Meet One of Our Angels: Martha Ryan, Founder of Homeless Prenatal Program

Check out this speech by Homeless Prenatal Program‘s Founder, Martha Ryan.


2009 Tipping Point Award Honoree: Homeless Prenatal Program, Martha Ryan from Tipping Point Community on Vimeo.

Rachel F. and I had the opportunity to meet Martha right after our Mother’s Day diaper drive campaign. As busy as Martha is, she took the time out of her busy schedule to give HAMO founders, and our friend and collaborator Julie Michelle, a personal tour of HPP and talked to us about how she started HPP. She is a living angel, so inspiring to HAMO and others in the community.

Photo credit: Julie Michelle (

HPP does AMAZING work for the families of San Francisco. We are so inspired by Martha and all of her staff (half of whom are formerly homeless mothers!) and the work they do EVERYDAY to help women raise healthy families and become self sufficient.

My not-so-secret wish is that every single city in America has a non profit modeled after HPP. This is a non profit organization that WORKS in elevating families out of poverty. It has been an honor for us to support the valuable work they do by providing diapers to HPP’s families.

Thank you to Martha and everyone at HPP, for inspiring all of us at HAMO to turning rhetoric into action.