BIG SIS Programs and Services
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.
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 much needed topics and other topics of interest to the community at large. These community seminars/workshops are open to the general public.
Netta's House Transitional Living 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.
BIG SIS@Work (Women Obtaining Real Knowledge)
Women's Personal and Professional Development Program.
Focused on the whole woman. Mind, Body & Business.
Y.E.S. - Young Empowered Sisters
YES!-Young Empowered Sisters started in February 2016 to invest in the lives of young women and adolescents in Central Florida. We envision a world where young ladies, regardless of race can have the same opportunities of other socioeconomic cultures for their success in higher education and careers. It is our commitment to mold, mentor and invest in the educational goals, life lessons and success of our young women and their future. YES! will ignite positive change in our communities through young leaders
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:
Bottles and Bottoms
We provide diapers and formula to women in need. You must meet certain criteria to participate in this program.
G.R.O.W. (Girls Reclaiming Our Worth)
Female youth offender diversion program.
(Reintegrating Educating & Cultivating the Lives of Adolescents, Individuals & Mothers)
The RECLAIM Project which stands for Reintegrating Educating & Cultivating the Lives of Adolescents Individuals and Mothers. This program provide services to women recently released from incarceration that will assist them with successful reintegration into society. We recognized that there are very few services available to formerly incarcerated women or women in general for that matter, to help them make a successful transition back into life. THIS PROGRAM will help reduce the burden on state agencies, contribute to community development, and reduce the recidivism rate by helping formerly incarcerated and at-risk women become self-sufficient, successful participants in society. This would be accomplished by helping women regain custody of their children, providing job skills training and employment placement, temporary housing, and other support services (counseling, legal assistance, specialized training, self-esteem building, etc.) as needed. Through these services, formerly incarcerated women would develop increased levels of self-esteem while working toward economic independence.