindness that allows them to be children again.

Time: Monday through Friday from 7pm to 8pm

Location: Sanctuary Plus

Commitment: Minimum 2 times per month for 6 months

Bring your unique skills or professional expertise to our adult residents

Details: If you have something special you like to share with our residents such as resume building, yoga instruction, paint night, financial literacy, Zumba, or other activities you may have in my mind; then hosting a women’s group would be the perfect fit for you. Also, with at least 3 weeks’ notice, we can accommodate weekend activities as well.

Time: Monday through Friday from 7pm to 8pm

Location: Sanctuary Plus

Commitment: One group per month for 3 months

There’s nothing like a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal!

Details: We are currently looking for volunteers to prepare and deliver dinner on Saturday and Sunday for our residents. Meal volunteers purchase or prepare a meal offsite and bring it to My Sister’s Place Sanctuary Plus location to be served. Meal volunteers will serve approximately 45 people to include 15 adult women and up to 30 children. You will be onsite for an hour and a half. We’re asking for 3 meals per year with the option to serve more meals based on your availability.

Time: Saturday and Sunday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Sanctuary Plus

Commitment: 3 meals per year with the option to provide more meals.

Be the warm and welcoming first impression at MSP

Details: Front desk volunteers ensures everyone’s first impression of My Sisters Place is warm and welcoming. As a front desk volunteer you will be the voice and face to callers and visitors at our administrative office.

You will answer incoming phone calls to provide information regarding MSP’s services, transfer calls to individual staff lines and take detailed messages. You will also work on administrative task as needed.

Front desk volunteers are required to make a commitment to cover one morning shift per week for 8 weeks (this can be extended based on your availability). Some shifts maybe be quieter than others, therefore you are more than welcomed to bring a book, or homework if there are no administrative task to perform. We have Wi-Fi available for you to connect on your personal tablet or laptop.

Time: Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm

Location: Administrative Office

Commitment: One morning shift per week for 8 weeks.

Help us keep our services available to women and children

Details: Fundraising volunteers donate their time to MSP in a variety of ways. From supporting MSP’s events to planning special events and other activities as needed. For example, volunteers assist with our annual holiday appeal by helping us label, and stamp the cards for the mail. We will contact volunteers as the need arises.

Time: Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm

Location: Administrative Office

Commitment: As needed

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

Create a comforting space

Details: MSP strives to provide a comfortable, home-like environment at our emergency shelter.  Toward that goal, the shelter regularly requires interior and exterior sprucing up. Groups of volunteers perform seasonal exterior maintenance (raking leaves, basic gardening, etc.) and interior maintenance (painting, cleaning, organizing, etc.) on an as needed basis. This is a wonderful project for groups of volunteers with varying skill levels.

Location: Sanctuary Plus

Let’s work together to create a memorable project

Details: We welcome your ideas for group volunteering projects please send an email to Toshica Harvey at tharvey@mysistersplacedc.org to discuss your project ideas. Some examples include, Mother’s Day brunch, spa day or quarterly birthday celebrations for the children and mothers. Together we can develop a project that’s meaningful and impactful to your group as well as our residents.

Location: Sanctuary Plus

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Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Toshica Harvey, at (202) 540-1052 or Email

Our Staff 2019-05-17T12:03:18+00:00

Executive Director

Mercedes Lemp, Executive Director
Email | (202) 529-3328

Mercedes Lemp recently served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy at Montgomery Hospice. Prior to her role at Montgomery Hospice she twice served as the Executive Director of Washington English Center, from July, 2011 to March 2015 and September 2002 through the end of 2005. In between serving as Executive Director at Washington English Center she was appointed as the Director of the Washington DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs by Mayor Adrian Fenty and served as a Cabinet member from January 2007 through December 2010. In addition to her government and non-profit experience, Mercedes was the Marketing Director at the Council of Better Business Bureau’s BBBOnLine website program, and worked as the Channels Program Manager for Latin America Sales at Netscape Communications Corporation in Mountain View, CA and in Florida. She holds an MBA in International Marketing from George Washington University and a BA in Business and Management Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Greater Washington, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, and served on the DC Public Schools Joint Advisory Council from 2007-2010, and on the Mayor’s Adult Literacy Council from 2007-2009.

