In February, we began to offer new prenatal education classes for expecting first-time mothers at our Kensington Avenue site. The monthly classes are focused on preventive prenatal care, breastfeeding education, care of newborns and infants, and other key topics, within a supportive and interactive setting. Classes are led by Esperanza’s Dr. Annette McDaniel-Turner, obstetrician/gynecologist and director of prenatal care, and health educators Esther Reich, RN, and Danelle Karlson, Doula.

Says Esther, “The goal of our classes is for women to receive the support, education, and care that they need during pregnancy, and beyond, as new moms. We want it to be a place where they build supportive relationships with each other and with us. We also want it to be a place where they consider God’s plan for their life and enter into relationship with Him.” 


Thanks to our many supporters and partners in ministry for your gifts and your prayers, which have made these new prenatal classes a reality! If you’d like to make a donation to support prenatal education, as well other new health and wellness initiatives starting in 2012 such as nutrition and fitness classes, please click here.

We’ve Launched Our New Website!

Our new bilingual website is now live, at (English site) and (Spanish site). Our new website’s expanded content includes information about our primary health care services, how to become a new patient, job and volunteer opportunities, community health resources and new wellness programs, and a new Blog site — check it out!

We’re Hiring…and We’re Looking for Volunteers!

We have a number of current job openings at Esperanza, including the following:

  • Primary Care Clinicians
  • HIV Care Outreach Specialist
  • Billing Specialist (Temporary)
  • Dispensary Manager
  • Medical Assistant
  • Bilingual Clerical Assistant

Please visit our new website’s Opportunities page to learn more about these openings and for information on how to apply. We’re also seeking part-time and full-time volunteers — to learn more about volunteering at Esperanza, click here.

If you have any questions about Esperanza, please contact Ted Voboril, Development Director by e-mail at or at 215-807-8614.