Martha Ryan

2018 YBCA 100 Honoree

Martha Ryan founded San Francisco’s Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) nearly thirty years ago to provide free prenatal care to at-risk pregnant women. In her first year, Ryan provided prenatal care to 72 women. Twenty-nine years later, HPP is a family resource center with staff of over ninety (half are formerly homeless) that serves 4,000 families annually.