1 in 4 women experience domestic violence with severe physical abuse. 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year.

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A gift from you will keep our critically needed programs available, providing shelter, food, and emergency services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Please, give today to help end violence and empower lives. We are truly grateful for your support.

To donate by check, please send a check payable to My Sister’s Place

1828 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009

If you wish to receive a hard copy of the acknowledgement letter for a donation or for your in-kind donation, please contact our Development Director, Renae Erichsen-Teal. We will otherwise email an electronic letter for your records.

How your donation will impact MSP:

$5,000 Helps three families in our transitional housing program pay for security deposits so that they can secure safe housing for their families
$2,500 Covers the rent and counseling for a family in our transitional housing program for a month
$1,500 Provides financial assistance when needed most to 2-3 families in transitional housing programming to ensure they are not at risk of losing stable housing
$500 Allows MSP to host a Children’s Program event or activity
$250 Feeds a family in our emergency shelter for a month
$50 Provides new sheets and towels for a family moving into our emergency shelter


What our donors say….

“For too long, the issue of violence in the home has gone unknown and unnoticed and has caused considerable psychiatric pain to the women who are affected. My Sister's Place sensitizes citizens to this problem, and I am happy to lend my support.”

- Rob

“As a young girl I saw my aunts flee domestic violence and come to my house. The issue is close to my heart and I will always support My Sister's Place.”

- Cherry

“I give because I think that everyone deserves a safe place to call home.”

- Martha

“I give because I was a child affected by domestic violence.”

- Daryl

“I couldn't help my friend, but I can help others. That's why I support My Sister's Place.”

- Thais

“Although I was hit by the financial crisis, like so many of us, I know MSP's clients still have less than I do. And when I can't afford to donate my money, I will donate my time.”

- Beth

“I give because I'm the one that got away. My Sister's Place saved my life.”


“All I wanted was to provide a safe environment for my children. My Sister's Place helped us with shelter during the cold days of January.”

- Tina

“I had a happy marriage; then it became abusive. I am now on my own- safe and happy for 7 years. I want to help others do this.”

– Stephanie

“One mean parent and one powerless one can do awful things to a child. Working with the counselors here and sharing with the other women has helped me to take my own power back.”

– Dominique

More ways to give

In-Kind Donations

Thank you so much for being such a great community. Please consider contributing to our Shelter and Transitional Housing Wishlist to help provide supplies to our families in these programs

All items given to My Sister’s Place go directly to residents of our shelters and those in transitional housing programs. Donations may be dropped off at our administrative offices with prior coordination. Questions? Please contact our Volunteer & Move In Manager, Angela Cavanaugh.

*PLEASE NOTE: We sincerely thank you for thinking of us, but we do not accept clothes of any kind.

If you wish to host a fundraising event or gift drive on behalf of My Sister’s Place, please contact Angela Cavanaugh. All fundraisers or gift drives MUST be reviewed by My Sister’s Place before going live. Use of the My Sister’s Place name and logo/branding for fundraising or gift drives may only be done with written permission from My Sister’s Place.

Our current wish list is detailed below, however you can purchase these items through any retailer.

Don’t have the ability to drop-off donations in person? Donate through our Amazon Wishlist.

We are grateful for your generosity and want to thank you for your donation but giving through Amazon unfortunately does not give us your information. If you wish to receive a receipt for your wonderful in-kind donation, please email Angela Cavanaugh.

Thanks again!

Workplace Giving

United Way – Our partner code is #8449.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Go to the CFC link and type in our code to donate: #9753

The Catalogue for Philanthropy – You can find our page here My Sisters Place – CFP

DC One Fund – Go to the DC One Fund page here and use code #8449 to donate

Employer Matching Gifts – Check with your employer to see what Matching Gift options they offer and give double to My Sister’s Place!

Fundraising & Crowdfunding

Interested in fundraising on our behalf? Please contact Denisa Caballero by email for permission and guidelines, or to submit your fundraiser for review.

*PLEASE NOTE: All fundraisers MUST be reviewed by My Sister’s Place before going live. Use of the My Sister’s Place name and logo/branding for fundraising may only be done with written permission from My Sister’s Place.