Administrative Staff

Lorin Kleinman, Director of HR & Administration
Email | (202) 540-1046 |  Bio

Joviah Ndahayo, Grants & Finance Manager
Email | (202) 540-1048 |  Bio

Toshica Harvey, Volunteer & Operations Coordinator
Email | (202) 540-1052 |  Bio

Gabriela Deleon, Outreach Coordinator & Latino Liaison
Email | (202) 540-1054 | Bio

Program Staff

Toshira Monroe, Director of Programs
Email | (202) 540-1056 | Bio

Elizabeth Horrigan, LICSW, Shelter Program Manager
Email | (202) 540-1045 | Bio

Lisa Scaglione, LMSW, Community Program Supervisor
Email | (202) 540-1061 | Bio

Abigail Singh, LGSW, Children’s Programs Manager, Social Worker
Email | (202) 540-1060 | Bio

Manga Asiamah, LGSW, Social Worker
Email | (202) 540-1053 |  Bio 

Crismeily Maloney, Family Care Coordinator
Email | (202) 540-1049 | Bio

LaVerne Brown, Chef/Kitchen Manager

Residential Services Staff at Sanctuary Plus

Avril Palton, Senior Residential Counselor & Facilities Manager
Email | (202) 540-1064 |  Bio

Rachel Wiggins, Evening Residential Counselor
Email | (202) 540-1064 |

Barbara Matthews, Overnight Residential Counselor
Email | (202) 540-1064 |  Bio

Part-time Residential Counselors:
Tashaunya Blake
Shana Diagne
Camesha Harris
Shara Hayden
Victoria Robison-Hines
Pascale Jeannot
Margot Kirkland
Lykeyia Lucas
LaTasha Osei
Zenobia Proctor
Porsha Taylor

Our Board of Directors 2019-05-15T11:14:59+00:00

Zoe Sharp, Board Chair

Deputy General Counsel, Optoro, Inc. Elected Winter 2016 Zoe Sharp joined the Board in 2016 and is thrilled to contribute to the effort to provide services to domestic violence victims and survivors. “I have previously tried to contribute on a case-by-case basis by providing legal services to victims of domestic violence, but I am so inspired by My Sister’s Place and its structural and cultural efforts to really end the cycle of abuse through a variety of approaches. I wanted to help out on the Board and provide support to these efforts in a more sustained way.” Zoe Sharp serves as Chair of the the My Sister’s Place Board of Directors, and was previously a member of the Governance Committee. Zoe works at Optoro, Inc. as Deputy General Counsel and teaches as an Adjunct Instructor for American University’s Kogod School of Business. She graduated from Yale University and Stanford Law School, and has a M.S. in Accounting from American University and is both a lawyer and a CPA.

Shawn Wright, Board Vice Chair

Partner, Blank Rome LLP Elected Spring 2018 Shawn M. Wright concentrates her practice in the area of white collar criminal litigation, with a specific focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-corruption laws; criminal antitrust; public corruption; and government contracts matters. She represents corporations, boards of directors, and corporate executives in a wide range of internal and government investigations, audits and risk assessments, parallel proceedings, and before enforcement agencies and bodies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and other authorities. Shawn’s practice includes internal compliance program development for the FCPA, including establishing workplace compliance policies and procedures, due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, third-party relationships, and other transactions. She also conducts internal investigations and provides counsel on violations of the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). Additionally, she represents companies and nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors regarding corporate governance, compliance, and internal controls issues. Shawn is a member of the Women President’s Organization – Greenbelt Chapter, which supports and promotes women-owned companies. She is also a tutor and mentor to diverse women law students. She is an enthusiastic football and basketball fan, both professional and collegiate.

Martha Shannon, CPA, Board Treasurer

Manager, CohnReznick Elected Fall 2015 Martha Shannon came to the MSP Board through a mutual contact.  “After serving on the board for one year, I have learned so much about MSP and the great programs they offer to victims of domestic violence which include, women, men and children.  I am inspired by the tremendous leadership on our board as well as the very diligent staff at MSP.  I look forward to continuing my service with MSP.” Martha Shannon is a Manager at CohnReznick LLP, a national accounting firm.  She is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland and a member of the AICPA and MACPA.  She has extensive experience serving on other non-profit boards as well as auditing similar non-profit organizations.  She chose to serve on My Sister’s Place Board because she believes that all women deserve to live safely in their home.

Beverly Allen, Esq. 

Chief Integrity Officer,  MedStar Washington Hospital Center Elected: Spring 2013 Beverly R. Allen is an attorney with more than 20 years of legal, business and consulting experience across multiple industries.  Beverly joined the My Sister’s Place Board of Directors in 2013, and was initially drawn by the core mission of the organization as well as the opportunity to support and make a difference in the local community.  “I believe that being a part of this Board enables me to give of myself in a meaningful way while working toward the shared goal of breaking the cycle of domestic violence.” Currently, Beverly is the Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Inovalon, a leading healthcare technology company.  Beverly has also worked with corporate, government and not-for-profit entities on a variety of strategic, operational and transformative initiatives across multiple sectors, including health care, academia and financial services.

