24-Hour Support Line: (916) 428-3271
Our 24-hour helpline assists callers in identifying the signs of domestic violence and human trafficking, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and resource referrals and general support. My Sister’s House 24/7 Multi-Lingual Support line is an easy way to find information about My Sister’s House and how those facing domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking issues can receive assistance.
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, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Our emergency shelter provides a safe, comfortable and culturally-appropriate environment for its residents. Clients of all ethnicities 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 two 6 bed transitional houses.
Women to Work Program
Unique to My Sister’s House is its Women to Work program which helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking get back on their feet, especially financially. A variety of support groups are offered as part of the Women to Work program, including a Spanish speaking program in Wednesday. The support groups provide information and resources to survivors regardless of ethnicity and is free to all survivors. The Women to Work Program provides an array of supportive services that help clients move towards a state of stability, such as healthcare information and referrals, transportation, clothing, child care, housing assistance, employment/career guidance, legal services and more so they can take those next steps toward a steady job and become self-sufficient and live a life free of abuse.
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
We provide a weekly group session to teach attendees about warning signs and types of violence. Discussion of these issues allows for prevention and helps attendees identify DV within their relationship or relationships around them.
Healing Through Art
Healing through art is a class supporting women by providing them with an artistic outlet. Healing through art is another approach My Sister’s House uses to foster healthy habits and learn new skills that can translate into the professional world.
My Sister’s House is privileged to provide free acupuncture services to our clients. This normally costly service is very beneficial in helping manage stress from the domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking experiences.
Parenting classes are taught over an eight (8) week commitment two (2) times a year. This parenting class is for parents of children who have experienced trauma. This class gives parents tools and resources to assist their children who have been exposed to trauma.
#MeToo Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group
This monthly support group provides an outlet and a safe space for survivors of sexual assault to obtain skills to empower themselves. Participants can also learn or provide other attendees with advice or tips on how to cope with their current situation.
Community Outreach & Education
Outreach and Education
The purpose of the community outreach and education program is to raise awareness about the signs of domestic violence, sexual assault, 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, human trafficking, and/or sexual assault.
Speaker Request Form
My Sister’s House is happy to present at events in the community and speak to groups about the work we do while spreading awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. To request a free presentation on domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault or all of the above, 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, sexual assault victims, and human trafficking. Please check out our Volunteer tab on the website for upcoming event dates!
Cultural Responsiveness in Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Online Training
With funding from Cal-OES and through its MYLAR (Multi-Year Language Access and Resources) Project, My Sister’s House helped develop an on-line webinar on cultural responsiveness for agencies who provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The webinar defines cultural responsiveness, discusses why it is important, and provides practices that can be implemented to improve culturally responsive care. The webinar is a great resource for organizational leadership and staff alike to improve their cultural responsiveness when providing services to the diverse population of survivors.