Member Stories

Stephanie and Clover

Stephanie and Clover

Born with severe Cerebral Palsy, eight-year-old Clover struggles every day with challenges that most people can only imagine. She cannot walk, is legally blind, cannot speak and cannot eat or drink through her mouth. That means Clover needs special care – which the Whole Child Model provides. Read Clover's story

Conrado

Conrado

After hip replacement surgery left him unable to walk, Conrado moved into a long-term care facility. After his health improved and Conrado no longer needed round-the-clock care, he was enrolled in HPSM’s Community Care Settings Pilot. This program provides all the health care he needs – and more. Read Conrado's story

Dora

Dora

Dora is in her 70s, and likes to stay active. She goes to the gym, enjoys hiking and dancing, and has a part-time job. Participating in Wider Circles helps her stay socially engaged. Attending the program's events gives Dora opportunities to meet people who share her interests. Read Dora's story

Eric

Eric

In 2014, an automobile accident left Eric confined to a wheelchair. When he could walk again, Eric was enrolled in the Community Care Settings Program, which helped him find a subsidized apartment and gave him the home-based support he needed to live on his own. Read Eric's Story

Jennifer & Noah

Jennifer and Baby Noah

Jennifer was addicted to meth, but when she became pregnant, she vowed to get sober. She couldn't afford an apartment and was still living in a shelter two days before her baby was due. The Whole Person Care program found Jennifer a subsidized apartment and got her the support services she needs. Read Jennifer's story

Kojo

Kojo

Kojo earned his law degree and was studying to become an attorney when he had a psychological breakdown. He was then homeless for the next decade. After suffering a stroke, Kojo was hospitalized and enrolled in the Community Care Settings Project. Now he has the medication, health care and housing he needs. Read Kojo's story

Marcia

Marcia

The Great Recession of 2008 put Marcia’s Daycare out of business after 22 years, and her family was evicted. Marcia lived out of her car while her daughters stayed with friends. Then Marcia was enrolled in Whole Person Care, which found the family a new home. The program also got Marcia the medical care and social support resources she needed to get back on her feet. Read Marcia's story

Marijo

Marijo

At age 55, a stroke left the right side of Marijo’s body virtually paralyzed. From then on, she could no longer work – instead, she needed someone to take care of her. Then Marijo started getting regular home visits through HomeAdvantage, which brings health care to people at home whenever they need it. Read Marijo's story

Paul

Paul

In 1972, Paul got shot while being robbed, triggering a series of lifelong health problems. When he was laid off due to his injuries, Paul lost his health insurance. Nearly three decades later, the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare expansion program made him eligible for health care. HPSM then covered Paul's health care from our partner, San Mateo Medical Center. Read Paul's story

Rafael

Rafael

After having a stroke in 2012, Rafael could only get around using a walker. Medical bills left him and his wife Zenaida struggling financially, so they lived in a rented garage. HPSM’s Community Care Settings Program got them an apartment in a subsidized senior community that was much more affordable. The program also got Rafael the support he needed to recover from his stroke. Read Rafael's story

Rick

Rick

Rick was hospitalized for sepsis and a blood clot in his leg, then diagnosed with several other chronic health conditions, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate and an atrial fibrillation. After moving into long-term care, Rick enrolled in HPSM’s Community Care Settings Program, which got him an affordable apartment and resources to support his health. Read Rick's story