About Us


Overview

Youth and families come to Edgewood because of trauma resulting in debilitating behavior and emotional disturbances; learning disabilities; mental illness; multiple placements in the foster care system; difficulties succeeding in the classroom; and parental poverty or incarceration.

At Edgewood, youth often succeed for the first time because our holistic approach allows us to identify and build upon the unique strengths of each client we serve. We take a family-centered andintegrated approach to our work and focus on issues such as mental health, family relationships and life skills.

We recognize that kids do better when action is taken before behavior issues escalate, so our preventive and early intervention programs reach youth where they are - in schools, neighborhoods, and communities.

We are proud of transforming the lives of 7,000 children and families every year in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

Founded in 1851, Edgewood is the oldest children's charity in the western United States. Since then, we have evolved to offer more than 25 programs in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties ranging from prevention and early intervention to community based treatment, intensive programs, and residential care.

Unique services include the only level 14 residential facility in northern California - the highest level of residential care available before a locked psychiatric unit.

What guides us is our belief in every child we serve and our values of engaging families, developing community, generating hope and embracing diversity

Mission Statement

Promote the behavioral health of children, youth and families and support a positive transition to adulthood.


Our Services

Consultation and Training

Prevention and Early Intervention

Community Based Behavioral Treatment

Day and Afterschool Treatment

Residential Treatment

Download: Edgewood Brochure

Download: 2012-2103 Annual Report


Staff and Volunteers

Edgewood’s services are delivered by more than 400 dedicated professionals with the assistance of over 800 volunteers each year. Find out how you can become a volunteer.

 

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