Maria* came to My Sister’s Place last year seeking shelter, and facing significant challenges of unemployment, financial abuse, and language barriers. After learning about MSP at one of our community events, she called the hotline and worked with our advocates to get her and her children to safety.
At MSP, she found a community that supported her throughout her journey to independence. Over the course of her stay at both MSP’s emergency shelter and RISE transitional housing program, she completed an English as a second language program with funding from our Fresh Start Fund; gained employment and financial security; and is now working with a home-buying program to secure her future for herself and her children. She never dreamed she could one day own a home of her own.
-Maria*, MSP client & survivor
*Names and identifying details changed to protect client confidentiality .