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

Rating: 5 stars  

At my high school, every year there is a volunteer fair where students roam around the student center and try to pick what agencies they would like to get involved with to complete their community service graduation requirements. As I flipped through my large stack of brochures, no agency seemed to spark my interest. However, as I walked by the Homeless Prenatal table, the bright orange flyers caught my eye and I remembered a friend describing her great experience with the program. After talking with the reps for a few minutes and learning about the unique volunteer experience available at HPP, I grabbed a business card and a few months later signed up to be a regular summer volunteer. My experiences at HPP were wonderful. Unlike many of my peers who got stuck stacking shelves and sorting garbage at other agencies around the city, I was able to spend my volunteer shifts helping with activities that pertained to my own personal interests such as art and child care. From the very first day, everyone from the Case Managers, to the Community Health Workers, to the regular clients were welcoming, enthusiastic, and extremely appreciative towards my presence in the program. The HPP environment is full of warmth and optimism, and I could not believe how quickly my relationships grew with everyone. I will never forget the day two young and quiet brothers entered childcare and refused to let go of their mom’s hands. However, by the end of their mom’s meeting, even though I promised I would be back the next day, they refused to leave their new friend and unfinished puzzles behind. This is just one example of HPP’s ability to bring friendship and guidance to children and parents alike. I hope to return to the program soon, but in the mean time, I plan to carry out the many values of caring, kindness, and service that Homeless Prenatal so beautifully encompasses into my own life and the community around me

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

mothers and families who have become successful after going through extremely hard times

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

make more classes and seminars for younger people

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

being able to choose my tasks and making friends with employees as well as clients

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

extremely positive, encouraging, and helpful

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

expand its space and reach out to an even wider scale of age groups with more funds

Ways to make it better...

I had been present during more of the events such as the health fair

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

providing all the many services a famiy needs in order to be successful, there are just too many!

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Role:  Volunteer & I organized donations, worked with children while their parents were in meetings, assisted in art classes, and assisted with admin work.