MSP IS HONORING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

(DVAM) OCTOBER 2021

My Sister’s Place (MSP) will honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of meaningful events aimed at engaging community members, stakeholders, donors, and partners to raise awareness in an effort to end domestic violence and empower lives

Friday, October 1, Purple Family Party.

This family-oriented event will include special entertainment – most beloved Great Zucchini! Families are often not able to leave the shelter to experience festivals and similar events. Held at the Shelter.

This special opportunity is aimed at raising awareness among supporters that seeking help through emergency shelter is often the hardest and yet bravest choice to end domestic violence. Leaving everything behind to improve one’s life requires enormous sacrifice.

Saturday, October 8 (2nd ANNUAL HBCU GOLF TOURNAMENT)

The group is holding this event to raise awareness and is fundraising for My Sister’s Place (MSP) and Men Stopping Violence (MSV) During the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Thank you for being great partners!

Thursday, October 14, 2021 (BE CREATIVE WITH US)

Show your support by sending us photos to share with you holding the suggested sign anywhere in town/your home/school or through arts and crafts messages. Photos will be posted online for #PurpleThursday.

Suggested Signage

Action + Awareness = Social Change

End Domestic Violence. Empower Lives

Support My Sister’s Place (MSP logo can be used)

Examples of Action Include (feel free to improvise!)

Listen to and Believe Survivors/Teach the Next Generation How to Do Better/Say No to Violence/Understand Consent/Know How to Help/Consider How to Change Communities/ Host a Gathering of Friends/Host a Fundraiser

#PurpleThursday

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00pm via FB Live.

Suggested individual donation $30 (tax deductible)

RSVP to eromanova@mysistersplacedc.org

Hosted by MSP Executive Director, Mercedes Lemp & MSP Board Chair, Zoe Sharp

Guest Speaker: Sharon Wise, former MSP Client, Community Advocate, Artist, Philanthropist

Featured Film: Learning about survivor’s past might make you want to move mountains. Join us!

“Letter to Niyyah” Q&A Session will follow Film Screening

Friday, October 22, 2021

BENEFIT EVENT AT KENDRA SCOTT DC

1249 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC or online at www.kendrascott.com/

Join us at the Georgetown store for an exclusive giveback event – 20% of your purchase goes to support My Sister’s Place! Enjoy the opportunity to be personally styled by our team members and customize your very own pieces on our Color Bar.

Can’t make it? No worries! Shop online with our virtual giveback code.

My Sister’s Place Partners with Silent Beacon to Provide Panic-Buttons for Domestic Violence Survivors

October 10, 2019 – My Sister’s Place Adopts New Tech to Combat Domestic Violence

My Sister’s Place is adopting stealthy new technology courtesy of Silent Beacon, enabling survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations. To learn more click here.

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

After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington has selected My Sister’s Place to be part of the Class of 2021-2022.

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:

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.

Mercedes Lemp, Executive Director of MSP, comments on Domestic Violence amidst ongoing pandemic.

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March 12, 2020 – Executive Director, Mercedes Lemp talks with the New York Times on how the Coronavirus outbreak could hit women hardest

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October 22, 2019 – MSP continues to get great coverage for our innovative partnership with Silent Beacon. Msp’s Executive Director Mercedes Lemp, and Abby Singh, MSP’s social worker and children’s program manager, and Silent Beacon’s Partnerships CEO and creator Kenny Kelly, spoke with the Washington Post about our partnership with Silent Beacon.

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October 22, 2019 – Executive Director Mercedes Lemp, Shelter Manager Elizabeth Horrigan, and Silent Beacon’s Partnerships Director Tyler Charuhas, spoke with Washington City Paper about our partnership with Silent Beacon who has donated panic buttons that allows survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations.

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October 16, 2019 – Executive Director Mercedes Lemp, Silent Beacon’s Partnerships Director Tyler Charuhas, and one courageous survivor spoke with NBC 4 Washington about our mission, services, and partnership with Silent Beacon who has donated panic buttons that allows survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations.

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October 9, 2019 – Executive Director Mercedes Lemp spoke with The Washington Times about our implementation of stealthy new technology courtesy of Silent Beacon, enabling survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations.

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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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