Katrina Clemons

Manager-Global Public Sector, Grant Thorton LLP Elected: Winter 2010 Katrina joined the Board in 2015 and currently serves on both the Finance and Governance Committee.  The opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors at My Sister’s Place allows me to be an advocate of those who are in need of the services provided.  “I am committed to utilizing my skills, sharing resources and my time, to support the mission, operations, and residents of the program.” Katrina Clemons is a Manager in Grant Thornton’s Public Sector division. She has over 25 years of combined experience in the public and private sector, and the federal government. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) skilled in financial management, internal controls, business process improvement, audit remediation, and grants management.

Noelle Dubiansky

Associate, Goodwin Elected: Winter 2017

Noelle Dubiansky joined the Board of Directors in December 2017. Noelle is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences Group. Ms. Dubiansky represents biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and other life science companies in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial transactions. She regularly advises private and public companies on complex commercial transactions, including strategic partnerships, licensing, technology acquisition, research and development collaborations, clinical testing, contract services, distribution and manufacturing agreements. Ms. Dubiansky also regularly counsels clients in connection with private financings, public offerings, spin-outs and M&A transactions with respect to intellectual property rights and operational risks.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Dubiansky was an associate in the Life Sciences practice group at Cooley LLP and previously, in the FDA group at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara. While attending law school, Ms. Dubiansky was named an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar.

Eva Petko Esber

Senior Counsel, Williams & Connolly LLP Elected: July 2018 Eva Petko Esber is now Senior Counsel at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP.  She retired from the Williams & Connolly partnership at the end of 2015 after thirty years as an active litigator focusing on employment disputes, fiduciary and trust and estates litigation, banking fraud, and medical malpractice defense.  While a partner, Ms. Esber also served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and as Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, Associate Management Committee, Associate Evaluation Committee, and Anti-Harassment Committee. She was twice recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers.”  Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ms. Esber obtained her undergraduate degree in 1981 from Saint Joseph’s University.  She obtained her law degree in 1984 from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Esber joined the Board of My Sister’s Place in July 2018, and is a member of the Personnel Committee

Michelle A. Kisloff, Esq. 

Partner,  Hogan Lovells Elected: Fall 2007 Michelle has served on our Board for nearly a decade, and has been working on domestic violence issues and advocacy for more than 20 years.  “In law school, I helped women go to court to obtain Civil Protective Orders in court.  I quickly saw that the court orders are an important step, but women need more than legal help alone to get on their feet and away from their batterers.  I was thrilled to connect with My Sister’s Place, which provides DV survivors and their children with a safe place to live and connects them with the counseling and social services they need.  MSP makes a big impact on our community, and I am proud to be a part of it.” In her day job, Michelle is a partner with the Hogan Lovells law firm, as a member of the Litigation and the Privacy & Cybersecurity practices.

Mairzy Krulic

Elected Winter 2019

Alex Levin

Pastry Director, SRG Restaurants Elected Fall 2018 Alex Levin was hired by Michael Schlow to assume the position of Pastry Director in February 2017. In this role, Alex leads, manages and executes pastry programs, in conjunction with Schlow, at all SRG restaurants around the country including Alta Strada, Casolare, The Riggsby and TICO in Washington, DC; Alta Strada Wellesley and Foxwoods, TICO Boston in the New England area, Adachi Restaurant in Birmingham, Michigan and Cavatina in Los Angeles. Levin brings with him experience and expertise in diverse cuisines all applied to American, Greek, Italian, Latin American, Japanese and Spanish-inspired restaurants. Alex was named best Pastry Chef by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington in 2016 and an Eater “Young Gun” in 2015. He moved to Washington, DC in 2013 and created a reputation for fabulous desserts as Pastry Chef of Osteria Morini. A graduate of Yale and the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, Levin has trained under industry-leading pastry chefs, including Johnny Iuzzini, Francisco Migoya and Noah Carroll at restaurants Jean Georges, Cafe Boulud and the Apple Pie Bakery Café in New York City.

Santina Rocca

Elected Winter 2019

Lisa E. Rosenthal

Chief Executive Officer, The Mayvin Consulting Group, Inc. Elected Winter 2015 Lisa joined the Board in 2015 as a result of her  passion in working to advance women and women in business.  “My Sister’s Places serves an essential place in the community providing a safe place for women.  All people deserve a safe place.” Ms. Lisa Rosenthal is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Mayvin, Inc. Lisa is a seasoned project manager with significant government and commercial experience managing a broad spectrum of tasks, functions, processes, and systems from concept to implementation. She is recognized for strong leadership skills, facilitating organizational change, and strategic planning for government organizations. She received her Master’s of Business Administration in International Finance and Management of Global Information Technology from The American University in Washington, DC.

