We have been open since 2000 and during that time have been a haven for hundreds of homeless women and children.
As a Christian-ministry, our ladies are required to attend our home church on Sundays for worship and Wednesdays for Bible study.
If they are not currently working, we require that our ladies actively seek employment. If needed, we have volunteers who will come in to assist our ladies with updating their résumés and to help with interview skills. Once employed, we require our ladies to turn-over a percentage of their income to be put into a savings account for them, until they are ready to move out. They get that entire percentage back. The reason behind this requirement is to help them build a nest egg for expenses like security deposits for apartments, utilities, etc.
We are “staffed” largely by volunteers, who help with administrative tasks and small chores around the shelter. Currently, our managing director and resident supervisor are our only paid staff. We are funded completely by individual and corporate contributions. We do not receive any state or federal funding.
Residents come to us from all over Northeast Georgia, Metro Atlanta and surrounding counties.
During their stay with us, we provide for all of their basic needs: three daily meals, transportation, clothing and basic healthcare.
My Sister’s Place is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is registered with the Georgia Secretary of State as a Charitable Organization.