SisterFriend, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dedicated to sustaining menstrual health through the provision of menstrual hygiene products, education, and advocacy. Our founder, Tamara L. Abney, recognized the need to uplift those experiencing period poverty and envisioned an organization that would help sustain menstrual health regardless of one's socio-economic status. With the support of friends, SisterFriend was formed in May 2015 and has since provided over a half million menstrual products to the community.
At SisterFriend, our programming efforts focus on education, advocacy, and partner collaboration. Our core mission is to ensure that school-aged children have the products they need to succeed and stay healthy in school. We advocate for all schools to provide free menstrual products to their students and comprehensive menstrual education. We partner with schools, shelters, and community organizations to provide access to products and education to help fill the gaps in donations and funding.
Consider this website your Menstrual Resource Hub for Western Pennsylvania as our goal is to serve as a centralized location for menstrual health resources, including product donations, educational materials, and advocacy tools. We strive to make menstrual health a priority and break the stigma surrounding periods through our community outreach and education efforts.
SisterFriend is proud to be Pittsburgh's only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to menstrual health sustainability. We are committed to empowering individuals and communities to take charge of their menstrual health and well-being. Join us in our mission to make menstrual products and education accessible to all.
"Menstrual equity is not just about periods, it's about gender equality and human rights." - Jennifer Weiss-Wolf