My Sister's Place

Services to empower survivors of domestic violence
24-hour Hotline
202-529-5991

Free and Confidential

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

Who We Are

My Sister's Place is a community of staff, volunteers, and advocates committed to eradicating domestic violence. 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. 

The Metropolitan Police Department receives more than 31,800 domestic violence-related calls each year - that's 1 call every 17 minutes and that doesn't include victims who were afraid to call 911 or unable to call.   

These are our neighbors and they need us now more than ever. We hope you will join our movement by becoming a staff member or volunteer.

Meet Our Executive Director

Carol Loftur-Thun Executive Director  As MSP’s Interim Executive Director, Carol brings over 16 years of experience in nonprofit leadership.   An entrepreneurial and strategic leader, she is nimble and pragmatic, turning crises into opportunities to create successful turnarounds and transitions.

From Our Board Chair

Dear Friend, Thank you for your interest in My Sister’s Place (MSP), DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter. As you visit our website please take a few minutes get to know us better and consider how you can support our mission to help victims of domestic violence and their families.

Our Board of Directors

Mazen Yacoub, Board Chair
Healthcare Strategy & Managment Consultant
Elected: Spring 2009

Katrina Clemons
Manager-Global Public Sector, Grant Thorton LLP
Elected: Winter 2010

Michelle A. Kisloff, Esq. 
Partner,  Hogan Lovells 
Elected: Fall 2007

George A. Bednar, CPA
Deputy Executive Director, Food & Friends, Inc. 
Elected: Summer 2015