FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

White Plains, NY (March 13, 2015) – On March 12, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) hosted its Annual Spring Benefit honoring United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand with the Voices for Change Award for her outstanding leadership in advocating for legislation to protect against domestic violence. Also honored with MSP’s Justice for all Award was Westchester attorney, Richard Hobish, Esq. , founder of the Pro Bono Partnership, a dynamic organization that provides free legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged. Rick’s vision has had far reaching impact, significantly helping MSP to move forward in its mission. The evening also included a domestic violence survivor who shared her personal and inspiring story of survival. In memoriam, Laurane Magliari was remembered for her tireless dedication to My Sisters’ Place as a long time board member, client advocate, workshop facilitator and friend.

The event, held at the Ritz Carlton Westchester, featured dinner, a silent auction including unique experiences and getaways, as well as a live auction. Special thanks to Event Co-Chairs Rebecca and Marty Eisenberg, Susan Mara McDonnell and John McDonnell and their dedicated committee for a memorable evening and for generating support and awareness of MSP’s work.

Celebrating its 38th year, My Sisters’ Place, has been serving Westchester County helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking find safety and support. Services include: a 24/7 hotline for information and referrals, two emergency residential shelters for victims and their children, one-on-one and group counseling for adults and children, a Center for Legal Services, professional outreach and a vibrant tween/teen education/prevention program. MSP works to change the way our community thinks about violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence, including stalking, sexual abuse and human trafficking. MSP works tirelessly to support victims and their families and is deeply appreciative of our dedicated Board of Directors, countless volunteers and community partners for their commitment to making an impact in our community.

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About My Sisters’ Place
Since 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to change the way our community thinks about violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking. Holistic services include:  a 24/7 crisis hotline, two emergency residential shelters, one-on-one and group counseling for adults and children, a Center for Legal Services, professional outreach and a vibrant tween/teen education and prevention program. MSP strives to engage each member of society in their work so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.