Who We Are


My Sisters’ Place strives to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.  We advance this mission with direct services, advocacy and community education. Through direct services, we support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, primarily women and their children, in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. Through advocacy, we act as a force for social change in law and public policy. Through community education, we challenge public perceptions of intimate violence and the social inequities that give rise to it, and we promote prevention with a special emphasis on youth.

Organizational Background

For more than 36 years, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence on women and children throughout Westchester County.  MSP has evolved from a grassroots task force and drop-in center into a cutting edge leader and resource in the field of domestic violence advocacy, shelter and legal services and education and prevention. Based on the tenet of taking a holistic approach and addressing the root causes of family violence, MSP is continually expanding in order to effectively respond to the increasing and changing needs of individuals in crisis. MSP’s mission is to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.

2012 agency highlights

  • MSP’s Legal Center assisted more than 1,000 women with legal brief services, advice and representation related to orders of protection, child support and custody and immigration.
  • MSP’s emergency hotline answered over 3,000 calls.
  • MSP’s Domestic Violence Education and Prevention program reached over 5,700 teens throughout the county with community outreach and work in the schools addressing healthy relationships and teen dating violence.
  • MSP’s counseling programs supported over a 1,600 women through individual and group support.
  • MSP’s children’s services supported over 2,000 children through individual and group support and art therapy programs.
  • MSP’s emergency shelter provided housing for nearly 200 women and children.
  • MSP’s programs provided support and services to 90 victims of human trafficking.

Board of Directors-Bios Needed

Ellen Aschendorf- ShaSha
Janine Daughtry
Rebecca Eisenberg
Eileen Price Farbman
Steven Farbman, Treasurer
Paul Hood
Judy Kaminstein
Leslye Katz, Co-Chair
Anahaita Kotval, Secretary
Susan Landolt
Laurane Magliari
Sara Gaffney Mahoney
Kirsten Meadow
Barbara Raho
Thomas C. Rice
Michael Satow
Terri Simon, Co-Chair
Pamela Talgo
Carolyn Ullerick
Lynne Wilson

Honorary Board

Deborah Slaner Larkin, Chair    Howard Cross
Julie A. Domonkos
Diana Gould
Anita Hill
Susan Mara McDonnell
Libby Pataki
Judge Jeannine Pirro
Thomas Schwarz
Charlotte Watson

Community of Supporters-listing major supporters.  Combine with Funders?


AVON Products, Inc
Margi and Kevin Arquit
Ellen Aschendorf-Shasha
BNY Mellon
Michele Wiener and Jonathan Caplan
The Children’s Hope Chest, Inc.
Estate of John Cittadino
Clifford Chance US LLP
Connie and John P. Curran
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
New York Business Women’s Network, The Divas
Julie A. Domonkos and Daniel Leffell
Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg
Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg
Alexandra Farbman
Eileen and Steve Farbman
Leo J. Farbman
Susan and Leonard Feinstein Foundation
Samuel Freeman Trust
Lisi and Robert Gheewalla
Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
Goldman Sachs Gives
Hedge Funds Care, Inc
IBM Employee Services Center
James and Gayle Halperin Foundation
Jill E. Solomon Charitable Foundation
Junior League of Westchester on the Sound
Kalish Family Foundation
Judy and Bruce Kaminstein
Kamke & Daley LLP
Leslye G. and Gary Katz
Ruth and Seymour Klein Foundation, Inc.
Anahaita Kotval and Zubeen Shroff
L & M Development Partners
Susan A. Landolt
Deborah Slaner Larkin
Laurane Magliari
Newman’s Own Foundation
Perkins Foundation
Joanne Sirotkin and Robert Pflieger
Price Family Foundation, Inc.
Promotion in Motion Inc
Proskauer Rose LLP
William Pyonteck
Cheryl Christman and Thomas C. Rice
Barbara and Michael Satow
Nicole Sheindlin and Daniel Mentzer
Terri E. Simon and Eric Levine
Somaly Mam Foundation
Janice Stanton
Stop & Shop
Pamela and Mark Talgo
TJX Foundation, Inc
The Borrego Foundation
The Brightwater Fund
The Lanier Law Firm
Suzanne and David Wahrhaftig
Mindy and Gregory White
Women’s Guild of Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Lorrie and Michael Zupon
Lauren Nannariello
New York Bar Foundation
Maurice Amado Foundation
Sara G. and Kieran Mahoney
Susan and John McDonnell
McGuire Woods, LLP.
Mercedes Benz of White Plains
NY Football Giants Foundation, Inc


