Over the years, many Tenderloin moms talked with BAWCC staff about how isolated they felt. Most of them lived in small studio apartments or single hotel rooms with their young children. They did not feel that they had ways of getting to know other mothers in the neighborhood who were in similar situations. BAWCC was familiar with SF City College’s Child Observation Program for parents with young children, so we approached them about setting up a partnership with BAWCC to do a similar program in the Tenderloin. They agreed that it would be a good idea.