Facilitating Joy

Posted on May 25, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

  Serving as a DrawBridge Facilitator Creates Joy for Everyone!     Susan Peterson is in the enviable position of witnessing the positive impact of her work. As a Facilitator for three weekly DrawBridge groups (most Facilitators have one group), Susan sees firsthand the value of the time she spends with kids. “We are creating a […]

Beyond Volunteering

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

We are very honored and grateful to have so many supporters helping to bring our art groups to life. Donors and volunteers form the foundation for our work, and some special people assist in both areas. One such person is Ophelia D., who not only volunteers in an art group, but recently set up a […]

The Art of Giving

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

By Bruce Burtch As a long-time volunteer and supporter of DrawBridge, an arts program for homeless and underserved children, I often reflect on the joy that I have received by my participating in this amazing program. I have watched the program expand, and as importantly, I have watched the children blossom when given the opportunity […]

Program Expansion and Support: Serving the Community’s Needs

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

With an estimated 20,000 homeless children in the Bay Area (KCBS, 2014), DrawBridge is continually expanding its services to reach more and more underserved children in our community. In our previous fiscal year, we opened seven new art groups, and have plans for seven more between now and next July. Our latest new partnerships are […]

An Artist Supports Art Groups

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Blake Jordan is a multi-talented artist and an ardent supporter of DrawBridge and its art programs for homeless and other underserved children. He has raised awareness of DrawBridge through donations, volunteering at art groups, and hosting fundraising events. Blake has a deep understanding of the organization’s mission and the power of expressive art. “Growing up, […]

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 […]

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