Edgewood Center for Children and Families

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Basic Information

Address: 1801 Vicente Street San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-681-3212
Director: Joelle Brinkley

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Edgewood Center for Children and Families

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Mental and Behavioral Health Programs, Family Programs, Educational Programs
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Youth and families that have experienced trauma.
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: 24/7
Minimum Hours Required: 6
Days of Service: 7 Days a Week
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote the behavioral health of children, youth and families and support a positive transition to adulthood.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We offer a variety of innovative behavioral health, family support and educational services that provide a safety net to vulnerable youth ages 0-25 and their families. At Edgewood, we believe that success is within the reach of every young person, no matter the challenges they face.

Everything we do at Edgewood is in service to our mission and vision and guided by our values of family (families are the foundation of a child's life and our essential partners in achieving our vision and mission), community (we develop and support our community through relationships that promote love, friendship, resilience and support), hope (hope helps us believe in a positive future and provides the energy to achieve our goals and dreams), and diversity (we embrace diversity by using our uniqueness and interdependence to strengthen our community and to learn from one another).

Program History:

Founded in San Francisco in 1851 as a refuge for orphans of the Gold Rush, Edgewood is the oldest children’s nonprofit in the western U.S. Today, Edgewood operates residential, community-based, and school-based programs throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda counties, among others.

By taking an individual and family-centered approach, Edgewood is able to help thousands of children, youth, and their families each year who are struggling with mental health challenges, achieve their potential.


12K Across the Bay
Edgewood Fair
Corporate & Community Breakfast

Additional Information:

We are actively seeking volunteers in the following area:
- Development & Events (administration, event assistant, fundraising, etc.)
- Virtual Teachers (art, dance, financial literacy, mindfulness, tutoring, etc.)