Your October Newsletter
Hiding under their beds...
Whether children witness or experience abuse, it takes a toll on their development. Domestic violence victims are not just adults. Children are at an increased risk for internalized cognitive, behavioral, and emotional effects of domestic violence, regardless if they were directly abused. MSP not only works with adult survivors, specialized programs support the children of our adult clients so that they too can thrive and begin to regain their childhood.

For Kareem* and Noelle* life has not been easy journey, witnessing the abuse of their mother, *Diane from under under their beds - where they hid to feel safe. Diane knew she wanted to keep her children safe so she reached out to MSP for help.

After successfully working towards the goal of finding their own safe housing, the family was preparing to leave the shelter for the home they envisioned for themselves. On the day they moved out from the shelter, Kareem jumped into the arms of his social worker, looked her in the eye and smiled as he handed her a picture he drew of the shelter, which he had called home for the last three months. Rather than hiding under beds, Kareem and Noelle bloomed and learned that they are resilient and can trust in the support of others.Thanks to MSP they know they're safe in their new home where don't need to hide under their beds.

(*Names have been changed to prot ect the privacy of the survivors we serve.)
Thank You Blank Rome!
Often times when fleeing an abuser, it is done with urgency. The small things that we take for granted on a day to day basis, like soap and hand lotion, aren't the first things survivors think to grab while fleeing an abusive situation. We are very grateful for the women who attended Blank Rome's Women's Leadership Summit who donated over 100 care bags filled with personalized notes of support along with much needed hygiene products. We are especially grateful to the Chair of the Summit, our own MSP Board Vice-Chair, Shawn Wright (pictured above on the far right.)
Panic-Buttons for
Domestic Violence Survivors
We are very excited to announce that Silent Beacon is donating wearable panic-button devices to My Sister’s Place in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Silent Beacon personal safety device will:

  • Call 911 or any other emergency contact of their choice
  • Text and email case managers or loved ones that they need help
  • Shares their live GPS location with those contacts including 911

My Sister’s Place will provide a free Silent Beacon to each of the survivors in our Sanctuary Plus emergency shelter, as well as to those in our RISE (Reaching Independence through Survivor Empowerment) transitional housing program. While Silent Beacon’s in-kind donation is a wonderful way to amplify the message of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are thrilled that Silent Beacon is committed to working with MSP on behalf of at-risk individuals for the long-term.
Join us for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Make an Impact!
MSP meets the needs of survivors of domestic violence where they are at any given moment...wherever that might be. We provide survivors and their children with caring, safe, supportive services and help them find comfort and safety, even in their most challenging times. There are a few meaningful ways that you can support the needs of survivors in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
• Make an in-kind donation to support our work

• Volunteer with us! We have many flexible volunteer opportunities
allowing you or your group to support survivors

• Make a One Time or Recurring Donation to support our mission