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Since 1989, DrawBridge has served more than 35,000 families through free expressive arts programs offered in domestic violence and homeless shelters, affordable and transitional housing facilities, and community centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Children ages four and up are given the opportunity to connect with their community and explore playful creativity that is essential to healthy development.

Our Mission
DrawBridge provides children with the opportunity to tap into their creativity and build self-confidence through expressive art.

Our Vision
DrawBridge connects children with creative expression, their communities, and a wider world of possibilities.

Our Philosophy
The benefits of the expressive arts should be accessible to all children. DrawBridge programs are offered wherever children live – in domestic violence and homeless shelters, affordable housing facilities, as well as in neighborhood community centers. Providing child-focused art experiences and quality art supplies, our approach allows children to establish their own direction, pace of creation, and depth of self-exploration. Always free for the families we serve, DrawBridge programs promote a safe and supportive environment for each participant’s self-expression and exploration of the creative process.