Thank you, Many Hands!
This year, My Sister’s Place was honored to receive Many Hands’ $100,000 Impact Grant to benefit our Fresh Start Fund. Many Hands is a collective giving organization whose mission is to make a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children, and families in socioeconomic need. We are extremely grateful for the support of Many Hands. With rising inflation, the survivors we work with are struggling to make ends meet and the support of Many Hands will allow us to ease the financial burden for more survivors.
A Letter From A Survivor
A little while ago, we worked with a survivor of domestic violence who came to us completely shattered, her confidence destroyed. Over time, with hard work and support from our team, she grew her confidence and sense of self-efficacy. Since working with us, she has successfully balanced three jobs, completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, purchased a brand new car, and is currently saving for a home of her own with support from the CAAB DC Opportunity Program. She recently started her own nonprofit, Samuella’s House, which helps those who suffer from substance abuse, mental health challenges, and domestic violence.

We recently received this wonderful update from her. Thank you T.M for these beautiful and inspirational words. We are honored to be part of your story!

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope your day is going well! I wanted to share with you my letter of determination from the IRS stating that Samuella's House is now an official 501-C3. I am so excited about this opportunity that God has given me. Also, I cannot thank you gals enough, because if I had not been led to My Sister's Place when I was going through that domestic violence situation, I really don’t think this would be a reality for me. You all have helped me to regain my confidence and have taught me to become independent. I was taught to believe that I can do whatever I put my mind to, through all of the conversations that I have had with each of you. My Sister's Place has helped me become free from fear. I am no longer afraid, and my self-esteem is out of this world!!! I just wanted to say thank you again for the unconditional support that has been given to me.

Sincerely Submitted,
Upcoming Event
Our partner, The Madison of DC is hosting a philanthropy walk with City Girls Who Walk. The walk is on Sunday, June 26 from 11am to 12pm and will start and end by the MLK Memorial. There will be food trucks at the end of the walk. A donation of $10 is suggested for the walk. Thank you to The Madison and City Girls Who Walk for another innovative event!
How You Can Help
We have an exciting project coming up in the next couple of months and we are looking for a volunteer photographer and videographer to take photos for us and make a short video. If you or somebody you know is interested in helping us this summer, please email Gabby Deutsch

Please consider donating Target or Walmart gift cards to My Sister's Place. For survivors of domestic violence, having the ability to make choices for themselves is extremely empowering--and something that was stripped from them when they were with their abusers. With a Target or Walmart gift card, a survivor can purchase new clothes for herself or for her children, buy food, school supplies, household items, etc.

If you’re interested in partnering with us in the future, we would be honored to work together. Please email Elena Romanova to get the conversation started.

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With Much Gratitude, MSP Team
MSP Board Of Directors:
Shawn Wright, Board Chair
Santina Rocca, Vice Chair
Mairzy Webster Krulic, Secretary
Gilbert Smith, Treasurer
Sara Adland
Beverly Allen
Amy Berger
Deborah Berkowitz
Jenny Brody
Shelley Guiley
Michelle Kisloff
Lisa Orlowski
Rebecca Carr Rizzo
Lisa Rosenthal
Diana Rubin
Zoe Sharp
Kimberlee Ling Sheldon
Sharon Denise Wise
Bailey Williams