My Sister's House Programs and Services
24-HOUR MULTILINGUAL HELP LINE: (916) 428-3271
24-HOUR HELP LINE: (916) 428-3271
Our 24-hour help line assists callers in identifying the signs of domestic violence and human trafficking, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and resource referrals and general support. Our multilingual staff and volunteers address the needs of Asian/Pacific Islander callers.
SAFE HAVEN SHELTER PROGRAM:
As the only shelter that specifically serves the needs of the highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander population in the Central Valley region, the Safe Haven at My Sister's House is a much needed place for Asian and Pacific Islander women and children fleeing domestic violence and human trafficking. The shelter provides a safe, comfortable and culturally-appropriate environment for its residents. Clients can stay at the shelter for up to 90 days and are provided with basic food and supplies, case management and support.
WOMEN TO WORK PROGRAM:
My Sister's House strives to develop the economic and emotional self-sufficiency of domestic violence survivors of all backgrounds. We developed the Women to Work Program after identifying the need for an approach that focuses on helping women survivors of domestic violence to get "back on their feet, so they can get on with their lives." The Women to Work Program provides an array of supportive services that help clients move towards a state of stability, so they can take those next steps toward a steady job and become self-sufficient. Services have included: providing health information and referrals, transportation, clothing, child care and housing assistance, and employment and career guidance. In 2004, the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation honored My Sister's House with the James and Susan K. Lennane Award for Innovation.
NEW BEGINNINGS WOMEN'S LEARNING AND SUPPORT GROUP
Two weekly support groups are offered as a supplement to the Women to Work program. The support group provides information and resources to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, regardless of ethnicity.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION
The purpose of the community outreach and education program is to raise awareness about the impacts of domestic violence and human trafficking in Sacramento's Asian and Pacific Islander communities and educate community members about services and resources that are available to those survivors and their allies. We work with dozens of agencies and organizations in the Central Valley and regularly facilitate community presentations, participate in media interviews, and partake in community festivals and resource fairs. Each year, My Sister's House organizes a day-long training institute to educate social service providers from around the state about working with Asian and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence and/or human trafficking. My Sister's House also organizes a biennial conference on human trafficking.
To request a free presentation on domestic violence, human trafficking, or both, please complete and return our Speaker Request Form.
CERTIFIED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE TRAINING PROGRAM
My Sister's House offers a 40-hour training program that educates participants about domestic violence as it pertains to Asian and Pacific Islander women and children. The program prepares volunteers to work with our clients in a competent and culturally-appropriate manner. Those who complete the program will meet the State of California's training requirements for individuals who wish to work directly with domestic violence victims.
GROWING HOPE - OUTREACH TO THE FAITH COMMUNITY
My Sister's House works with leaders from various faith communities to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide them with the tools and resources to help domestic violence victims.