Ball Secures $50,000 for My Sister’s Place
White Plains, N.Y. – (09/21/11) – One in every four women will experience some form domestic violence in her lifetime. That staggering statistic is the reason that Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has teamed-up with one the area’s leading organizations working to combat domestic violence. Senator Ball presented a $50,000 check to My Sister’s Place in White Plains, N.Y., money he personally secured through a New York State grant. The money will be used to offset costs associated with legal services the organization provides to victims of domestic violence.
“This organization is literally on the frontlines of an epidemic in our community,” said Senator Ball. “The fact that 25 percent of women experience domestic violence is appalling and should be considered a public health problem. I could not be more proud to partner with such a grateful group of individuals who are filling such a critical need in our community,” added Ball.
“The support from Senator Ball is extraordinary and will allow us to continue the family law practice here at My Sister’s Place. This will allow us to continue to assist families who are in need of legal service, which will enable families to become independent and safe,” said My Sister’s Place Executive Director Karen Cheeks-Lomax. “We are grateful to Senator Ball for understanding the dynamics of domestic violence. He gets it,” added Cheeks-Lomax.
My Sister’s Place is the oldest domestic violence service agency in Westchester County, providing shelter, legal services, support and counseling, education and prevention programs designed specifically to combat domestic violence. The organization has a staff of nine full-time, experienced attorneys who practice in the areas of family law, immigration, and special litigation and appeals.
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716.