About Us


Edgewood Center for Children and Families is a nonprofit provider of behavioral health, family support, and educational services that touch the lives of more than 7,000 children, youth, and families in San Francisco and San Mateo counties each year. Founded in 1851, Edgewood is the oldest children’s charity in the Western U.S. and has become recognized nationally as a multifaceted agency that transforms lives and restores hope for children and families.

We believe a holistic approach to behavioral health can transform the lives of children, youth and their families. Taking a family-centered and integrated approach, our work focuses on issues such as mental health, family relationships and life skills. What guides us is our belief in every child we serve and our values of engaging families, developing community, generating hope and embracing diversity. We are proud to have a positive impact on 7,000 children and families every year, and in our efforts to continuously improve outcomes more broadly through our research and training programs.

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 long-term perspective in working with our youth and families, taking the needed time to build trust and skills that can be carried forward in life.

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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