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Divine Sisterhood Circle

From birth to becoming

Creating sacred space where familes feel safe, seen, and supported

our work

Empowering Journeys: Nurturing Empowerment from birth to becoming

At Divine Sisterhood Circle (DSC) , our story is woven from the threads of resilience, unity, and empowerment. As BIPOC mothers and first or second generation immigrants ourselves, we intimately understand the intersections of culture, identity, and motherhood. DSC is more than just a community; it's a sacred space where families find solace, support, and strength at every stage of their journey. Our vision is to uplift and empower BIPOC woman through peer-to-peer support , transformative tools, and a deep commitment to healing and growth. Join us as we nurture empowerment, celebrate diversity, and create lasting change. Step into the circle of sisterhood and unlock the power within you. Your journey of empowerment begins with us.

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Transformative Offerings

From community baby showers to birth and postpartum support, our programs and services provide holistic care and support at every stage of the journey. Through art, music, education, and ceremony, we offer transformative tools for personal and collective growth

Foundational Philosphies

Rooted in inclusivity, empowerment, and cultural affirmation, our philosophies celebrate the diversity and resilience of BIPOC women. We believe in nurturing leadership, practicing grace, and moving with love to empower and heal our community.

Core Values of Unity

Unity is at heart of everything we do. Our core values of solidarity, compassion, and sisterhood shape our interactions, programs, and initiatives. We believe in building connections and support networks that uplift and nourish one another, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment.

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Main Services

Rockland County Based Non Profit

We Serve Surrounding Areas and Offer Virtual Support

We speak Spanish, English, and Haitian Creole

Birth & Postpartum Support

Holistic Care

Peer-to-peer guidance

Education and empowerment

Healing and wellness

Cultural Wellness Retreat

Cultural Immersion

Healing Practices

Nature connection

Community building

I arrived here thanks to the wonderful Cathleen, who is now my doula. I’m pregnant with my first child due in October. I am super excited about this journey.

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One year ago today.. Stephanie and Tykarah created the most safe space for me to bring my baby boy earth side.

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I would like to say big thank you to Cathleen for her support on my VBAC journey. I can’t imagine a better person for supporting me during my pregnancy, 41-hour long labor and postpartum..

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You’re donation is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards community healing events and services.

how to find us



Email: cnsdivinesisterhood11@gmail.com

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Stephanie LaFontant

Stephanie has been working with birthing families since 2019. She is a doula and became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2022. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Africana Latino Studies with a concentration In gender studies from SUNY Oneonta and a M.A. degree from the University at Binghamton, Vestal New York where she studied Sociology and DEI.

Stephanie's passion has always been Diversity Equity and Inclusion. The specialization to do birth work was a natural trajectory because she understands and is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care that is sensitive to the cultural and social context to all the families she encounters. After having much difficulty breastfeeding her first born, and being a two time Hyperemesis Gravidarum survivor;supporting birthing people through their reproductive years was an absolute must. In particular she specializes in working with systematically marginalized individuals and the immigrant population. Stephanie is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based care that is sensitive to the cultural and social contexts to all she works with. Stephanie is a member of the Rockland Breastfeeding Coalition. She is a full scholarship recipient of Black Maternal health Doula scholarship. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, listening to democracy now ,cooking, meeting new people, and unschooling herself and her two children. All Breastfed and birthed at home.

