Your November Newsletter
How you have helped Empower
Survivors and their Children
Who Doesn't Love a BBQ Bash?
We are very grateful for the 8th Grade class of St. John the Baptist School who planned an end of summer BBQ bash for our shelter residents! These amazingly bright young people provided fun, games, delicious BBQ, jewelry making, and pumpkin carving for our shelter residents. This was a great treat, especially for the children we serve.
An Exciting Partnership for the Children we Serve
We are pleased to announce that, starting in January, the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project will provide trauma-informed play programming twice a week for the children living in our emergency shelter. Playtime's trauma-informed programs provide opportunities for children to play, heal, and learn. MSP could not be more excited for this fantastic opportunity to support our young residents.
A life-long commitment...
This week we received a frantic call from a survivor who had successfully made the transition from our shelter to living in her own apartment for over a year. Her abuser, with whom she shares custody, showed up at the child's school and took him out without permission. MSP quickly worked with her to get a restraining order, communicated with the police (explaining the intricacies and special circumstances involved in this, and many other domestic violence situations) and quickly got the mother and child to safety. This incident demonstrates the unfortunate reality our survivors face; domestic violence is an issue that has long-lasting effects and can impact a survivor's life for many years. MSP's Aftercare program is a commitment to our clients that we will always be here for them - our goal is to support survivors in maintaining life-long safety.
Consider the Many Ways You Can Support
Survivors and Their Children
• Provide new and/or gently used coats (clean and in good condition) or take it a step further and organize a winter coat drive – coats, hats, gloves, and scarves in all sizes are needed. Email Elizabeth Horrigan, Shelter Manager for more information

Provide basic necessities such as diapers, wipes, blankets, and feminine products via our Amazon Wish List

Volunteer with us! We have many flexible volunteer opportunities
allowing you or your group to support survivors during the holiday season, and throughout the year.

Make a one-time or recurring donation to support our mission