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Review for Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I admire HPP for its belief that all mothers and families deserve the best, regardless of their situation. As an organization, HPP addresses all aspects of pregnancy, parenthood and families, from emergency food supplies to prenatal yoga. It strives to provides mothers and families with not only the bare necessities, but to make pregnancy and parenthood a positive experience and an opportunity to change things for the better. As a volunteer, I get to see pregnant mothers walking out not only with food and diapers, but with the knowledge that there is an entire community to support them that extends beyond the walls of the building. I also experience the success of HPP's programs simply by meeting the staff. Half of them are former clients, but I honestly would never know who falls into the category of formerly homeless mother and who does not. This community of women supporting women is what draws me back everytime and makes the one-way hour and a half bus ride worth it the minute I walk through the doors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking to clients and former clients. i've never heard anyone have anything bad to say about them

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

include more advocacy and look for more ways to address the roots of problems that bring clients to HPP and work to eliminate them

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the employees who used to be former clients and realizing the strength of HPP's community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people who could relate to clients.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make living in San Francisco a positive experience for all families

Ways to make it better...

it wasn't so far from my house

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the high prices of housing in the city that make affording other basic necessities almost impossible for many families.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i'd love to work here someday

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & Organized a backpack drive, sorting and organizing donations, helping get donations, administrative work.