Want a fun and meaningful thing to do this weekend?
We are excited to invite you to volunteer to help move one of our families in to their new home this weekend. We will need a small team to load the truck on Saturday , March 7th at 4:00 pm at our storage space and another team to assist with moving the furniture in and setting up the apartment on Sunday, March 8th at 11am . If you are would like to help, please email Toshira Monroe at tmonroe@mysistersplacedc.org for more details.
Join Us as we Advance our Advocacy
The My Sister's Place Executive Director, Mercedes Lemp will join the National Network to End Domestic Violence as a featured panelist for the Domestic Violence Counts Congressional Briefing: Addressing the Unmet Needs of Survivors of Domestic Violence.

As a leading voice on Domestic Violence, My Sister’s Place views our participation in these types of community and stakeholder groups as integral to maintaining and building partnerships, and ensuring that public policies support, not harm, survivors on their journey to becoming whole. 
Starting Over...
Rebecca is a 22-year-old survivor of intimate partner violence that started when she was just 16. After high school, Rebecca moved from Texas to D.C. with her boyfriend to enroll in college and find a job, but she was unable to maintain her studies and employment due to the abuse inflicted upon her. Rape and physical abuse was a regular occurrence in her home, and often times what her abuser considered “punishment” resulted in her being tortured sexually, mentally, psychologically, and financially.

In a new city, all alone, Rebecca struggled to find a local support system and ended up homeless, spending most nights in local libraries. That was until she found a My Sister's Place brochure in a library. After an initial assessment with a MSP Social Worker, Rebecca was transported safely to our shelter. At Sanctuary Plus, Rebecca found peers she could relate to, and was connected to specialized mental health services. After just one month, she felt safe and stable enough to work with her case manager to finish her last semester in community college, with only 3 credits left. While applying for classes Rebecca learned that she was not eligible for financial aid. Through the support of generous donors, My Sister’s Place was able to pay for her remaining 3 credits. She is now looking forward to earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing and finding a career in the tech industry. We are looking forward to continuing to work alongside Rebecca on her journey to finding permanent housing, through our RISE program and by continuing to provide aftercare services. Way to go, Rebecca!
Powered by Passion
Our work is powered by passionate supporters. This past month your commitment to our mission grew even more passionate. You provided needed hygiene and sanitary products, household goods and furniture, and baby products along with a host of other generous in-kind donations. Our donors certainly outdid themselves!

We are thankful for your support of our mission to shelter, support and empower survivors of domestic violence and their children, while providing leadership and education to build a supportive community. Thank you for being a part of our amazing work. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the survivors and families we serve. 
Get Involved
  • 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.