Opening Discussion Topic:
The unborn babies of homeless moms are clearly the Bay Area’s most vulnerable soon-to-be citizens. And while “debate” continues surrounding opening new Navigation Centers to help the estimated 7500 people encamped on San Francisco’s streets or living in shelters, the Homeless Prenatal Program has helped homeless moms deliver over 4,000 healthy babies â€“ 98.7% of whom are born drug free.
Our Featured Presenter, Martha Ryan, Executive Director and Founder of Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP), was a nurse practioners at San Francisco General when she began a Master’s degree program in maternal and child health. About the same time, she also began volunteering at a shelter, working with homeless women, many of whom were addicted, and pregnant. With a $52,000 grant, HPP was born in 1989 – in an empty closet. Fast forward 30 years, today HPP’s staff of nearly a hundred – half of whom are former clients themselves, has helped over 85,000 families obtain medical care, housing, and a range of other services (including family planning). In partnership with the families they serve, HPP is achieving its mission of helping them to break the cycle of childhood poverty.
During our Group Go-Round Discussion we’ll look to hear examples of the most rewarding social programs you and/or your organization have been involved with. When you RSVP, please alert us to any other Updates, Issues or Questions you have for the Group, so we can schedule time to address them.
Martha Ryan was born into a life of service. First, as the third child among 13, caring for her younger siblings. After college, she joined the Peace Corps and served in Ethiopia; and while a nurse at SFG, she served with the International Rescue Committee in Somalia and the Sudan. Martha has been recognized as a CNN Hero, USF Alumna of the Year, UCSF medal winner, and with the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, the Redford Center’s Art of Activism Award, and as a finalist for the Visionary of the Year award.
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