The My Sisters’ Place Mentoring Program works to enhance the lives of survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking by providing volunteer mentors to support them in their achievement of personal, professional and academic goals.

Volunteer mentors are pre-screened members of the Westchester community, all of whom have enjoyed successful careers and have achieved personal goals of their own.  Any survivor interested in the Mentoring Program is matched up with an assigned mentor, with whom they meet regularly.  Mentoring meetings are held at locations that are both convenient and safe for the client and the mentor. Mentors nurture and guide their assigned mentees in the pursuit of their individual goals, which have often been established in conjunction with staff from other MSP programs such as the Community Counseling and Advocacy Program, the LIFE Self-Sufficiency Program, and the Transitional Housing Program (hyper link to all).

All matches are scheduled to last a period of six months, though additional time can be negotiated should clients wish to continue the relationship.

What We Offer:

  • One-on-one, personalized support for survivors who need additional guidance and support in working towards their goals.
  • Extensive training and ongoing support for all volunteer mentors, provided by a specially trained MSP Board Member (herself a mentor as well).
  • Meetings that are held at locations that are both convenient and safe for the client and the mentor.

Did You Know?

  • All volunteers must go through criminal background and reference checks, an in-person interview and participate in several MSP training initiatives in order to be eligible to participate in the program.
  • Since this program began in 2009, XX survivors have received the support of a mentor.

For more information, please contact Silvia Lederman, Volunteer Coordinator, at email hidden; JavaScript is required or (914) 683-1333.