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2016 Victories You Created

If you knew that you had the power to end homelessness, would you? If you knew that you could help feed hungry children and help families get back on their feet, would you? Thankfully for the women and children that we serve, many people in our community have answered yes! For the last 16 years, […]

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Merry Christmas from My Sister’s Place

Merry Christmas friends, In the musical “Rent,” the characters sing a song containing the lyrics, “Five hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year.?” For homeless women and children, their year is likely measured by the days they have spent in limbo – unsure of where they would rest their […]

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2016 Annual Dinner-Dance Fundraiser: Thank you!

  Thank you to everyone who supported our annual dinner-dance fundraiser. Although we surely had a great time dancing and making new friends, that night was bigger than a party. It was about making sure there is a place in Gainesville for homeless women and children to regroup and get back on their feet. We […]

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Savings is Key to Success

Starting your life over isn’t easy, but it is doable. We have found that building a savings is a critical step in determining if our residents will be able to obtain and maintain their independence. Our goal is to help our ladies achieve both of those things. We offer a hand up, not a hand […]

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

Have a skill? Teach a skill! Our goal is to equip our  residents with as many tools as we can before they set out on their own. To accomplish this task, we are always looking for   talented individuals to lead life-skills workshops. Self-defense, budgeting, goal setting, sewing, nutrition and basic car maintenance are especially helpful! […]

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My Sister’s Place in Georgia Trend Magazine

October 2014 By Candice Dyer Sadly, the need remains great, but, happily, so does the success rate of My Sister’s Place, the only residential program in northeast Georgia exclusively for homeless women and children. “We always have a waiting list,” says Managing Director Brandee Thomas. “A resident has made a ‘successful’ move when she is […]

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Jeff Foxworthy Helps My Sister’s Place

October 9, 2014 By Kristen Oliver Jeff Foxworthy got local residents to open their checkbooks Thursday evening at Denim and Diamonds, the annual fundraiser benefiting My Sister’s Place. The comedian led the live auction portion of the evening, which raised thousands of dollars for the women’s home. Brandee Thomas, managing director of My Sister’s Place, […]

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My Sister’s Place to Serve Twice As Many

May 2013 By Savannah King By the end of the year My Sister’s Place, a homeless shelter for women and children, will be able to double the number of families it helps. Renovations to the nonprofit’s new shelter, an existing apartment building on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Gainesville, are underway and expected to be […]

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