The median monthly rent in San Francisco in 2009 was $1,363, the high cost of which can leave families transitioning out of homelessness with few funds for other expenses. After they have moved into new housing, many formerly homeless individuals cannot afford to purchase basic home necessities such as furniture. Each year the Homeless Prenatal Program helps about 500 formerly homeless women and families in San Francisco to pay for security deposits on new residences, in addition to a variety of other support services such as helping to address the other expenses of transitioning out of homelessness.
Even after the initial costs of moving into a house are funded, many formerly homeless families do not have any furniture, forcing them to sleep on the floor. The Homeless Prenatal Program would like to provide at least three families with a comfortable place to sleep by delivering new bed sets to residences in need. A full set costs $150 and includes a twin mattress and box spring, bed frame, and sheet set.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help the Homeless Prenatal Program provide new beds to families transitioning out of homelessness. If G-Team members raise $450, the Homeless Prenatal Program can provide three individuals in need with new twin-sized mattress sets, bed frames, and sheet sets. Each additional $150 raised will purchase a complete twin-bed set for another individual. G-Team donors who complete the Homeless Prenatal Program's survey will receive a special invitation to a private reception with the organization's founder and executive director, Martha Ryan, including a tour of the program.
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