Sophie Sahaf

Vice President, Program & Evaluation at LIFT Elected Spring 2018 Sophie has over a decade of program management and evaluation in the domestic and international anti-poverty space. She is passionate about finding ways to improve program quality by drawing on best practices and continuously assessing where program design and implementation can improve. At LIFT – an antipoverty nonprofit that supports low income parents in urban areas – she helped create the organization’s first learning and evaluation unit before assuming a broader program oversight role that combines program strategy and evaluation. She currently manages the national program team which is responsible for ensuring high quality program design and implementation in LIFT’s Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Prior to LIFT, Sophie spent seven years at the Millennium Challenge Corporation where she supported design and evaluation of large-scale investments in wide ranging areas including the power sector, vocational education, and government anti-corruption efforts. At MCC, Sophie worked with bilateral partners in Indonesia, Mongolia and Sierra Leone to ensure that investments fostered economic growth and embedded rigorous impact evaluations and performance management systems. Prior to MCC, she worked on refugee issues in Nepal and advocated whistleblower rights in international organizations. Sophie earned a Bachelors degree from Tufts University and a Masters from the Fletcher School.

Bailey Williams

Associate Director, Savills Studley Elected July 2018 Bailey Williams joined the Board in 2018 to help create and support safe environments for women who are seeking an escape from dangerous situations. “As the father of two girls, I want to be an example for them, and support healthy homes and relationships that are free of violence.” Bailey is a native Washingtonian, and an Associate Director at Savills Studley, a commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants. He serves the real estate needs of law firms, non-profits, associations and technology companies nationwide. Bailey received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Amherst College, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Advisory Board Members

Amy Berger

Jenny Brody

Jenny Brody has practiced family law in Washington, DC for more than ten years. As the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, from 2008 to 2016, Ms. Brody provided legal assistance to hundreds of domestic violence survivors in Civil Protection Order cases, as well as in divorce, custody and child support matters. As a member of the DC Superior Court Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect Panel, Ms. Brody represented children as a court-appointed Guardian ad litem and also represented adoptive parents in adoption petitions. Ms. Brody has devoted substantial time to improving the court system, as a participant in the DC Superior Court Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence Implementation Committees. She also played a role in promulgating Guardian ad litem Practice Standards, through the Council for Court Excellence and in DC Superior Court. Ms. Brody is a recognized expert in domestic violence and family law issues, presenting numerous training programs in these areas for lawyers, judges, social workers, medical professionals and domestic violence advocates. Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Brody worked in private practice, at Rogovin, Huge & Schiller and at Powers, Pyles & Sutter. She also served as an attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff. She clerked for the Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

David Collins

David Collins has an associates degree from American University in marketing. He spent the next 20 years working in finance for corporations such as Gannet, Cemex and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . With his father, he started the John Collins Foundation ten years ago and has worked with such organizations as the Boys and Girls Club of Pinellas County Florida, United Way of Tampa, and various other non-profits. He became President of Foundation last year and has served on several nonprofit boards as well as committees. He has supported and been affiliated with MSP for almost five years providing financial and advisory support.

Rebecca Carr Rizzo

Rebecca Carr Rizzo is a special counsel in the employment law group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Rebecca regularly counsels clients to ensure compliance and avoid litigation and investigates and defends clients against discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims. Rebecca also counsels clients on and litigates employment contracts, including non-competition agreements. Rebecca’s clients include nonprofits, large corporations, startups, government contractors, restaurants, hotels and universities. Frequent areas of counseling include internal investigations, disability accommodation, protected leave, FLSA compliance, noncompetition agreements, restructurings and reductions in force, difficult terminations, and employment policies and procedures. Frequent areas of litigation include claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge under discrimination and protected leave laws; whistleblower claims in various industries including restaurant, healthcare, and nuclear; wage and hour claims; and employment contracts. Rebecca also currently serves on the Advisory Council of Collegiate Directions, Inc.

