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The holidays are a time to celebrate peace and hope. But for countless women and their families, peace is never present at home.

And many women face the hopeless decision to either stay in a home broken by violence or face homelessness. There is no peace, and often little hope, for victims of domestic violence.

You can offer them an alternative.

Donate Now

A gift from you will keep our critically needed programs available by providing shelter, food, and a free 24-hour hotline open to anyone who is in need. There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by providing safety and shelter for women and children in danger.

  • $1,000 – supports a family in our RISE housing program for a month
  • $750 – provides 50 hours of support on our 24-hour Hotline
  • $500 – sponsors a field trip for the children at Sanctuary Plus
  • $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 three months
  • $25 – provides diapers for a baby in our shelter for an entire month.

Please, give the gift of peace and hope this holiday season.


What our donors say….

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

- Rob

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

- Cherry

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

- Martha

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

- Daryl

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

- Thais

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

- Beth

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


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

- Tina

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

– Stephanie

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

– Dominique

My Sister’s Place EIN:

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

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

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

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

Fundraising & Crowdfunding

Interested in fundraising on our behalf? Please contact our Development Associate Renae Erichsen-Teal at (202) 253-4397 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. 

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 Renae Erichsen-Teal, Development Associate, at (202) 253-4397 or Email.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to host a fundraising or gift drive on behalf of My Sister’s Place, please contact our Development Associate Renae Erichsen-Teal. 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 
  • Metro cards
  • Giftcards to grocery stores
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diva Cups
  • Diapers
  • Newborn Car Seat – must be NEW
  • Washcloths – must be NEW
  • Towels – must be NEW
  • Blankes – 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


  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Used make-up or toiletries
  • 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