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who we are

A Distinct Identity

Our Sisters' House was founded in 1995 to fill a gap in services for girls of color who were adjudicated in the juvenile system. Today the organization continues to fill in a gap in services for African American women and children who have been impacted and victimized by domestic violence. OSH has 5 programs that address juvenile family violence, children who have witnessed violence, a support group for African American women who are survivors of domestic violence, and advocacy programs that assist women fleeing their abusers. In Pierce County, there are several mainstream domestic violence agencies but only OSH is able to provide culturally specific advocacy and services to African American women and their families. Our programs New Directions and Stepping Stones are the only programs in Pierce County that address juvenile family violence and children exposed to violence using a holistic approach that involves the entire family with a parenting support group component.

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As of March 18th Our Sisters' House will be working remotely in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We will still operate during normal business hours, and will be assisting clients via phone/email/video conferencing until further notice.

Monday through Friday

9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead, empower and inspire change by eliminating domestic violence through intervention and prevention services and to enhance the lives of survivors of domestic violence by providing services that meet the cultural needs of those we serve. OSH seeks to accomplish ending the cycle of violence through youth programming, education, outreach advocacy strategies and through our collaboration with key community partners.

Our Goals

The goals of the organization are: To increase family functioning, strengthen families, assist women in becoming self-sufficient, and help children affected by domestic violence heal, with the hopes of breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Your journey starts here

Support Groups

September 14, 2019

Sisters Seeking Change

for survivors of domestic violence

Sisters Seeking Change is a culturally specific support group that caters to African American individuals. Nonetheless, we welcome ANYONE that is a survivor of domestic violence.

Over the course of the 8 weeks, topics relevant to domestic violence such as safety planning, establishing healthy relationships, rebuilding self-esteem, setting boundaries, and overcoming cultural barriers that African Americans face when dealing with domestic violence will be discussed. This program also provides childcare free of charge.

September 14, 2019

Stepping Stones

for families with children

Stepping Stones uses a psycho-educational family intervention model to address the potential risks and impacts of domestic violence on the family. The intended outcomes of the program are to increase parenting skills, address coping strategies for parents & children, safety planning skills, and decreasing the effects of post-violence stress.

Eight weekly sessions will be held with the non-offending parent and their children. Stepping Stones is for families with children ages 6-11 years old who have been exposed to domestic violence.

February 3, 2017

New Directions

for families with teens

New Directions is an interactive family violence prevention program that provides support for youth and their families who have experienced teen-initiated domestic violence. The program follows a specifically designed curriculum that focuses on the issues of anger management, conflict resolution, effective communication, and family management.

Eight weekly sessions will be held for teens 12-18 years old and their parents. The program will assist participants in strengthening the family dynamic, decreasing incidents of teen initiated violence, and minimizing involvement in the juvenile system.


Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to get power over the other.

“On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men"

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