Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children and families take back their future by working with them to overcome severe challenges like abuse, neglect, mental illness and crisis. The oldest children's charity in the western U.S., Edgewood has evolved to meet the community’s changing needs. What began as a refuge for Gold Rush orphans is now a nationally recognized, multifaceted agency. Edgewood serves more than 7,000 children and families in the Bay Area each year through behavioral health, family support, and educational services. Edgewood: transforming lives, restoring hope.
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Edgewood Center for Children and Families promotes the behavioral health of children, youth, and families and supports a positive transition to adulthood.
Edgewood offers Community-Based Services in the following areas: Kinship and family support, prevention and intervention, wraparound, school-based programs, behavioral and mental health, and physical health and wellness.
Intensive Services include: residential treatment, day treatment, educational therapy in the agency’s non-public school, medical and psychiatric services, and case management.
Our award-winning Research team studies outcomes and approaches to gain understanding of the best ways organizations can help children and their communities. Edgewood’s Advocacy team champions the rights of children by raising understanding and awareness of issues impacting their well-being. The agency’s Training program draws on years of experience and the latest research to teach staff as well as caregivers, teachers, and child welfare professionals in California and beyond.
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.