“It’s a great opportunity to see the families and their children get the support they need, and HPP is the best place to have their needs met. It’s like a family. Our families need resources for their children, therapy, housing and more support when their children go to school.
I am proud of putting a smile on each family’s face. HPP gives families hope, strength and support for their future.”
“I have an amazing team of colleagues that support me in doing very difficult work. We see parents at times of great crisis but also of great change. The majority of our clients need housing, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Calworks is only $569 per month for a mom with a child. It is impossible to live anywhere, let alone San Francisco. The income gap in San Francisco is too great, and our families are the most effected.
HPP provides a safe place for families to bring their struggles and find real support. Our peer based model brings hope by showing that crisis can be temporary.”
“I work for a federal demonstration grant called Families Moving Forward (FMF). All of the families we serve have an open child welfare case, are homeless, and are dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health. My role is to facilitate the monthly family team meetings for all our families. Our goal is to help families address the worries of child welfare and help stabilize families with housing services and economic stability.
I am most proud of my fatherhood work at HPP. I have been facilitating the fatherhood group at HPP for almost six years. I help dads navigate through the child welfare system. At one time I was a participant of the group, and once my child welfare case was dismissed I was asked to facilitate the group.
HPP helps families navigate through systems and links them to services. The families I serve need housing, jobs, mental health services, substance abuse services, but most of all they need someone to listen to them. I feel like I am making a difference by giving back in my community.”
“I am a New Beginnings Case Manager working with high-risk pregnant women. I also am the liaison for the PATH program, which is temporary housing for pregnant women waiting for shelter. Most of my families are in need of stable housing and support to have a healthy baby born free of substances. The number one thing I am proud of is starting the Fatherhood Group six years ago and being able to watch it thrive and flourish.
We provide the things every pregnant woman needs whether she can afford them or not. Our main focus is the well-being of our families. The work is hard but rewarding and we all love and support each other as a family and team.”