My Sister’s House hosts 12th annual Run for a Safe Haven

Proceeds to help survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking


My Sister’s House, a non-profit organization addressing the culturally unique needs of Asian Pacific Islander women and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking in the Central Valley, is hosting its 12th annual 5k run or walk on Saturday, Oct. 24 at William Land Park. Proceeds raised from the event will help My Sister’s House in its efforts to putting a stop to domestic violence and providing shelter to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

The annual Run for a Safe Haven has been a primary fundraiser for My Sister’s House since 2003 and expects to draw in more than 2,000 runners and walkers. Last year, participants in attendance raised over $45,000 for My Sister’s House services and programs.

“We are so excited to host this wonderful event again this year to work toward homes without violence and lives without fear,” said Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House Executive Director. “The Run for a Safe Haven creates awareness about the devastating violence toward women and children in the Asian Pacific Islander community. We are hoping to exceed last year’s record and excited to partner with News 10 as their Make a Difference Project.

The event features a Kids Half Mile, prizes, food, and music the entire family can enjoy. Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes and awards will be given to the most creative.

For companies or groups looking to support a great cause while having fun, the Run also features teams to support My Sister’s House. A team is a minimum of 10 people at the rate of $30 per team member. Contact us at to set up your team coupon code for advanced registration. Registration on race day opens at 8 a.m. on Oct. 24. For more information, visit

If you are unable to make the Run, please consider donating to this worthy cause at You can also find My Sister’s House on and
My Sister’s House was founded in 2001 as the first and only non-profit organization to serve the culturally unique needs of women and children affected by domestic violence in the Central Valley’s highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community. My Sister’s House provides outreach and education to help prevent domestic violence, a 24/7 multilingual helpline, a 6-bed shelter, a 6-bed transitional shelter, and a Women to Work Program, which offers legal assistance and mental health counseling. My Sister’s House is an inclusive organization and has provided more than 22,000 nights of shelter to women and children across all ethnic backgrounds. To learn more about My Sister’s House, call 930-0626 or visit at or on and .

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