In partnership with our families, break the cycle of childhood poverty. By seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, HPP joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives.
In 1989, I wrote a grant to the San Francisco Foundation to fund a project that would address an unmet public health need – prenatal care for women who were pregnant and homeless. I called it the “Homeless Prenatal Program”. The San Francisco Foundation agreed to support the project and with a staff of three we served 72 women the first year. Twenty-five years later, our name remains, but, like the first children we helped care for, we have grown and matured. Our 90 staff members now serve 3,500 clients annually – a full six percent of all San Francisco families. We have evolved into a comprehensive Family Resource Center, providing a full-range of services for families ending poverty.