Congratulations to a beloved member of our MSP family, Yamile Eusebio, on her retirement! Yamile has been a cornerstone of My Sisters’ Place staff for 18 years. She started as a counselor in our Community Counseling and Advocacy Program. In 2001 she transitioned roles to become the founding member of MSP’s Child Protective Service (CPS) collaboration.

 

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This innovative program emerged through recognition of the critical need for our agencies to work more closely together with families experiencing both intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, towards a mutual goal of increased family safety. MSP and CPS take steps to assist victimized children and the non-violent parent through supportive counseling, safety planning, information and referrals, and advocacy.

As the first member of this team, Yamile pioneered MSP’s working relationship with CPS. She set a successful foundation for this partnership by building strong and trusting relationships with their caseworkers and training their staff on the dynamics of domestic violence. The state was so impressed by the success of our collaboration that additional funding was approved to expand the program to every CPS office in the county. To date MSP’s CPS collaboration is the largest of its kind in the state of New York.

 

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Throughout her 18 years of work, Yamile’s dedication to victims of domestic violence never waned. She worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of her clients. She was the kind of staff member that would often be caught sneaking into her office on her days off to get more work done. When reflecting on her retirement, Yamile has said that she was grateful for the opportunity to grow as a person at MSP and the opportunity do what she loved by being able to serve the clients.

Yamile’s warm and loving presence will surely be missed! We wish her all the best as she moves forward into retirement and thank her for her years of service!