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who we are

A Distinct Identity

Our Sisters’ House (OSH) is a non-profit organization located in Tacoma, Washington. The agency was founded in 1995 as a group home for adjudicated and homeless teenage girls. In 2001, OSH expanded its services to support women of color who have been affected by domestic violence by providing advocacy, legal services and prevention programs. Today, OSH provides advocacy, education and support to women, youth and families that have been victimized and impacted by domestic violence through four key programs: New Directions, Stepping Stones, Sisters Seeking Change, and Community Advocacy.

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Opening Hours

Please call ahead if you'd like to come to our office! We operate by appointment only.

Monday through Friday

9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Mission & Goal Statement

Our Mission

Our mission is to identify, reduce and eliminate risk factors that impede the safety and personal success of youth, women and their families who are victims of domestic violence; to empower youth, women and their families to become successful self-sufficient individuals.

Our Goals

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

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Support Groups

September 14, 2019

Sisters Seeking Change

for African American women

Sisters Seeking Change is a NEW program that just started in February 2018 that’s focused on helping African American domestic violence survivors. This is an open 8-week long support group that provides childcare free of charge. Over the course of the 8 weeks we will talk about several topics that are relevant to domestic violence such as safety planning, establishing healthy relationships in the future, setting boundaries and the barriers that African Americans face when dealing with DV. This group also stands out from the other groups because it features guest speakers and activities for the purpose of providing skills in a variety of ways.

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 both parents’ and children’s coping abilities and safety planning skills, and decrease the effects of post-violence stress. Eight weekly sessions will be held with the non-offending parent and their children. Stepping Stones is for children ages 6-11 years old and their parents, who have been exposed to domestic violence. Call Our Sisters House at 253-383-4275 to see if Stepping Stones is right for you and your child.

February 3, 2017

New Directions

for families with teens

The New Directions Program 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


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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