Edgewood Center for Children and Families

Edgewood Center for Children and Families


This month Edgewood Center for Children and Families will be hosting a Community Baby Shower! This will be on Tuesday February 22nd on zoom, and the first person to logon will receive a $25 gift card! Please contact Sherlynn Thurman to RSVP by calling the number on the flyer and or emailing! We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you, Edgewood Center for Children and Families for honoring us as Community Partner of the Year!

Together, we have been able to help San Francisco youth like Athena. Athena joined Enterprise in spring 2018. She has completed internships at Jonathan Rachman Designs, Kaiser Permanent, and Edgewood Center for Children and Families. She is one of our many success stories from our amazing partnership with Edgewood!

We had a blast on Saturday during our 2021 ! 🪅 Children's Council was thrilled to be able to safely host a fun outdoor event for families again! Kids and parents enjoyed yoga, dance, music, a martial arts demo, bubbles and more! ☀️

Capacity was limited for everyone's safety. If you couldn't attend, please enjoy some engaging activity videos on our website: childrenscouncil.org/citykids

⭐️ Thank you to all our sponsors: San Francisco Health Plan Wah Mei School L'Academy Preschool KIPP Public Schools Northern California Help A Mother Out Children's Book Project Veritable Vegetable

⭐️ Thank you to our entertainment partners: JAMaROO Kids It's Yoga Kids United Studios of Self Defense ABADA capoeira

⭐️ Thank you to our community partners: Black to the Future Action Fund Carecen SF Edgewood Center for Children and Families Kindergarten to College Mission Neighborhood Health Center Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education Project Commotion San Francisco Bicycle Coalition San Francisco Parent Coalition - SFUSD Families Forum Support For Families Of Children With Disabilities Bayview YMCA

⭐️ Thank you raffle donors: Smuin Ballet ODC It's Yoga Kids Arizmendi Sf Zoo
Fantastic multi-club project helping Edgewood Center for Children and Families using earmarked funds for the Environment from Rotary District 5150. Today three clubs participated in this project: Rotary Club of San Francisco West , Castro Rotary, and SF Evening Rotary
We ❤️ working with Edgewood Center for Children and Families throughout the year, and we are so excited to partner with them during this summer's HandsOn Tomorrow program. Learn more about our teen service-learning and leadership program here: handsontomorrow.org
Don't miss your chance to join the Empowering Fathers Conference on Friday, May 21st from 10am-4pm.

Pay what you can or join for free! All donations will go toward future Fatherhood Initiative of San Francisco events and programming.

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowering-fathers-a-virtual-fatherhood-conference-tickets-124731277609

Homeless Prenatal Program
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
Children's Council

Shout-outs to:
Department of Public Health Maternal and Adolescent Health
CalWORKS Families Rising
San Francisco Department of Child Support Services
📣📣Calling all Dads! Please join us for the Empowering Fathers Conference on Friday, May 21st from 10am-4pm. Pay what you can or join for free! All donations will go toward future Fatherhood Initiative of San Francisco events and programming.

Tickets at bit.ly/2OXHxaT. Register now

Homeless Prenatal Program
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
Children's Council

Special thanks to: Department of Public Health Maternal and Adolescent Health, CalWORKS Families Rising, San Francisco Department of Child Support Services
The Across the Bay 12K & 5K is OPEN for business! The event will be virtual this year, but the swag is on point 👌& it's still a part of the Run the Bay Challenge 🏅 & Run Local Series Star 🌟

Sanfranpsycho came up huge on the 60s inspired design ☮️ --> Edgewood Center for Children and Families is the official charity supporting mental health programs serving children & youth in the Bay Area 🤲 --> & Salomon Running will be powering some pre-event challenges 💪⚡

⏰ Prices increase at 12 AM PT, Thursday May 13th

Learn more -->https://acrossthebay12k.com/
📣📣Calling all Dads! Please join us for the Empowering Fathers Conference on Friday, May 21st from 10am-4pm. Pay what you can or join for free! All donations will go toward future Fatherhood Initiative of San Francisco events and programming.

Tickets at bit.ly/2OXHxaT. Register now

Homeless Prenatal Program Edgewood Center for Children and Families Fatherhood Initiative of San Francisco Children's Council
🚀🚀 In this week’s SF Tech Community Update: Facebook is turning its Menlo Park HQ into a COVID-19 vaccination site; Salesforce announces its San Francisco office reopening plans; and Twitter releases its first global impact report 🚀🚀

We also profile Edgewood Center for Children and Families, which has helped over 10,000 abused, neglected, and traumatized children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its 27 programs range from prevention and early intervention to community-based, day and residential treatment. Learn how you can support their work below.

Intern Host Highlight - Edgewood Center for Children and Families

"When you're welcoming a youth into your company it's important to let them know this is a place to learn and that we are relearning with them."—Kristina

Enterprise for Youth is proud to have Edgewood Center for Children and Families as one of our intern host partners. Edgewood Center for Children and Families promotes the behavioral health of children, youth, and families, and supports a positive transition to adulthood.

