ABC7 donors help ‘Moms Against Poverty’ nonprofit expand services

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It’s helped thousands of children, locally and globally. MAP told us that our story helped them receive a grant and enough corporate and private donations to expand their services to five new locations.

ABC7’s Cheryl Jennings talked to many of those involved. She says a number of San Francisco families in the Sunnydale Housing Complex in San Francisco are the newest recipients of the Moms Against Poverty program. MAP provides a variety of services including hygiene programs.

MAP recently purchased a new washer/dryer combination for those who work with the Asian Pacific Association Family Support Services. We visited a class is called “learning through play.” The case manager is Nancy Tenorio, who says she and her colleagues teach under-served parents how to help their children learn early childhood literacy, such as numbers, counting and talking. They teach the parents how to create the same activities at home.

“In this area, we have many stresses, stuff going on with the family and in the community, violence and all the drug issues. For the kids, they also have to worry about clean clothes and other stuff. It really affects their school performance,” said APA Family Support Services Program Manager Jack Siu.

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