Impact & Transparency

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Impact & Transparency 2018-10-29T16:35:29+00:00

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.