Cathleen Benjamin

Cathleen Benjamin is the daughter of Marie Carmel Saint-Victor, the granddaughter of Vada Rose Nemorin, the great grand daughter of Urcelie Dumé, Inonica Barthelemy and Alicia Celestin. Of the Haitian American descent, a Rockland County NY native. A wife and mother of 3. She studied Business Administration and concentrated on Management & Marketing at SUNY Old Westbury where she was Sophomore Student Union President and received her Bachelorette Degree at Berkeley College in White Plains NY. Her experience at SUNY expanded her love for history and storytelling while taking African American Studies courses and creative writing after her late English Professor James S. Galloway shared her writing assignment in class and named her a writer among her peers. He exposed her to the world of spoken word and years later, Cathleen would become a self published poet of Walk Wit’ Me…Lyrically. She is well known in her hometown for curating the longest running Open Mic + Featured Artist showcase called Verbal Lift for 7+ years. An ambassador & graduate of Institute of Integrative Nutrition from Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she is a promoter of all things wellness. She is a multi-passionate water-bearing Goddess who shares light and intuitive wisdom. She has been facilitating vision board events to support women in envisioning and manifesting their future goals plus helping pregnant women visualize the type of pregnancy they want and the birth they plan to have.

Most recently, she is studying to be a Traditional Midwife and is an aspiring herbalist. Cathleen is the CEO of Wholly & Healed; an online boutique offering products and services that inspire healing and raises frequencies. She holds brave spaces as 1:1 coach and co-facilitates the Divine Sisterhood Circles. She empowers women of all walks of life, reminding them of their duty to do what is necessary to heal and find supported. She is ever evolving and inviting those in her path to do the same.

Sebrena Tate

Sebrena Tate was born on the island of Jamaica but raised in New Jersey. Even at a young age she enjoyed working with children in her community and church. She holds a bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology from Oakwood University. Post graduation, she worked in different mental health capacities until 2019. In 2019, Sebrena switched careers to become a Research Coordinator for Nathan Kline where she manages research projects on racial disparities and mental health in the state of New York. passion for birth work was ignited from the traumatic birthing experience she had with her son in 2018 and her personal experience with infant loss with her daughter who was born still in 2020. Sebrena founded Tender Lily Care, LLC., in honor of her daughter. She received her doula training through ‘Sister in Loss’ under the leadership of Erica McAfee. Even though Sebrena is trained as a full spectrum doula, she specializes in bereavement and postpartum. Her goal is to create space for mothers who experience perinatal loss to heal and grow. She hosts support groups and events for moms to create community. She also facilitates an annual walk called “Lily’s Tribe” to bring awareness to pregnancy and infant loss month. Her latest offering for the bereaved community is a retreat for moms who have experienced perinatal loss. The rapid increase in the black maternal mortality rates drive Sebrena’s purpose as a doula. Her goal is to create a space of for trauma-free births and provide healing to all families. Sebrena has experience as a panelist and speaker for discussions concerning the black maternal health crisis in the US.

Tykarah Pitt

Tykarah a devoted Minister of Traditional Midwifery who has dedicated her life to improving the health and wellbeing of women in her community.

Her vast knowledge and experience in traditional midwifery has enabled her to provide comprehensive care to expectant mothers, from preconception education to postpartum care. Always working alongside elder traditional midwives, she has gained invaluable insights and skills that have further enhanced her abilities as a minister.


As a Minister, Tykarah is committed to providing holistic care that not only focuses on the physical aspects of childbirth but also addresses the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of expectant mothers. Her approach is centered on creating a safe and nurturing environment chat promotes a healthy birth experience and fosters the growth and development of the mother and child.

Celina Sital-Sathiyamurthy

Celina Sital Sathiyamurthy is a Jamaican American, Brooklyn born, Rockland residing birth worker. After becoming a mother at 18, she received her Bachelors from Dominican University with a concentration in Sociology and Anthropology. As a continuation of her lifelong journey into birthwork and midwifery she received a bachelor’s of nursing from Pace University in 2015. Celina is a Registered Nurse, Wife, Mother of 4, Prospective Lactation Counselor, and Student Midwife. She is fluent in Spanish and familiar customs of the Jewish, Tamil, Haitian, and Jamaican communities.


Celina views womanhood as a unique experience for each woman. She respects the divinity of the feminine and believes in its protection. Her aspiration is to advocate, educate and uplift all women but especially BIPOC women across their unique journeys through womanhood, including through pregnancy, postpartum, lactation and beyond. Her passion for women and her own experiences is what drives her work within and outside the Divine Sister Circle.