Tyesha lives on in our hearts...
Last month we were devastated to learn of the passing of our client, Tyesha Henry. She was just 26 years old and excited to be getting a fresh new start for herself and her children. She lit up every room she walked into, and was often found supporting other clients, ensuring they had what they needed and a shoulder to lean on. She was determined to make a better life for her family, balancing a job while going to school. She had recently completed her Medical Assistant Certificate, with a 3.8 GPA. She did everything she was supposed to do but tragically still lost her life.

We will remember Tyesha for her great strength, and her ability to move forward for herself and her children, despite the obstacles she encountered along the way. We continue our work in her memory and in the hope that no more survivors loose their lives. We thank our staff and the MSP Board of Directors for their support of her family during these very difficult times. 
Sprucing up our Shelter
On Friday, August, 22 volunteers, community members, and staff were able to gather for an outside/Covid compliant volunteer opportunity! We met at MSP’s shelter to beautify and clean up the exterior, and to plant annual flowers for the fall season. These hard-working supporters tackled a variety of tasks, including painting a new mural for our children’s playground, deep-cleaning, organizing, and decorating. Our Shelter Beautification Day was a big hit thanks to our incredibly dedicated volunteers, who helped make our shelter an even more beautiful place for families fleeing domestic violence.
And to thank our amazing volunteers...
Please note, our Virtual Volunteer Award Ceremony originally scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020 has been postponed. We expect to reschedule this celebration for late October. More details will follow, so please stay tuned!
Ending Domestic Abuse Podcast
The seventh episode of the Ending Domestic Abuse podcast sheds light on a “forgotten crisis”: sexual assault and domestic violence in our military. Dr. Ludy Green sits down with retired Brigadier General and Army psychiatrist Loree Sutton to discuss the barriers victims face to reporting abuse and finding justice, as well as needed reforms to promote a healthier military culture. This episode features a promotion for My Sister’s Place, and our work providing emergency shelter and essential programs for victims of abuse. To listen, click here.
Help MSP Meet the Growing Need for Support
  • Make a one-time or recurring donation to support our mission, including the Fresh Start Fund to provide safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse.

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

  • Contribute to The Fresh Start Fund! The Fresh Start Fund will help survivors and families fleeing DV furnish their new homes, help with moving expenses, and help cover unplanned or unexpected costs, as they work to stabilize their lives.