WHAT: The only café operated by a domestic violence shelter amongst California’s 100+ domestic violence shelters will be celebrating its fifth birthday.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Cake cutting at 5 p.m.)
WHERE: My Sister’s Café, 455 Capitol Mall, #110, Sacramento, CA 94814
SIGNIFICANCE: Unique about this café is that it supports My Sister’s House Women to Work Program, which assists survivors of domestic violence in obtaining employment and self-sufficiency so that they may live a life free of abuse.
A photobooth, artist (Nicole E. Romeo, Creative Expressionist / Visual Artist), music, and Asian special treats are all part of the special happenings for My Sister’s Café 5th birthday.
• According to a 2005 Ohio State University about 80% of restaurants close or change ownership within the first 5 years. This was replicated in a recent study by The Restaurant Brokers.
• In 2012, Mary Kay Foundation reported that 74% of survivors stay for economic reasons.
• In 5 years My Sister’s House has provided almost $250,000 in direct wages to support domestic violence and human trafficking survivors.
• My Sister’s House Women to Work Program has resulted in clients working at Google, APPLE, and other jobs on a full-time basis.
• Clients have received an average increase of 155% in wages.
About My Sister’s Café: My Sister’s Café is a café which serves delicious American food with an Asian twist for the purpose of providing support for My Sister’s House Women to Work Program helping domestic violence survivors and human trafficking victims “get back on their feet” financially. My Sister’s Café was established in 2014 with the commitment and generosity of Blue Shield Foundation, Soroptimists of Sacramento, Teichert Foundation, and Bella Bru. For more information about My Sister’s Café, go to www.mysisterscafe.org.