News & Events

EXTENDED OPENING HOURS

We have extended our opening hours and are now able to offer support and counselling until 7pm, Monday & Thursday.

 

MY SISTERS PLACE ARE NATIONAL LOTTERY GOOD CAUSES AWARD’S FINALISTS!

My Sisters Place is through to the finals of this year’s National lottery Awards and needs your vote to win,

The awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects make to communities across the UK.

The National Lottery Awards have seven categories – each reflecting an area of Lottery funding: Sport heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity My Sisters Place is one of only seven projects to make it through to the finals in the Best Voluntary/Charity Project category.

My Sisters Place is a small independent specialist domestic violence service, based in Middlesbrough, which helps women and their children be safe and free from abuse and to be empowered to make informed safe decisions about their future. We have been aided by lottery funding to help women understand their right and help them through legal processes personal safety debt, housing problems, immigration difficulties, child contact issues and divorce. Lottery funding has enabled us to provide a ‘One Stop Shop’ , offering crisis intervention, specialist counselling including one to one work and trauma therapy and Independent Domestic  Violence Advisor’s (IDVA’s) who address the needs of high risk victims.  We are also able to assist the Sanctuary Scheme to prevent women becoming homeless as a result of domestic abuse by offering crime prevention measures on their property to increase personal safety.

The winning project in each category will receive national recognition on a star-studded BBC One TV Show in early September and, in addition to the Lottery Funding they have already received, will receive a £2000 cash prize to spend on their project.

“We feel quite privileged to have reached the finals of the National Lottery Awards, as a small North East charity it would make us immensely proud to win National recognition for the work we do but also to highlight the need for change when it comes to violence against women and children”. ( Michelle Brown, Service Development Manager)

Voting for the finals starts at 9am on Wednesday 19 June and ends at midnight on Wednesday 24 July. To register your vote for My Sisters Place call (dedicated number) or log onto www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

For further information please contact: Michelle Brown, Service Development Manager on 01642 241

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COMMUNITY ROADSHOW 2013

Come and see us in the Cleveland Centre from the 1st July  – 7th July to find out more about our services and how your donation can make a difference.