Building Stronger Communities
Who We Are
The Sisterhood is a network of satellite communities of women whose
vision is to build thriving local communities based on supporting our most vulnerable.
Our platform provides both grassroots support to local charities
and awareness to community issues.
Supporting Local Charities
The Sisterhood emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2009, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of community support and social justice.
Quarterly, each Sisterhood community gets together with its own local members to support each other, have fun, raise funds for its chosen charity and to provide a platform to raise awareness of community issues.
Today The Sisterhood network includes four communities on the Sydney's Northern Beaches. It is a privilege to be working with such amazing women and to have the opportunity to make a difference in our beautiful community.
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Since 2011, we have supported the Northern Beaches Women's Shelter (NBWS) which assists women who find themselves homeless as a result of domestic violence, drug and alcohol or mental illness. Our assistance is at a grassroots level, providing all the necessary supplies to run a refuge housing 13 women and supporting the staff to ensure they're able to have the freedom to focus on their
real purpose, assisting our most vulnerable. Most importantly, we bring awareness
to the issues that their clients face in the community when we meet quarterly.
In addition to the NBWS, we also support women through Kiva.org where we fund women entrepreneurs
allowing them access to capital to start a business to support themselves and their families.
For further information on the amazing work that NBWS does within the community for homeless women refer to their website.
Since 2014, we have been supporting Dalwood Spilstead, which is providing life-changing programmes
to families in need on the Northern Beaches with their innovative and holistic approach.
Dalwood Spilstead assists vulnerable families who are experiencing challenges in the care and parenting of their young children in the early years. The programme supports families where there are complex family issues and children with social, emotional or developmental needs. Dalwood Spilstead assists up to 90 families at any one time offering each family case management and family support, counselling and parenting programmes, volunteer home support programmes, home-based early education and intervention, an early intervention preschool programme (located onsite), therapy services and parent/child interaction interventions.
We support a sponsorship programme of Dalwood Spilstead called “Child’s Play”. This programme provides early intervention for vulnerable and at risk children and their families. In summary, the service is unique in its ability to provide a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary health and educational services such as speech pathology and clinical psychology under the one service
umbrella and on the one site. It enables maximum engagement with the families and ensures maximum co-ordination
and consistency of service delivery.
For further information on Dalwood Spilstead for Children refer to their website.
In March 2017, we established the Sisterhood North Manly.
We support the Bringa Manly Warringah Women's Resource Centre (MWWRC) in Dee Why.
Bringa is a not for profit community-based service for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Their goal is to ensure women, children and families are safe, secure and connected. Bringa provides the
opportunity and environment for them to thrive and achieve their aspirations.
Our aim is to raise money to help fund Bringa's holistic integrated services and support vulnerable
women, children, families and the community.
For further information on the above services as well as the early intervention and prevention
services, parenting support and group work, please visit Bringa's website.
Established in September 2017, we support Community Northern Beaches (CNB) in Manly.
CNB is an independent, not for profit community-based service assisting those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and child and family welfare. CNB also assists refugees to settle into their new lives in Australia. At CNB the doors are open for anyone who might like to drop in for a cup of coffee, need someone to talk to or require food, clothing or shelter.
CNB's goal is to give everyone a chance to find themselves on a better path in life.
The Sisterhood Clontarf community comes together to host the annual Christmas Lunch for locals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. We engage speakers to raise much needed funds and awareness at a variety of events throughout the year, and we helped establish a supported playgroup to assist marginalised families. We have sourced furniture for young mothers starting a new life after escaping domestic violence and co-ordinated food for those in need. Our goal is to help the centre in any way we can.
We also have a relationship with Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections by co-ordinating donations of
food and clothing to assist the many needy people in their community.
For further information on the above services please visit CNB's website.
Previous Projects & Events
Tracey Spicer - A night of Inspiration hosted by The Sisterhood & over $12,000 raised for local charities
August 9, 2018
A day of fun, friendship and goodwill as much needed funds are raised for Community Northern Beaches
June 9, 2019
A warm meal and a festive atmosphere makes for a very special Christmas for those in need at Sydney's Community Northern Beaches
December 22, 2018
Domestic Violence Survivor shares her story as much needed funds are raised at a community evening organised by The Sisterhood
February 20, 2019
Katharine Cook from Family Pyschology Practice presented on Teen Brains and how we can better connect with our kids.
June 9, 2019
From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of The Sisterhood
June 9, 2019