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Welcome to the online home of My Sister's Place, a safe haven for a fresh start. We are a nonprofit shelter for homeless women and their children. We're a Christ-centered ministry that has been providing a fresh start for those in need since 2000. We enable our ladies to find employment and learn stewardship principles. It is our goal for each woman to leave our ministry with the ability to succeed independently.

Who We Are

My Sister's Place is made up of a network of community volunteers who have a heart for service. We are guided by our board of directors and advisory board.

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Who We Help

Our residents are your co-workers, church members, sisters and friends. They may have hit a tough spot and had to choose between paying their rent or car payment. Or maybe they fell ill and lost their job because of their extended absence. They're single women, mothers and even grandmothers. They're down, but not out. They need love, support and a listening ear - not a hand out. Although many of our ladies are from right here in Hall County, we've also had residents come to us from Metro Atlanta, neighboring counties and even from out-of-state.

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Why Your Support Matters

We help our residents overcome the obstacles that originally lead to their homelessness. We provide for immediate needs like food, shelter, transportation and clothing; as well as addressing urgent medical needs. We are able to do what we do only because of the generous support of our donors. We are funded completely by individual and corporate donations. Although there are multiple mixed-gender, male oriented and domestic violence shelters in Northeast Georgia, there isn’t another women-only facility like My Sister’s Place in Hall or surrounding counties. In 2011, we served 63 women and children – an increase from the 35 women and children we served in 2010. Unfortunately, due to limited bed space, we were forced to turn away 354 potential residents – 204 of them children – in 2011 alone. In 2010, a lack of beds forced us to turn away 182 would-be-guests. We are in the process of raising funds to renovate our property at 2480 Martin Luther King Boulevard here in Gainesville to build a larger home, which will allow us to help twice as many women and children in need.

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