Today is World Mental Health Day. First celebrated in 1992, and celebrated annually on October 10th, World Mental Health Day is a day in which individuals and various health organizations come together to raise awareness of mental health issues increase support of mental health care for everyone around the world.

During stressful times, such as during a pandemic, it's especially important to take care of your mental health. Here are a few tips on how you can do that:
1 - Take care of your body. Try to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
2 - Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
3 - Take time to unwind and rest or do activities you enjoy.
4 - Reach out to friends and family. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
5 - Pray remembering Philippians 4: 6-7 – "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

For more information about World Mental Health Day and mental health, visit:
World Mental Health Day - World Health Organization (WHO)
United for Global Mental Health
World Federation for Mental Health
Children's Health Council - CHC
Edgewood Center for Children and Families

Edgewood Center for Children and Families provides a full continuum of behavioral health services for youth and families. Give a child hope for a brighter future.

Make a donation on Edgewood.org today:


Edgewood Center for Children and Families provides a full continuum of behavioral health services for youth and families. Many of our clients face interlocking challenges—abuse or violence in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods; parental poverty or incarceration; difficulties succeeding in the classroom; and lack of

Operating as usual

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🎉Edgewood celebrates Meg Heinicke's 9th year of board service!!! Thank you so much Meg, for your valuable contributions as a current board member and for your past role of Auxiliary leadership! We look forward to our continued collaboration! 👏

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Edgewood appreciates National Hispanic Heritage Month and the stories, histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America!

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Paying tribute to Serena Williams on her retirement. A recordbreaking sports icon and No. 1 singles tennis player, Serena has dominated Women's Tennis for over two decades. She has won numerous championships including four Olympic Gold medals! Her journey to the top was not an easy one. She is an example of excellence, determination and motivation both on and off the court.

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Happy Grandparent's Day from Edgewood Center for Children and Families! The relationship between grandparent and grandchild is like no other, grandparents make the world... a little softer, a little kinder, a little warmer.

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In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, Edgewood Center partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at the Out of the Darkness Walk in San Francisco. Our program staff provided emotional support for partipants who raised awareness of this important issue.

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Reminder: In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day ,please join Edgewood and walk to fight suicide TOMORROW 9/10/22 at 10am in San Francisco at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Out of the Darkness Walk. Register: https://tinyurl.com/4d733c7m

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Watch Edgewood's Cynthia Green live! on the National Kinship VirtualTown Hall!

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Reminder to join Edgewood for Family Connections National Kinship Virtual Townhall **TODAY from 10AM to 1PM (PST)** Hear from legislators on how congress can support kinship and gain a better understanding of what resources in your community look like. Featuring national leadership and guest speaker, Ms. Felicia Sanders! (RSVP here: shorturl.at/lxDKS)

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As a Kinship Lead Partner for California, Edgewood Center for Children and Families invites you to join us for Family Connections, National Virtual Kinship Town Hall, Friday, September 9th, 2022 from 10:00am to 1:00pm (PST) * RSVP for this free event: https://rb.gy/qzer48 Edgewood's Director of Family Support, Cynthia Green joins National leadership with guests including US senators: Mitt Romney, Tim Scott, Sherrod Brown, Robert Casey Jr.; US representatives: Sherrod Brown, Danny Davis, Ayanna Pressley and Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Familes, January Contreras and guest speaker, Felicia Sanders. Join leadership in dialogue about how we can lay and strengthen the foundation for the beginnings of an enhanced network of national, regional, and state kinship advocates and educate policymakers and legislators on the challenges (financial, social, and emotional) of kinship care.

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Join Edgewood in supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Out of the Darkness walk, Saturday, 9/10/22-10am, 2.6 miles from Pier 27 to the Cupid's Span and back. Register: https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=8420

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From start to finish, thank you to all the runners who have collectively raised over $12,000 for Edgewood center! 🎉Thank you to our community partners Run Local Events Salomon REI and San Franpsycho for their beautiful tshirt design and to all the wonderful volunteers!! 👍👏😀


What a wonderful day we had today -- and how exciting to be in person for this amazing event for the first time since 2019! We were thrilled to reconnect with so many long-time friends of Edgewood, happy to meet many new ones, and to promote physical and mental wellness.

How amazing was that finish?!? Make sure to tag in all you pics and use the hashtag or … we’re going to be sharing and celebrate all you accomplished today!

Congrats. The day is yours.

Thank you to for making this day EXTRA special.


See you tomorrow at Across the Bay 12K and 5K! Thanks to the fantastic runners who have already raised over $12,000 to help the youth and families we serve.

Shout out your distances: 12k or 5k. Who’s doing what Sunday morning?

We can’t wait to cheer you all on Sunday morning at the Salomon Across the Bay 12k & 5k presented by REI.

👏 This community has raised nearly $12,000 for for Children & Families’ mental health programs serving youth in the Bay Area!



