Residential Treatment

Edgewood's Residential Treatment program is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services to provide twenty-four-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week (“24/7”) care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbance ages 6-17. Like all Edgewood programs, it is guided by a core belief that children, youth, and families are best served and supported in the context of their unique family system, culture, and community.


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Intensive Services are situated on the agency’s main campus, a seven-acre ocean view property in the Sunset District of San Francisco, California. The Residential Treatment Program is organized into three cottages of twelve children.

The Medical Department is located in the administrative building and operates a nursing office that is easily accessible to staff and clients.

Additional facilities include a library, a gymnasium, outdoor playing fields, two playgrounds and a recreational space for creative and expressive arts.

Who It Helps

 The program operates year-round, is multi-disciplinary in approach, and provides a range of services including:

 Clinical Services Medical Services Therapeutic Milieu
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Conferences
  • Family Reunification
  • Case Management
  • Hospital Diversion
  • 90 Day Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Discharge Planning
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Medication
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition
  • Social Skills Curriculum
  • Therapeutic Arts &Recreation
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Rehabilitative Groups
  • Community Meetings
  • Community Involvement
  • Cultural Competence
  • Behavior/Emotional Management
  • Crisis Intervention

Who We Help

Children in Edgewood's Residential Treatment program typically present with a history of extreme and chronic maladaptive behavior patterns including: aggression, self-destructive tendencies, extreme fear and anxiety, impulsivity, and withdrawal. These behaviors may present a danger to themselves, community, or property. Further, the children typically demonstrate significantly impaired interpersonal, familial, and educational functioning, often exacerbated by inadequate social or familial support. Many have histories of multiple treatment failure in outpatient, extended case-management, or other less restrictive settings. Their care requires close staff supervision, ongoing therapeutic intervention, and psychiatric evaluation and monitoring regarding the need for psychotropic medications.

partners and funders

The Children's Center at Langley Porter, part of University of California San Francisco, has an acclaimed Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Residents in this program do their clinical work at Edgewood's beautiful campus in San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood.

key facts

The staff of Edgewood's Residential Treatment program are committed to providing services for children, youth and families that are driven by the following principles:

  • Services are individualized. Each child, youth and family is unique. Services will be most helpful when they are tailored to individual differences, preferences, culture, community and strengths.
  • Services are strength-based. Children, youth and families grow and change most effectively when services build upon existing strengths including skills, experiences, family, culture, values, resources, community and dreams.
  • Services are family-centered. All children and youth come from a family, even when those families are fractured, disconnected or missing. It is Edgewood’s task to respect, research, engage and rebuild families. Families are enduring while services are time-limited. Services must build upon a full partnership with the family, focused around needs and strengths.
  • Services are culturally relevant and competent. Culture is the context in which families develop identity and meaning. Each child, youth and family brings his or her own unique culture that must be understood, respected, embraced and celebrated. Each child, youth or family is entitled to services in their own language.
  • Services are outcome-based. Children, youth, families and all members of the team should be able to articulate the objectives of Edgewood’s service. Outcomes provide the benchmarks by which success is measured and clarity is achieved regarding the purposes of the program.
  • Services are comprehensive and integrated. Edgewood’s services are delivered by a care team. The care teams are organized to meet the specific needs of each child, youth and family. The child, youth and family are essential members. Given the complexities of each child, youth and family, each care team pursues a comprehensive and integrated approach to services.
  • Services are committed to continuous quality improvement. Program staff are continuously engaged in quantitative and qualitative feedback about the effectiveness of services. Consumers and customers are also engaged in this process, which provides information and feedback for improving the program.

contact us

We will be glad to assist you with a referral any day of the week. Our In-Take Manager is prepared to help determine if our programs are appropriate for your client and to assist your client and their family through the admissions process.

Michael Clumeck
Intake Director
Main: 415.682.3172
Fax: 415.664.7094