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Domestic violence is the #1 health issue
facing black women
Our Sisters' House Provides Advocacy,
Education, & Support
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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 Black and 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.

 

OUR HOURS


Our Sisters' House will be working remotely in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We are still operating during normal business hours, assisting clients via phone/email/video conferencing until further notice.


Monday through Friday


9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Mission & Goal Statement

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead, empower and inspire change by eliminating domestic violence through intervention and prevention services and to Black and African American Women, girls and youth with the goal and intentions to enhance the lives of survivors of domestic violence by providing services that meet the specific 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 Black and African American women, girls and youth 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 a family focused juvenile violence prevention program. At-risk teens are taught skills which lead to successful resolution of teen initiated violence against family members. Our goals are to stop the violent behavior; increase confidence in teens to make positive changes; strengthen the family unit; and prevent juveniles from becoming involved with the juvenile justice system.

The program is offered at no cost, provides 40 hours of treatment, skill development with interactive training. The sessions are 8-weeks and meet one night a week, providing teens with individualized and tailored training on critical issues including effective communication, ability to identify triggers that cause aggression, crisis intervention and anger management..

 

Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.



“At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.”

“Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much of it.”

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