My Sister's House

$26,211 raised by 210 donors

52% 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.

Mission

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.

Needs

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.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

My Sister's House

Tax id (EIN)

68-0464114

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

Address

3053 Freeport Blvd. #120
Sacramento, CA 95818-

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Phone

916-930-0626

fax

916-930-0086

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