After much soul searching and consideration, we’re thrilled to announce that our Partner organization for 2015-16 will be Boyle Street Community Services. And not just Boyle Street as a whole, but their H.E.R. Pregnancy Program specifically.
Never heard of the H.E.R. Pregnancy Program before? We hadn't either. But what we learned moved us to tears. As part of Boyle's Streetworks Program, the H.E.R. Pregnancy Program - which stands for Healthy, Empowered, Resilient - strives to reach the hardest to reach street involved women in an effort to help them become as safe and healthy as possible. It focuses on those who become pregnant while living on the street and supports women throughout their pregnancy and up to six months postpartum. It was founded as a result of the overwhelming number of street involved women who were not accessing, or under-accessing, prenatal care.
We were moved by the story on this program, and we think you will be too. Get the full story here.