BIG SIS Programs and Services
Seminars and Workshops
Seminars/Workshops are held to provide a forum for women to exchange ideas and wisdom, learn about community resources from invited speakers, and help build and share a sense of community.
We also provide Seminars/Workshops on various legal topics and other topics of interest to the community at large. These community seminars/workshops are open to the general public.
Bottles and Bottoms
We provide diapers and formula to women in need. You must meet certain criteria to participate in this program.
Residential program for young women aging out of foster care.
Throughout the year we host various free community events. In the past we have hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey Giveaways, Community Baby Showers, Community BBQ, B.A.C.K.P.A.C.K.S. School Supply Giveaway, Summer Safety Awareness Fair and many others.
Upcoming Programs and Services
In addition to the above BIG SIS, INC is currently fundraising and making preparations to develop a number of programs to help women in the community and our clients become self-sufficient, independent and productive members of society. These programs will launch in the near future and include:
Women's Business Program.
Focused on the whole woman. Mind, Body & Business.
G.R.O.W. (Girls Reclaiming Our Worth)
Female youth offender diversion program.
Case Management/Advocacy Program
BIG SIS has a Family Advocate to work specifically with
mothers and their children, and a Client Advocate who works
with the single women. Through weekly meetings, the
Advocates will assist clients in prioritizing goals, linking with
community resources and reviewing each woman's progress.
Goals are established by each woman and are individualized
according to her needs and choices. These may include:
- Completing a GED
- Enrolling in classes to accomplish educational goals
- Participating in job training
- Securing a job
- Completing a recovery program
- Paying off debts
- Saving money for permanent housing
Referrals and coordination of services will also be
provided for the following, among others:
- Medical needs
- Financial assistance
- Various housing programs and options
- Educational opportunities
- Counseling services
We recognize that each woman's long-term goal is to acquire
employment and a permanent home with sufficient means to
sustain it. We know that the road to that goal will vary for
each woman, as will the time it will take for her to achieve it.
The Advocates provide the assistance and support to help
map out the route and help each woman arrive at her
destination in the time that works best for her.