My Sisters’ Place is many things to the 100 plus women who walk through its doors each day. It is safety. It is service. It is sisterhood.
Women who access My Sisters’ Place range in age from 16 – 70 and come from diverse backgrounds. Most have experienced abuse, trauma and isolation. Many are homeless, are at risk of homelessness, or are street involved. More than 80% have mental health issues. Their lives may be complicated by poverty, health concerns and addiction.
All are striving to gain control of their lives and realize their potential.
My Sisters’ Place provides a range of supports that simultaneously address most challenges that women are faced with. Whatever hardship a woman may face we strive to meet her unique needs – and help her build a support network of compassionate staff, volunteers and peers. Women are welcome to come in as they as they are, and select from a wide range of activities and programs that help women make it through the day and build confidence and capacity to reach their dreams.
We seek to reduce homelessness for women and support women to find and keep safe, affordable housing. At the same time, we connect women with CMHA Middlesex mental health services such as Case Management, Clinical Services, and Community Programs.
We prioritize safety and prevention, and work hard to promote access to the right services and support.
Update: Effective August 14, 2021, we are no longer offering meals on weekends and holidays. We will continue providing snacks, coffee and harm reduction supplies on weekends and holidays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Meals will continue to be offered Monday through Friday.
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