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THREE days until ACROSS THE BAY! 👍Nearly 3,000 runners participate every year in the Across the Bay 5K & 12K event. There is still time to register! Run on Sunday, August 28th, to support Edgewood and help raise awareness for our programs! https://acrossthebay12k.com/schedule-of-events/

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Support Edgewood this weekend, Sunday August 28th, 2022, for the 39th Salomon Across the Bay 12K & 5K, presented by REI. Register today to beat the price increase. http://ow.ly/aG5550KrxW7

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Did you know that Edgewood is currently hiring for multiple positions? We look forward to having you join our family of diverse, engaged, and impactful employees! Check out new positions today: https://edgewood.org/careers/

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Help Edgewood youth have a successful year by supporting our back to school drive. Check out our wish list of items that can be shipped directly to our programs.

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Thank you to GoogleServe for their recent corporate impact day to make improvements to our garden! Corporate volunteers make a big differenece in helping us serve our youth and families

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The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is back. Learn more at SFPride.org! Happy weekend of love and pride!

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So grateful for our partnership with 1Closet. Our youth in the Crisis Stabilization Unit will definitely benefit from this donation!

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This past Friday, Edgewood celebrated two of our non-public students graduate from high school and one middle schooler get promoted to high school. In addition, teachers and staff celebrated students for their enduring work and continued steps forward!


🌁 Across the Bay 12k & 5k event on August 28th benefits Edgewood! Sign up to race today!

GLOBAL RUNNING DAY PROMO: The amazing thing about the running community is the relationships that are built over miles and sweat. A connection that WE all seem to understand.

Let’s make more connections.

Join us at any of our Run Local Events for 10% off with code GLOBALRUNDAY (until Friday)

Happening Now:
🌊 California Coast 500

Next up:
🌁 Across the Bay 12k & 5k
🌅 Santa Barbara Half & 5k


📷 Run Local Ambassadors and


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In light of the pandemic and the last few weeks of tragic events, we want to extend the message of hope and healing thoughts to everyone during this time and moving forward.

If you need more resources to speak to youth - visit: https://tinyurl.com/2p8w9knz

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The Across the Bay 12K & 5K returns on Sunday, August 28th and it's a great way for everyone to get involved to support the continued work of Edgewood in the Bay Area!

TODAY ONLY - Use discount code GLOBALRUNDAY!
Register Today @ http://ow.ly/Oozs50JnFZM

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Welcome to a month of celebrating all parts of you ... which Edgewood supports this month and every day. 365!

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Today, and everyday, we remember. Thank you for your service.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Share with us your mental health resources!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Your mental health is just as important as every other part of your health that makes you a whole being. Take care of it.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

There is always hope.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Some ways to check in on your mental health ... reach out to others and find the good in everyday.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

There is a saying that you should not believe everything that you think. Our brains can be beautiful and messy but at the end of the day hope is always there!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Share with us your joy!

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This Sunday May 22nd, join the launch of the Sunset Chinese Cultural District, the first cultural district dedicated to place-making and place-keeping for SF's Chinese community and the only cultural district on SF's west side. Learn more today @ https://tinyurl.com/yz342ruh

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Our Edgewood Institute Lunch & Learn returns with a May online session to continue to connect and collaborate around addressing emerging trends in the mental health space.


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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that growth can take time?
It may, but it's worth it. Slow progress.

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Are you coming to our next Lunch & Learn this Thursday at 12pm?

We'd love to see you to learn more about how we can all help youth to navigate long-term mental health solutions.

Register today @ https://tinyurl.com/mw7vk5ep

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Two more Lunch & Learns to go for our 2021-22 Series! Join us this Thursday, May 19th at 12pm PST!


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Edgewood Center for Children and Families (“Edgewood”) is the place to begin for any child or youth to get the mental health care, social services, and academic support they need from highly trained, welcoming professionals.

Learn more by visiting: edgewood.org

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This week and always ... Edgewood is grateful for the nurses that we have the privilege to work alongside and who gently and compassionately care for our youth and families.

168 Years (Young).


Founded in San Francisco in 1851 as a refuge for orphans of the Gold Rush, Edgewood is the oldest children’s nonprofit in the western U.S. Today, Edgewood operates residentially-based, community-based, and school-based programs throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda counties, among others.

Edgewood Center for Children and Families has a bold vision: Success is within the reach of every child. Children deserve a safe place free from abuse and neglect where they can learn and grow.

By taking an individual and family-centered approach, Edgewood is able to help thousands of children, youth, and their families each year who are struggling with mental health challenges, achieve their potential.

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Edgewood is more than just a place. We offer a broad range of services to help children and families at home, in schools, and in the community. When abused, neglected, and troubled youth require more comprehensive care than their family or school can provide, our Intensive Services help children and teens to heal and reconnect with a safe, loving family whenever possible.

Training and Research:
Edgewood is committed to conducting and evaluating research to find the best approaches to serving at-risk children and families. We draw on our years of experience and the latest research to create innovative training opportunities for staff, caregivers, teachers, and child welfare professionals.

Edgewood is a champion for children and families statewide, promoting the development of sound public policies and programs.



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