Our educational initiatives inspire prevention of domestic violence and equip the community with the knowledge to help survivors and create a safer community. Schedule a workshops, webinars, or support group to gain valuable insights. and disrupt the cycle of violence. To Learn More: Schedule a presentation for your school, workplace, or organization.
At Our Sister's Place, Inc., we understand the significance of providing support and connections for individuals impacted by domestic violence. Our dedicated team is committed to offering a helping hand through crisis intervention, safety planning, and needs assessments, while also offering referrals to vital resources. From connecting individuals with domestic violence shelters to assisting with restraining orders and other essential services, we are here to guide survivors toward a brighter future. Our mission is to empower and uplift, ensuring that no one has to face their journey alone.
In some situations, Our Sister's Place, Inc is able to offer Emergency Placement. Designed to provide swift and secure refuge for individuals facing immediate danger due to domestic violence, this program offers a safe haven for 3 to 6 days, allowing client's the space to assess their options, and plan their next steps.
Our Relocation Support program is designed to provide survivors with the resources and assistance they need to make a safe and successful transition to a new environment. We believe that everyone deserves a fresh start, free from fear and abuse, and we're committed to helping survivors build a brighter future.
Our Sister's Place is able to offer assistance with food, gas vouchers, and gift cards for those who qualify for our programs. Our goal is to provide a sense of empowerment and the tools needed to break free from the cycle of abuse. Together, we're building a foundation for brighter tomorrows.
Our Sister's Place, Inc. is committed to providing essential support to individuals impacted by domestic violence. Our Advocates ensure that clients have access to the everyday necessities they need to rebuild their lives. From clothing to household items, we offer assistance to help survivors create a safe and comfortable environment as they take steps towards independence. We strive to alleviate the immediate challenges survivors face and empower them on their journey to healing and self-sufficiency.
Maintaining a stable living environment is a crucial step towards healing and empowerment for those impacted by domestic violence. Our Rental & Utilities Assistance program is dedicated to providing financial support to individuals seeking to secure safe housing and ensure their basic needs are met. By offering assistance with rent and utilities, we aim to alleviate the financial burdens that survivors often face, allowing them to focus on their journey towards independence and rebuilding their lives. Our commitment is to provide a helping hand during these challenging times, fostering an environment of safety, stability, and hope.
You are not alone; many people just like you are dealing with violence at home. You didn’t cause the violence and no one has the right to hurt you. If you would like to talk with someone, free and confidential help is just a phone call away.
If you are local to Palm Beach County and need assistance
call Our Sister’s Place Advocate line at 561-972-7234.
If you are not local to Palm Beach County, the National Domestic Violence helpline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233.
Call or send an email to speak with our advocate.
Did you know only 17% of domestic violence shelters accept pets? Statistics indicate that more than 70% of women in domestic violence shelters report their abuser threatened, injured or killed a pet as a means of control. In fact, 48% of people delay leaving abusive situations because they fear for the safety of their pets.
The impact of domestic violence on animals is a serious concern, not only for the welfare of the animals but also because it can be an indicator of the broader cycle of violence within a household. Recognizing this connection, many domestic violence shelters and organizations now provide services and support for pets of abuse victims to ensure that they can escape abusive situations without leaving their animals behind.
Efforts have been made to increase awareness and enact legislation to protect both human and animal victims of domestic violence. These initiatives aim to create a safer environment for everyone involved and break the cycle of abuse.
In households where domestic violence occurs, animals may be subjected to direct physical abuse. Abusers may harm or kill pets as a means to control or intimidate their partner. This can result in severe injuries or even death for the animals.
Domestic violence situations can lead to neglect of animals. Victims of abuse may be too afraid or unable to care for their pets properly. This can result in malnutrition, lack of medical care, and poor living conditions for the animals.
Animals are highly sensitive to their environments, and witnessing violence within the household can cause them significant stress and anxiety. Constant yelling, physical altercations, or even just the tense atmosphere in the home can negatively impact the emotional well-being of pets.
Victims of domestic violence may be forced to leave their homes abruptly to escape the abuse. In such situations, they often have to leave their pets behind, either due to lack of resources or because they fear for the safety of the animals if they take them with them.
Abusers may use pets as a means of retaliation against an abused partner. Threatening to harm or kill a beloved pet can be a powerful tactic of manipulation and control.
Studies have shown that animal abuse and domestic violence can be interconnected. An abuser who is willing to harm animals may also be more likely to harm humans, including children or partners.
"The purple leash serves as a symbol of the invisible struggle domestic abuse survivors and their pets face. Purple represents domestic violence awareness, and the leash symbolizes the unbreakable bond between pets and their people."
Learn more about Purina's initiative to help pets by clicking the link below.