Your March Newsletter

As March comes to an end, we are so grateful for our community's advocacy for survivors of domestic violence over International Women's Day, raising funds and awareness through multiple events. With your commitment to supporting survivors of domestic violence comes our commitment to offering the best possible services to the women and children in our residential programs. As such, we have made the decision to increase MSP's focus on providing trauma-informed survivor-centered services to the women and children who live in the Shelter, and transitioned the operation of our Hotline to the DC Victim Hotline.

Going forward, MSP will discontinue handling hotline calls, and all calls to our hotline number will be directly routed to the DC Victim Hotline (1-844-443-5732). The change was made to improve Hotline services through the expertise and superior technology available through the DC Victim Hotline.   We encourage you to read our FULL PRESS RELEASE here.

We are continuing our commitment to organizational transparency with the publication of our 2017 Annual Report , which you can read below, and the release of our new News & Media page of our website . We will regularly post these kinds of organizational announcements there, as well as archives of our Newsletters, and MSP's media appearances, like Interim Executive Director Valerie Graff's interview on Good Morning Washington earlier this month.

Lastly, we are excited to share information about our new partnership with the Schlow Restaurant Group. The Schlow Restaurant Group is hosting a benefit at Tico DC on June 24th for My Sister's Place with top DC chefs competing to create the best tacos, and guest judges, including Ari Shapiro from NPR's All Things Considered. Event details are below, and all proceeds will benefit My Sister's Place . Tickets will sell fast, so get them now!

We wish you a happy and healthy Spring, and look forward to sharing continued growth with you in the months to come.

The My Sister's Place Team
Tico SummerFest & Taco Takedown
Top Chefs of DC battle over the best taco to support My Sister's Place!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Tico , which is hosting their SummerFest & Taco Takedown t o raise money and awareness for  My Sister's Place . The event will include 8 of DC's top chefs presenting their take on the best taco, plus refreshments, and lots of fun drinks!

Tickets are priced at $50 per person and include a sample of all tasting portions of tacos as well as unlimited food and beverages offered at all stations. All proceeds benefit  My Sister's Place .

When: Sunday, June 24th, 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Tico @ 1926 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

This year’s participating chefs include:
  • Rodrigo Perez, Chef de Cuisine, Tico
  • Russell Smith, Executive Chef, The Source by Wolfgang Puck
  • Amy Brandwein, Executive Chef, Centrolina
  • Seng Luangrath, Executive Chef, Thip Khao
  • Marcelle Afram, Executive Chef, Blue Jacket
  • Sasha Felikson, Chef

Other supporting organizations:
  • Gordy’s Pickles

  • Ari Shapiro, Host, NPR's All Things Considered
  • Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation/Chef Action Network
Read our 2017 Annual Report!
We are very pleased to announce MSP's 2017 Annual Report.

This report reflects the impact of MSP's programs and services, as well as the amazing support of donors and partners like you. We think you’ll especially enjoy reading the touching client stories inside, which illustrate how essential our work and your support remains. We look forward to celebrating another successful year in 2018, and hope you enjoy reading about our accomplishments for 2017 below:
Thank you!
A huge thank you to all the local organizations who supported us for International Women's Day!

My Sister's Place is honored to be the recipient of proceeds from three seperate events held over the weekend of International Women's Day. Petworth Citizen hosted a wine tasting, while Cantabo and Mother2Mother organized and performed two separate benefit concerts. Their combined efforts raised thousands of dollars for the women and children in our residential programs. We are extremely thankful for their passionate advocacy and generosity. On behalf of the women and children we serve, thank you so much.
Watch Cantabo's finale for their Internat'l Women's Day benefit concert supporting My Sister's Place!
Petworth Citizen used their cozy Reading Room to host a wine tasting benefiting MSP
The women of Mother2Mother singing in support of MSP