My Sisters’ Place

Founded in 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) offers case management, legal services, and shelter to survivors of intimate partner violence and human trafficking. MSP has offices in White Plains, Yonkers and Mount Vernon, and serves the Lower Hudson Valley.

Counties served: Bronx, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester
Detention Facilities Served: Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility (NJ), Orange County Correctional Facility (NY)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Employment services, Housing referrals, Language services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Services available as they relate to domestic violence or human trafficking.