About Us

When the doors to the My Sister’s Place shelter first opened in 2000, our founder Marty Owens had two goals: provide a haven for a fresh start for homeless women and children and shower all who entered with God’s love. Our program may have grown, but our focus hasn’t changed.

My Sister’s Place provides a nurturing home, transportation assistance, nutritious meals and other basic necessities to the single women and mothers with children whom we serve. While they are with us, we provide the tools and resources to help them to be in a better position when they leave than they were in when they arrived.

We rely on the support of our friends and community to help us help others. We are a nonprofit shelter (EIN 16-1619238).

Board of Directors

Susan R. Smith, Chairwoman

Felecia Doyle, Vice Chairwoman

Judi Garofalo, Secretary

Dave Channell, Spiritual Advisor

Janet Quick, Resale Boutique Chairwoman

Donna Stringer, Fundraiser Co-Chairwoman

Jill Ingram, Fundraiser Co-Chairwoman

Sylvia Stoltzfus

Jeanne Mahnke

Evelyn Reynolds

Ron Andris

Deborah Dunagan

Ashley Costine

Advisory Board & Staff

Marty Owens

Ed Maxwell

Joanne Valentine


Amanda Ives, Resident Manager