Mission: The mission of DrawBridge is to provide art programs for homeless and other vulnerable children in an environment that fosters their sense of childhood joy, creativity and exuberance. Beyond that we strive to promote the well-being and stability of the family by creating a supportive community.
Results: We bring our Arts Program to 30 site weekly in 7 San Francisco Bay Area Counties: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Alameda.
Target demographics: Children in transitional homeless shelters and other vulnerable youth in the San Francisco Bay Area
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 4000 children
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: DrawBridge leads 30 weekly art groups in six San Francisco Bay Area counties. We expect that the numbers of children served in 2008 will exceed 1,700 as the program continues to expand throughout the Bay Area.
Drawbridge provides a stable, safe and creative environment and trusting relationships for homeless kids. My teenage daughter has been a volunteer at Drawbridge for almost 2 years and throughout these many months I have been impressed over and over again with the way Drawbridge changes lives for the better. By focusing on children, Drawbridge is helping to improve all of our futures.