About Us

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Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children, youth, and their families who are struggling with mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. Edgewood provides treatment and prevention programs that help many children and families overcome these challenges and transform their lives.

We are proud of transforming the lives of 9,000 children and families every year in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.

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 and integrated 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.

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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.

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

To 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

Crisis Stabilization

Download: Edgewood Brochure

Download: 2015 Annual Report

Staff and Volunteers

Edgewood’s services are delivered by more than 700 dedicated professionals with the assistance of over 800 volunteers each year. Find out how you can become a volunteer.


As a recipient of federal dollars, Edgewood Center for Children and Families is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. Edgewood Center for Children and Families has in place a Title VI Complaint Procedure, which outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints and is consistent with guidelines found in the Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1B, dated October 1, 2012.

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