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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Crime & Legal-Related

Mission: Serve the needs of asian and pacific islander women and children impacted by domestic violence by providing a culturally appropriate safe haven, crisis line, women to work program, and community services.

Programs: Women to work program - provided help to more than 250 domestic violence survivors to help them attain financial self-sufficiency.

outreach and education - provided over 300 presentations on domestic violence and human trafficking, and participated in two dozen community fairs, education more than 5000 individuals.

shelter - operated a six bed shelter (safe haven) and six bed transitional house and provided 2500 nights of shelter, utilities, food and case management services to 40 asian pacific islanders and other women and children

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My Sister's House is an amazing organization. They really address the needs and the seriousness of the different cultural barriers and sensitive issues. They are very aware of the issues when it comes to conflict resolution in the API community and between the families, and with that it really helps in finding a resolution that fits the needs of the individual clients.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first approached My sisters House with my 20 month old daughter, after I was strangled and threatened to be killed by my husband. In our first meeting their safe haven manager offered excellent crisis support and advice. She informed me about all my legal rights, options and also advised me about the right course of action. I have been associated with them for almost a year and a half now and things have gotten so much more complicated. I am going through a highly contentious divorce with felony criminal charges and no-contact orders against my husband. This has been a highly traumatic phase for me and my daughter. The only supportive and constant factor through it all is the help from family and relentless guidance and support from MSH (My sister's House). True to it's name, the volunteers from MSH are truly sisters from other mothers! I know that I can call MSH anytime I'm in need and can count on a volunteer to be there by my side. From their highly successful Women to work program to accompanying me for emotional hearings to coming to my daughter's aide when CPS was involved to directing me to the right resources for help, MSH exceedes any expectations I had from them. I feel completely safe and taken care of under their guidance. Personally, when everyone in my cultural community (Asian) treated my situation with DV like a communicable disease, MSH came forward to help me build my self-esteem, gain some courage to speak the truth and fight for justice. For a very small organizations, they offer admirable shelter, legal and counselling services. I know their employees and volunteers are on call (24x7) and do the absolute best they can to hep victims and survivors of domestic violence. I feel very blessed that I found My Sister's house and truly feel like I have found another family in them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Sister's House has been a great help to me and to the victims and survivors of domestic violence. MSH helped me overcome the trials, frustration, family shame, depression that I was experienced due to an abusive relationship. The organization also provided a place to stay and food to eat during the time I need it the most. MSH Board Members and Staffs are caring, sincere and very supportive. It is fun to work with the people at MSH.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The first time I got here I felt so terrible, dealing with a lot of problems. They teach me how to increase my self-esteem and how or what to do with my problems, I feel better myself and also that helps me to raise my children, they really help a lot, I wish they keep with the classes and all the help they have. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

He has verbally harassed for a long time and eventually out of control and hit me (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

13

Client Served

Rating: 5

MSH has been a blessing in helping me transition from being in a violent relationship. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This class is for domestic violence. I had an incident happen with my boyfriend and CPS made me come here. Im glad they do have programs here in Sacramento like this. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a single, independent mother of two kids. Struggle for nothing but the best and since I have come into this program it has not only helped me but it allowed me to understand that I can help myself and to love myself. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I made bad decisions, acted irrationally, and am now re-inventing myself = Mom Yvonne (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been through more than I can handle. But coming to this program really helped me move on. I know that there are plenty of people going through the same thing as me, but actually MEETING them is what helped me. And hearing how each dealed with it helped me deal with my own problem. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)