Mazen Yacoub

My most rewarding professional experiences have always involved helping others do their jobs better. As a management consultant, who came from a family of medical doctors, I naturally became interested in applying that motivation to health and social services professionals like those at My Sister’s Place. Earlier in my career I saw volunteering on a Board as a means of building my general management and leadership skills by taking on executive level responsibilities that I didn’t have access to as a junior consultant in my day to day work. I quickly got in touch with the idea that when one gets involved with a mission driven organization they take on an unwritten obligation to leave that organization better off than it was when they arrived. Ten years later I like that I have learned a great deal through my collaboration with other Board Members, MSP Leadership and Staff. I continue to learn as we grow and the personal satisfaction from helping advance our mission keeps me coming back for more. Outside of MSP I work as an independent healthcare management consultant. My clients include top tier consulting firms, Federal and State healthcare agencies and private sector healthcare provider organizations. My areas of expertise include policy, business strategy, healthcare payment reform and program implementation. I also teach graduate level public health policy and management at The George Washington University Milken School of Public health. I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston College. In our spare time, my wife Sarah and I, volunteer for the Washington Humane Rescue Alliance. Our dog, Steve, graciously shares his home with the dogs we have fostered over the past several years.

Aspasia Xypolia

Aspasia Xypolia joined the MSP Advisory Board in 2018 to support the organization’s vision of identifying pathways to permanent, stable housing for the domestic violence survivors it serves. Aspasia’s professional experience has informed her belief that access to safe and affordable housing is the first step toward helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. Since 2016, Aspasia has worked as a Senior Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic office of The Community Builders (TCB), a national, non-profit, mission-driven developer that aims to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. Prior to joining TCB, Aspasia worked as the Director of Development in a community-based organization, formed by refugees, in Boston, MA. Aspasia earned a Master in City Design and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University.

Get Help 2018-03-22T13:37:27+00:00

DC Victim 24-Hour Hotline1-844-443-5732

Help is available 24-hours a day on their free and confidential hotline.

To talk with a victim assistance specialist, contact DC Victim Services 24-Hour Hotline at 1-844-443-5732. In Washington, DC, immigrant victims of domestic violence have a right to receive help regardless of immigration status.

Please note: MSP has transitioned the operation of our hotline to the DC Victim Hotline to improve services to domestic violence hotline callers in DC. MSP has discontinued handling hotline calls, and all calls to our hotline number will be directly routed to the DC Victim Hotline (1-844-443-5732). For full press release, click here.

Stay Safe & Be Prepared

Victims face the most danger from their abusers when they prepare to leave. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

As you prepare to leave, be safe and prepared.

  • Keep a bag packed at a friend’s house with essential items, cash, and copies of important documents such as your birth certificate.
  • Pick a code word or signal to use with your neighbor, children, and family when you need them to call the police.
  • If you are in immediate danger, call 911, and teach your children how to call for help.

My Sister’s Place Programs & Services

To inquire about My Sister’s Place’s specific programs and services, you can contact us 24 hours a day at 202-540-1064.

Staff will answer calls regarding domestic violence housing and services within 2 business days.

In Washington, DC, immigrant victims of domestic violence have a right to receive help regardless of immigration status. To inquire about our services, call My Sister’s Place 202-540-1064. All of our services are free and confidential.

Programs & Services 2018-11-09T08:43:19+00:00

MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing.  Our experienced team of case managers and residential counselors provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive.  MSP also provides training, case consultation, and advocacy to engage communities to prevent violence and abuse.

Our mission is to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence.      

WHAT WE OFFER

A modern shelter for 45 women & children with counseling, case management & life skills training

In fall 2012, MSP completed our initiative to expand and renovate our emergency shelter, Sanctuary Plus, to provide shelter for up to 45 women and children. Residents at MSP’s emergency safe house shelter, Sanctuary Plus, receive individual and group counseling, clinical case-management, and referrals focused on addressing the unique challenges each family and individual faces. The 9,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility features 15 bedrooms, a children’s resource center, a secure playground, and a commercial kitchen with a full-time chef who plans nutritious meals for families. The shelter’s dormitory-style design encourages a sense of community and support that reminds families that they are not alone during this tough period of their lives.  During their 90-day stay at Sanctuary Plus, residents receive intensive supports focused on developing and pursuing goals towards independence.

As in most domestic violence shelters, children comprise the largest population in MSP’s residential programs. Often lacking the ability to constructively express their feelings, children who have experienced trauma and witnessed violence, often exhibit negative or violent behavior at school and at home. Exposure to this type of violence is also the greatest indicator that a child will grow up to find himself or herself in a violent relationship – as either the abuser or abused.

Last year, more than 90% of the families served in Sanctuary Plus moved to more stable, safe homes. They did not become homeless, return to their abusers, or move to another short-term shelter program – draining a very limited resource.

The architects at R. McGhee & Associates ensured that the facility is compliant with the Americans for Disabilities Act and utilized an environmentally friendly design. Special thanks to our Capital Campaign Committee and the supporters who made this milestone possible.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be a candidate for Sanctuary Plus. Call us at 202-540-1064 to learn more about our services.

