MY SISTERS HOUSE

Rating: 4.93 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: 3053 Freeport Blvd No 120 Sacramento CA 95818 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the clients come through the program and come out a completely different and new person, it is so amazing watching someone transform and grow, and even more rewarding when I'm a part of their growth and progress.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money so they can expand and help more people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Understanding the sensitive and complexity of the various high context cultures and how to work with them.

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11 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Fighting for my cause and rights as a mother and victim of DV. They've helped me find my own identity in this battle, given me strength, support and courage to stand up for myself. I can hold my head high and move on with my life - thanks to MSH!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Rally for more sponsorship. They have the heart and desire, but lack the financial backing to offer more services..They need more recognition in the society to provide better community outreach.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I can all-ways count on them when I am in need.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...like family. Everyone is very empathetic and compassionate. They treat your issues like their own and offer first-hand personal treatment to each and every client. They are culturally sensitive and bring a broad ethnic diversity to their program.

Ways to make it better...

My experience far exceeds any expectations I had of them. I am truly very thankful to MSH and their team for being by my side and supporting me!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding and personnel. My sister's house will explode with possibilities if they had adequate financial backing and support from their local community

One thing I'd also say is that...

Today I am a strong individual, trying to march forward mainly because of the continuing support, guidance and unfailing love from My Sister's House.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the safehouse and in the community

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

devotion to public service

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and sensitive to the needs of the victims and survivor of domestic violence

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve more clients, expand housing and legal program and outreach

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

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)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the people its served and helped

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I get to know more people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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13 people found this review helpful

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)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

people get free place to meet

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

care and considerate

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

nice and helpful, and understand

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people that they really need help

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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13 people found this review helpful

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Start a large garden and orchard, provide more services (help w/taxes, bankruptcy, etc)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I feel like I am part of a family

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful, caring, supportive, helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand their shelter which only houses two families or 6 single women

Ways to make it better...

No complaints

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Not enough money

One thing I'd also say is that...

Nothing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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11 people found this review helpful

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)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

clients that come

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I'm not alone with this experience

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very respectful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get a better board meeting room and more food mmm...

Ways to make it better...

-

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

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)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The positive and passionate and respect of staff to help not only women victims of domestic violence but the workforce for women.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I can open up to everyone and not be judged.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Understanding

Ways to make it better...

I wouldn't change it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Happy faces from the clients and positive perspectives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

set stricter roles and more interactive staff.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

all the great resources

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

as helpful within their scope as possible

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and help 10 million families in need.

Ways to make it better...

the staff were more attentive and available.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the millions in need and economic status.

One thing I'd also say is that...

putting more smiles and more positive energy on/to staff + clients etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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4 people found this review helpful

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)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

supportive, positive, helpful

Ways to make it better...

I had spoke more about my problems instead of not talking so much about it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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