April Volunteer Newsletter

Thank you, Sutroites!

It’s remarkable individuals like you, who truly make a difference! We appreciate your interest and time invested, in changing the lives of others. Each month, this webpage will be updated with new volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to our community. Enjoy these fun and fulfilling activities while making a positive impact!

Donate to Kids in Need

Homeless Prenatal Program

Event Date: April 7 – May 31
Contact: Kira Dionis Petersen, kpetersen@sutrobio.com

Mission: In partnership with our families, break the cycle of childhood poverty.

The Homeless Prenatal Program is a nationally-recognized family resource center in San Francisco that empowers homeless and low-income families, particularly mothers motivated by pregnancy and parenthood, to find within themselves the strength and confidence they need to transform their lives. We serve over 3,500 low-income and homeless families annually, providing a variety of programs and services to help families become healthy, stable and self-sufficient.

HPP promotes healthful living in families with four major goals:

  • Healthy Babies: Perinatal services to promote healthy pregnancies, births and bonding.
  • Safe, Stable Housing: Housing support including education, resources and limited rental assistance.
  • Nurturing Relationships: Services designed to strengthen families and promote protective factors.
  • Economic Sustainability: Job training, financial education and other resources to encourage family stability and self-sufficiency.


The first agency in San Francisco to hire former clients as staff, HPP’s evolution has been guided by the community it serves. More than half of HPP’s immensely talented staff of 100 is formerly homeless mothers and/or graduates of the agency’s year-long Community Health Worker Program, which trains women for careers in the nonprofit sector.


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Due to the logistics and limitations of housing insecurity, many families receiving housing support have minimal belongings and furniture. In an effort to ensure health and stability, HPP helps families furnish their new homes with needed items ranging from furniture and beds to towels and dishes. In addition to purchasing new, quality household items for families, the agency has secured corporate partnerships that support these efforts.


HPP will give each family a welcoming kit including all of the basics – pots and pans, dishes, silverware, linens, personal care kits, cleaning supplies and much more.


Baby Wipes Beanie Caps Books Bottles
Diapers Hooded Towels J&J Lotion J&J Shampoo
Onesies Receiving Blankets Socks Toiletries

Please drop off your donated items in any of our labeled bins located in our Cell Free Cafe in Oyster Point or the Break Room in San Carlos by EOD Tuesday, May 31st.

Or you may click on the following links to purchase these items directly, Wish List via TARGET or  AMAZON

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