Next Generation Blog

By My Sister's House January 27, 2017 The holidays are a time for families to come back together to reflect on the previous year, to discuss current happenings in the world, and to celebrate the preparation of the new year. The survivors who have resided in the emergency shelter…
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by: SafeQuest Solano October 11, 2016   SafeQuest Solano has been part of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Cultural Competency Project, led by My Sister's House, for the past two years. As a domestic violence and sexual assault non-profit organization, it truly is essential…
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by: Elaine Abelaye-Mateo, Everyday Impact Consulting September 29, 2016   My Sister's House has been a leader in building Asian and Pacific Islander (API) cultural competency among mainstream domestic violence (DV) shelters and service providers. This year marks the…
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by: Casa de Epseranza August 26, 2016   I started working at Casa de Esperanza about 4 years ago with the anticipation of working with my community. As I started looking into how to outreach into the Hmong community, I noticed that there are not many resources within…
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by: Tri-Valley Haven July 22, 2016   "Sanyah" and her two sons arrived in the US from their native Nepal about three months ago. Her husband, who had always been abusive, quickly learned about California domestic violence laws when he was arrested for his violence against…
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by Weave June 24, 2016   I remember seeing Karen* for the first time, her bruised skin a physical marker for the trauma they had just endured; but she was more concerned about how her leaving her husband would affect her family and especially her father. Never mind that…
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by Christine Nguyen, My Sister's House June 8, 2016   When Xai and her husband left Laos after the Vietnam War, Xai had only the support of her husband's family in the United States. In the Hmong culture, when a woman marries, she leaves her side of the family and becomes…
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