The Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) is an award-winning San Francisco Family Resource Center. For 25 years, HPP has provided poor and homeless families the ability to end childhood poverty. Built on a foundation of supportive, nonjudgmental case management, we empower families, particularly mothers motivated by pregnancy and parenthood, to recognize their strengths and trust in their own capacity to transform their lives.
As the first agency in San Francisco to hire former clients as program and case managers, the agency’s growth and evolution have been guided by those we serve. Because case managers share some of the same life experiences as the women they help, they are able to create a relationship of trust and credibility with clients. They partner with clients to design a plan for health and self-sufficiency; they serve as role models for clients who want to turn their lives around, and they have been instrumental in expanding our services when they see the need in their clients. Today, more than half of HPP’s program staff are former clients, or from the community we serve.