Giving back to our community is so important and we are very excited to introduce Charleston Moms CARE, a new series where we’ll be highlighting different non-profits around the Lowcountry. We’ll tell you more about the organization and how you can get involved by volunteering!
This month we are featuring My Sister’s House, a local non-profit aimed at ending domestic violence. Did you know that acts of domestic violence occur every 15 seconds in the United States? Read on to find out more about My Sister’s House, its mission, and how you can get involved and help.
My Sister’s House
The mission of My Sister’s House is “To break the cycle of domestic violence by providing comprehensive support, services, and education within and beyond the walls of our shelter.” My Sister’s House opened its doors to the Charleston community in December of 1980 and has been an integral part of the community since then. They do advocacy, education and training, provide shelter, have a family support program, provide counseling and therapy, and have clinical support groups.
Ways to get involved
Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities are limited and all in-person volunteering is suspended, however, you can still fill out a volunteer application and become involved once it resumes:
- Group volunteering: Designed for people who would like to schedule a one-time service project with 2-15 participants.
Individual volunteering opportunities:
- Telephone Counselor
- Court Advocate
- Children’s Aide
- Shelter Aide
- Outreach and Community Event Ambassador
- Administrative Assistant
- Transition Team Volunteers
You can also:
- Donate your used clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories at one of their contact-free drop-off locations.
- Donate new items or host a drive. Find out more here.
- Make a monetary donation.
Learn more about My Sister’s House:
Call: MSH | 843.747.4069, 24/7 Crisis Line | 1.800.273.HOPE
Email: [email protected]
Let’s show our community some love! Help us spread the word about your favorite Lowcountry nonprofits by tagging us @charlestonmoms and using the hashtag #charlestonmomscare and we’ll share your pictures!
Don’t forget to check out the other non-profits we’ve featured!