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Sisters 4 Sisters Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Women, Womens Service Clubs

Mission: To help serve all that are in need.

Results: All the programs S4S offer is the greates satisfaction one could imagine!

Target demographics: Washington D.C. Metro Area

Direct beneficiaries per year: Help others

Programs: homlessness

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Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Founder and Director of Sisters4Sisters, Inc. , Carolyn Washington, is such an awesome woman. She has been such a blessing to me and my family. She has a heart of gold to reach out and help women and inspire them to be pushed into their Divined Purpose. I came on board around 2006 and Sisters4Sisters have changed my life for the better. S4S reaches out to so many women because of their awesome support system that is in place. A strong support system to help single women to get back on their feet, an awesome mentoring group for young girls to respect and love themselves and each other. A homeless shelter that S4S adopted to help meet the needs of the women in that shelter. I am so bless to be a part of such an uplifting, inspiring, caring and passionate organization (SISTERS4SISTERS, INC.)

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteer with this organization whose mission is to empower Women and Girls by providing them enlightening workshops on personal and professional development, and providing community outreach in areas which greatly impact women including HIV-AIDS awareness, domestic violence, homelessness, health and wellness, and mentoring programs.

Sisters4Sisters is based in Prince George's County, Maryland and has earned the reputation for the organization to contact when a mother and children have to escape domestic violence in the wee hours of the morning or a child in need of school supplies or a family in need of Thanksgiving dinner.

Sisters4Sisters also birthed a young girls organization, "Daughters of Destiny", where young girls are exposed to enrichment workshops and programs.

The organization has been in existence for over 10 years and relies soley on the support of volunteers with the aid of limited financial support from private funders and county grant funding.

Carolyn Washington, founder of the organization has recieved many awards and was recently recongized by the White House for her unwavering dedication to the community and empowerment of women and girls.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolyn Washington and Sisters4Sisters has a wonderful network of women supporting each other in many ways. In 2005, S4S helped me at a time when I could not find help from anyone; they embraced me even in my brokenness. I found love, acceptance, and support. They gave me direction, guidance, a road map to reconnect with society in spite of my situation. This means so much to me as a woman, as a mother, as a SISTER. Now, as a member of this life changing partnership, I help other Sisters where ever and whenever I can. I now volunteer to pay it forward. I am so grateful...
THANK YOU SISTERS!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a member of Sisters4Sisters this month.I am already so impressed by the programs this organization offers.There are programs designed to inspire women and girls at every point in their lives,from mentoring young girls to respect and love themselves and each other,to healing women who have been broken in spirit by abusive relationships,to uplifting women in homeless shelters,to encouraging women in prison to realize that they are capable of changing their lives.Sisters4Sisters remembers and is there for them all.
I have chosen to focus on helping to heal women who have been injured by abusive relationships.I feel empowered to know that I can use my life experiences to help to strengthen other women.

Sisters4Sisters fosters an attitude of positivity.This organization is all about helping women in all stages of their lives to realize their full potential.This organization provides the necessary encouragement and resources ,that are seldom found elsewhere, to help women realize their full potential on every level.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Connecting with Sisters4Sisters four years ago has been a valuable and inspiring support system for my personal growth. Since one of the most powerful tools in growth is honoring one's self, Sisters4Sisters has been a place for me to serve and be served into greatness. I continue to learn about myself, take time for myself, and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect because I deserve it. Sisters4Sisters has also provided me with the opportunity to be a part of a community of fascinating women whose sole purpose is to lift women up higher. It has given me a chance to reconnect with myself, connect with other women, and get in touch with the bigger story of why I'm here and what I can do to serve and honor my higher power. In serving and providing empowerment, self-esteem, educational, and enrichment workshops and seminars to women in homeless and transition shelters, women with HIV/Aids or women affected by rape or domestic violence; single women providing for their children or women re-entering the workforce, I'm conscientiously grateful. Sisters4Sisters enlightens me, feeds my spirit, and helps me to connect to the center of my being. Through working with this group, I know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Much appreciation to founder of Sisters4Sisters, Ms. Carolyn Washington.

