The city of San Francisco has more than 7,000 homeless people, and 35% (2,400) of these are women between 20 and 50 years old. In Marin County there are more than 440 homeless women and in Berkeley the number is 280. Homeless women are often unable to access sanitary products. Even for the women who are able to secure a safe space at a shelter, there is often a lack of sanitary products available in most shelters To date we have helped more t...Read More
"In Scale Capital we have been working with Tine last year and have made a 2-year agreement to support the organization by a total of $10,000 until the end of 2018" Lars Jensen, Partner in Scale Capital ApS
“Nykøbing Falster and Nykøbing Falster Vestenborg Rotary has in 2016 supported Blossom with DKK 40,000 with their sanitary bag project for homeless women in San Francisco. Blossom has lived up to all their agreements and delivered evaluation and accounting at the end of the project. " Kenneth Grunow, Nykøbing Falster Vestenborg Rotary
"SFPD officers in the field advised us of a very young female client in need who was sitting in her own menstrual cycle at the BART station. We were able to go speak with her and outreach to her through the use of your bags. About a month later, because we built a relationship with her using the blossom bags, she accepted our outreach and used a shelter bed and is now being evaluated by our medical team! There is something truly special about being able to offer such a basic need to women who do not have access to it."
"My team often comes across many individuals who are in desperate need of so many services and often ignored by the public. Just recently we came across a woman who's health was in rapid decline but still refused shelter services because she did not feel comfortable in any of the shelters. We then offered her to see one of our nurses and again she immediately declined but after speaking further with her we were able to offer her a bag which she became extremely ecstatic about because she found water and hadn't had any for several days. She then found wipes and immediately began to clean her hands and face and stated "I feel so much better". We were then able to schedule our nurse to come and see her and get her the help she needed. I truly believe it was because of the Blossom bag that we were able to build a healthy relationship with her in order to finally connect her with services. The blossom bags as a whole has been a great tool while in the field and interacting with clients." A responder SH HOT
“When I hand these bags out I get the same bland thank you given by people who so often receive things they may or may not be able to use. However, once they look in the bags their faces light up and a heartfelt thank-you rolls off their tongues. I let them know "The Blossom" people are responsible for the bags. Life is so incredibly tough on the street and at least for a while one less weight is taken off these people’s shoulders by perfect strangers. “
“Blossom bags help open up conversations with our women clientele about issues related to womanhood: birth control, pregnancy, domestic violence, sexual health, etc. This is so helpful in our daily work. Not only does it make their lives a little easier, it opens up doors for relationship-building. Thank you!”
We would like to inform you of some recent updates to the Blossom Project.
Due to internal resource constraints we have decided to put packing events and bag distributions on hold for the next six to nine months in San Francisco.
We hope to regroup by the beginning of 2020 and will provide an update once our packing events and bag distributions has resumed.
We will not be accepting product donations during this time, but will continue to distribute our biannual newsletter and remain active on social media.
Again, we are so thankful for all our donators support to help the marginalized and forgotten women who need our hands and hearts of hope.
Blossom works for creating respect, dignity, visibility and inclusion for vulnerable women.
Blossom is a non profit that through relationbuilding create better conditions for vulnerable women, through prevention programs.