An innovative transitional-to-permanent housing program that builds survivors financial skills and credit

MSP’s transitional-to-permanent housing program, RISE (Reaching Independence through Survivor Empowerment) help families fleeing from domestic violence in DC move from crisis and homelessness to safety and stability. In this one year model, MSP staff provides case management and education on financial responsibility and life planning. Additionally, during the year of participation, rental payments are subsidized by MSP on a gradually declining scale, and trained MSP staff will provide ongoing support and referrals to clients, as they pursue goals in an autonomous environment. Families will have the option to remain in the homes they have built for themselves after exiting the program, promoting long-term self-sufficiency and freedom from abuse.

RISE launded in 2012, and in its first year, RISE served 5 families. All have voluntarily opened savings and checking accounts, developed and maintained household budgets, and paid their bills on time.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may be a candidate for RISE. Call us at 202-540-1064 to learn more about our services.

Clients benefit from ongoing contact with case-management staff to support them in their independence, including counseling, referrals to community-based services, and advocacy.

Upon exiting the residential and non-residential programs, clients benefit from ongoing contact with case-management staff to support them in their independence. Services include counseling, referrals to community-based services, and advocacy as needed for a minimum of 90 days.  Our goal is to provide active outreach and assist clients in building long-term supportive systems within their communities, to reduce the likelihood of future victimization.

For more information, contact My Sister’s Place at 202-540-1064 to learn more about our services.

A unique program that empowers men to hold each other accountable and overcome dangerous, destructive behavior

Supported by a Grant from the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency, the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) is designed to help keep children and families safe in DC.  Last year, CFSA identified addressing domestic violence as key to achieving family preservation and re-unification. Specifically, families are often separated due to domestic violence and unable to safely reunite due to the lack of resources available to the batterer.  Our BIP is perhaps the first Batterer Intervention Program for fathers whose families have been identified as being at risk by CFSA.

Through a 24 week intensive program facilitated by licensed clinicians, MSP staff work with fathers who are batterers to provide a safe community place to learn about healthy relationships, become accountable for their own violent and abusive behavior, and learn how to replace violence and abuse with positive and healthy behaviors.  MSP is using the Men Stopping Violence curriculum developed in Atlanta that integrates an ecological perspective by acknowledging systems of oppression and then empowering men to build communities that support men in achieving healthy relationships.  The goal of the BIP group is to provide participants with greater self-awareness to help them identify themselves as abusers, and to develop appropriate strategies to properly address aggressive behaviors.

Additionally, with our expertise in domestic violence, MSP provides training, technical assistance and case consultation to CFSA and CPS staff to help protect children and strengthen families. MSP and CFSA staff work together to properly screen CFSA cases for domestic violence.

For more information, contact Toshira Monroe, Director of Programs, at 202-540-1056.

Trainings, events, literature & more to raise awareness and encourage community engagement

Eradicating domestic violence requires a coordinated community response that embraces prevention and intervention. MSP partners with law enforcement, the legal community, clergy, and others to ensure that service providers and community members are equipped to appropriately respond to victims’ needs.  MSP raises awareness about domestic violence in English and Spanish with a focus on prevention and intervention through the distribution of literature, dissemination of information at events, and innovative projects. Additionally, in collaboration with the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project and DASH, Weekly walk in clinics and support groups are held within the community to provide support to individuals faced with domestic violence. We conduct outreach and trainings through the District and partner with law enforcement, the legal community, clergy, service providers, beauty salons, universities, schools, hospitals, and others.

We are committed to responding to our community’s diversity and evolving needs, and in the late 90s launched our Latino Outreach Program, thanks to support from the Joseph and Marjorie Jones Foundation. One of every 10 DC residents is Latino. We understand that beyond language barriers, addressing domestic violence in the Latino and immigrant communities requires cultural competency.

For more information or to request a training, contact Gabriela Deleon, Outreach Coordinator & Latino Liaison, at (202) 540-1054 or email.

Have questions about our programs? Contact My Sister’s Place at 202-540-1064 to learn more about our services. Staff will answer calls regarding domestic violence housing and services within 2 business days.

Donate 2019-05-07T15:31:09+00:00

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

Donate Now

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.

    • $2,500 – supports a family in our RISE housing program for 2 months
    • $1,000 – provides aftercare for a family leaving our shelter for 3 months
    • $750 – provides 50 hours of case management to a mother
    • $500 – sponsors a field trip for the children at Sanctuary Plus
    • $250 – provides diapers for a baby in our shelter for an entire year.
    • $150 – feeds a family at our shelter for an entire month
    • $75 – provides a mother with transportation to and from work for a month
  • $50 – provides sanitary products for a mother for 3 months

Please, give the gift of hope to victims of domestic violence.

