The Children We Serve

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The statistics on homelessness can be frightening and overwhelming. In the Bay Area alone, there are an estimated 20,000 homeless children, with one in seven living in poverty. Official counts often don’t include many additional children and families, such as those who are temporarily staying with friends or relatives. We have recently compiled statistics about […]

Building Community and Acceptance Through Art

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The main focus of the DrawBridge groups is art exploration and expression, but one DrawBridge facilitator sometimes adds elements of cooperation and cultural exchange during her time with the children. Rebecca S. runs a group at Clara House, and with two Muslim participants, her kids recently created art projects focused on Ramadan, a holy month […]

Three Generations of Giving

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

It all started with a Christmas card. Caroline, who was 8 at the time (she’s now 9) and her sister each received a card from their grandparents. Each had $50, and a request to either purchase something they really wanted, or use it to do something good. After several months of deliberation, Caroline decided on […]

Who We Serve, and Why

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

The phrase “Homeless and Underserved Children” in our mission statement covers a wide spectrum of young people, living in a variety circumstances. They are children, dealing with either poverty or low-income situations. All of them live amidst financial challenges, and most face housing insecurity as well. DrawBridge kids live in seven different Bay Area counties, […]

Guest Blogger Jeff Kositsky

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Jeff Kositsky, San Francisco’s Director of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, was the guest speaker at our recent DrawBridge event, and he remarked about both the state of homelessness in our area, and how DrawBridge helps kids who are dealing with homelessness in their lives. “Programs like DrawBridge can make a huge difference; they are therapeutic […]

Ringing in Art for the New Year

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

  “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” ~ Edward Hopper One of the meaningful benefits of art is that it allows us to express things we might not be able to verbalize. For children this can be especially true, whether they don’t have the words, or feel […]

I’ll Be Home…

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Home for the Holidays. For many this is a given, but what if you don’t have a place to call home? Many of the DrawBridge kids we serve live in homeless shelters, safe houses or transitional housing, and although they have a temporary place to live, they don’t have a home of their own. Home […]

Welcome to the New DrawBridge

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

What do you think of our new website? It presents us as we truly are: a dynamic, professional, effective and caring organization, ready to extend and enlarge our presence in the Bay Area and increase the breadth of support for homeless and underserved children. The new site reflects our personality as an organization, and the […]