In partnership with our clients, break the cycle of childhood poverty,through supportive, nonjudgemental case management,we empower families motivated by pregnancy and parenthood to recognize their strengths and trust in their own capacity to transform their lives.
Child Welfare Services
$2.5m annual program spend • Keeping Families Together (KFT), San Francisco Family Treatment Court (FTC) and Families Moving Forward (FMF) constitute HPP's Child Welfare Services.- KFT is a program through which San Francisco's Child Protective Services (CPS) and HPP work with families to keep them unified and prevent children from entering into the CPS system because of substance abuse issues in the family. The Peer Mentor Program is a part of KFT, wherein HPP staff members (who previously have had involvement with CPS) work closely with clients as they satisfy the requirements of the court for family reunification. Peer Mentors lead weekly support group, accompany clients to court and medical appointments, and steward clients to appointments and other obligations.- FTC is a court-supervised treatment and parenting program for people with children involved in the dependency system. A collaborative justice program, the FTC is a partnership between Human Services Agency, the Department of Public Health, City Attorneys Office, the panel of dependency attorneys, the Homeless Prenatal Program, and the Superior Court. HPP is also part of a city-wide Substance Abuse Services collaborative, serving as a link between the streets and drug treatment programs for pregnant and parenting mothers with substance abuse problems. - FMF was established with the support of a federal demonstration grant (administered through the City of San Francisco), FMF uses a "housing first" approach, working with carefully selected, highest-need homeless families to help them obtain and maintain stable housing, providing a foundation for stability. Once families are securely housed, they receive case management services, job training, parenting classes, and life-skills counseling for greater self-sufficiency.
Housing Assistance Program
$1.8m annual program spend • HPP provides limited, short-time financial assistance (rental deposits and bill assistance) that helps families obtain and retain safe and permanent housing. Weekly workshops educate clients on the rights and responsibilities of renters. The agency also provides limited long-term subsidies for a select number of high-need families.
$937k annual program spend • HPP offers prenatal classes, post-partum support groups, doula (birth coach) support, alternative health services (e.g., massage, yoga, and acupuncture), parenting workshops, group prenatal care and family planning counseling designed to help women deliver and raise healthy babies. The Wellness Center also offers family planning education and support. New Beginnings, a program within the Wellness Center, is an intensive outreach project targeting pregnant women at-risk of difficult pregnancies and birth complications, due to a variety factors including but not limited to substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness and other factors.