Natalie was eight-months pregnant and her time at a local emergency shelter was up. With nowhere to go, Natalie and her 3 year-old son packed up their things and began couch surfing and staying at overnight shelters. She came to HPP knowing that she needed safe and stable housing for her growing family. HPP put Natalie and her son up in a hotel for a week while waiting for a space at a long-term family shelter to become available. A week later Natalie and her son moved into the family shelter. The next day Natalie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Nay’ari.
Natalie and her family will be staying at the shelter for many months, giving her and her Case Manager the time needed to secure permanent housing.
Natalie’s story is one that we hear too often at HPP. With so many homeless families in San Francisco, rooms in family shelters are hard to come by: shelter stays have strict time limits and waitlists are long. Natalie needed help when there was no room in the shelter, and HPP was there. Natalie gave birth knowing that she had a place to bring her daughter home to and a plan for moving forward.
We were able to support Natalie and her family because of you. Our donors help support emergency services that are able to respond directly to client needs. Because of the generosity of donors like you, HPP was able to ensure that Natalie’s new baby and 3 year-old son have the promise of stability.
We hope you will consider making an investment in HPP’s families this holiday season. Your partnership makes a significant and lasting difference in the lives of our families.