I’m thrilled to announce our May charity: The Homeless Prenatal Program. This San Francisco-based organization partners with families to break the cycle of childhood poverty.
As a new mother, I cannot help but to put myself in the shoes of the expectant mothers and mothers the Homeless Prenatal Program assists. Every mother wants to provide their children with a safe environment, one where they do not lack basic needs. For single mothers and mothers with financial challenges, this universal want is made more difficult.
Founded in 1989, Homeless Prenatal Program offers an array of services/programs to the community, including:
• Prenatal and parenting support
• Family economic success program
• Community technology center
• Stabilizing families
• Community health worker training
These services and programs educate families about health during pregnancy, effective parenting, education and/or monetary assistance with housing, financial education and others. The community has access to the technology center where they are taught how to use a computer and can create email accounts and resumes, as well as search the web.
As stated on their website, the Homeless Prenatal Program believes that “building a strong foundation of stable support for families requires addressing issues related to mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse in our clients’ lives, in addition to basic emergency needs and childcare.”
The Homeless Prenatal Program also has a 14-month paid training program that prepares women for employment in career fields for a path to financial security. They also often give jobs to those who benefit from their services and programs.
Here’s how to get involved with their fantastic mission: