A SisterFriend is a volunteer, mentor, and friend on a mission to care for you (her Little Sister). She will help you overcome any challenges during pregnancy. She will be there for you so that you can have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.
SisterFriends is founded on the belief that:
We can take care of each other. I am my Sister’s Sister.
Mentorship, care, connection, love and belonging make a difference.
We are leaders in our own lives and communities.
Together, we can create a culture of care to help pregnant women, babies, and families thrive.
By March 1, 2018, all pregnant moms in Detroit will be eligible for a SisterFriend. Please stay tuned to learn about the start of SisterFriends in your district!
You can expect your SisterFriend to:
Connect with you every week. You might connect with your SisterFriend in person, over the phone, or through text.
Link you to community resources that support healthy pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
Help you overcome any obstacles to prenatal care. Your SisterFriend will help you plan for, and track, your prenatal appointments.
Care about you and your baby.
Commit to be there for you and your baby. All SisterFriends commit to being there for their Little Sisters from pregnancy to baby’s first birthday.
Many times SisterFriends and Little Sisters become like family and stay in touch long after the Little Sister’s baby turns one.
To sign up for SisterFriends complete the application here on our website (insert link to form). After you complete the enrollment form, you can expect:
A SisterFriends team member will contact you within 3 days to explain the role of a SisterFriend and how Little Sisters are paired with SisterFriend mentors.
A SisterFriends team member will notify you of your SisterFriend match within in 3 days after enrollment.
Your SisterFriend will contact you within 3 days of matching.
A SisterFriends team member will follow up with you one week after being paired to make sure that your SisterFriend has reached out to start supporting you.
A SisterFriends team member will contact you periodically to check in on you, your SisterFriend, and your baby.