Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events


Thursday, October 5th: Federal Bureau of Investigation hosts Clothesline Project

Time and location TBA, stay tuned!

Friday, October 7th: Signature Purple Fun Children’s’ Event @ Sanctuary Plus (Private)

This family-oriented event will include special entertainment – kids’ favorite characters (Princess Isabel and Spiderman!) will come out to play and entertain the young crowds! Families are often not able to leave the shelter to experience festivals and similar events. This special opportunity is aimed at raising awareness among supporters that seeking shelter and safety comes with great sacrifices.

Friday, October 7th: HBCU Golf Tournament P.B. Dye Golf Course

Tee off at 10am

3rd Annual HBCU Golf Tournament. The group is fundraising for My Sister’s Place (MSP) and Men Stopping Violence (MSV) during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Registration is still open. Hosted by Bison Impact group and many men and women who lend their voices to elevate the voices of domestic violence survivors.

Friday, October 7th: Protect Our Women Hosted by Howard University.

Howard University at 6:30pm 2205 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20059

“Protect our Women” is hosted by Howard University students and is centered around Violence against women and girls which is one of the most widespread issues amongst women and remains largely unreported. This event was created to equip young Black women attending Howard University with the tools to take a stand against this issue plaguing young women and give them the desire to create change on and off their campus. The event will include a donation drive and a presentation by MSP representatives.

Monday, October 10th: Second annual Accenture employee event led by MSP (Private)

Accenture and MSP get together for a conversation about domestic violence and the role of the surrounding community while creating art aimed at raising awareness and empowering lives.

Tuesday, October 18th: Raising Awareness in the Community (TBC)

Walmart Storefront 310 Riggs Road NW Washington DC 20011 from 10am-5pm

Let’s spread awareness of the plight of domestic violence survivors in DC! MSP will table outside of Walmart with flyers, promo materials, and snacks!

Tuesday, October 18th: MSP and Earnest & Young, LLP Fundraiser (Private)

MSP and Ernst & Young’s Women’s Innovative Network (WIN) are teaming up to support domestic violence survivors. MSP representatives will share our mission, work, and needs with Earnest & Young. The group will be hosting a coat drive to honor DVAM.

Thursday, October 20th: Signature #Purple Thursday Event – ALL ARE WELCOME!

American University, Quad from 10am-4pm

Create a Community Mural with us or participate in other art making as you get inspired and moved to make a difference! Come by during your coffee or lunch break. Leave a message for survivors, help raise awareness, meet MSP staff and help us change lives. We encourage Purple Wigs, Ribbons, and other Purple Creativity throughout the Month of October.

Sunday, October 23rd: Madewell 14th Street Fundraiser

1919 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

Refresh your fall wardrobe and support My Sister’s Place! From 12 pm to 4pm, 10% of sales made in store at Madewell’s location at 14th Street NW will benefit MSP! Bring your friends and pickup your new favorite pair of jeans!

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Media Appearances

My Sister’s Place regularly appears on local media to advocate and share resources for survivors of domestic violence. For media inquiries, please contact our Executive Director Mercedes Lemp at 202-529-3328 or email.

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March 12, 2020 – Executive Director, Mercedes Lemp talks with the New York Times on how the Coronavirus outbreak could hit women hardest

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October 22, 2019 – MSP continues to get great coverage for our innovative partnership with Silent Beacon. Msp’s Executive Director Mercedes Lemp, and Abby Singh, MSP’s social worker and children’s program manager, and Silent Beacon’s Partnerships CEO and creator Kenny Kelly, spoke with the Washington Post about our partnership with Silent Beacon.

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October 22, 2019 – Executive Director Mercedes Lemp, Shelter Manager Elizabeth Horrigan, and Silent Beacon’s Partnerships Director Tyler Charuhas, spoke with Washington City Paper about our partnership with Silent Beacon who has donated panic buttons that allows survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations.

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October 16, 2019 – Executive Director Mercedes Lemp, Silent Beacon’s Partnerships Director Tyler Charuhas, and one courageous survivor spoke with NBC 4 Washington about our mission, services, and partnership with Silent Beacon who has donated panic buttons that allows survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations.

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October 9, 2019 – Executive Director Mercedes Lemp spoke with The Washington Times about our implementation of stealthy new technology courtesy of Silent Beacon, enabling survivors to get immediate help in life-threatening situations.

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March 2, 2018 – Interim Executive Director Valerie Graff spoke with WJLA-TV‘s Good Morning Washington highlighting MSP’s programs and our partnership with Mother2Mother – M2M.

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February 22, 2018 – Interim Executive Director Valerie Graff was interviewed for NPR’s Marketplace Business News this week! Listen in at 9’57” to hear how My Sister’s Place, Inc. has been impacted by the #MeToo movement.

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February 18, 2018 – Director of Programs Chandra Robinson joined M2M’s Executive Director Lauren Feliz-Durishin on 94.7 FM’s Fresh Perspective to highlight domestic violence, MSP’s services, and M2M’s upcoming concert benefiting My Sister’s Place on March 10th.

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Chandra Robinson, Director of Programs, speaks with NBC 4 about safety planning for domestic violence survivors.

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Chandra Robinson, Director of Programs, speaks with BET about MSP’s Batterer Intervention Program and toxic masculinity.

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