COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATES
UPDATES FROM THE CEO
OUR MISSION AND VISION REMAIN!
My Sister's House remains committed to providing comprehensive support, services, and education within and beyond the walls of our shelter. As we continue to adjust to this new normal, we are finding creative ways to address the unique needs and challenges of our clients and community during this time. MSH will continue to follow the guidance of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Controls (DHEC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and follow the directives of state and local authorities to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Below, you will find a comprehensive list of our service and program updates. Please note that this list is continuously updated–check back here for the most up-to-date information.
MSH continues to provide emergency crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 MSH may use alternative housing solutions, such as hotels, to meet the needs of clients. MSH will continue to provide case management, advocacy, therapy, and essential needs (food, clothes, toiletries, etc.) to all shelter clients, regardless of location. Call 843-744-3242 for intake.
Our dedicated therapists are working hard to meet the need in our community by providing therapy via phone and video. If you are a victim or survivor in need of therapy, please call us at 843-744-3242.
MSH's staff court advocate remains available to help victims of domestic violence with filing for an Order of Protection or through the family/criminal court process in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties. Our court advocates will be adhering to the COVID specific procedures for each county. To discuss our Court Advocacy services, please contact Nicole today at 843-225-6136.
We are currently only accepting NEW, urgently needed items in the donation center. For the full list of needed items and drop-off hours visit mysistershouse.org/donationcenter. If you are looking to host a drive, please review the urgent needs list and contact us at 843-576-0061. We appreciate your support!
EDUCATION + TRAINING
The MSH Education and Training team remains committed to the work of building awareness and increasing education about the issue of domestic violence in our community. We are currently offering training to businesses, organizations, clubs, etc. via Zoom and in-person (when CDC & DHEC guidelines permit). If you are interested in having MSH present to your group, contact our Director of Education/Training at 843-225-6397.
We are currently utilizing already trained volunteers at a very limited capacity. If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer when we reopen the program, please visit our volunteer page for updates.