SFPI had its humble beginnings in the living room of the founder, Ms. Tammie T. Morris. Once a month, a few women and teen girls from the community would gather to build camaraderie and share information and advice around relationships, parenting, personal trauma and counseling, housing needs, job information, and spiritual enrichment.
The group began connecting with women and teen girls outside of the circle. This led to more women being invited to fellowship gatherings.
The program grew beyond the cozy living room space into a nearby community center where monthly empowerment workshops, counseling sessions, bible study, and special events were held.
Thus, the heart and soul of Sister-Friend Partnerships, Inc. was born.
SFPI established its formal Board of Directors in 2013 and was recognized by the IRS and the State of IL as a 501c3 charitable organization.