Your Support & Our Inspiration:
Home Ownership is Not Just a Dream
Three years ago, one of MSP's clients, whom we will call E.S. for her protection, approached our booth at a resource clinic. When E.S. walked in, it was clear that she was apprehensive to share much about her situation. However, once E.S. realized that she was in a safe space, she shared her story with Outreach Community Specialist Gabriela. "I will never forget [watching E.S. walk into the room]... She walked to all three booths and jotted down our contact info,” says Gabriela.

Soon after, Gabriela received a message from E.S. asking if they could meet about getting legal help. Gabriela arranged to meet E.S., but unfortunately on that day, E.S.'s abuser accompanied her, and she was frightened that he knew she was taking steps to flee with her children.

At MSP we know that things don’t always go according to plan, especially when fleeing domestic violence, so we’ve developed ways of discreetly dropping off safety plans with our survivors—Gabriela winked at E.S. and she winked back. E.S. was now in possession of our guide for fleeing domestic violence. Shortly after, with the help of her case manager, E.S. was accepted into MSP’s transitional housing program that covers the cost of rent for a year. In that time, E.S. successfully filed a restraining order against her abuser and worked hard to earn U.S. citizenship. With rent and other expenses covered by MSP, E.S. secured a job in the medical field and was able to save money for housing. E.S. was also able to help increase her credit score with the help of MSP’s Fresh Start FundWe can offset these expenses for our brave survivors because of your generous donations.

Just last month, Gabriela shared with our team that E.S. had secured a loan through D.C.’s first-time home buyer program. For many of our survivors, homeownership feels more like a distant dream than an actual possibility, but we are beyond thrilled to say that E.S. is officially a homeowner.

Our Community Rocks!
What are you doing on Saturdays?

You can always join us!

In the last six months, thanks to many generous donations of gently used furniture and household items, and with the support of our strong and enthusiastic volunteers, our Move In Program fulfilled 22 client requests which served approximately 70 survivors. This means comfy and safe homes have been created with your care, some sweat, and hard work!
We are deeply thankful!
Got Ideas? Want to Hear More?
MSP is excited to welcome Development and Communications Manager Gabby Deutsch. We would love to take this opportunity to welcome Gabby and invite you to share your ideas on how we can best deliver our needs and news to the community! We are expanding and preparing to serve more clients with new innovative programming. More to come next month!

Partners & Ways to Help
We would like to recognize our partner of the month.

Thank You Accenture

Our partnership has been growing and we have made so much progress together by creating and supporting goals to make our shared community a better place.

You can help us any day, any month, and in any way!

Are you interested in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign?
It is fun and impactful! Contact us.

We always need help sorting out through donations. Interested?

Do you love to organize (storage space, gift bags, welcome packets)?

Are you good at assembling and moving furniture on a Saturday?

We would love to have you join our family of volunteers. Please email
Angela Cavanaugh if you are interested in helping out!

And please remember to select My Sister's Place when shopping on Amazon Smile!

With Gratitude, MSP Team