My Sister's Place

Services to empower survivors of domestic violence
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Help Us Save and Rebuild Lives

Countless women face the choice of living in homes broken by domestic violence or homelessness. That's a choice no woman, no mother should ever face. We offer a third option - safe sanctuary. With your support, women can begin to build a new homes, free from abuse, and the lost innnocence of children traumatized by domestic violence can be restored. 

  • $1,000 supports a family in our transitional-to-permanent housing program for an entire month.
  • $500 sponsors a field trip for the children at our emergency shelter, many of whom have never left the community in which they live
  • $150 feeds an average family at our shelter for an entire month.
  • $75 helps a mother commute for an entire month.
  • $25 provide diapers for a baby in our shelter for an entire month.

Donate now.

Don't forget to check if your employer matches gifts. You could double, or even triple, your impact. 

If you would prefer to mail your contribution, please send a check, payable to "My Sister's Place," to:

My Sister's Place
PO Box 29596
Washington, DC 20017

United Way and CFC

Does your employer participate in United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign? Designate My Sister's Place as your beneficiary, using the codes below, and encourage your friends to join you! If you'd like a representative from My Sister's Place to speak to you and your colleagues about our impact, please contact our Administrative Office, at 202-529-5261 or via email at

Your information is secure and confidential. We will not sell or rent your information to other charities.

NOTE: Due to limited storage space we are currently unable to take non-monetary gifts with the exeption of gift-cards. You may designate the purpose of your gift-card.

Give Stock

With a gift of stock, you can help My Sister's Place save and rebuild lives while receiving special benefits. By donating appreciated stock that you have held for more than a year, you can save on income and capital gains taxes. Additionally, unlike a cash donation, a stock donation won't interfere with your everyday expenses!

To transfer stock, please follow these easy steps!

1. Transfer through the DTC system, using the following:

DTC Clearing 0221
To credit My Sister's Place account 1RZ4766T4
At UBS Financial Services, Inc.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at My Sister's Place! Volunteers are an integral part of our work, dedicating their time to help families in crisis. Please note that all volunteers, with the exception of Clothesline Project volunteers, must be at least 18 years of age.

Employer Volunteer and Matching Gifts

Our friends in the business community understand the importance of helping our most vulnerable neighbors. If you volunteer with us, your employer might be willing to honor your commitment to our work with a gift. Even if you aren't a current volunteer, you could double - or even triple - your gift with a matching donation!To find out if your company has a matching donation or volunteer gift policy, please follow this link and enter your employer's information.

Make A Legacy Gift

A charitable bequest is one of the easiest ways you can ensure that battered women and their children in DC can find sanctuary at My Sister's Place (MSP) for years to come.

You may use the sample language below in your will or trust, or you may consult with a legal or estate advisor.