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Review for My Sisters House, Sacramento, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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... 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?


Role:  Client Served & I am a victim of Domestic Violence and My Sister's House has been my savior!.