What We Do

More than a shelter. We're a home where hope is restored.

My Sister’s Place is a Christ-centered ministry for single women and mothers with children who are experiencing homelessness in Northeast Georgia.

Our Program

The team at My Sister’s Place is here to help our residents overcome the obstacles that led to their previously unstable living situations.  Our 90-day program takes a whole-person approach by equipping our residents with support in every area of their lives. The goal of this program is for our residents to increase their income, find affordable housing, and be prepared for independent living. Most importantly, we offer spiritual guidance and encouragement to sustain them after they leave us.  Everything we do is informed by our deep and abiding faith in the love of God and His Word. 

How We Do It

Goal setting, budgeting, and wellness are hallmarks of our 90-day program. Using the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix, our residents are encouraged to identify barriers to self-sufficiency, create personalized action plans, and forge a path of positive change. Our client advocates come alongside our residents, linking them to critical government and community resources that will assist them in their goal of obtaining permanent housing.  Knowing that spiritual enrichment is an essential part of the journey, residents are invited to attend church services as a group, as well as weekly Bible studies and devotionals.

Steps to

  • Intake Assessment

    Eligibility is confirmed, and our 90-day program is reviewed. The Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix (ASSM) identifying barriers to housing independence is completed, as is a monthly budget and family support map.

  • Goal Setting

    The results of the ASSM drive prioritized goal setting for the duration of stay. Action steps are determined, and spiritual growth and enrichment opportunities are provided such as Bible studies, devotions, and one-on-one support.

  • Barrier Busters

    With the help of her case manager and shelter advocates, the resident is given guidance and connected to community resources to overcome the barriers to housing independence identified by the ASSM. Goals are updated monthly.

  • Transitional Housing

    If a resident still needs assistance at the end of our 90-day program, she may move into one of our three transitional housing units for up to 12 months. During her time in transitional housing, the resident will pay rent that is far below market value, while she is increasing her income and continuing the search for permanent housing.

  • Permanent Housing is Secured

    For some of our residents permanent housing could be renting a home or apartment or moving in with a friend or family member for long-term stay. Residents may receive financial assistance for deposits or other moving expenses. Residents may shop for furnishings at My Sister’s Resale Boutique at no charge.

Who We Serve

The face of homelessness can be seen in the people you encounter every day. She is the server at your favorite restaurant, the receptionist assisting you at the front desk, or the mom in the school pickup line.  Many of the women and children we serve lost their housing as a result of a major life change or devastating event such as a job loss, divorce, estrangement from family, or health emergency.  We know that under the wrong circumstances, homelessness can affect anyone.


Are you experiencing homelessness?

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact us.

Qualifications for Admission

To qualify for assistance you must be:   

Did you know?

The United States has more women and children experiencing homelessness than any other industrialized country.


Out of 124,799 families in Hall County, 50.2% are not self-sufficient.

United Way of Hall County

The number one cause of homelessness is lack of affordable housing.  The number of renters with extremely low incomes far surpasses the number of available affordable rental units.

National Homelessness Law Center