Standing with our Community

On May 25th, George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officers. The injustice, caught on video, is something none of us should ever forget. On March 13th, Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville police and charges have yet to be filed. These are just two names but we know the list of those unjustly treated by police goes on and on. This is deeply traumatic and unacceptable. 

As an organization we acknowledge what is happening in our country. We must be explicit about standing for justice and call out inequity where it exists. My Sister's Place believes we are all better together and are united with all victims of violence and racism, in pursuit of justice and equality. 

We must hold leaders and politicians accountable because words without action mean little and will not address these issues. We cannot continue to wait for change or ignore actions that inherently target communities that continually experience the impact of systemic racism.

We will continue to advocate for building a more just system for our community and for the people we serve. We know the work ahead of us is even more urgent.

We thank you for your support,

Mercedes Lemp
Executive Director
Help Support Survivors as they "RISE"
The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine has caused incidents of domestic violence to rise. You can assist families who suffered domestic violence but are now in a position to rebuild their lives by donating a gift card to help support, stabilize, and empower survivors as they create safe homes for themselves and their families. Email for more information.
Still Standing by the Littlest Survivors
COVID-19, has left many students with little access to classwork and other resources to keep their learning going. One of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Gratzer, has stepped in! Anna has been meeting with one of our clients, a young girl in the 3 rd  grader. Meeting a few times week via FaceTime has helped this little girl keep up with school and has been rewarding to Anna as well.

Anna has planned to help our young client with basic math facts through a combination of understanding patterns, flashcards, and games and then plans to gradually work through the rest of the second grade math common core curriculum with her, choosing one skill each week. She is also planning to work on building her reading and reading comprehension skills with through a combination of chapter books and audiobooks, practicing writing about the books and potentially learning new vocabulary words.

This is an amazing gift to the family and to MSP - thank you Anna!
MSP families can now request tutoring sessions for their children with one of our amazing volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to support our young clients, please contact our Volunteer/Move-In Coordinator – Angela Cavanaugh  for more details.
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.