Prenatal & Parenting Support
I found hope when I found out I was pregnant. I knew I wanted to have a healthy baby so I attended the prenatal education classes at HPP. I had never in my life been to the doctor or dentist, and the classes were the first time I learned anything about my own health. I learned what I needed to do to have a healthy baby and be a good parent. Once my daughter was born, I started attending a support group for survivors of domestic violence. The father of my child was physically and emotionally abusive to me. My four sisters and I also grew up with a violent stepfather. The most important way that HPP changed my life is through the emotional support I received through the classes, the support group, and my case manager Lupe. She believed in me even when I felt hopeless at times. I knew that Lupe had been homeless and was a domestic violence survivor as well, and she was my motivation. If she could succeed, I could too. My daughter is doing great, and emotionally, I am feeling great. I am excited about planning to start my own floral shop. To everyone, HPP is the angel on 18th and Potrero.