Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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My Sisters’ Place gets federal grant

WHITE PLAINS – My Sister’s Place in White Plains has been awarded $425,000 in federal funding through the Training and Services to end Violence Against Woman with Disabilities Grant program.    

The funding will be used to provide services for women with disabilities who are victims of violence and abuse.

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to expand our services and education to deaf survivors of domestic violence and their families,” said agency Chief Executive Officer Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Esq. “This marks a new era for My Sisters’ Place, the deaf community in New York, and our community partners, the New York School for the Deaf and New York-Presbyterian Westchester Division’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.”

She said the funds will be used to support the development of fully-accessible services, and comprehensive education, training and outreach.

“At a time when survivors are speaking out bravely sharing their stories, we want to embrace the deaf community’s experiences and address their needs as well, and with this grant we will finally have the chance to do so,” said Brinta Jeyalingam, director of community education and prevention at My Sister’s Place.

The grant was announced by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY-17).


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