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February 15, 2018

Working Together to Serve the Homeless

Although My Sister’s Place is located in Gainesville, Georgia homelessness doesn’t have a geographical boundary. In 2017 40% of our homeless residents were from Hall County, however many residents also came from Metro Atlanta (44%).

Over the last 18 years, homeless women and children from all over have sought out the services provided by My Sister’s Place. That pattern persisted in 2017. Without the benefit of government funding, My Sister’s Place was able to provide our home for the homeless only because of the support of friends like you.

This truly speaks to the lack of resources available to homeless women and children in our region. This is why we need friends like you to continue supporting our shelter, so we can ensure there is a haven for a fresh start for women and children in need for years to come. We don’t receive any government funding, so we truly rely on friends like you who have a heart for the homeless.

With your help in 2017, My Sister’s Place also:

  • Served more than 6,000 meals and helped 50 women in poverty get to work by providing transportation assistance.
  • Provided resources and support to 25 families that were graduates of the program. This included, but is not limited to: Food, toiletries and gifts at Christmas.
  • Gave away more than $2,000 in free clothing, shoes and purses to individuals in need through Sister’s Resale Boutique. Mostly to our residents, but also to non-resident referrals from partner agencies.

 

….read more in our Friends of My Sister’s Place Winter 2018 Newsletter.

 

February 15, 2018