Marraine Tendresse de l'Estrie

At-home respite
following childbirth

A care sponsor (marraine tendresse) is a volunteer resource who is discreet, respectful, and fully committed to looking after the baby while you take a break and focus on you.

Free visits

Arms to cradle the baby

Marraine et bébé
Marraine Tendresse de l’Estrie gives new mothers and fathers respite when there is a newborn joining the family. Whether or not it is your first baby, every birth is unique and requires adaptation.  A three-hour home visit once per week for a period of approximately three months is provided.

3h per week

Some time to focus on you

Des moments pour penser à vous

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A friendly ear

Marraine Tendresse offers respite to parents of newborn babies, an open ear, and help to reconcile some aspects of their new situation as harmoniously as possible.


J’ai tout simplement adoré ce service dont l’accompagnement est impeccable. Le jumelage entre ma marraine, ma fille et moi était parfait. Je considère que c'est une chance de pouvoir compter sur l'organisation au besoin. Un énorme merci pour ce temps précieux!


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Thank you to our partners

Santé et Services sociaux

Centraide Estrie

Ville de Sherbrooke

Thank you to our collaborators

ROC de l'Estrie

Regroupement des organismes communautaires famille de l'Estrie (ROCFE)

CDC Sherbrooke

Centre d'action bénévole de Sherbrooke