SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – For the past 24 years, women in the Bay Area who found themselves homeless and pregnant had a place to turn, thanks to a San Francisco resource center called the Homeless Prenatal Program. Over the years, their mission has expanded to move beyond prenatal care for mothers to holistic care for families.
Founder and Executive Director Martha Ryan said, “When we first started our mission was to help deliver a healthy baby, but we realized very early on that the families needed much more than just prenatal care and once the baby was born the baby needed help. So part of the work that we do to help families and to help break the cycle of childhood poverty is by investing in the parents.”
KCBS’ Connie C. Kim talks to Founder and Executive Director Martha Ryan: