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 […]

Art Show Benefit for DrawBridge

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in Events, News & Events | No Comments

Please join us for a multi-artist show and sale to benefit DrawBridge at Trouvé on July 23!

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 […]

DrawBridge is Recruiting a Development Professional

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in News | No Comments

We are looking for a Director of Individual and Corporate Fundraising!  Please check out the job description and if it fits your interests and abilities, please send us a resume! Half-Time Director of Individual and Corporate Fundraising Join a great team of dedicated staff and Board Members in transforming the lives of children in our […]

“No Place Like Home” is a Smashing Success

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Events | No Comments

Our recent fundraising event, hosted by Twitter, was a great success, with donations, pledges and auction purchases totaling enough to underwrite two weekly art groups for an entire year. Twitter matched all the money that was raised, thus sponsoring another two groups! With seven new DrawBridge groups opened in the last 9 months, this is […]

“Harry Cohen and Friends” Art Show and Opening Reception: A Benefit for DrawBridge

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Events | No Comments

You are invited to attend an amazing art show and benefit for DrawBridge entitled “Harry Cohen and Friends,” beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017 and running all month.  The exhibit features the work of 14 Bay Area artists, including painters, sculptors and one photographer.  The site is the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis […]

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 […]

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