In honor of Mother’s Day, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are recognizing the work of Harvest Home, a Los Angeles–based organization that uplifts expectant mothers who are experiencing homelessness. Harvest Home offers these women welcoming and comfortable housing and goes to great lengths to provide programs that help them start their mothering journey on a stronger foot, benefiting their families for generations to come.
On a day when we celebrate and reflect on motherhood, we’re reminded of the journey to motherhood as well. Pregnancy can be a vulnerable time for any mother, but it can be especially difficult for pregnant women of color and those who come from under-resourced and vulnerable communities. In Los Angeles alone, 5,000 women each year experience homelessness at some point during their pregnancy, and they are often turned away from shelters, at no fault of their own.
At its extraordinary facility, Harvest Home meets the needs of these expectant mothers by providing them with community support, safe and accessible pregnancy resources, and trusted guidance in a nurturing setting—ingredients that are essential not just to physical health, but also mental well-being. With a new facility in development, Harvest Home is expanding its care and support to more women and children for years to come.
Through The Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess’ mission is to demonstrate compassion in action, spark supportive and connected communities, and build a more equitable and just future. Their aim is to ensure that parents, of every makeup and all walks of life, have the support they need to raise families that thrive. With this mission in mind, The Archewell Foundation, along with Procter & Gamble are fulfilling Harvest Home’s online wish list for the women they serve, including diapers for a year and cleaning supplies to stock the shelves at Harvest Home’s first facility as well as their new home in progress.
From all of us at Team Archewell, Happy Mother’s Day. May we all recognize and support the expectant mothers, as well as all mothers, in our lives and communities every day in the year ahead.