What our donors say….

“Me culpaba a mí misma por el abuso. My Sister's Place no me lo permitió.”

- Tonya

“Toqué fondo y estaba agotada emocionalmente y financieramente. Al acercarme a My Sister's Place, encontré una escalera que me lleva hacia arriba. Finalmente puedo ver un rayo de esperanza, y estoy subiendo.”

- Imani

“He aprendido a valerme por mi misma, y estoy muy agradecida por esto.”

– Chloe

“Amor es dar y recibir. Eso es lo que My Sister's Place significa para mí. Nunca olvidaré que estuvieron allí cuando más los necesité.”

– Kim

“Estoy feliz porque mi mamá está feliz.”

- Gracie

“Apoyar a My Sister's Place no solamente hace la diferencia en las vidas de otros, sino que tambien marca la diferencia en mi vida.”

– Anna

“Estoy muy feliz de que mi vida está nuevamente en el camino correcto, y fuera de una larga y abusiva relación. Siento que he obtenido la fortaleza y el conocimiento para nunca más ser puesta en esa situación.”

– Phoebe

“Un padre malo y otro impotente pueden hacerle cosas horribles a un niño. Trabajar con los consejeros de aquí, y compartir con las otras mujeres me ha ayudado a recuperar mi propio poder.”

– Dominique

“Tuve un matrimonio feliz, hasta que se volvió abusivo. Estoy sola ahora por mi cuenta, segura y feliz por 7 años. Quiero ayudar a otras a lograr esto.”

– Stephanie

“Todo lo que quería era proveer un ambiente seguro para mis hijos. My Sister's Place nos ayudó con un lugar de refugio durante los días fríos de enero”

- Tina

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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:

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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. All items given to My Sister’s Place go directly to residents of our Shelter and RISE programs.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to host a fundraising or gift drive on behalf of My Sister’s Place, please keep in mind 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 – Must be NEW
  • Metro cards
  • Giftcards
  • Wipes
  • Diapers – for infants
  • Fullsize toiletries – must be NEW
  • Washcloths – must be NEW
  • Towels – must be NEW
  • Blankets – must be NEW

Clothing, Shoe, and Toiletries Guidelines

  • 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

MSP does NOT ACCEPT*:

  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Used make-up or toiletries
  • Used toys
  • Travel-sized toiletries
  • Furniture
  • Food

*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

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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!

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Fundraising & Crowdfunding

Interested in fundraising on our behalf? 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. 

Donor Privacy Statement

My Sister’s Place is committed to respecting the privacy of our financial and in kind donors. When you make a donation, you voluntarily provide your contact information, such as first and last names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. This confidential information is kept on file for historical purposes, and donation information is retained due to legal requirements and to analyze overall giving patterns. This information is only shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

My Sister’s Place will not sell, rent, trade or share this information, or any other personally identifiable information with any other organization. Moreover, MSP will not sell, rent, trade or share our donor lists with any other organization, or send mailings on behalf of other organizations.  MSP will respect the privacy of our donors by offering a means by which donors may “opt out” of communications from My Sister’s Place, such as our annual mailings, monthly newsletters, and event invitations, by emailing renae@mysistersplacedc.org with a written statement expressing your preferences.

To protect your privacy, your information is kept on file in our secure donor software DonorPerfect. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, that service provider will only use your donor information for purposes necessary to process the donation. My Sister’s Place has partnered with SafeSave Payment Services to securely process your online credit card donations utilizing innovative technology and PCI-DSS level 1 security to protect the security of your information.

Donor Bill of Rights

My Sister’s Place subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

  1. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  2. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  3. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

  1. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  2. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

About Us 2018-04-26T12:14:03+00:00

My Sister’s Place (MSP) seeks to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence.

Who we are

For over 40 years, MSP has been an innovator in changing lives by providing DC’s first hotline and first domestic violence shelter, and most recently, first Batterer Intervention group.  As DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, we have served as a cornerstone of the District’s response to this pressing public health issue since 1979, and our impact on DC’s community remains as strong as ever.

MSP is unique in offering a full continuum of care from emergency shelter through transitional-to-permanent housing.  Our experienced team of case managers and residential counselors provides clinical counseling, case management, and comprehensive services to empower survivors to recover and thrive.  MSP also provides training, case consultation, and advocacy to engage communities to prevent violence and abuse. Our goal is to end domestic violence, and empower everyone to build healthy lives and relationships. Download our one-pager: MSP One-Pager FY18

Interested in our Programs & Services? Learn more…

Antoinette’s story:

Our History

1976 – The Women’s Legal Defense Fund launched its Taskforce on Abused Women, and with the Junior League began providing the 1st hotline in DC for victims of domestic violence

January 10, 1979 – MSP started the 1st Domestic Violence shelter in DC with 15 beds and a 24-hour hotline under the WLDF.

