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In July, GOODworks partnered with My Sister’s Place in Hartford. They’ve been active in the community for thirty-six years and committed to helping women and children by ending homelessness and empowering women, families, and others in Greater Hartford to achieve independence and stability in their community by providing housing and supportive services.
Our teammate Mary-Cristin, event manager shares why she felt so strongly about helping this amazing organization.
“I have always felt passionate about helping young moms and their children. Through high school in Atlanta, GA, I volunteered at a shelter for women and children, and since then, it has always been a cause close to my heart. So when it was my turn to choose our Goodworks project, I knew exactly what I would do. My Sister’s Place was founded in 1982 initially as a shelter for women with infants. It has grown and now includes three different sites.
-The Transitional Living Program located on Pliny Street for homeless women and children
-Sue Ann Shay Place, which provides supportive housing for male and/or female-headed households
-Mary Seymour Place apartments for single individuals
As strong women leaders, business owners, and moms ourselves, we strongly believe in empowering women. I can identify with some of these women – as they just want what is best for their kids. My Sister’s Place has helped many people in our community by providing them with food for themselves and their kids, a warm and safe place to stay, and services that are created and designed to get them back on the road to independence – including management of financial affairs, medical care, emotional support and much more. We were happy to contribute by collecting cleaning supplies and assembling buckets to donate for families who need a fresh start.”
If you’d like more information about My Sister’s Place or would like to make a donation, please visit their website at http://sistersplacect.org/.