24-Hour Helpline: (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 emergency 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. Additionally, My Sister’s House operates a 6 bed transitional house and recently opened a 6 bed shelter for victims of human trafficking focused upon massage parlor and brothel victims.
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, employment and career guidance, legal assistance, and counseling. In 2004, the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation honored My Sister’s House with the James and Susan K. Lennane Award for Innovation.
All of these counseling sessions are facilitated or supervised by licensed marriage and family therapists. If you would like to attend any of the counseling sessions below, please call 916-428-3271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Violence Education & Support Group
Weekly support group that rotates on different topics such as: type of violence, domestic violence wheel, basic trauma concepts for adults and children, why women stay, somatization, red flags, isolation as a tool, and self care.
Non-structured group that is based on client’s needs and wants as far as what they would like to process.
Survivor’s Support Group
This is an open group designed to provide information, tools, tips, and education about the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and trauma to friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, peers, etc. of those who are survivors.
Sexual Assault Survivor’s Group
This group is for survivors to process topics such as: effects of sexual assault, post-traumatic stress, myths about sexual assault, tools for managing anxiety, and self-care.
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 and lawn enforcement providers from around the state about working with Asian and Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence and/or human trafficking.
To request a free presentation on domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, please complete and return our Speaker Request Form.
Certified Domestic Violence Advocate Training Program
Twice a year, 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.