We all know how woefully underfunded mental healthcare is—and how critical it is, especially for new mothers and their babies.
When Episcopal Impact Fund’s affiliate, the Brotherton Fund, decided to make a significant contribution to the rebuilt St. Luke’s Hospital, it chose to direct the $1 million gift to the creation of an on-site perinatal mental health care program to serve women and their families.
St Luke’s, which was founded in 1871 by Episcopal priest and doctor, Thomas Brotherton, is one of San Francisco’s safety net hospitals, serving the underinsured and underserved communities South-of-Market, in the Mission, and in Bayview/Hunter’s Point. From the first day it opened its doors, St. Luke’s has cared for all of San Francisco, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. This legacy continues, now that St Luke’s is part of the Sutter Hospital network.
We look forward to our continued work with St. Luke’s/CPMC to launch this much needed program that will serve many new mothers in our community.