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Healthcare Foundation Partners to Serve Orange County’s Pregnant Women Experiencing Homelessness


The Healthcare Foundation partnered with Casa Teresa to support 62 women, 21 children, and 16 babies in their Emergency Shelter. Together, we provided 6,786 bed nights, conducted 3,512 case management meetings, and offered a wide range of classes and therapy sessions. As a result, 85% of residents successfully transitioned into safe and stable housing, whether through another program or independent living.

One such resident is Ramoni, who joined the Parenting Program upon discovering she was pregnant with her third child at the age of 21. Her first two children were removed from her care due to her history of drug use and violating a restraining order against her abusive boyfriend, who is the father of all three children. During her time in the program, Ramoni has actively engaged in therapy and attended classes, including those focused on domestic violence (DV) and seeking safety. She has successfully maintained separation from her partner and has recently moved into the transitional housing program. Her goal is to obtain a medical assisting certification and work towards reuniting with her two older children.

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