Since 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, 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 and human trafficking, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.
2016 Agency Highlights
- MSP’s Legal Center assisted more than 1,200 individuals with legal brief services, advice and representation related to orders of protection, child support and custody and immigration.
- MSP’s emergency hotline answered more than 4,200 calls.
- MSP’s counseling programs supported over 1,100 adult survivors through individual and group support.
- MSP’s children’s services supported over 225 children through individual and group support and art therapy programs.
- MSP’s emergency shelter provided housing for more than 115 adults and children.
- MSP’s Domestic Violence Education and Prevention program served 4,296 youth.
- MSP’s Human Trafficking Program provided support, case consultation and services to more than 65 survivors of human trafficking and their family members as well as technical assistance and consultations in dozens of other cases. They conducted 16 trainings and 7 community outreach events.