Michael W. Alessi
International Housewares Association
Mindy and Daniel Bass
James Blann
Randye Kaplan and Gerold Blitstein
Paige Bluhdorn
Jodie and Jonathan Boies
Brae Burn Country Club
Briarcliff Congregational Church
Erika and Michael Bucci
New York Life Giving Campaign
Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault
Emily D. and Richard Cohen
Jeanne Claire Cotnoir
Carla and Victor Crawford
Deborah and Ronald Eisenberg
Judy and Gustavo Dobles
Catherine J. Douglass
Nancy and Michael Feller
Jennifer Filocomo
Susan G. and Martin Fischer
Fortress Investment Group LLC
Fowey Light Fund
Joyce R. Frater and Daniel Blitzer
Carol and Gary B. Freidman
Horowitz Family Fund
Emily L. and Jeffrey Gilman
Glickenhaus Foundation
Meg Goodman
Yvette and Lawrence Gralla
Joe Grannitto
Linda M. and David Greenberg, M.D.
Deborah Hart
Raymond Hegarty
Hitchcock Presbyterian Church
Lisina M. and Frank Hoch
Sheree and Marc Holliday
Robert Horne
Clare Pierson and Peter Humphrey
Lisa and Benjamin Hunter
Isaac and Cilly Ziering Foundation
Karen and Paul Isaac
Jeffrey and Debra Feinstein Foundation
Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s
Junior League of Central Westchester
Rochelle L. and Barry Kaplan
Colleen and Robert Manfred
Ann T. Mara
Colleen and Michael Mclane
Mercury Public Affairs LLC
Shelly and Neil Mitchell
Morgan Stanley Annual Appeal Campaign
Linda and Robert Moser
Daniel J. Nash
Nathan D. & Joyce Froot Charitable Trust
O’Connor Davies, LLP
Elizabeth and Ronald Oppenheimer
Pepsi Beverages Company
Brent Perrott
Nancy B. and Frank Dwyer Pierson
Beryl and Glenn Polin
Profile Flooring Contractors, Inc.
Progressive Computing Inc.
Linda S. and Michael Purvis
Ray Catena BMW of Westchester
Rye Presbyterian Church
Kenneth E. Salamone
Wendy and Neil Sandler
Thomas J. Schwarz, Esq.
Randi and Eric Sellinger
Megan Skakel
Jeffrey Sobel Consulting
Steven Solomon
Rita Stephanz
Stuntz Family Foundation
Susanne Vasquez and Jonathan Sheindlin
Celeste Tambaro
Temple Israel Center
The Poses Family Foundation
Titan Outdoor LLC
Gary Turco
Carolyn and Darrin Ullerick
Karen and Harry Waizer
Sarah Kinnel
Silvia and Mark Lederman
Barbara Lewis-Kaplan
Jonathan M Litt
M&T Bank
Sheree H. Wen
Judith and Roger Widmann
Lynne and Ira Wilson
Michelle and Peter Wirth
Michael Witthoft
William H Zeboris
Martha Malkin and David Zornow


Staff-Senior Staff Bios Needed

Financial Information-links to information (990, Audited Financials, Annual Reports)

Professional Opportunities-to be listed

Resources and Links


National Resources/Links

National Network to End Domestic Violence  www.nnedv.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  www.ncadv.org
Futures Without Violence  www.futureswithoutviolence.org
Love Is Not Abuse  www.loveisnotabuse.com
Break the Cycle  www.breakthecycle.org
National Teen Dating Violence Hotline  www.loveisrespect.org
Women of Color Network  www.womenofcolornetwork.org
A Call to Men  www.acalltomen.com
Prevent Connect  www.preventconnect.org
National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)  www.nomas.org
RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)  www.rainn.org

NY resources

NYSCADV  www.nyscadv.org
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence  www.opdv.state.ny.us
NYS OPDV Teen site: Respect Love, Love Respect  www.respectlove.opdv.ny.gov
NYC LGBT Anti-Violence Project  www.avp.org
NYSCASA  www.nyscasa.org
NYS Office of Victims Services  www.ovs.ny.gov

Westchester Area Resources

The LOFT  www.loftgaycenter.org
Center Lane 


Contact Us

1 Water Street
White Plains, NY 10601
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