My Sister's House

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$24,983 raised by 143 donors

50% complete

$50,000 Goal

Since My Sister's House began in 2001, it has sought to eliminate domestic violence in the Sacramento region, particularly in under-served Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It is unique among Central Valley domestic violence shelters because it is the only one with a culturally specific focus. No victim needing assistance is turned away because of their ethnicity. My Sister's House is unique because of its expertise in addressing the language and cultural needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities, which constitute approximately 15% of Sacramento's population. Since its establishment, My Sister's House has been able to provide more than 47,000 bed nights of shelter and safety for abused women and children at its emergency safe haven.

In the fall of 2012, My Sister's House opened up a six-bed transitional house. In addition to its emergency safe haven and transitional house, My Sister's House operates a 24-hour multilingual Crisis Line, which has helped more than 40,000 victims identify and attain needed services since establishment. Complementing these emergency services is our innovative Women to Work Program, which provides employment training to support domestic violence survivors in developing economic and emotional self-sufficiency. My Sister's House has served over 2,000 survivors seeking employment, career advancement, and financial stability. Another important part of My Sister's House services is our outreach and community education program. My Sister's House has made more than 1,000 presentations to local schools, businesses, organizations, and places of worship, and has also participated in more than 250 community fairs. Through these engagements, we have educated more than 60,000 people about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. My Sister's House has organized fifteen conferences on human trafficking to educate and engage law enforcement, social service providers and other community officials. Additionally, My Sister's House has provided training across the state on cultural responsiveness.

Giving Activity


To serve Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.


My Sister's House is seeking $50,000 to provide workforce development and training for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. On average, My Sister's House provides over 7,000 hours of job training to clients annually.

Equity Statement

My Sister’s House strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, and we consider ourselves to be an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We want to have the best available person in every job. Organization policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, recruiting and selection based on race (including traits historically associated with race, such as, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles like braids, locks, and twists), color, caste, religious creed, gender, genetic information, genetic characteristics, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, religion, marital status, military status, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition (including cancer and genetic conditions), reproductive health decision-making, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Organization Data


Organization name

My Sister's House

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Asian/Pacific Islander, South Asian/Indian, Women/Female-identifying

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director & Board Chair

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo


3053 Freeport Blvd. #120
Sacramento, CA 95818-

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US





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