1 Sharon M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sisters4Sisters is an organization in a class of it's own. I am proud to be a founding member of S4S and a longtime friend of the Founder, Carolyn White-Washington. Carolyn's initial vision was to start a book club, but, after only one meeting at her home she seen the need for something much bigger. There was a room full of women including myself who were wounded, broken or just lost. We may have looked picture perfect on the outside, but, on the inside we were quietly wondering if anyone else in the room was going through, been through, or was perhaps getting ready to enter into a situation like ours. The monthly meeting quickly became a place to fellowship and here you found help, hope, light and love, and even if you said nothing about your personal situation you would find that someone in the room had been where you were and made it through. That someone pushed past their pain, stood firmly on their obstacles and reached higher for their true purpose in life. To have someone who doesn't even know you reach out and embrace your situation, encourage you and uplift you is nothing but a blessing and a reason to keep moving forward. Over the past 12 years Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has had such an impact over women and girls of all ages. I know first hand, because, I was one of those women, being a single mother of three beautifully adopted children, I was in need of emotional support and resources and Sisters4Sisters, Inc. put me in touch with a lady by the name of Janie Hayes, who specializes in family services. My niece benefited from this group. My niece who has been a member of Sisters4Sisters, Inc. since age 4 as such fond memories of feeling like she truly belonged and had a say in what affected youths and teens. She is now 16 years old and had the opportunity to speak to other young girls at the 2010 PossibiliTEAS Event hosted by Sisters4Sisters, Inc. and encouraged them to get involved with Sisters4Sisters, Inc., Daughter's of Destiny Program for support, encouragement and mentoring that will build their self esteem. My mother gained a sense of belonging and self esteem. Mother now proudly holds her head up high and looks forward to contributing to community services and other events that Sisters4Sisters, Inc. are involved in. We are talking about a generation of women in just one family whose lives have changed because of the out pour of support, resources, and even financial assistance Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has provided. Sisters4Sisters, Inc. makes countless efforts to support the community, they feed and clothe the homeless, offer workshops on HIV/Aides Awareness, Transition from Welfare to Work, activities for young girls, Domestic Violence Advocate, Healthy Living, Starting Your Own Business. Toys-Tots, Back-To-School and Suit Up For Success drives, just to name a few. Even with such a small budget, Sisters4Sisters, Inc. made my kids dreams come true by financially contributing to their dream trip to Disney in 2010. Please continue to endorse Sisters4Sisters, Inc. and know that their services are truly needed and a blessing to many.



Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sister 4Sisters Inc, has really been a blessing to me. The organization has helped me on so many issues whether is was past abuse, food when I didn't have any for my family, toys at Christmas, as a member and a client served. What more can you ask for in an organization. It has really shown me just how many woman and kids are affected with so many different issues and volunteering is my way of giving back to the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters 4 Sisters, Inc. is a wonderful organization that I am glad to be apart of! I could feel the love from the first meeting I attended. What a joy it is to be around a group of positive and uplifting women. Women who encourage each other to be their best. Women who genuinely care and love one another. Women who give without wanting something back in return. I heard about this organization from a friend, and so happy I made the choice to join! Kudos to Mrs. Carolyn Washington and her staff for loving and giving from the heart!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters for Sisters has been a great supporting organization to me. The executive director was there for me when I was going through a rough time in my life. She has a very caring and geniune support. She truly is a blessing for empowering woman and helping them identify their purpose. I love being a part of this organization. The women have helped me overcome my fears and allowed real relationships to form.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has greatly impacted the coummunity for years. The hearts of the women involved in this organization are genuine and truly dedicated to changing the lives of women and young girls. As a volunteer of the organization I have experienced first hand the powerful impact Sisters4Sisters, Inc has made in the lives of people not only in Maryland but in various states up and down the East Coast. Sisters4Sisters, Inc is not just an organization that is dedicated to empowering the lives of women and girls... Sisters4Sisters, Inc is a MOVEMENT!! I employ you to get connected and join the movement with us!! Together we can make a difference!!

