MSP Spotlight

Tools to help talk to teens about dating violence
Posted on: February 28th, 2017
MSP Spotlight

One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner

Every year, My Sisters’ Place’s Domestic Violence Education and Prevention team travels to over […]

Human Trafficking in Westchester
Posted on: January 19th, 2017
MSP Spotlight

MSP has served as the designated regional human trafficking service provider for our area since New York State passed its anti-trafficking legislation in 2007. As front line experts on how this issue impacts Westchester County and beyond, we’d like […]

Courage and Determination
Posted on: November 24th, 2016
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Courage and Determination

A letter from the CEO of My Sisters’ Place, Karen Cheeks-Lomax

11/24/16

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”            

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Dear Friends and Supporters,

My Sisters’ Place believes that safety […]

9 Ways You Can Make A Difference During #DVAM
Posted on: September 29th, 2016
Changing Lives, MSP Spotlight

Every October we have the opportunity to raise awareness of domestic violence by bringing our community into the conversation. It’s a time to honor survivors and victims, share the impact of DV in our community, and support agencies and individuals who are […]

Youth in Action – Summer Institute 2016
Posted on: August 29th, 2016
MSP Spotlight

From August 8th – 12th, 13 youth from throughout Westchester County came together to participate in My Sisters’ Place’s annual Summer Institute. This 5-day leadership retreat, hosted by MSP’s Domestic Violence Education and Prevention (DVEP) program, gave youth the opportunity […]

Domestic Violence and Homelessness
Posted on: August 29th, 2016
MSP Spotlight

Domestic violence is often viewed in isolation. It’s thought to be an issue that only exists between partners behind closed doors. The reality is that the causes and consequences of abusive relationships are connected to all areas of our society and […]

Guns & Domestic Violence: The Shocking Statistics
Posted on: July 25th, 2016
MSP Spotlight

Earlier this summer the United States Supreme Court voted in favor of upholding the current federal law denying individuals with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions the right to own guns. The case specifically debated whether a domestic violence assault committed recklessly still […]

“Why Did They Stay?” Part 1
Posted on: June 22nd, 2016
MSP Spotlight

“Why did they stay?” This is one of the most common questions victims of domestic violence hear after sharing the story of their abuse. “Why didn’t she just leave?” “Why didn’t he tell anyone?”  “Why didn’t they call the police?” […]

In Solidarity
Posted on: June 17th, 2016
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In Solidarity

A letter from the CEO of My Sisters’ Place, Karen Cheeks-Lomax

06/17/16

We do not want the week to end without taking a moment to pause, mourn, honor, reflect, and speak about […]

10 Simple Ways to Support My Sisters’ Place Without Leaving Your Home!
Posted on: May 20th, 2016
MSP Spotlight

We’re all busy…

Whether you’re a full-time worker, student, parent or all of the above, it can be hard to find time to support causes you care about. Thankfully, there are lots of meaningful things you can do to support My Sisters’ […]

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