My Sister’s Place Grantee Spotlight
Addressing Access to Healthcare for Survivors
My Sister’s Place shelters, supports, and empowers survivors of domestic violence and their children. The Fresh Start Fund was created in 2020 to provide one-time financial support to help ensure survivors were not at risk of reversing the gains they made because of a financial obstacle. The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected these people. Simultaneously, inflation has also made it very hard for them to survive, as has increasing rent in the District. For many survivors, a financial setback is often the reason they may consider returning to an abuser. The Fresh Start Fund steps in so they do not have to go back into a dangerous situation.