Glenda T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters4Sisters, Inc. continues to make a positive impact on our community, offering various services to women and girls. It is an organization that has its' ear in the community, listening to the needs of the under-served and finding ways to meet those needs. From providing domestic violence assistance, to providing resources to women in area shelters, to writing letters to our soldiers in Iraq, Sisters4Sisters, Inc. is constantly working to provide support, resources and empowering workshops for women and girls in our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the proud Assistant Director of this organization, I have enjoyed working closely with the Founder and Director to bring empowering programs to the women of the community. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays Sisters4Sisters, Inc provided resources, food baskets, and toys to the less fortunate families in the community. It was heartwarming to see the number of volunteers that came out to lend a hand wherever needed: make food baskets, deliver the food, or assist the seniors. Most recently, for heart health month we provided education, health assessments, and free membership to community health programs to more than 50 women. This was a very important initiative for the organization since heart disease is the #1 killer among women. I value the work of this organization and look forward to the ongoing impact it will have in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began supporting Sisters4Sisters in the Spring of 2010 after my sister was killed by her husband. I was looking for an organization that ministered to the needs of battered and abused women. I found that Sisters4Sisters not only supports issues of domestic violence through the LOVE program, but also invests in young ladies via a mentoring program, women's health issues (especially Heart Health and HIV education) incarcerated women, women in shelters and those who are attempting to learn new skills in order to move from welfare to work. I am continously impressed by how much is accomplished by the organization and the level of impact the organization has in the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my first year working very closely with the Communications for Possibiliteas and it was a good experience to have weekly calls, contact local arenas for support and promote the event. I was able to use my strengths and acquire more by working in the group. The event was a success because all the volunteers stayed professional and prayed through the frustration moments. As trial and errors happen the group will be better.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was looking for a women's organization that focused on various areas of life and issues women face. As a Registered Nurse and Wellness Coach, I wanted to offer my services to women focusing on the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Since becoming a member of Sisters4Sisters,Inc I have been blessed with the fortitude to provide and witness the changes being made in women's lives! The Director, Carolyn Washington is very passionate, spiritual, and results-driven. She clearly has a vision and purpose for the success of this organization. Please endorse Sisters4Sister,Inc. and allow another woman to begin her journey to a new life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters4Sisters, an amazing non-profit organization specifically geared towards helping women in the community. Some of the areas they have made a significant difference: Leave Out Violence Everyday, (L.O.V.E.), National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day‏, PossibiliTEAS and much, much more. The silent killer of domestic abuse has been outted by Sisters4Sisters in our community, workshops and local agencies have enlisted their help with empowering these women to take their life back and find shelter for a new start. Sisters4Sisters is a blessing, the companies CEO, Carolyn White-Washington works relentlessly to help as many women as humanly possible by enlisting other phenomonenal women to volunteer in what ever capacity needed. Praises go up to Sisters4Sisters!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters4Sisters, Inc., is one of very few non-profit organizations that touches the community. We consistently provide much needed resources, including clothes, food, supplies, for women and children in need. We hold free monthly meetings to empower and enlighten women on financial, social and wellness issues. Over the past 11 years, Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has touched the lives of women across the U.S. and abroad providing support and a safe haven to discuss sensitive issues are important to women.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I felt a great warmth from the sisterhood during an event I attended, at the time I said to myself I would really like to join and make a difference,however my finances were really tight, I went to my car to leave and something was telling me "Denise" you make that sacrifice and lean towards God he will provide for you, I got out of my car went back into the event and joined the Sisterhood and I am enjoying making a difference for someone else. God is Good All the Time

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sisters4Sisters has been an inspirational orgraninzation. I have always supported the events of Sister4Sisters by making online donations for "Back to School Drives" and Food Baskets and I wanted to attend an event. The first event I attended was unorganized but a blessing. Because of this event, I voulnteered to do the registration list for our next event.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Sisters4Sisters has been a very positive influence in my life for almost three years. I came to my first fellowship meeting alone and the sisters welcomed me with open arms. I really needed more positive, proactive and prayerful women in my life and I found this and more at Sisters4Sisters. I have enjoyed meeting women from various backgrounds and experiences and sharing common desires for friendship, love, giving and caring for thoese in need. The friendships that I have developed are invaluble and came at a time when I was somewhat down and needed to connect with a ministry like Sisters4Sisters so that I could help others and not focus so much on my own needs. I relized how blessed I was in so many areas of my life and I was able to experience the joy of helping others. This ministry is open to women of various ethnicities, backgrounds, experiences and social-economic status. No one is treated differently based on these factors. This ministry is organized, detail oriented and encouraging. A positive and God centered ministry, I have grown both spiritually and emotionally through my involvement with them. I look forward to opportunties to help others while at the same time I am able to enrich my purpose for being here. Carolyn Washington, the founder and CEO truly loves to help women and especially those who are the least likely to get help from others. She knows all the members and volunteers by name and makes everyone feel special. Sister Washington does not talk the talk but she unselfishly walks the walk daily to help others who are hungry, victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse, need clothing, food or a safe place to stay and so many other needs. This ministry has given more purpose to my life and to why I am here. When I help and focus on the needs of my fellow sisters, I do not have time to have a pity party about my concerns. Sisters4Sisters is a tremendous blessing to me and I am glad I found it by accident while online searching for a book club. This accident was actually the purpose that I was searching for during that season of my life.