March 31, 1981 – MSP was incorporated as a nonprofit and the agency moved to a 22-bed shelter, thanks to support from the DC Department of Housing and Community.

1982 – Still under the auspices of the WLDF MSP hires its first Executive Director, Judith Lichtman.

July 1, 1983 – MSP obtains 501c3 status and officially separates from the WLDF.

1986 – Thanks to an anonymous donor, MSP purchases a van allowing the agency to securely transport clients to the shelter.

1989 – MSP started the 1st transitional housing program for DV victims

1991 – MSP and the Whitman-Walker Clinic launch a support group for battered lesbians, becoming the 1st LGBTQ+ friendly DV shelter in DC.

1994 – MSP moves its administrative offices to a non-confidential location to protect the shelter’s security.

1996 – Thanks to support from the Joseph and Marjorie Jones Foundation, MSP establishes its bilingual community outreach and education program in English and Spanish.

1998 – MSP coordinates the DC Clothesline Project, a display of shirts created by survivors.

1998 – MSP opens a nonresidential counseling program that provides free support to women and their children

1999 – MSP pilots the Latino Outreach Program

2000 – MSP starts the Beauty Salon Project and distributes empty lip stick cases and nail files with the hot line number

2001 – MSP launches the Domestic Violence Intervention Project in 5 Public Housing Communities

2002 – MSP enhances its residential programs for immigrant women.

2004 – MSP launches Judith’s Dream, a campaign to expand and renovate the aging 22-bed shelter.

2006 – In collaboration with Crime Victim Compensation Program, MSP launched the Emergency Services Center to provide therapeutic counseling and case-management to hundreds of women and children referred through the court system in an off-site setting.

February, 2010 – Demolition and construction of Sanctuary Plus, an expanded and renovated emergency shelter, begins with then-Councilmember At-Large Kwame Brown knocking down the first wall.

November 2010 – MSP completed its Sanctuary Plus expansion and renovation initiative, increasing its emergency shelter capacity from 22 to 45 beds for women and children.

2011 – Sanctuary Plus reaches capacity, serving 15 families.

2012 – MSP restructured their transitional housing program and launched RISE (Reaching Independence through Survivor Empowerment), an innovative transitional-to-permanent housing program.

2016 – MSP partners with the Child and Family Services Agency of D.C. to create the first Batterer Intervention Program for fathers whose families have been identified as being at risk by CFSA.

February 2018 – MSP becomes the first domestic violence organization in D.C. to translate and maintain a fully integrated Spanish website as part of our Latino Outreach Program.

March 2018 – After 42 years of faithfully operating DC’s first domestic violence Hotline, MSP turns over the operation of their Hotline to the DC Victim Hotline to improve services to domestic violence callers in DC.

Home 2019-05-15T11:23:47+00:00

“Me culpaba a mí misma por el abuso. My Sister's Place no me lo permitió.”

- Tonya

“Toqué fondo y estaba agotada emocionalmente y financieramente. Al acercarme a My Sister's Place, encontré una escalera que me lleva hacia arriba. Finalmente puedo ver un rayo de esperanza, y estoy subiendo.”

- Imani

“He aprendido a valerme por mi misma, y estoy muy agradecida por esto.”

– Chloe

“Amor es dar y recibir. Eso es lo que My Sister's Place significa para mí. Nunca olvidaré que estuvieron allí cuando más los necesité.”

– Kim

“Estoy feliz porque mi mamá está feliz.”

- Gracie

“Apoyar a My Sister's Place no solamente hace la diferencia en las vidas de otros, sino que tambien marca la diferencia en mi vida.”

– Anna

“Estoy muy feliz de que mi vida está nuevamente en el camino correcto, y fuera de una larga y abusiva relación. Siento que he obtenido la fortaleza y el conocimiento para nunca más ser puesta en esa situación.”

– Phoebe

“Un padre malo y otro impotente pueden hacerle cosas horribles a un niño. Trabajar con los consejeros de aquí, y compartir con las otras mujeres me ha ayudado a recuperar mi propio poder.”

– Dominique

“Tuve un matrimonio feliz, hasta que se volvió abusivo. Estoy sola ahora por mi cuenta, segura y feliz por 7 años. Quiero ayudar a otras a lograr esto.”

– Stephanie

“Todo lo que quería era proveer un ambiente seguro para mis hijos. My Sister's Place nos ayudó con un lugar de refugio durante los días fríos de enero”

- Tina

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